The makers of Honda Civic are taking to the skies - building and launching their first aircraft. Does this mean pilot licenses will now be accepted at Honda Superstore Of Joliet, located at 3225 North Plainfield Rd in Joliet, IL? No, but it opens the company up to a new market - air travel.
The Honda F2 Aircraft completed months of testing, bringing it one step closer to certification of the HondaJet program.
"The first flight of a flight test aircraft is an important milestone for an aircraft certification program, and the fact that we achieved F2's first flight shortly after receiving its engines illustrates our team's preparation and readiness," said Michimasa Fujino, President and CEO of Honda Aircraft Company. F2's flight was the result of extensive planning and hard work, he continued, and added that flying in this new aircraft was an "exhilarating" experience.1
Honda plans to fly two more test aircraft, F3 and F4, in 2012. They will also start structural testing this month, with additional tests being run in 2012, coinciding with the other launches. One day, you might board a Honda Airlines plane.