Honda pitches new light jet model as private travel soars

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LAS VEGAS, Oct 12 (Businesshala) – Honda Aircraft Co. on Tuesday launched plans for a new light business jet that could fly non-stop across the United States, as the company seeks to meet skyrocketing demand for private travel. Is.

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The company said the aircraft will seat up to 11 and will offer 20% better fuel efficiency than other jets in the class. Honda Aircraft unveiled the new design at the National Business Aviation Association show in Las Vegas, the industry’s largest business jet show. does not guarantee that the aircraft will be produced or offer a timeline for taking orders

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Honda Aircraft, a subsidiary of Japan’s Honda Motor Co Ltd (7267.T), currently produces the six-seater HondaJet.

Honda’s plans come as business aviation traffic continues to grow above pre-pandemic levels, with some corporate jet operators turning down new customers. Wealthy travelers find private flying in small groups safer and more convenient than commercial travel due to COVID-19.

Reporting by Alison Lampert in Las Vegas; Editing by Lisa Shumaker and David Gregorio
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