HondaJet Elite II makes debut at EBACE 2023

A HondaJet Elite II parked in front of the hangar.
Photo Credit: Honda Aircraft Company

Honda Aircraft Company has debuted its latest HondaJet Elite II, for the first time at the 2023 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland.

The HondaJet Elite II will now be on display throughout the EBACE public days from May 23-25.

“Debuting our latest aircraft at EBACE marks an important milestone for everyone at Honda Aircraft Company, demonstrating our unwavering commitment to excellence,” said Honda Aircraft President & CEO Hideto Yamasaki.

“The HondaJet Elite II continues our dedication to exceeding the expectations of customers worldwide by setting new standards in performance, efficiency and comfort for the future of very light jets.”

The Elite II flies father than any other aircraft in its class with a range of up to 1547 nautical miles. As a next generation aircraft it boasts fuel efficiency with lower carbon emissions.

As such, Honda Aircraft Company continues to demonstrate its long-standing commitment to the environment and sustainable aviation practices with the latest HondaJet Elite II.


Type certifications

The HondaJet Elite II has received type certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and is expecting the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) type certification soon.

The global fleet of HondaJets has now exceeded 170,000 flight hours and grown to 230 aircraft worldwide.

In Europe, there are currently 20 HondaJet aircraft in operation. To further support its customers in the region, Honda Aircraft Company has doubled its authorized service center in Europe and added a flight training center in Farnborough, UK.

Honda Aircraft Company is utilizing the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Book and Claim (SAFC) Program for its ferry flights to and from EBACE to promote the deployment of SAF and support the industry’s commitment to carbon neutrality. 

About the HondaJet Elite II

The HondaJet Elite II is the fastest, farthest and highest-flying plane in its class. It is a light jet with a maximum takeoff weight of 41,000 pounds and can seat up to 6 passengers.

It has a range of 1,547 nautical miles and a top speed of 422 knots.

The aircraft incorporates Honda Aircraft’s many technological innovations, including the unique Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration, Natural Laminar Flow (NLF) nose and wing, and composite fuselage.

Side view of a new HondaJet Elite II jet.
Photo Credit: Honda Aircraft Company

The Elite II is also powered by the GE Honda Aero Engines HF120. All of these advancements contribute to the aircraft’s superior performance, unparalleled efficiency and maximized fuselage space, making the aircraft’s cabin the largest in its class.

The aircraft sets the standard in safety and human-machine interface technology with an ergonomically designed cockpit and highly customized Garmin® G3000 avionics suite.

Honda Aircraft continues to be committed to improving lives through personal mobility, while living in a sustainable society.

The HondaJet Elite II remains significantly more fuel efficient, with lower greenhouse gas emissions than all other similarly sized twin-engine business jets.

Certified for single pilot operations, the HondaJet Elite II continues to live up to the company’s reputation for superior performance, efficiency, quality, and value.

The small jet market

The small to mid-sized jet market is a dynamic and competitive market, with new aircraft being introduced on a regular basis.

The market is also being affected by a number of trends, including the increasing popularity of fractional ownership and the rise of on-demand air travel.

Despite these challenges, the small to mid-sized jet market is expected to continue to grow in the coming years.

The demand for private jet travel is expected to increase as the global economy continues to grow, and new technologies continue to make business jets more affordable and efficient.

The HondaJet Elite II boasts some key features which make it the strong competitive entry into this market sector.

Fuel efficiency

The HondaJet Elite II is one of the most fuel-efficient aircraft in its class. It has a fuel burn of 10.8 gallons per hour, which is lower than the fuel burn of many of its competitors. This makes the HondaJet Elite II a more affordable aircraft to operate.

Advanced technology

The HondaJet Elite II is equipped with a number of advanced technologies, including a fly-by-wire system and a glass cockpit. These technologies make the HondaJet Elite II a more comfortable and safer aircraft to fly.

Low operating cost

The HondaJet Elite II has a low operating cost. This is due to its fuel efficiency and its advanced technology. The HondaJet Elite II is a more affordable aircraft to operate than many of its competitors.

By Len Varley - Assistant Editor 6 Min Read
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