17 October 2018
Reuters reports that Honda Aircraft CEO Michimasa Fujino “said on Tuesday he expects deliveries of the HondaJet to rise in 2019 above the estimated 50 aircraft customers will take this year, as the light business plane maker targets Asia for growth.” The company recently introduced a longer-range version of the HondaJet Elite and “announced a new performance package this week to owners who want to upgrade the original HondaJet.” In an interview, Fujino “said he was targeting growth in the fledgling Japanese market,” which he believes has low business jet market penetration. Fujino also sees an opportunity for sales in China, “which is currently dominated by larger executive planes and where tight government controls over airspace have hurt growth of the private jet market.” Without specifying exact numbers, Fujino cited a “very good, healthy backlog” for the company. (Image: HondaJet HA-420. Credit: Sergey Ryabtsev | Wikimedia Commons)
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