Honda Aircraft Company has been working hard on introducing some of the new features that they can incorporate in HondaJet. Now, HAC has come up with the announcement of various achievements and milestones that they have reached in the development of the HondaJet. The announcement was made at the 2013 National Business Aviation Association’s Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas. During the announcement, Honda Aircraft Company revealed that the new flight test programs is in the final phase and they are closer to manufacturing their first production HondaJet that will appeal to the market demands.
It was announced that the new flight test program has flown more than 4000 test points and they have conducted multiple missions to remote testing sites across the United States. They have also tested the HondaJet successfully on Wet Runway at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia that examines the effects of water spray. These tests were conducted in July 2013 while in September HAC decided to conduct cold weather testing at the McKinley Climatic Laboratory. The company said that at that time company’s fourth and fifth FAA conforming HondaJets were subjected to extreme cold temperatures down to minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
While sharing more information HAC revealed that currently the HondaJet program is undergoing FAA full scale fatigue testing at the state of the art R&D facility in Greensboro. The structural test team will be validating the HondaJet airframe through sophisticated fatigue strength testing and achieve more than 600 cycles that represent more one year of simulated flights for a high time operator. Honda also announced that they are also continuing with six production HondaJets on the assembly line. However, they are planning to increase their workforce that can handle HondaJet entry into service when the company decided to come up with the production model for the consumers.
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