Honda revealed its concept for the world's first light aircraft capable of nonstop transcontinental travel across the US - meet HondaJet 2600

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HondaJet 2600 Honda Aircraft Company
  • Honda Aircraft Company revealed the world's first transcontinental light aircraft concept, the HondaJet 2600.

  • The aircraft will set class records with the highest flight ceiling, tallest cabin, and highest cabin pressurization.

  • The innovative cockpit interface will enhance safety by reducing pilot stress and improving awareness.

Honda Aircraft Company revealed its newest aircraft concept at the 2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas on Tuesday - the HondaJet 2600.

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HondaJet 2600 Honda Aircraft Company

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The jet will be the world's first light aircraft capable of nonstop transcontinental travel across the US, revolutionizing long-haul private flying.

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HondaJet 2600 Honda Aircraft Company

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HondaJet 2600 has a range of 2,625 nautical miles (3,021 miles) and a cruise speed of 450 knots (518 mph). Not only will the plane fly transcontinental, but it will also connect cities like Tokyo and Hong Kong as well as London and Cairo.

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HondaJet 2600 Honda Aircraft Company

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The aircraft is fitted with an Over-The-Wing Engine Mount configuration, which will greatly reduce the vibration intensity felt compared to traditional light jets.

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HondaJet 2600 Honda Aircraft Company

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The aircraft will set a handful of class records, including having the highest flight ceiling at 47,000 feet, the highest cabin pressurization at 6,363 feet, and the tallest cabin height at 5 feet and 2.5 inches.

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HondaJet 2600 Honda Aircraft Company

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Honda Aircraft has designed the interior to be spacious and comfortable, offering a modern lavatory...

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HondaJet 2600 Honda Aircraft Company

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Large, padded seats...

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HondaJet 2600 Honda Aircraft Company

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120 cubic feet of luggage space...

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HondaJet 2600 Honda Aircraft Company

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And a seat that can be converted into a single bed for rest and relaxation.

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HondaJet 2600 Honda Aircraft Company

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The HondaJet 2600 is also designed to be the world's first transcontinental jet capable of single-pilot operation. The aircraft has an advanced cockpit with a high-tech, intuitive interface that will reduce pilot workload and enhance safety.

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Furthermore, the aircraft is engineered with innovative electric and automated technologies like autobrake, autothrottle, an advanced steering augmentation system, and a runway overrun awareness and alerting system.

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HondaJet 2600 Honda Aircraft Company

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The HondaJet 2600's range and cockpit design make it the longest range single-pilot business jet in the world.

HondaJet 2600
HondaJet 2600 Honda Aircraft Company

In addition to enhanced range and safety, the jet also offers 20% better fuel efficiency, reducing carbon emissions, and is 40% more efficient than a mid-size jet operating the same flight.

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HondaJet 2600 Honda Aircraft Company

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Buyers can configure the jet in three unique configurations that seat nine or ten passengers, including Dual Club...

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HondaJet 2600 Honda Aircraft Company

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Executive...

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HondaJet 2600 Honda Aircraft Company

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And Divan.

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HondaJet 2600 Honda Aircraft Company

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"With the HondaJet 2600 Concept, which enables efficient transcontinental flight, offers new level of cabin comfort and capacity, and dramatically reduces CO2 emissions, we are introducing a new generation of business jets," Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino said.

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HondaJet 2600 Honda Aircraft Company

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