Honda Aircraft Company unveiled the HondaJet 2600 concept at a special event at the 2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE).
Presented as the next generation of business jet, Honda displayed a mockup of the concept to collect customer feedback and validate market demand.
The concept inherits Honda aeronautical features, including the Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration, Natural Laminar Flow (NLF) technology on wings and fuselage nose, and carbon composite fuselage.
Through the further refinement of these technologies, the HondaJet 2600 concept aims to be the world’s first light jet capable of nonstop transcontinental flight across the US.
Honda Aircraft Company president and CEO Michimasa Fujino commented: “Over the past five years, we introduced the HondaJet Elite, then the Elite S, to further enhance the original HondaJet design. Now, we are validating market demand as we unveil a new aircraft concept in a different segment from the original HondaJet. With the HondaJet 2600 Concept, which enables efficient transcontinental flight, offers new level of cabin comfort and capacity, and dramatically reduces CO2 emssions, we are introducing a new generation of business jets.”