Honda Jet 2600 is the first light jet capable of nonstop transcontinental flight. Honda Aircraft Company held a special ceremony at the 2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition to introduce the “HondaJet 2600 Concept” (NBAA-BACE) on Oct 12th, 2021 at Las Vegas NV. Honda Aircraft showcased a mockup of the HondaJet 2600 Concept, which was presented as the next generation of business jet, to collect customer feedback and validate market need.
Honda Aircraft’s aeronautical innovations are carried over to the HondaJet 2600 Concept, including the Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration, Natural Laminar Flow (NLF) technology on the wings and fuselage nose, and a carbon composite fuselage. The HondaJet 2600 Concept will be the world’s first light jet capable of nonstop transcontinental flight across the United States, thanks to the continued refinement of these basic HondaJet technologies. The aircraft boasts a quiet and roomy interior that is ideal for long-distance travel, can accommodate up to 11 passengers and is designed to achieve exceptional fuel efficiency.
This concept aircraft is planned to be the first light jet capable of transcontinental travel across the United States, and it is in a different class than the HondaJet HA-420. The HondaJet 2600 offers a large cabin that is ideal for long-distance travel, with space for up to 11 passengers, as well as exceptional cabin comfort and fuel efficiency.
- The world’s first light aircraft capable of nonstop transcontinental flight across the United States, with a high-speed cruise of 450 knots and a class-leading ceiling of 47,000 feet, with a range of 2,625 nautical miles.
- The OTWEM layout provides significantly additional passenger room as well as a class-leading cabin tranquillity with greatly reduced vibration compared to traditional light planes. With a cabin altitude of 6,363 feet at its maximum operating altitude of 47,000 feet, the aircraft has the highest cabin height and boasts class-leading pressurization. Finally, three types of modular and highly configurable interior arrangements will be available on the airplane.
The world’s first single-pilot intercontinental aircraft, featuring an upgraded cockpit that incorporates cutting-edge technologies like electrification and automated systems like autothrottle and autobrake, among others. It will provide the highest level of operating safety by minimizing pilot effort with a user-friendly, high-tech interface.
Dramatically reduces carbon emissions with up to 20% better fuel efficiency than typical light jets, and is over 40% more fuel-efficient than a mid-size jet during a typical mission.
When introducing the HondaJet 2600 Concept mock-up at the 2021 NBAA, Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino stated,
“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.”
According to Fujino, the cabin’s pressurization system, which will lower the cabin to 6,363 feet at FL470, as well as the cabin’s silence and comfort, will allow guests to arrive at their destination with less tiredness.
The cabin is available in three different layouts: double club, executive, and divan, which has a side-facing couch. For those who want to take a nap in the back, the footrests on the club seats fold up to give a level surface on which to place a light mattress.
In the development of the HondaJet 2600, Honda Aircraft also prioritized lowering greenhouse gas emissions. Fujino estimates a 20% decrease in CO2 emissions compared to light jets and a 40% reduction compared to medium jets with equivalent performance.
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