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Honda Business Jets

The Honda HA-420 HondaJet is the first business jet developed by Honda Aircraft Company. The light business jet was designed in Japan and then developed and jets are manufactured in Greensboro, North Carolina in the United States. Honda approved commercial development of the HondaJet in 2004. The HondaJet made its world debut on 28 July 2005, at EAA AirVenture (Oshkosh Airshow). Honda then announced on 25 July 2006 at Oshkosh Airshow that it would commercialize the HondaJet.

The HondaJet’s over-the-wing engine mount configuration was designed to maximize cabin space, and for achieving lower wave drag at a high Mach number. The nose and wing are designed for laminar flow, and the main fuselage has a constant profile, making an eventual stretch easier. The combination of engine placement, wing and fuselage was achieved using computer simulations and wind tunnels. Honda states that the combination of lightweight materials, aerodynamics and efficient engines gives the HondaJet up to 20% better fuel efficiency than similar aircraft.

Honda began developing its own small turbofan engine, the HF118, in 1999. This led to the HF120, developed with GE Aviation under the GE-Honda partnership. The HF120 was test-flown on a Cessna Citation CJ1. The engine features a single fan, a two-stage compressor and a two-stage turbine. The GE Honda HF120 received FAA type certification on 13 December 2013, and production certification in 2015.

The passenger area is 5.43 m (17.80 ft) long and has an enclosed toilet. The semi-round cabin is 12.1 ft long, 1.52 m (5.00 ft) wide, and 1.46 m (4.80 ft) high. The aircraft is equipped with a touchscreen 3-display Garmin G3000 glass cockpit system (i.e. most of the cockpit readouts are presented on flat-panel displays).

In 2014, the plane was awarded ‘Best of What’s New’ title by Popular Science magazine.

Pet Jets continues to research and provide their clients the latest in options for new aircraft and technology. For information on aircraft charter, aircraft leasing or acquisitions, visit us at www.PetJets.com or call us for 24/7 customer service at +1.805.593.0510.

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Book Your Charter Flight Early for the Upcoming Holidays!

As we approach the upcoming 2015 holiday season, we wanted to remind our clients to book your holiday charter trips early to reserve the best pricing and aircraft! We also wanted to add some Winter travel tips to keep in mind to ensure a safe, secure and stress-free trip for everyone.

  • Let’s see some ID – Make sure the information on your dog’s ID tags is current and the tags are securely fastened to their collar. Also, carry a recent photo with contact information in case you get separated.
  • Vacation vaccination – Schedule a visit to the vet if your dog isn’t completely up to date on all shots before you leave. Keep copies of vaccination documentation on hand and also bring along any medications your dog might need.
  • Comfort – Bring a favorite blanket and pillow to create a familiar, comforting environment in the aircraft. Try to stick to a regular feeding and sleeping schedule.
  • Watered down – Along with food, your dog will need plenty of bottled water for the flight. Bring your pets favorite watering bowl!
  • Shake your booty – If you’re planning some backwoods winter adventures with your pooch, bring along a set of all-weather dog booties to protect your pet’s paws from raw, frozen terrain.
  • No more salty paws – Walking on roads or sidewalks coated with de-icing salts can irritate a dog’s paw pads. Bring along some baby wipes to help keep paws clean and salt-free.
  • Be prepared – Pack an extra leash, first aid kit, and cleaning supplies for unexpected emergencies.
  • Sweater weather – If your dog is prone to the shivers, he or she might need a warm doggy sweater to keep the chills at bay during your flight.

Please email us at info@petjets.com for a free quote for your next trip and we hope these helpful tips prepare you and your pets for a successful holiday travel season!