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Honda pitches new light jet model as private travel soars

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LAS VEGAS, Oct 12 (Reuters) – Honda Aircraft Co on Tuesday rolled out plans for a new light enterprise jet that may fly continuous throughout the United States, as the corporate appears to faucet into skyrocketing demand for private travel.

The aircraft would seat as much as 11 and supply as much as 20% higher gasoline effectivity than different jets within the class, the corporate stated. Honda Aircraft unveiled the new design on the National Business Aviation Association present in Las Vegas, the business’s largest enterprise jet present. It didn’t assure that the aircraft could be produced or supply a timeline for taking orders

Honda Aircraft, a subsidiary of Japan’s Honda Motor Co Ltd (7267.T), at present produces a six-seater HondaJet.

Honda’s plans come as enterprise aviation site visitors is hovering above pre-pandemic ranges, with some company jet operators having to refuse new shoppers.Due to COVID-19 rich vacationers see flying private in smaller teams as safer and extra handy than touring industrial. learn extra

Reporting by Allison Lampert in Las Vegas; Editing by Lisa Shumaker and David Gregorio

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Attendees take a closer look after the unveiling of the HondaJet 2600 concept plane at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 12, 2021.  REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Michimasa Fujino, president and CEO of Honda Aircraft Company, unveils the HondaJet 2600 concept plane at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 12, 2021.  REUTERS/Steve Marcus

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