OSHKOSH, WIS. – Honda Aircraft Co. has powered up the first conforming flight test HondaJet, making possible first flight in the next few months and FAA type certification by mid-2012, followed by entry into service in the third quarter. Company officials revealed the milestone event, which occurred in May, during a briefing at last week’s Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture. The company claims to have 100-plus orders for the aircraft, a figure that has been cited for well more ...


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