Designers attempt to give exceptional capabilities in all areas, including price, but the laws of physics, thermodynamics and aerodynamics do not allow one aircraft to do all missions with equal efficiency. Trade offs are a reality of aircraft design.


In order to obtain a feeling for the strengths and compromises of a particular aircraft, BCA compares the subject aircraft’s specifications and performance attributes to the composite characteristics of other aircraft in its class. We average parameters of interest for the aircraft that are most likely to be considered as competitive with the subject of our report, and then we compute the percentage differences between the parameters of the subject aircraft and the composite numbers for the competitive group as a whole. Those differences are presented in bar graph form along with the absolute value of the specific parameter for the subject aircraft and its ranking relative to others in the composite group.

HondaJet only has two closely matched competitors, Embraer Phenom 100E and Cessna Citation M2. Only those three aircraft are included in this Comparison Profile, thus HondaJet is matched against the composite average of this trio. The Comparison Profile is meant to illustrate the relative strengths and compromises of the subject aircraft, rather than being a means of comparing specific aircraft models in this diverse group to each other. Notably, qualities such as interior sound levels, ride comfort and fit and finish of interior furnishings, along with baggage capacity, lavatory amenities and flight deck workload are not included.