Honda Aircraft Expands Pre-Owned Program As Asia Flight Hours Grow

HondaJet aircraft
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SINGAPORE—Less than a year after the launch of its Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) program, Honda Aircraft Co. has expanded the offering to the Asian market.

First released in the U.S. in June, the CPO comes with a 208-point inspection and comprehensive maintenance process, offering direct access to Honda Aircraft’s team.

The North Carolina-based company has delivered over 250 aircraft worldwide since it began customer deliveries in late 2015. Of the 236 in-service aircraft, nearly 10% are based in Asia, according to Aviation Week Network’s Fleet Discovery database.

“We’re proud to showcase the progress we are making to expand the HondaJet fleet and services across Asia,” said Amod Kelkar, Honda Aircraft senior vice president and chief commercial officer. “The HondaJet is ideally suited to meet the regional aviation demands here.”

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HondaJet flight activity is rapidly increasing in Asia, the company notes, citing growth of 20% in 2023 as the global fleet exceeds 210,000 flight hours. Japan and Thailand contributed to 95% of the activity within the region, Honda Aircraft tells Aviation Week.

The aircraft holds 14 type certifications around the world.

“As the demand for a high-quality light jet travel solution soars, we are dedicated to offering innovative solutions,” Kelkar said.

Honda is also introducing the Aircraft Management Service in Asia to better support growing utilization. It follows newly appointed Authorized Sales Representatives and Authorized Service Centers in Asia in 2022 and 2023. Since the introduction of the pre-owned program in June 2023, four aircraft have been listed under the CPO after undergoing a rigorous selection, inspection and maintenance process. By the end of 2023, three had been sold.

Christine Boynton

Christine Boynton is a Senior Editor covering air transport in the Americas for Aviation Week Network.

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