Honda announces HondaJet 2600 concept aircraft
At the NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition 2021, currently held at Las Vegas, Honda Aircraft Company has announced the HondaJet 2600 concept business jet. The main purpose of this concept is to gauge customer interest and feedback for this possible new aircraft.
The HondaJet 2600 will feature the same configuration as the current HondaJet, including Natural Laminar Flow (NLF) technology on its wings and nose, the carbon composite fuselage and most noticeably, the Over-The-Wing Engine Mount. Compared to the HondaJet, the HondaJet 2600 will feature seating for 11 passengers instead of 7 or 8, and a range of 2625 nautical miles (4862 km). This will put the new jet close to the Citation Latitude for example, albeit with more passenger capacity.
Honda has been quite successful with the HondaJet, as more than 200 have been built since its first delivery in 2015. It will be interesting to see whether the manufacturer will expand its stable of business jets.
Illustration by Honda.