Originally shared by Aviation Voice

First production HondaJet takes to the skies

The first production HondaJet achieved its initial flight June 27, marking another milestone toward aircraft certification and entry into service in 2015.

“With this first flight, the HondaJet program has entered the next exciting phase as we prepare for delivery,” said Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino.

The HondaJet is powered by two GE Honda HF120 turbofan jet engines, and is equipped with the Honda-customized Garmin G3000 next-generation, all-glass avionics system composed of three 14-inch landscape-format displays and dual touch-screen controllers.