General Aviation ANA and HondaJet announce strategic partnership
Japan’s carrier ANA and the business aircraft manufacturer Honda Aircraft Company have announced they will enter a strategic partnership which should expand the business jet market.
Both companies have announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the strategic partnership supporting the expansion of the HondJet. Japan’s flagship carrier, which currently operates about 260 commercial airplanes throughout the world, will introduce current business jet users and its commercial flight customers to the HondaJet. ANA will use the HondaJet for its charter and feeder flights connecting them to the existing broad network at major travel hubs in North America and Europe.
Honda Aircraft will support various aspects of ANA's feeder and charter flights, including working with global charter operators to provide exceptional coverage for ANA's customers and establishing a framework for ground support functions at a variety of ANA's transit locations.
"I am delighted that ANA has chosen the HondaJet to support their arranged feeder and charter flight operations," said Honda Aircraft President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. "I am confident the HondaJet will meet and exceed their customers' expectations with its unrivaled speed, efficiency, luxurious features and comfort. I'm looking forward to expanding the business jet market through the use of the HondaJet by ANA."
The HondaJet HA-420 is the first aircraft developed by Honda Aircraft Company. The jet, entered into service for airlines and business people in 2015, can carry up to six passengers. In a normal configuration, the small business jet has a maximum range of around 2200 kilometers. All aircraft are built at Piedmont Triad Airport in the USA.
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