General Aviation Wijet signes MoU for 16 HondaJets

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Honda Aircraft Company and Wijet, a provider of air taxi service currently operating 15 business jets throughout Europe, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for multiple HondaJets to upgrade the Wijet fleet.

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The agreement was signed during the Singapore Air Show 2018. Wijet becomes the worldwide official launch airline for the new business jet, the fastest and most comfortable very light jet in its class by adding 16 HondaJets to its fleet. The contract is worth $78 million at catalogue price. Wijet is expected to take delivery of its first HondaJet during the first quarter of 2018 with more to follow.

“I am delighted that Wijet has chosen the HondaJet to provide their customers with the exceptional experience of the most advanced light jet on the market,” said Honda Aircraft President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “I am confident the HondaJet will meet and exceed their expectations with its quietest, most spacious and most comfortable cabin in its class combined with unrivaled speed, efficiency, and amenities like a fully-private lavatory and WiFi connectivity.”

“There is no comparison to the HondaJet, in its category,” said Patrick Hersent, CEO of Wijet. “For our customers we offer the best-of-the-best in terms of products and experience while providing our partners with a safe and superior product at an affordable rate. The HondaJet does all of these things.” 

Wijet is an on-demand airline in Europe and the first air taxi airline in France. The airline currently operates a fleet of Cessna Citation Mustang aircraft.

The Honda HA-420 HondaJet is the first aircraft developed by Honda Aircraft Company. The light business jet was designed in Japan and is manufactured in Greensboro, North Carolina since 2012. The aircraft with a list price of approximately $4.5 million can transport 4-6 passengers with a maximum speed of 782 km/h around 2200 kilometers.

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