HondaJet Remains World's Most Delivered Small Jet in 2018

Economy

Tokyo, Feb. 21 (Jiji Press)--Honda Motor Co. <7267> said Thursday its HondaJet remained the world's most delivered small jet for the second straight year in 2018.

The Japanese automaker's Honda Aircraft Co. unit delivered 37 HondaJets globally last year, lower than the previous year's 43 units but higher than the 34 units for U.S. rival Cessna Aircraft Co.'s Citation M2 jet.

The HondaJet has up to seven seats. Its latest model, Elite, was released in 2018 and is priced at 5.25 million dollars.

The HondaJet, sold mainly to wealthy customers in North America and Asia, is appreciated for its roomy interior and high fuel efficiency.

In Japan, order receipts for the HondaJet began in June 2018.

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