Honda Aircraft OK'd for Small Jet Sales in China


Tokyo, Aug. 6 (Jiji Press)--Honda Motor Co.'s <7267> U.S. aircraft unit Honda Aircraft Co. said Tuesday that its newest small business jet model, the seven-seater HondaJet Elite, has received permission to be sold in China.

Multiple orders have already been received, and the company plans to begin deliveries of the aircraft by the end of this year.

The plane will cost about 560 million yen.

The Civil Aviation Administration of China issued a type certification for the jet, showing that the plane meets Chinese safety standards.

Honda Aircraft has already received such certifications in other markets including the United States and Europe. The model is currently being sold in 65 countries.

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