HondaJet gained momentum in expanding its customer base when it signed a memorandum of understanding with All Nippon Airways (ANA) of Japan.
According to the partnership agreement, the ANA will utilise HondaJets for charter and as feeder flights to its hub style operation in North America and Europe.
ANA has a fleet of 218 Boeing and Airbus commercial jets serving destinations globally and adding HondaJets to its fleet would strengthen its presence in North America and Europe.
Honda is known for its engineering excellence and willing to take time to perfect the design and engineering aspects of its products. The company took more than 30 years to lift the jet off the ground in 2003. The production started in 2015 and within two years it has produced 57 jets. Today HondaJet is the best selling jet in its class with 47 sold in 2017 alone.
With the price tag of $4.5 million, the jets are in demand among charter companies.