Honda Aircraft Company and FlightSafety International have extended their existing 15-year-old partnership by 25 years.
Lasting until 2047, the new agreement will see the companies combine their strengths across different sectors to provide training to HondaJet owners and operators.
“We are committed to providing HondaJet customers with the best training and the collaboration between Honda Aircraft Company and FlightSafety International will continue to enhance these programmes,” said Honda Aircraft Company president and CEO Hideto Yamasaki. “As the HondaJet fleet size continues to grow globally with high aircraft utilisation, it is important to expand the HondaJet training network to best accommodate customer needs.”
“This is a key milestone for FlightSafety and HondaJet that emphasises our strong, long-standing partnership,” said FlightSafety International president and CEO Brad Thress. “We are proud to be the Authorized Training Provider for a state-of-the art aircraft like HondaJet. It’s an honour to continue providing their operators with the highest fidelity training.”
New simulator installed
Honda Aircraft Company and FlightSafety International also announced that a new FAA-certified HondaJet Level D full flight simulator is in situ at the company’s Greensboro, NC world headquarters. This is in addition to a simulator already in use at the same location, and another available in Farnborough, England.
More than 600 pilots have completed the HA-420 Initial Pilot Course to date. The new simulator in Greensboro will double training capacity, serving more customers, and significantly reducing the wait time for new and returning HondaJet pilots.
Honda Aircraft Company and FlightSafety International will continue to combine their product and training programs to provide HondaJet operators with the best ownership experience and a shared commitment to safety and reliability, the partners said.