Honda delivers first two HondaJet Elites to Hawaii

HONDA AIRCRAFT Company has delivered the first two HA-420 HondaJet Elite aircraft, N191WS (msn 42000155) and N192WS (msn 42000156), to Hawaii.

The aircraft were delivered to Wing Spirit, a newly established company that will provide luxury charter services for inter-island transportation, in a ceremony held at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, Honolulu, on June 27, 2019.

Wing Spirit also plans to use the aircraft in the air ambulance role, fitted with a custom-designed medevac interior, marking the first time that a HondaJet will have been configured for that role. The company also plans to use the aircraft for aviation education opportunities.

Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Wing Spirit, Sal Miwa, said: “We are looking forward to revolutionising the business aviation industry in Hawaii with the HondaJet. We are confident the aircraft’s unrivalled performance will help to provide our customers with exceptional experiences.”

Honda Aircraft Company President and Chief Eexecutive Officer, Michimasa Fujino added: “The HondaJet’s performance and comfort is well suited to serve Hawaii’s population of 1.4 million residents and 10 million annual visitors, by providing convenient transportation between heavily trafficked islands. Wing Spirit using HondaJets for lifesaving transportation and as a method of convenient transport between islands is a true recognition that the aircraft is achieving its goal.”

Honda has delivered more than 125 HondaJet aircraft to customers around the world.

Nigel Pittaway