It’s still cheaper than buying a $65 million Gulfstream private jet.
As far as private jets are concerned, you would think there aren’t too many choices out there. After all, a jet is a jet, and we can’t all go around snapping up private planes at every corner. However, that isn’t quite the case. There are a fair range of options out there, ranging all the way up to the $65 million Gulfstream G650 private jet and even beyond. If that’s a bit too rich for your blood, there are still cheaper options. Something like this: the HA-420 HondaJet.
Bringing it back to cars for a moment, what do you think when you hear about Honda? Something affordable, nice to drive, practical, reliable, and so on, right? It turns out Honda manufactures aircraft as well. Honda Aircraft Company – a wholly owned subsidiary of Honda Motor Company founded in 2006 – manufactures this $5.2 million HA-420 HondaJet. So this, in a manner of speaking, is the most expensive Honda you can buy. That said, it’s still several degrees of magnitude cheaper than some of the private jets that may immediately spring to mind.
The HA-420 HondaJet is 43 feet long and 15 feet high, with a wingspan of about 40 feet. It uses two turbofan engines jointly developed by GE and Honda Aero, Inc., another Honda subsidiary. Each engine produces 2,050 pounds of thrust, allowing the HondaJet to reach a maximum speed of around 420 knots, or 483 miles per hour. The plane seats four to six passengers as well as one or two pilots, and can fly for a total range of about 1,200 nautical miles. The HA-420 HondaJet was developed in Japan, but its manufactured in Greensboro, North Carolina.