If you haven’t already heard, HondaJet has a couple of new aircraft. There is the HondaJet Elite II and this: the Echelon. First introduced as the HondaJet 2600 Concept in 2021, the Echelon offers a mid-sized jet experience in the light jet category and it is designed to be the world’s first single-pilot light jet that is capable of nonstop transcontinental flights across the United States.
The design incorporates electrification and automation for enhanced pilot capabilities, reduced workload, and improved safety. The design concept focuses on elevating travel efficiency in every aspect, delivering exceptional fuel efficiency and an enhanced cabin experience in terms of space, comfort, and productivity.
The new HondaJet Echelon is powered by a Williams International FJ44-4C engine, which enables it to carry up to 10 passengers plus a crew up to a cruise altitude of FL470 (basically, 47,000 feet or 14,325 meters), at up to 450 knots true airspeed, and up to a range of 2,625 nm (3,021 miles or 4,862 km). It is outfitted with Garmin G3000 avionics. The aircraft further boasts a generous amount of baggage space, coming in at 120 cubic feet.
The development of the HondaJet Echelon has achieved key milestones, with production scheduled to begin in 2024, the first flight in 2026, and type certification anticipated in 2028. Meanwhile, you may learn more about the new HondaJet Echelon over at the product page.