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Published on August 12th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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HondaJet makes its first public appearance in South America

The HondaJet, the world’s most advanced light jet, made its first public appearance today in South America as part of LABACE 2015, Latin America’s largest business aviation show, which runs from Aug. 11 to 13 at the Conghonas Airport in São Paulo. The HondaJet was met with an enthusiastic welcome from business and private jet users with Honda Aircraft Company receiving multiple orders for the HondaJet after the first day.

Honda Aircraft has appointed Líder Aviação as the exclusive dealer to provide sales, service and support for the HondaJet in Brazil. Pictured left to right is Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino and Líder President and CEO Eduardo Vaz.

“We are extremely pleased with the early response to the HondaJet by customers in South America,” said Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “In addition to receiving multiple orders, many more individuals at LABACE have expressed interest in the HondaJet, saying they are impressed with its class-leading performance, comfort, fuel efficiency and overall fit and finish.”

The HondaJet received FAA Type Inspection Authorization on Dec. 20, 2013.

Honda Aircraft Company recently expanded sales of the world’s most advanced light jet to South America and appointed Líder Aviação as the exclusive dealer to provide sales, service and support for the HondaJet in Brazil. Based in Belo Horizonte, Líder operates more than 23 fixed base operations (FBOs) throughout Brazil.

Honda Aircraft Company and HondaJet Brazil, Líder Aviação, received multiple orders for the HondaJet after the first day of LABACE.

A production HondaJet is on static display at LABACE. Following the show, Honda Aircraft Company and Líder will conduct a demonstration tour to showcase the aircraft’s performance capabilities to Brazilian customers. Fujino believes that there is a strong market potential in Brazil, and hopes to improve the standard of light aircraft in South America.

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