GREENSBORO, N.C. — With a recent order of 15 aircraft, HondaJets will soon be criss-crossing the skies above the Hawaiian islands.
A newly established aviation group, Wing Spirit, will employ Greensboro-based Honda Aircraft Co.’s HondaJet Elite as the first light jet to enter service in Hawaii.
The order brings to 125 the HondaJet fleet in service around the world. The planes accommodate as many as seven passengers and crew members. Wing Spirit will use the jets to provide luxury inter-island transportation throughout the Hawaiian chain.
“Wing Spirit’s purchase is a realization of our goal to expand the world’s business jet market,” said Honda Aircraft Co. President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “Prior to the HondaJet’s entry into service in the region, no other light jet had operated in Hawaii.”
Wing Spirit took Initial deliveries of HondaJet Elites earlier this month. The air service is also exploring using HondaJets as air ambulances and for aviation education opportunities.