Honda Aircraft to Take Off with Marshall Aviation Services

Marshall Aviation Services announced it is to team with Honda Aircraft Company in Greensboro, N.C., USA to be the company’s Northern European provider of sales and service for the HondaJet, the world’s most advanced and light jet.  Marshall Aviation Services’ wide sales territory will encompass the UK regions north of the M4; the Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Ireland, Scandinavia  and the Benelux countries.

Marshall Aviation Services’ new Fixed Based Operation (FBO) at Birmingham International Airport, UK, will host a brand new sales and support centre for the aircraft, which is making its European debut on the static park at EBACE, hard on the heels of a successful tour of Japan.

HondaJet to Make UK Debut at Cambridge Airport
Marshall is also looking forward to hosting the HondaJet in the UK in May. The aircraft will make its first appearance in the UK at Marshall’s Cambridge Airport HQ on May 26th and then on to Birmingham and Leeds, where it will be shown to prospective customers.

Head of Aircraft Sales Howard Povey and sales manager Charlotte Daniels will lead HondaJet sales activity for the UK for Marshall’s.  Other members of the newly formed HondaJet Northern Europe sales team covering the rest of the designated territory will be announced imminently.

“Honda Aircraft Company is excited to partner with Marshall Aviation Services, and we welcome them to our important European dealer network. They have a diverse range of aerospace activities and a well-established infrastructure to provide sales, service and support for HondaJet customers in Northern Europe,” said Michimasa Fujino, Honda Aircraft Company president and CEO. “We are proud to partner with a company that shares our philosophy toward customer service and innovation.”

“With over 80 years of aviation experience, we are proud to embark on another truly exciting chapter in our history with HondaJet. Innovation is the lifeblood of our business and this  revolutionary aircraft will be revered as the world’s most advanced light business jet, the fastest, most spacious, and most fuel efficient aircraft  in its class,” said Steve Fitz-Gerald, CEO of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group.

The HondaJet signature design incorporates advanced technologies and concepts including the its patented Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration, natural laminar flow wing and composite fuselage, which were developed from long term research activities.

To be certified for single pilot operations, HondaJet will fly at a Max Cruise Speed of 420 Kts (483 mph) and has a max altitude of 43,000 ft.  It seats up to passengers and can travel at NBAA IFR range of 1,180 nm (1,357 miles).

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