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Honda is getting serious about selling lots of jets

Honda Aircraft took its first deposits for 100-plus $3.65 million HondaJets during the NBAA Convention last week, according to president and CEO Michimasa Fujino. One sure thing that points to their devotion for this project is that Honda president and CEO Takeo Fukui was at the convention. It is being reported that the emergence of a high profile CEO like him at NBAA is a very rare occurrence.

And as if anyone needed still more proof that Honda is planning a large sales push:

Also on hand at NBAA was Doug Danuser, who recently joined Honda Aircraft as general manager of sales and marketing, migrating from a similar job at Honda’s Acura automobile arm. Danuser will oversee the dealer network, which currently consists of four companies that will operate five regional U.S. bases.
If you’ve every driven an Acura, you know these guys can build great cars and sell them like crazy. So with Danuser’s golden touch, it is a sure bet that the Hondajet will fly off the showroom floors in very high numbers.

On another note, you might have noticed two odd photos at right. They were found on a Japanese website, and I believe they may be some sort of early design for the Hondajet. However, I do not have a clue about how to read Japanese, so if any of my readers knows anyone who reads their language, shoot them this link and have them report back to me at World of Flying.

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