A groundbreaking new way to travel across the United States.
The new HondaJet 2600 Concept has just been unveiled and it is set to be the very first light jet that can accomplish nonstop transcontinental flight across the United States. This feat is possible through a laundry list of breakthroughs, like the Over-The-Wing Engine Mount configuration (OTWEM), Natural Laminar Flow tech on the wing and fuselage nose, and the carbon composite fuselage. It will have a stunning range of 2,652 nautical miles, a high-speed cruise of 450 knots, and a ceiling of 47,000 feet. What’s more, it’s the first transcontinental jet that was designed for single-pilot operation.
As for the passengers, they will most definitely fly comfortably and quietly. The inclusion of the OTWEM configuration will greatly reduce cabin vibration, allowing for a much more comfortable flight when compared to other light jets. Passengers will also be able to take advantage of the class-leading cabin height. When it comes to the layout, the HondaJet 2600 will be offered with three different types of cabin configurations that are customizable. There’s no word on production yet, as this concept was unveiled to garner customer feedback and to validate market demand.