The HondaJet Elite has received type certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), Honda Aircraft announced today. This will allow HondaJet Elite deliveries to begin as scheduled in China later this year via in-country HondaJet dealer Honsan General Aviation Co., Ltd.

“Since we expanded to China, we have received several orders and have prioritized sales throughout China. We will continue to contribute to the maturity of the business aviation market with the HondaJet,” said Honda Aircraft president and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “We are pleased our customers will soon be able to take delivery of their aircraft and are confident the HondaJet Elite will provide them with more efficient and comfortable travel.”

Honsan General Aviation CEO Dr. Cheng Qian added, “The HondaJet Elite is now certified in China, and we are thrilled to begin deliveries of the aircraft to our Chinese customers. The market here has reached a turning point and I believe the HondaJet will revitalize the aviation business.”

This adds to the HondaJet Elite’s approvals from around the world, including the U.S. FAA, EASA, Mexico DGAC, Brazil ANAC, India DGAC, Japan JCAB, and Transport Canada. More than 130 HondaJets are currently in service.