HondaJet Central Europe has announced that the region’s first HondaJet available for charter has made its official debut with an appearance event at the Chopin-Warsaw Airport. The debut took place on April 12th and was attended by many high- level executives and dignitaries including His Excellency Satoru Takahashi, the Japanese Ambassador to Poland. Honda Aircraft Company was represented at the event by Simon Roads, Senior Division Director of Sales and GE Honda Aero Engines was represented by Steven Shaknaitis, Executive Vice President. The aircraft is owned by Chopin Vodka and is the first HondaJet available for private charter in Eastern Europe and charter throughout Europe, the United Kingdom, Russia and Scandinavia Chopin Vodka CEO and Founder Tadeusz Dorda was on hand to accept the aircraft, he commented “Honda Aircraft Company’s President and CEO Michimasa Fujino has not only abandoned the notion of what is considered conventional aviation, he has redefined the category. I have the same passion to elevate the spirits category.” When asked about the recent acquisition Dorda said “Whether someone is wanting a vacation getaway or hosting a meeting in the top business hubs of Europe the HondaJet will deliver. It is a game changer.”
Delivered to Poland in early March, the Chopin HondaJet features many modifications tailored to the European market. The aircraft will be managed and operated by JetStory, recently named the “Best Foreign Business Airline” by Wings of Business.
According to Steve Shaknaitis, EVP of GE Honda Aero Engines, “The class-leading HF120 engine was designed by a global team including Honda R&D from Tokyo, Japan, and a GE team from the Engineering Design Center right here in Warsaw.”