Honda officially began deliveries of the new HA-420 HondaJet on Christmas Eve when the first customer took possession of his aircraft at the factory in Greensboro, NC.
Plenty of automakers have backgrounds in aircraft manufacturing. BMW, Bristol, Mitsubishi, Saab and Spyker all started out in the airplane business. But Honda is going the opposite direction, expanding its automotive (not to mention motorcycle, ATV, marine engine and power equipment) business with the launch of the HondaJet. And that project has just taken a big step forward.