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Increasing operational flexibility - Honda Aircraft introduces phased maintenance program

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Tatjana Obrazcova
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Honda Aircraft announced a new Flexible Phased Maintenance Program for HondaJet customers that aims to optimize maintenance events for increased operational flexibility. The new program has received acceptance by the FAA and will be available to customers as early as April this year at all HondaJet Authorized Service Centers in the U.S. It is applicable to all HondaJet HA-420 models, including the HondaJet, HondaJet Elite, HondaJet Elite S, and HondaJet Elite II. HondaJet customers utilizing the Flexible Phased Maintenance Program are expected to see a significant reduction in downtime per maintenance event while maintaining the safety and reliability of the aircraft. 

Amod Kelkar, Head of the Commercial Business Unit and Vice President of Customer Service at Honda Aircraft Company, commented: “We are very pleased to offer our new Flexible Phased Maintenance Program to our growing base of customers. High utilization customers require a higher degree of flexibility in maintenance planning, and this evolution of HondaJet’s scheduled maintenance program demonstrates our commitment to continually enhancing the HondaJet ownership experience.”

The Flexible Phased Maintenance Program divides the 600 hours and 1,200 hours major inspection event tasks as defined in the Airworthiness Limitation and Inspection Manual (ALIM) into four phases at 150-hour intervals while still covering all of the service tasks in Honda Aircraft Company’s regularly scheduled maintenance program. Compared to traditional maintenance programs, the new HondaJet program aims to reduce downtime for aircraft per service event and provides customers with a more efficient cadence of maintenance events. 

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