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New HondaJet features longer flight range and automatic landing

Redesigned business jet to begin deliveries as soon as next month

The new HondaJet features a larger fuel tank, as well as expanded color combinations for the interior and exterior. (Photo courtesy of Honda Aircraft)

TOKYO -- Honda Motor has unveiled a newly redesigned model of the HondaJet business jet that is able to travel at a longer distance and will include emergency autolanding and other smart features for assisting pilots.

The HondaJet Elite II will have a maximum range of 2,865 kilometers, extending the distance by 204 km, U.S. subsidiary Honda Aircraft Co. announced Monday. Deliveries will begin as soon as November.

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