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Honda wins order for 16 jets from air taxi operator Wijet

Japanese jet maker expands into Europe while eyeing growth in Asia

Honda has secured its largest-ever order of HondaJet aircraft. (Photo courtesy of Honda)

SINGAPORE -- Japanese automaker Honda Motor said Thursday it has won an order for 16 of its HondaJet business jets from Wijet, a French operator of a premium air taxi service.

The order is the largest Honda has ever received for its first aircraft, the company said at an air show in Singapore. Although Honda did not disclose the value of the order, the aircraft has a list price of about $5 million.

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