Honda Aircraft Company the HondaJet Elite S

GREENSBORO, N.C. – May , 2021 – Honda Aircraft Company today revealed a new upgraded aircraft, the “HondaJet Elite S,” at its first ever virtual product launch event themed “Innovation Continues: Elite S.”

The HondaJet Elite S features several upgrades that expand operational capability and improve flight operation. With an increased maximum takeoff weight of 200 lbs., customers can now fly up to 120 nm (138 mi) further* at a higher payload, or take an additional passenger* during their typical mission.

Additionally, the new avionics features of FAA DataComm and ACARS replace traditional voice commands with text-based messaging to improve the clarity and efficiency of communications. Combined with the newly introduced Advanced Steering Augmentation System (ASAS), the Elite S further reduces pilot workload and maximizes safety.

Honda Aircraft Company the HondaJet Elite S

Honda Aircraft Company the HondaJet Elite S

Taking the HondaJet’s signature exterior profile to the next level, the HondaJet Elite S introduces new styling with exclusive paint schemes available in Gunmetal, Luxe Gold, and Deep Sea Blue. These new color options are topped off with a signature Elite S logo, with the bold red S and further customization available depending on exterior color selections.

While introducing the HondaJet Elite S, Honda Aircraft Company unveiled an Elite S with a special paint scheme, which represents the company’s continued commitment to research and development of leading-edge technology to realize new possibilities and propose new value for business aviation.

 “Since its introduction in 2018, the HondaJet Elite has achieved the best performance in its class while also being the most efficient, and with the new Elite S, we take another step forward in expanding the aircraft’s capability,” said Honda Aircraft Company’s President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “As a result of the innovation, design and engineering on the new Elite S, we are once again setting a new standard in business aviation.”

The HondaJet Elite S has inherited the aeronautical breakthroughs developed by Honda Aircraft Company, including the Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration, Natural Laminar Flow (NLF) fuselage nose and wing, composite fuselage and a highly customized avionics suite. The aircraft continues to be the most efficient, quietest, fastest, highest, and farthest-flying in its class. *additional range benefit begins to phase in above 650 lbs. of payload; additional passenger/payload benefit ranges from 170-200 lbs. depending on range of mission

– Key new features of the HondaJet Elite S –
Increased Gross Weight 200 lbs.
• Carry additional payload for the same distance, or load more fuel and fly further with the same payload.

Avionics Software Upgrade *optional featuresA
Building on the highly customized HondaJet avionics suite based on G3000, the Elite S introduces several new advanced features enabling more seamless communication and reduced pilot workload for more efficient operations.
• FAA Data Comm: Functionality intended to replace traditional voice commands with text based messaging for departure clearance and enroute services where available in the United States.
• ACARS: Enables text based messaging with both air traffic services and operation centers. Air traffic services include terminal information, terminal weather, and departure clearance from supported airports. ACARS also provides several functionalities for communicating with operation centers including: flight plan upload, messaging, weather, and automatic transmission of position reporting and Out/Off/On/In status.
• COM3: This functionality allows the operator to disable the Datalink Mode of the radio and use it as a 3rd VHF, to increase dispatch reliability. This function will come with selection of FAA Data Comm and ACARS.

Advanced Steering Augmentation System (ASAS)
• Advanced Steering Augmentation System (ASAS) reduces pilot workload and enhances safety for missions in specific weather conditions.

New Styling Options
• New exterior paint schemes: Gunmetal, Luxe Gold, Deep Sea Blue
• Several color options for the new Elite S logo with the bold red S as a standard offering.
For more information, visit hondajet.com.

About the HondaJet Elite S

The HondaJet Elite S is the fastest, farthest and highest-flying plane in its class. The HondaJet Elite S incorporates Honda Aircraft’s many technological innovations, including the unique Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration, Natural Laminar Flow (NLF) nose and wing, and composite fuselage. The aircraft is also powered by the GE Honda Aero Engines HF120. All of these advancements contribute to the aircraft’s superior performance, unparalleled efficiency and maximized fuselage space, making the aircraft’s cabin the largest in its class. The HondaJet Elite S cabin features a full service galley, a private lavatory with optional belted seat and an industry first Bongiovi sound system. The aircraft sets the standard in safety and human-machine interface technology with an ergonomically designed cockpit and highly customized Garmin® G3000 avionics suite.

Honda Aircraft continues to be committed to improving lives through personal mobility, while living in a sustainable society. The HondaJet Elite S remains significantly more fuel efficient and emits less greenhouse gases than all other similarly sized twin-engine business jets. Certified for single pilot operations, the HondaJet Elite S continues to live up to the company’s reputation for superior performance, efficiency, quality, and value.

About Honda Aircraft Company

Honda Aircraft Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Founded in 2006, Honda Aircraft’s world headquarters is located in North Carolina, the birthplace of aviation. The challenging spirit upon which Mr. Soichiro Honda founded Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is alive today as Honda Aircraft fulfills one of Honda’s longstanding dreams to advance human mobility skyward.

IIRCADE BUNDLE – DRAGON’S LAIR EDITION (128GB, SANWA JOYSTICKS)

With an arsenal of sleek, retro-inspired gaming cabinets, iiRcade is bringing the arcade experience to your living room. Their slim free-standing and tabletop cabinets are sized perfectly for residential interiors, allowing gamers to play their favorite vintage and indie titles at home.

Premium Arcade Gaming Experience Like No Other Play retro arcade games that you remember to the latest modern games that you love, the amazing arcade style. With cinematic gaming experiences powered by 19” high-density display, 100W of powerful stereo sound, premium 2-player arcade controllers and device optimized for the best..

Each cabinet is fitted with a 19-inch LCD display, premium Sanwa-style buttons and joysticks, and a 100-watt stereo system for authentic play. Equipped with wifi, it can access the online store and download hundreds of titles from the catalog, while also connecting with friends for online play. iiRcade is available with classic graphics or in limited edition bundles.

 

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE – HENNESSY X REFIK ANADOL

The Hennessy V.S.O.P blend is the expression of eight generations of Master Blenders know-how. To perpetuate the legacy of the original Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège, Hennessy Master Blenders have constantly sought to create a completely harmonious blend: it is the definitive expression of a perfectly balanced cognac. Based on a selection of firmly structured eaux-de-vie, aged largely in partially used barrels in order to take on subtle levels of oak tannins, this highly characterful cognac reveals balanced aromas of fresh vanilla, cinnamon and toasty notes, all coming together with a seamless perfection.

 

FEATURE STORY

HENNESSY x REFIK ANADOL

Hennessy teams with the international acclaimed artist and director Refik Anadol to reveal the emotion behind Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège.

ARTIST

A media artist

Refik Anadol is a media artist, director and pioneer in the aesthetics of data and machine intelligence. His body of work locates creativity at the intersection of humans and machines. In taking the data that flows around us as the primary material and the neural network of a computerized mind as a collaborator, Anadol paints with a thinking brush, offering us radical visualizations of our digitized memories. Anadol’s site-specific AI data sculptures, live audio/visual performances, and immersive installations take many forms, while encouraging us to rethink our engagement with the physical world, its temporal and spatial dimensions, and the creative potential of machines.

“For me, data is a memory, and memory is heritage. And, I’m trying to find these collective memories for humanity which would represent heritage for humanity. So, I think there’s a common respect we have for heritage when thinking about and producing experiences. The other thing is caring about the uniqueness, and craftsmanship – that’s something I respect a lot”, said Refik Anadol.

His inspiration

“My initial inspiration to collaborate with Hennessy came from the people Hennessy had previously collaborated with, including Frank Gehry and Ridley Scott. Hennessy cares about the values of creation, the values of imagination, but also how to preserve uniqueness and freshness. This heritage (and that keyword is my true inspiration), and the people that Hennessy collaborates with who are also my heroes, as well as the opportunity to imagine something that resides in the same space were all things that I factored in”, said Refik Anadol.

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COLLABORATION

REFIK ANADOL IN COGNAC

“When I went to the Château de Bagnolet, I was convinced I could create something fresh because the place is about memories and dreams. Then, when I saw the cellars, and experienced the smell… I don’t know exactly how to describe that feeling. In the world of technology you never feel Time. But when you go back to the history, it hits you: it’s just human inspiration.” It marked the first time in the Maison’s history that an artist was allowed to capture that time-honored ritual real-time via neuroscientific research methods, and to use the collected data in collaboration with machine intelligence to create an unprecedented work of art.

THE ARTWORK

Using 3D data mapping, Refik Anadol interpreted and transcribed the Tasting Committee’s emotions into the color, shapes, reliefs and textures that appear on the 2021 Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège Limited Edition. What was once an invisible sensory experience has suddenly become tangible: the power of balance appears in a harmonious and poetic surface design. Data becomes art in a visual metaphor for a blend; like the cognac itself, Sense of Heritage, the artwork, is designed to be appreciated on an individual, sensorial level.

DESIGN

STORIES

WALL OF STORIES

A media artist

ARTIST REFIK ANADOL TURNS HENNESSY V.S.O.P PRIVILÈGE COGNAC DECANTER INTO AR

HENNESSY’S COLLABORATION WITH REFIK ANADOL: BLENDING ART AND SCIENCE

PRESERVING HERITAGE IN THE AGE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

 

CORAIL, Roche Bobois design Antoine Fritsch & Vivien Durisotti

Texte technique

Table repas ronde ou rectangulaire avec piètement réalisé par impression 3D de béton (BUHP), personnalisable en forme et texture. Platine en acier (laque époxy, 2 coloris), plateau en verre trempé ép. 15mm.

Existe en 5 formes et dimensions.

Texte poétique

Avec CORAIL, Roche Bobois réalise une première mondiale dans l’ameublement, une innovation qui va sans doute changer le rapport des consommateurs à la création, mais aussi celui de l’industrie à sa distribution: sa base est réalisée en béton à partir d’une imprimante 3D, et personnalisable.

Autre innovation majeure, le logiciel que le client –chez lui ou avec un conseiller en boutique– peut utiliser pour influer sur l’objet : choisir sa forme, sa taille, mais aussi choisir d’appliquer l’effet de tressage où il veut, et visionner en direct l’objet qu’il façonne. Le code génétique ainsi défini nourrira l’imprimante 3D. En cinq formats ronds et rectangles, il définira les effets de torsion et de tressage qui feront d’elle sa pièce unique.

Après l’insertion de ce code génétique de la base contenant ses caractéristiques, l’imprimante géante, merveille de technologie, se met en marche. En un mouvement continu du bas jusqu’en haut, la buse pilotée numériquement dépose un serpent de BUHP (béton ultra-haute performance) qui durcit au fur et à mesure des superpositions.

Avec sa forme évoquant les champignons polyphores incrustés aux arbres, des coraux sur leur récif ou d’énormes coquillages baroques, Corail est avant tout un superbe objet inspiré par la beauté de l’imperfection naturelle et qui laisse libre cours à l’imagination de celui qui l’adopte.

Biographie designer

Deux doigts d’une même main, Antoine Fritsch et Vivien Durisotti sont en recherche permanente d’équilibre entre l’homme et son environnement. Chaque projet est abordé avec une vision globale, pour une réponse juste en terme d’usage et signifiante vis-à-vis de l’individu. Leurs projets passent le plus souvent par une rencontre, un échange. Ces collaborations, faites d’humanité, donnent poésie et profondeur à leurs créations. Ardents militants du « positive design », Antoine et Vivien ont à cœur d’anticiper les mutations de société en cours, d’un éclairage prospectif et généreux. Leur vision invite à un mieux vivre ensemble communicatif. De l’appétit de comprendre, d’innover et surprendre, jusqu’au plaisir de faire et satisfaire.

CORAIL

design Antoine Fritsch & Vivien Durisotti

Technical text

Round dining table with 3D-printed concrete (UHPC) with customizable shape and texture. Steel base (epoxy lacquer, 2 colours), top in 15mm- thick tempered glass.

L.280 x H.73 x D.120 cm

Available in 5 shapes and dimensions.

Poetic text

With CORAIL, Roche Bobois has achieved a world first in furniture – an innovation that is set to change the relationship both between consumers and design, and between the industry and its distribution. The table’s base is made from 3D-printed concrete and fully customisable. Once the “genetic code” containing the base’s characteristics is inserted, the giant printer – a marvel of technology – is activated. In a continuous upwards movement, the digitally operated nozzle dispenses a ribbon of UHPC (ultra-high performance concrete) that hardens in the course of layering.

Another major innovation is the software that customers can use at home or with an in-store advisor to help craft the object: choose its shape and size, decide whether to apply a weaving effect and where, and view their design in real time. The resulting “code” will feed the 3D printer. In addition to being customisable, this new process has potential ecological virtues: it will be easier to send a digital file to the United States or China and to have the base manufactured there by a local printer equipped with the technology. This would generate carbon savings by cutting out transport.

Its shape summons polypore fungi incrusted in trees, coral colonies on a reef, or giant baroque shells. Corail is a superb object inspired by the beauty of natural imperfection, giving free rein to the imagination of its owner. The base comes in five round and rectangular shapes, and customers can choose the twisting and weaving effects that will make their piece unique. The dotted texture of the ultra-high performance concrete lets them explore a wide range of options before reaching their decision.

 

Designer biography

Antoine Fritsch and Vivien Durisotti are constantly searching for harmony between people and our environment. Each project is approached with a global vision that considers the user’s needs. The sincerity of their collaborations adds poetic charm and depth to their creations. Ardent advocates of positive design, their ethos is based on encouraging more interaction between people. Fritsh and Durisotti have the ability to innovate, surprise and delight those who encounter their designs.

Garmin expands its Approach® with a new lineup of GPS devices to help golfers improve their game

Including the Approach S42 golf smartwatch, Approach S12 golf watch and Approach G12 GPS rangefinder

OLATHE, Kan./March 16, 2021/Business Wire – Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced new additions to its popular Approach series of GPS golf products – the Approach S42 smartwatch, the Approach S12 watch, and the Approach G12 GPS rangefinder – all with more than 42,000 preloaded courses so golfers can walk onto any tee box with confidence. Across the board, the new Approach lineup offers exemplary battery life and supports connectivity with Garmin’s very own club tracking sensor and the Garmin golf app1 which makes it easier than ever to upload scorecards, review performance stats and much more.

  • With the Approach S42, golf with style and rely on smartwatch capabilities to easily transition on and off the course.
  • Avid players can rely on the easy-to-use Approach S12 and focus on a practical golf watch solution designed to obtain key yardages to the green, hazards, doglegs and more.
  • And with the Approach G12, players can glance at golf data – like distances to the green — from a compact GPS rangefinder that clips on to their pocket or golf bag.

“Garmin brings technology to the forefront with the new Approach product line to help golfers play their best game while staying competitive and connected within the golfing community,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “From smartwatches to GPS rangefinders, our latest Approach devices will also equip novice and veteran golfers alike with precision, style and attention to detail on every swing.”

Three of a kind 

The Approach S42, Approach S12, and Approach G12 share a host of features to benefit golfers of every skill level:

  • Link with the Garmin Golf™ app to participate in weekly leaderboards, tournaments, review live scoring, strokes gained analysis, automatic scorecard uploads and much more.
  • Pair with the optional Approach CT10 club sensors for automatic club tracking to see how far players hit each club.
  • Gain precise yardages to the front, middle, and back of the green, hazards, doglegs, layups and more, thanks to a built-in high sensitivity GPS that zeroes in on a player’s location.
  • Use the Green View feature to see each green’s true shape and to move the pin for better yardage accuracy, regardless of where a golfer is on the course.

Golf with style

The lightweight Approach S42 offers an easy-to-read 1.2-inch color touchscreen display with a sleek design that easily transitions from a daily timepiece to a comprehensive golf watch. Once on the course, golfers can rely on a loaded feature set that includes the AutoShot round analyzer to track and auto-record shot distances.2  Golfers can wear the smartwatch in and out of the golf course and peruse smart notifications3 and activity-tracking features4 that include steps, sleep, calories, vibration alerts, move bar and built-in sport profiles. Whether golfers are looking for style points or sportiness, switching bands is easy with the Approach S42’s quick release bands. Enjoy more time on the links thanks to the Approach S42’s versatile battery life that lasts up to 15 hours in GPS mode, and up to 10 days in smartwatch mode.

Ready to tee off 

Easy-to-use and practical for beginners and seasoned players alike, the Approach S12 includes interchangeable quick release bands and introduces a unique round watch design with a 1.3-inch sunlight-readable high-resolution display. Thanks to the new Big Numbers display mode, Approach S12 makes it easier than ever to read yardage numbers during play. When paired with the Garmin Golf app on a compatible smartphone, the Approach S12 wirelessly updates a player’s most frequently played golf courses for up-to-date course information. Golfers can confidently play round after round thanks to the Approach S12’s internal, rechargeable battery that lasts up to 30 hours in GPS mode.

Clip and play

Golfers can fine-tune their game with the Approach G12 GPS rangefinder featuring a thin, compact design with a 1.3-inch high-resolution sunlight readable display that lasts up to 30 hours on a single battery charge. Offering all the benefits included in the Approach S12, the versatile Approach G12 GPS rangefinder adds a built-in clip and a lanyard loop to securely attach the device to pockets or golf bags.

Available now, the Approach S42 GPS golf smartwatch has a suggested retail price of $299.99; the Approach S12 GPS golf watch has a suggested retail price of $199.99; and the Approach G12 GPS golf rangefinder has a suggested retail price of $149.99. To learn more about these products and Garmin’s full line of golf electronics, visit garmin.com/approach.

Engineered on the inside for life on the outside, Garmin products have revolutionized life for adventurers, athletes, and outdoor enthusiasts everywhere. Committed to developing products that enhance experiences and enrich lives, Garmin believes every day is an opportunity to innovate and a chance to beat yesterday. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at media.relations@garmin.com, or follow us at facebook.com/garmingolftwitter.com/garmingolfinstagram.com/garmingolf or youtube.com/garmin.

1Requires app on your compatible smartphone.

2Lie and ball contact may affect shot tracking. Putts are not tracked. Some shots, particularly chip shots around the green, may not be tracked.

3When paired with a compatible smartphone; see Garmin.com/ble.

4See Garmin.com/ataccuracy; sleep tracking available when paired with your compatible smartphone; see Garmin.com/ble.

About Garmin International, Inc.

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