About Us

Committed to Innovation
& Excellence in Aviation

PAPALUA AVIATION is a Hawaii based, U.S. owned and operated corporation. We are a Part 135 certificate holder providing aviation services for air ambulance and commercial charter services for the Hawaiian Islands.

As a Hawaii based company Papalua Aviation is committed to empowering communities from Kaua´i to Hawai´i island with safe and innovative air transportation. Our fleet of HondaJet aircraft are the fastest, farthest and highest flying jets in its class. Designed by renowned engineer Dr. Michimasa Fujino, president and CEO of Honda Aircraft Company, the HondaJet received a 2018 Award for Excellence from the American Institute of Aeronautics. Read more about the award- winning aircraft at HondaJet.com

A Message from Our President and CEO

As a former Marine helicopter pilot and HMX-1 commander, the joy of flying and the power of team work are attributes I hold close to my heart. During my military career I’ve had the privilege to serve four U.S. presidents as a pilot and commanding officer for Marine Helicopter Squadron One, the unit responsible for flying the President and Vice President.

The 21st century is the Pacific Century and I’m excited to lead Papalua Aviation on its mission to better connect communities big and small in Hawaii and across the Pacific.

My path as a pilot began when I was 12-years-old and received flying lessons as a birthday present from my mother. The thrill of flying continues today and I’m delighted to support a new generation of aviators.

Papalua Aviation is committed to excellence and leading the way toward a better and more efficiently connected Pacific Rim.

Warm regards,

Ray L’Heureux
President and CEO
Papalua Aviation

The HondaJet Difference

FARTHER. FASTER. HIGHER. The fastest, furthest and highest-flying plane in its class.

Innovation and Advanced Design

  • Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) increases cabin and cargo space, fuel efficiency, and performance.
  • Natural Laminar Flow advanced design reduces aerodynamic drag and increases high cruising speed.

Safety First

  • Graphical Weight and Balance – visual input of fuel, passenger and baggage weights.
  • Increased Display Performance – faster initialization, rendering and responsiveness to commands.
  • Full Flight VNAV/TOLD/PERF – greater support and confidence for all phases of flight.
  • AoA Indicator – provides more enhanced pilot low-speed awareness
  • Stability and Protection with Roll and Angle of Attach Functions – pilot assistance in maintaining optimal operating envelope.
  • AFCS Coupled Go-Around with Underspeed Protection – aircraft’s autopilot remains connected following a missed approach.
FLIGHT PERFORMANCE
MAX CRUISE SPEED (FL300, ISA)422 KTAS (782 KM/H)
MAX CRUISE ALTITUDE43,000 FT (13,106 M)
RANGE1437 NM (2,661 KM)
RATE OF CLIMB4,100 FT/MIN (1,250 M/MIN)
ENGINE
MANUFACTURER/MODELGE HONDA/HF120
OUTPUT (UNINSTALLED THRUST)2,050 LBF/EACH
 DERATED FROM 2,095 LBF/EACH
EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS
LENGTH42.62 FT (12.99 M)
HEIGHT14.90 FT (4.54 M)
WINGSPAN39.76 FT (12.12 M)
SEATING2 CREW + 5 PASSENGERS
 1 CREW + 6 PASSENGERS
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