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HondaJet reaches delivery high point
The HondaJet is the most delivered aircraft in the very light jet sector for the first half of 2019. Seventeen units have been sent around the world, and Honda Aircraft Co has received type certification from the CAAC.
Executive director of the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority Kevin Baker, North Carolina representative Ted Budd, Honda Aircraft Company president and CEO Michimasa Fujino, North Carolina governor Roy Cooper and secretary of commerce Anthony Copeland performed the ceremonial groundbreaking at Honda Aircraft Company’s headquarters in Greensboro.
Read this story in our September 2019 printed issue.

Based on numbers provided by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, Honda Aircraft Company finds that its HondaJet is the most delivered aircraft in its class for the first half of 2019. During the first six months of the year, 17 aircraft were delivered to customers around the world.

The HondaJet is also the most delivered aircraft in its class for over two years, and the company says

it continues to outperform its competitors in the very light jet sector. Recently it became the first light jet to enter service in Hawaii as two of an eventual 15 HondaJet

Elites were delivered to newly-established operator Wing Spirit. The HondaJet Elite has just received type certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

“We are thrilled that the HondaJet continues to be the aircraft of choice for our customers, both future and current,” says president and CEO Michimasa Fujino.

“Maintaining our position as the most delivered aircraft in our class is a reflection of our team’s dedication to the design, service and efficient production of the most competitive very light jet.”

Honda Aircraft Company also celebrated its most recent expansion in a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, 30 July. The facility will allow for more HondaJet Elite wings to be assembled concurrently, resulting in a major increase in production efficiency. This expansion will also add additional storage for service parts for the growing fleet of HondaJets around the globe.

Expected to be completed by July 2020, the latest expansion is a $15.5 million investment in an 83,000 sq ft facility on the company’s more than 133 acre campus in Greensboro. This will bring its total capital investment in its North Carolina facilities to more than $245 million.

Ceremony attendees included members of local, state and federal government, prominent community figures and leaders of the aviation industry.

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