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GE HF120 engine fleet passes 200,000 flight hours
Rated at 2,095 lbs of thrust, the HF120 engine has demonstrated best-in-class reliability and cost of ownership for global customers, says GE.

The GE Honda Aero Engines' (GHAE) HF120 engine, that powers the HondaJet aircraft, has surpassed the 200,000 flight hours mark since entering service in 2015. This milestone demonstrates the engine's outstanding reliability and performance and helps solidify the technology as a main stay for years to come.

“We are excited to share this milestone with our customers,” says president Melvyn Heard. “The engine has demonstrated best-in-class reliability and cost of ownership for our global customers. We realise the great importance our customers place on reliability and aircraft availability. This is a testament to all those involved in this milestone, including our dedicated product support team.”

To date, GHAE's engines operate in 42 countries and are supported around the clock and around the world with an authorised service providers (ASPs) network comprised of select service centres from the industry. The ASP network is further supported by a 24/7 GE Honda operations centre and a team of dedicated field technical managers and customer team managers.

“With the engine's exceptional record on inflight performance, efficiency and reliability, our customers can be confident that the HF120 engine will continue to exceed their expectations,” adds Heard.

GHAE offers long-term Engine Maintenance Care (EMC) programmes that extend beyond the basic engine warranty, with coverage of both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance events. The two levels of service coverage offered under this programme are EMC2, a hands-off solution for customers requiring comprehensive service, and EMCb, which is predominantly a parts-only programme. Both programmes are offered through the GE Honda ASP network.

Rated at 2,095 lbs thrust, the HF120 features a simple architecture optimised for size and performance and proprietary combustion technology to achieve emission targets required of much larger engines. The result is lower fuel consumption and quiet operations.

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