Honda Aircraft Company has announced it has broken ground on a new wing production facility, the company said.
The new 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 USD 15.5 million investment in an 83,000-square-foot facility on Honda Aircraft´s 133+ acre campus in Greensboro. This will bring the company´s total capital investment in its North Carolina facilities to more than USD 245 million.
The HondaJet Elite 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 HondaJet Elite remains significantly more fuel efficient and emits less greenhouse gases than all other similarly sized twin-engine business jets.
Honda Aircraft Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Honda Aircraft´s world headquarters is located in North Carolina, the birthplace of aviation.