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Hawaiian Charter Group Wing Spirit Commits to Purchasing 15 HondaJets

Honda Aircraft Company announced today that Hawaiian charter group Wing Spirit has purchased a total of 15 HondaJets to support inter-island transportation in the Hawaiian Islands.

With the initial deliveries to Wing Spirit taking place earlier this month, the HondaJet Elite became the first light jet to enter service in Hawaii. A newly-established aviation group, Wing Spirit will use its HondaJets to provide luxury inter-island transportation throughout the Hawaiian Islands. They are also exploring using HondaJets as air ambulances and for aviation education opportunities. The aircraft serving as air ambulances will be outfitted with custom medevac configurations, marking the first time this design has been implemented in the HondaJet program’s history.

“Wing Spirit’s purchase of 15 aircraft to operate throughout the Hawaiian Islands is a realization of our goal to expand the world’s business jet market. Prior to the HondaJet’s entry into service in the region, no other light jet had operated in Hawaii,” said Honda Aircraft Company president and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “We are confident the HondaJet’s efficiency, comfort and best-in-class performance are well-suited to Wing Spirit’s mission to revolutionize business aviation in the region.”

Sal Miwa, Wing Spirit’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, added, “When deciding how we could best provide convenient and luxurious transportation to the residents and tourists in Hawaii, the HondaJet was a natural choice. We are thrilled to expand our fleet to 15 HondaJets and for our customers to experience the most technologically advanced jet in its class. ”

The most delivered aircraft in its class for two consecutive years, the HondaJet fleet is comprised of more than 125 aircraft around the globe. Currently, Honda Aircraft Company sales and service network spans North America, Europe, Middle and South America, Southeast Asia, China, the Middle East, India and Japan.

About the HondaJet Elite

The HondaJet Elite is the fastest, farthest and highest-flying plane in its class. 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. 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 cabin features a full service galley, a private lavatory with optional belted seat and an exclusive Bongiovi sound system. The aircraft sets the gold standard in safety and human-machine interface technology with an ergonomically designed cockpit and enhanced customized Garmin® G3000 avionics suite. Honda Aircraft continues to be committed to the improvement of lives through personal mobility while living in a sustainable society. The HondaJet Elite remains significantly more fuel efficient and emits less greenhouse gases than all other similarly sized twin-engine business jets. Certified for single pilot operation, the HondaJet Elite 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.

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Honda Passport and Ridgeline Adventure Lifestyle Projects showcase off-road capabilities of Honda light trucks Honda Talon, Africa Twin Adventure Sports and CRF 250 Rally and 450L accessorized for off-grid lifestyle Compact, yet powerful Honda Generators and Water Pumps bring electricity, utility and convenience to the campsite Honda will showcase its family of off-road ready products at the 2019 Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, Arizona, displaying two adventure-ready light trucks plus an array of powersports and power equipment products. Taking center stage are the all-new 2019 Honda Passport five-passenger SUV and the 2019 Honda Ridgeline pickup, both specially equipped by Jsport (Jsport Performance Accessories) with off-road performance and adventure enhancements and accessories. In addition, Honda Powersports will have a fully accessorized version of the all-new Honda Talon 1000 X sport side-by-side on display, as well as three camp-ready dual-sport motorcycles, including the Africa Twin Adventure Sports, CRF250L Rally and CRF450L. Honda Power Equipment completes the adventure lifestyle display with its variety of Super Quiet Series generators, ranging from the compact EU1000i, EU2200i, EU2200i Companion and the RV-ready EU3000i Handi to the affordable Economy Series EG2800 model. And, for the ambitious outdoorsman who still wants the luxuries of the occasional shower, Honda will have the small, lightweight but efficient WX10T water pump on display, too. Honda Passport Adventure Lifestyle Project The Honda Passport Adventure Lifestyle Project starts with the newest addition to Honda’s SUV family, the off-road ready Honda Passport with available all-wheel drive. Working closely with Jsport, this Passport has been specially equipped for life beyond the pavement. The ride height has been increased using a Jsport lift kit, adding 1.5 inches in front and 0.75 inches of ride height in the rear. A new front skid plate has been added for additional durability, along with 18-inch Nitto RidgeGrappler tires mounted on exclusive Jsport KMC XD 18-inch wheels that take full advantage of the Passport’s available i-VTM4® torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system. A Jsport Plateau modular roof rack has been added along with a Roofnest Sandpiper rooftop tent, for better enjoyment of the great outdoors. Jsport side steps make accessing the roof rack easier, and the Jsport external swinging spare tire holder and revised front bumper give Passport the ability to carry gear an oversized spare, as well as push away brush on the trail. Capping it off are front and rear external lighting solutions from Baja Designs. Honda Ridgeline Adventure Lifestyle Project The Honda Ridgeline Adventure Lifestyle Project incorporates multiple upgrades and modifications to turn the 2019 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition into the ultimate Honda adventure truck. Jsport Performance Accessories modifications, including additional skid plates, off-road wheels and tires, and leveling kit are aimed at enhancing the pickup’s off-road and overlanding capability without compromising on-road comfort. Jsport sidesteps make it easier to access the versatile new Plateau roof rack system, while the Mesa bed rack maximizes cargo flexibility. Mounted in the Plateau roof rack is a lightweight, quiet and powerful Honda EU2200i generator for powering almost any electrical accessories that overland excursions require. All the Jsport mods to Ridgeline are available now for purchase. Honda Powersports The Honda Powersports lineup on display at Overland Expo West will showcase a number of different products, featuring the following: 2019 Honda Talon – The all-new Honda Talon marries the high-performance of CRF dirt bikes with the capability and versatility of a side-by-side. The Talon 1000R and Talon 1000X draw on countless hours of collaborative development in both two- and four-wheel design and racing, as well as automotive and powersports manufacturing know-how to push the envelope of what’s possible in a production sport side-by-side. The Honda Talon 1000X at Overland Expo West takes it further with a slew of Honda Accessories, including a full audio system, full poly vented windscreen, winch and 40-inch LED light bar. 2019 Africa Twin Adventure Sports – Based on the popular Africa Twin, this new Adventure Sports model offers increased sport, touring and off-road capability. New technology, enhanced comfort, longer range, more suspension travel give this adventure bike more overall performance for riders who want to explore those far-off places they’ve always dreamed about. For Overland Expo West, the Africa Twin has been outfitted with a Mosko Moto Nomad Tank Bag and Backcountry 30-liter duffle. 2019 Honda CRF250L Rally – Inspired by the factory CRF450 Rally machine raced in the Dakar by Team Monster Energy Honda, and based on the standard CRF250L, the CRF250L Rally is ready for weekend adventure, long-distance touring or the daily commute. Featuring styling that evokes images of adventure and travel, the bike has long-travel suspension, large-disc brakes (with available ABS), excellent weather protection and an impressive cruising range. For Overland Expo West, the CRF250L Rally has been outfitted with a Mosko Moto Reckless 40L Bags. 2019 Honda CRF450L – The all-new, road-legal CRF450L expands customers’ off-road possibilities by enabling access to the best riding trails on public lands, even when that means connecting them via asphalt roads. Based on the CRF450R, the durable CRF450L is a full-fledged off-road machine, but with street legality achieved via features like LED lighting, mirrors, and a dedicated exhaust system, making this bike equally at home in the woods, desert, or the roads in between. For Overland Expo West, the CRF450L has been outfitted with a Mosko Moto Reckless 40L Bags. For more information about the full range of motorcycles, ATVs, scooters and side-by-sides, go to http://powersports.honda.com/. Honda Power Equipment The Honda Power Equipment lineup on display at Overland Expo West will showcase a variety of Honda generators and water pumps, offering convenience, utility and quiet operation to power even the most remote campsites. Honda EU1000i – Equipped with Honda’s advanced inverter technology, this model offers 1,000 watts of super-quiet power. The EU1000i can run between 3.2 to 7.1 hours on a single tank of gas, making it the perfect power choice for lights, fans, and small power tools. Honda EU2200i – Providing 2,200 watts of quiet, lightweight, fuel-efficient power and featuring Honda’s advanced inverter technology, the EU2200i is the company’s most popular model. It can run between 3.2 to 8.1 hours on a single tank of gas and is ideal for virtually any campsite, providing power for a variety of appliances, tools, fans or electric heaters. Honda EU2200i Companion – This version of the EU2200i is developed specifically for RV and trailer applications. The Companion includes both 20A and 30A plugs and can be run in parallel to another EU2200i to create up to 30 amps and 4,400 watts—ideal for running AC systems on small RVs. Honda EU3000i Handi – The lightest and most portable 3000-watt generator in Honda’s lineup, the EU3000i Handi is RV-ready with its 30A plug and easy to transport with its flip-up handle and sturdy transport wheels. Honda EG2800i – Economical and easy to handle and operate, the EG2800i can run between 5.1 to 12.1 hours on a single tank of gas, while producing 2,800 watts of electricity in its open-frame package. Honda WX10T Water Pump – Honda’s WX10T water pump is an easy-starting, four-stroke compact pump with a 32 gallon-per-minute capacity. It weighs only 13 lbs., and also includes a 16.5′ suction hose and an adapter for a water hose. While it might sound funny to have a water pump at Overland Expo, the WX10T is the ideal tool for creating a makeshift camp shower from the local creek or lake, making sure that campfires are extinguished before you venture further into the woods, and hosing the mud off your rig before you hit the asphalt again. For More Information Consumer information is available at www.honda.com. To join the Honda community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/honda. Additional media information including detailed pricing features and high-resolution photography of all 2019 Honda models is available at hondanews.com. About Honda Automobiles Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan. Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2018, more than 90 percent of all Honda brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts. About Honda Power Equipment Honda Power Equipment, a business unit of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., markets a complete range of outdoor power equipment, including generators, walk-behind and robotic lawn mowers, pumps, snow blowers, tillers, string trimmers, outboard marine engines and small, general-purpose engines for residential, commercial and rental applications. About Honda Powersports American Honda Motor Co., Inc., is the sole distributor of Honda motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and Side-by-Sides in the U.S. American Honda’s Motorcycle Division conducts the sales, marketing and operational activities for these products through independent authorized Honda retail dealers. For more information on Honda products, go to powersports.honda.com.

Company to Break Ground on 82,000-Square-Foot Facility in July 2019

Honda Aircraft Company today announced plans to expand its global headquarters in Greensboro, NC by investing an additional $15.5 million in a new 82,000-square-foot facility on its 133+ acre campus in Greensboro. This will bring the company’s total capital investment in its North Carolina facilities to more than $245 million.

Scheduled to break ground in July 2019, the building will house a new wing assembly process for the HondaJet Elite, the fastest, farthest and highest-flying plane in its class. The new facility will allow for more wings to be assembled concurrently, resulting in a major increase in production efficiency. Additionally, this expansion will add more storage for service parts for the growing fleet of HondaJets around the globe. The facility is expected to be completed in July 2020.

“As the HondaJet’s popularity and presence continues to increase around the world, it is necessary for our facility to meet our production and service needs while operating at the highest level of efficiency,” said Michimasa Fujino, president and CEO of Honda Aircraft Company. “We are proud that Honda Aircraft Company is expanding its footprint in North Carolina and in the aviation industry.”

Federal, state and local officials offered perspectives on what the company’s expansion at its Greensboro facilities will mean for the region and the aviation industry.

“Honda Aircraft Company has invested millions of dollars and created thousands of jobs in the Greensboro region, and the expansion of their headquarters is great news for North Carolina families,” said Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC).

“The announcement today by Honda Aircraft Company is a huge boost for Guilford County,” said U.S. Representative Ted Budd (R-NC). “This new $15.5 million dollars in investment shows that our area continues to be a place where businesses thrive.”

“Honda Aircraft Company is the latest example of a manufacturer enjoying the benefits of doing business in North Carolina and expanding their footprint here,” Governor Roy Cooper (D-NC) said. “Their investment in the Triad is a testament to our state’s commitment to economic development and the aerospace industry.”

Executive Director of the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority Kevin Baker stated, “We are thrilled that Honda Aircraft Company will expand its facility here at the airport. This expansion further solidifies the Triad’s reputation as the center of the aerospace industry in North Carolina, and exemplifies Honda Aircraft’s commitment to the aviation industry, the region and the state.”

About the HondaJet Elite
The HondaJet Elite is the fastest, farthest and highest-flying plane in its class. 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. 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 cabin features a full service galley, a private lavatory with optional belted seat and an exclusive Bongiovi sound system. The aircraft sets the gold standard in safety and human-machine interface technology with an ergonomically designed cockpit and enhanced customized Garmin® G3000 avionics suite. Honda Aircraft continues to be committed to the improvement of lives through personal mobility while living in a sustainable society. The HondaJet Elite remains significantly more fuel efficient and emits less greenhouse gases than all other similarly sized twin-engine business jets. Certified for single pilot operation, the HondaJet Elite 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.

The post Honda Passport and Ridgeline Adventure Lifestyle Projects showcase off-road capabilities of Honda light trucks Honda Talon, Africa Twin Adventure Sports and CRF 250 Rally and 450L accessorized for off-grid lifestyle Compact, yet powerful Honda Generators and Water Pumps bring electricity, utility and convenience to the campsite Honda will showcase its family of off-road ready products at the 2019 Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, Arizona, displaying two adventure-ready light trucks plus an array of powersports and power equipment products. Taking center stage are the all-new 2019 Honda Passport five-passenger SUV and the 2019 Honda Ridgeline pickup, both specially equipped by Jsport (Jsport Performance Accessories) with off-road performance and adventure enhancements and accessories. In addition, Honda Powersports will have a fully accessorized version of the all-new Honda Talon 1000 X sport side-by-side on display, as well as three camp-ready dual-sport motorcycles, including the Africa Twin Adventure Sports, CRF250L Rally and CRF450L. Honda Power Equipment completes the adventure lifestyle display with its variety of Super Quiet Series generators, ranging from the compact EU1000i, EU2200i, EU2200i Companion and the RV-ready EU3000i Handi to the affordable Economy Series EG2800 model. And, for the ambitious outdoorsman who still wants the luxuries of the occasional shower, Honda will have the small, lightweight but efficient WX10T water pump on display, too. Honda Passport Adventure Lifestyle Project The Honda Passport Adventure Lifestyle Project starts with the newest addition to Honda’s SUV family, the off-road ready Honda Passport with available all-wheel drive. Working closely with Jsport, this Passport has been specially equipped for life beyond the pavement. The ride height has been increased using a Jsport lift kit, adding 1.5 inches in front and 0.75 inches of ride height in the rear. A new front skid plate has been added for additional durability, along with 18-inch Nitto RidgeGrappler tires mounted on exclusive Jsport KMC XD 18-inch wheels that take full advantage of the Passport’s available i-VTM4® torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system. A Jsport Plateau modular roof rack has been added along with a Roofnest Sandpiper rooftop tent, for better enjoyment of the great outdoors. Jsport side steps make accessing the roof rack easier, and the Jsport external swinging spare tire holder and revised front bumper give Passport the ability to carry gear an oversized spare, as well as push away brush on the trail. Capping it off are front and rear external lighting solutions from Baja Designs. Honda Ridgeline Adventure Lifestyle Project The Honda Ridgeline Adventure Lifestyle Project incorporates multiple upgrades and modifications to turn the 2019 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition into the ultimate Honda adventure truck. Jsport Performance Accessories modifications, including additional skid plates, off-road wheels and tires, and leveling kit are aimed at enhancing the pickup’s off-road and overlanding capability without compromising on-road comfort. Jsport sidesteps make it easier to access the versatile new Plateau roof rack system, while the Mesa bed rack maximizes cargo flexibility. Mounted in the Plateau roof rack is a lightweight, quiet and powerful Honda EU2200i generator for powering almost any electrical accessories that overland excursions require. All the Jsport mods to Ridgeline are available now for purchase. Honda Powersports The Honda Powersports lineup on display at Overland Expo West will showcase a number of different products, featuring the following: 2019 Honda Talon – The all-new Honda Talon marries the high-performance of CRF dirt bikes with the capability and versatility of a side-by-side. The Talon 1000R and Talon 1000X draw on countless hours of collaborative development in both two- and four-wheel design and racing, as well as automotive and powersports manufacturing know-how to push the envelope of what’s possible in a production sport side-by-side. The Honda Talon 1000X at Overland Expo West takes it further with a slew of Honda Accessories, including a full audio system, full poly vented windscreen, winch and 40-inch LED light bar. 2019 Africa Twin Adventure Sports – Based on the popular Africa Twin, this new Adventure Sports model offers increased sport, touring and off-road capability. New technology, enhanced comfort, longer range, more suspension travel give this adventure bike more overall performance for riders who want to explore those far-off places they’ve always dreamed about. For Overland Expo West, the Africa Twin has been outfitted with a Mosko Moto Nomad Tank Bag and Backcountry 30-liter duffle. 2019 Honda CRF250L Rally – Inspired by the factory CRF450 Rally machine raced in the Dakar by Team Monster Energy Honda, and based on the standard CRF250L, the CRF250L Rally is ready for weekend adventure, long-distance touring or the daily commute. Featuring styling that evokes images of adventure and travel, the bike has long-travel suspension, large-disc brakes (with available ABS), excellent weather protection and an impressive cruising range. For Overland Expo West, the CRF250L Rally has been outfitted with a Mosko Moto Reckless 40L Bags. 2019 Honda CRF450L – The all-new, road-legal CRF450L expands customers’ off-road possibilities by enabling access to the best riding trails on public lands, even when that means connecting them via asphalt roads. Based on the CRF450R, the durable CRF450L is a full-fledged off-road machine, but with street legality achieved via features like LED lighting, mirrors, and a dedicated exhaust system, making this bike equally at home in the woods, desert, or the roads in between. For Overland Expo West, the CRF450L has been outfitted with a Mosko Moto Reckless 40L Bags. For more information about the full range of motorcycles, ATVs, scooters and side-by-sides, go to http://powersports.honda.com/. Honda Power Equipment The Honda Power Equipment lineup on display at Overland Expo West will showcase a variety of Honda generators and water pumps, offering convenience, utility and quiet operation to power even the most remote campsites. Honda EU1000i – Equipped with Honda’s advanced inverter technology, this model offers 1,000 watts of super-quiet power. The EU1000i can run between 3.2 to 7.1 hours on a single tank of gas, making it the perfect power choice for lights, fans, and small power tools. Honda EU2200i – Providing 2,200 watts of quiet, lightweight, fuel-efficient power and featuring Honda’s advanced inverter technology, the EU2200i is the company’s most popular model. It can run between 3.2 to 8.1 hours on a single tank of gas and is ideal for virtually any campsite, providing power for a variety of appliances, tools, fans or electric heaters. Honda EU2200i Companion – This version of the EU2200i is developed specifically for RV and trailer applications. The Companion includes both 20A and 30A plugs and can be run in parallel to another EU2200i to create up to 30 amps and 4,400 watts—ideal for running AC systems on small RVs. Honda EU3000i Handi – The lightest and most portable 3000-watt generator in Honda’s lineup, the EU3000i Handi is RV-ready with its 30A plug and easy to transport with its flip-up handle and sturdy transport wheels. Honda EG2800i – Economical and easy to handle and operate, the EG2800i can run between 5.1 to 12.1 hours on a single tank of gas, while producing 2,800 watts of electricity in its open-frame package. Honda WX10T Water Pump – Honda’s WX10T water pump is an easy-starting, four-stroke compact pump with a 32 gallon-per-minute capacity. It weighs only 13 lbs., and also includes a 16.5′ suction hose and an adapter for a water hose. While it might sound funny to have a water pump at Overland Expo, the WX10T is the ideal tool for creating a makeshift camp shower from the local creek or lake, making sure that campfires are extinguished before you venture further into the woods, and hosing the mud off your rig before you hit the asphalt again. For More Information Consumer information is available at www.honda.com. To join the Honda community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/honda. Additional media information including detailed pricing features and high-resolution photography of all 2019 Honda models is available at hondanews.com. About Honda Automobiles Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan. Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2018, more than 90 percent of all Honda brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts. About Honda Power Equipment Honda Power Equipment, a business unit of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., markets a complete range of outdoor power equipment, including generators, walk-behind and robotic lawn mowers, pumps, snow blowers, tillers, string trimmers, outboard marine engines and small, general-purpose engines for residential, commercial and rental applications. About Honda Powersports American Honda Motor Co., Inc., is the sole distributor of Honda motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and Side-by-Sides in the U.S. American Honda’s Motorcycle Division conducts the sales, marketing and operational activities for these products through independent authorized Honda retail dealers. For more information on Honda products, go to powersports.honda.com. appeared first on Blog Honda.

Honda Passport and Ridgeline Adventure Lifestyle Projects showcase off-road capabilities of Honda light trucks Honda Talon, Africa Twin Adventure Sports and CRF 250 Rally and 450L accessorized for off-grid lifestyle Compact, yet powerful Honda Generators and Water Pumps bring electricity, utility and convenience to the campsite Honda will showcase its family of off-road ready products at the 2019 Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, Arizona, displaying two adventure-ready light trucks plus an array of powersports and power equipment products. Taking center stage are the all-new 2019 Honda Passport five-passenger SUV and the 2019 Honda Ridgeline pickup, both specially equipped by Jsport (Jsport Performance Accessories) with off-road performance and adventure enhancements and accessories. In addition, Honda Powersports will have a fully accessorized version of the all-new Honda Talon 1000 X sport side-by-side on display, as well as three camp-ready dual-sport motorcycles, including the Africa Twin Adventure Sports, CRF250L Rally and CRF450L. Honda Power Equipment completes the adventure lifestyle display with its variety of Super Quiet Series generators, ranging from the compact EU1000i, EU2200i, EU2200i Companion and the RV-ready EU3000i Handi to the affordable Economy Series EG2800 model. And, for the ambitious outdoorsman who still wants the luxuries of the occasional shower, Honda will have the small, lightweight but efficient WX10T water pump on display, too. Honda Passport Adventure Lifestyle Project The Honda Passport Adventure Lifestyle Project starts with the newest addition to Honda’s SUV family, the off-road ready Honda Passport with available all-wheel drive. Working closely with Jsport, this Passport has been specially equipped for life beyond the pavement. The ride height has been increased using a Jsport lift kit, adding 1.5 inches in front and 0.75 inches of ride height in the rear. A new front skid plate has been added for additional durability, along with 18-inch Nitto RidgeGrappler tires mounted on exclusive Jsport KMC XD 18-inch wheels that take full advantage of the Passport’s available i-VTM4® torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system. A Jsport Plateau modular roof rack has been added along with a Roofnest Sandpiper rooftop tent, for better enjoyment of the great outdoors. Jsport side steps make accessing the roof rack easier, and the Jsport external swinging spare tire holder and revised front bumper give Passport the ability to carry gear an oversized spare, as well as push away brush on the trail. Capping it off are front and rear external lighting solutions from Baja Designs. Honda Ridgeline Adventure Lifestyle Project The Honda Ridgeline Adventure Lifestyle Project incorporates multiple upgrades and modifications to turn the 2019 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition into the ultimate Honda adventure truck. Jsport Performance Accessories modifications, including additional skid plates, off-road wheels and tires, and leveling kit are aimed at enhancing the pickup’s off-road and overlanding capability without compromising on-road comfort. Jsport sidesteps make it easier to access the versatile new Plateau roof rack system, while the Mesa bed rack maximizes cargo flexibility. Mounted in the Plateau roof rack is a lightweight, quiet and powerful Honda EU2200i generator for powering almost any electrical accessories that overland excursions require. All the Jsport mods to Ridgeline are available now for purchase. Honda Powersports The Honda Powersports lineup on display at Overland Expo West will showcase a number of different products, featuring the following: 2019 Honda Talon – The all-new Honda Talon marries the high-performance of CRF dirt bikes with the capability and versatility of a side-by-side. The Talon 1000R and Talon 1000X draw on countless hours of collaborative development in both two- and four-wheel design and racing, as well as automotive and powersports manufacturing know-how to push the envelope of what’s possible in a production sport side-by-side. The Honda Talon 1000X at Overland Expo West takes it further with a slew of Honda Accessories, including a full audio system, full poly vented windscreen, winch and 40-inch LED light bar. 2019 Africa Twin Adventure Sports – Based on the popular Africa Twin, this new Adventure Sports model offers increased sport, touring and off-road capability. New technology, enhanced comfort, longer range, more suspension travel give this adventure bike more overall performance for riders who want to explore those far-off places they’ve always dreamed about. For Overland Expo West, the Africa Twin has been outfitted with a Mosko Moto Nomad Tank Bag and Backcountry 30-liter duffle. 2019 Honda CRF250L Rally – Inspired by the factory CRF450 Rally machine raced in the Dakar by Team Monster Energy Honda, and based on the standard CRF250L, the CRF250L Rally is ready for weekend adventure, long-distance touring or the daily commute. Featuring styling that evokes images of adventure and travel, the bike has long-travel suspension, large-disc brakes (with available ABS), excellent weather protection and an impressive cruising range. For Overland Expo West, the CRF250L Rally has been outfitted with a Mosko Moto Reckless 40L Bags. 2019 Honda CRF450L – The all-new, road-legal CRF450L expands customers’ off-road possibilities by enabling access to the best riding trails on public lands, even when that means connecting them via asphalt roads. Based on the CRF450R, the durable CRF450L is a full-fledged off-road machine, but with street legality achieved via features like LED lighting, mirrors, and a dedicated exhaust system, making this bike equally at home in the woods, desert, or the roads in between. For Overland Expo West, the CRF450L has been outfitted with a Mosko Moto Reckless 40L Bags. For more information about the full range of motorcycles, ATVs, scooters and side-by-sides, go to http://powersports.honda.com/. Honda Power Equipment The Honda Power Equipment lineup on display at Overland Expo West will showcase a variety of Honda generators and water pumps, offering convenience, utility and quiet operation to power even the most remote campsites. Honda EU1000i – Equipped with Honda’s advanced inverter technology, this model offers 1,000 watts of super-quiet power. The EU1000i can run between 3.2 to 7.1 hours on a single tank of gas, making it the perfect power choice for lights, fans, and small power tools. Honda EU2200i – Providing 2,200 watts of quiet, lightweight, fuel-efficient power and featuring Honda’s advanced inverter technology, the EU2200i is the company’s most popular model. It can run between 3.2 to 8.1 hours on a single tank of gas and is ideal for virtually any campsite, providing power for a variety of appliances, tools, fans or electric heaters. Honda EU2200i Companion – This version of the EU2200i is developed specifically for RV and trailer applications. The Companion includes both 20A and 30A plugs and can be run in parallel to another EU2200i to create up to 30 amps and 4,400 watts—ideal for running AC systems on small RVs. Honda EU3000i Handi – The lightest and most portable 3000-watt generator in Honda’s lineup, the EU3000i Handi is RV-ready with its 30A plug and easy to transport with its flip-up handle and sturdy transport wheels. Honda EG2800i – Economical and easy to handle and operate, the EG2800i can run between 5.1 to 12.1 hours on a single tank of gas, while producing 2,800 watts of electricity in its open-frame package. Honda WX10T Water Pump – Honda’s WX10T water pump is an easy-starting, four-stroke compact pump with a 32 gallon-per-minute capacity. It weighs only 13 lbs., and also includes a 16.5′ suction hose and an adapter for a water hose. While it might sound funny to have a water pump at Overland Expo, the WX10T is the ideal tool for creating a makeshift camp shower from the local creek or lake, making sure that campfires are extinguished before you venture further into the woods, and hosing the mud off your rig before you hit the asphalt again. For More Information Consumer information is available at www.honda.com. To join the Honda community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/honda. Additional media information including detailed pricing features and high-resolution photography of all 2019 Honda models is available at hondanews.com. About Honda Automobiles Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan. Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2018, more than 90 percent of all Honda brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts. About Honda Power Equipment Honda Power Equipment, a business unit of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., markets a complete range of outdoor power equipment, including generators, walk-behind and robotic lawn mowers, pumps, snow blowers, tillers, string trimmers, outboard marine engines and small, general-purpose engines for residential, commercial and rental applications. About Honda Powersports American Honda Motor Co., Inc., is the sole distributor of Honda motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and Side-by-Sides in the U.S. American Honda’s Motorcycle Division conducts the sales, marketing and operational activities for these products through independent authorized Honda retail dealers. For more information on Honda products, go to powersports.honda.com.

Company to Break Ground on 82,000-Square-Foot Facility in July 2019

Honda Aircraft Company today announced plans to expand its global headquarters in Greensboro, NC by investing an additional $15.5 million in a new 82,000-square-foot facility on its 133+ acre campus in Greensboro. This will bring the company’s total capital investment in its North Carolina facilities to more than $245 million.

Scheduled to break ground in July 2019, the building will house a new wing assembly process for the HondaJet Elite, the fastest, farthest and highest-flying plane in its class. The new facility will allow for more wings to be assembled concurrently, resulting in a major increase in production efficiency. Additionally, this expansion will add more storage for service parts for the growing fleet of HondaJets around the globe. The facility is expected to be completed in July 2020.

“As the HondaJet’s popularity and presence continues to increase around the world, it is necessary for our facility to meet our production and service needs while operating at the highest level of efficiency,” said Michimasa Fujino, president and CEO of Honda Aircraft Company. “We are proud that Honda Aircraft Company is expanding its footprint in North Carolina and in the aviation industry.”

Federal, state and local officials offered perspectives on what the company’s expansion at its Greensboro facilities will mean for the region and the aviation industry.

“Honda Aircraft Company has invested millions of dollars and created thousands of jobs in the Greensboro region, and the expansion of their headquarters is great news for North Carolina families,” said Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC).

“The announcement today by Honda Aircraft Company is a huge boost for Guilford County,” said U.S. Representative Ted Budd (R-NC). “This new $15.5 million dollars in investment shows that our area continues to be a place where businesses thrive.”

“Honda Aircraft Company is the latest example of a manufacturer enjoying the benefits of doing business in North Carolina and expanding their footprint here,” Governor Roy Cooper (D-NC) said. “Their investment in the Triad is a testament to our state’s commitment to economic development and the aerospace industry.”

Executive Director of the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority Kevin Baker stated, “We are thrilled that Honda Aircraft Company will expand its facility here at the airport. This expansion further solidifies the Triad’s reputation as the center of the aerospace industry in North Carolina, and exemplifies Honda Aircraft’s commitment to the aviation industry, the region and the state.”

About the HondaJet Elite
The HondaJet Elite is the fastest, farthest and highest-flying plane in its class. 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. 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 cabin features a full service galley, a private lavatory with optional belted seat and an exclusive Bongiovi sound system. The aircraft sets the gold standard in safety and human-machine interface technology with an ergonomically designed cockpit and enhanced customized Garmin® G3000 avionics suite. Honda Aircraft continues to be committed to the improvement of lives through personal mobility while living in a sustainable society. The HondaJet Elite remains significantly more fuel efficient and emits less greenhouse gases than all other similarly sized twin-engine business jets. Certified for single pilot operation, the HondaJet Elite 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.

The post Honda Passport and Ridgeline Adventure Lifestyle Projects showcase off-road capabilities of Honda light trucks Honda Talon, Africa Twin Adventure Sports and CRF 250 Rally and 450L accessorized for off-grid lifestyle Compact, yet powerful Honda Generators and Water Pumps bring electricity, utility and convenience to the campsite Honda will showcase its family of off-road ready products at the 2019 Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, Arizona, displaying two adventure-ready light trucks plus an array of powersports and power equipment products. Taking center stage are the all-new 2019 Honda Passport five-passenger SUV and the 2019 Honda Ridgeline pickup, both specially equipped by Jsport (Jsport Performance Accessories) with off-road performance and adventure enhancements and accessories. In addition, Honda Powersports will have a fully accessorized version of the all-new Honda Talon 1000 X sport side-by-side on display, as well as three camp-ready dual-sport motorcycles, including the Africa Twin Adventure Sports, CRF250L Rally and CRF450L. Honda Power Equipment completes the adventure lifestyle display with its variety of Super Quiet Series generators, ranging from the compact EU1000i, EU2200i, EU2200i Companion and the RV-ready EU3000i Handi to the affordable Economy Series EG2800 model. And, for the ambitious outdoorsman who still wants the luxuries of the occasional shower, Honda will have the small, lightweight but efficient WX10T water pump on display, too. Honda Passport Adventure Lifestyle Project The Honda Passport Adventure Lifestyle Project starts with the newest addition to Honda’s SUV family, the off-road ready Honda Passport with available all-wheel drive. Working closely with Jsport, this Passport has been specially equipped for life beyond the pavement. The ride height has been increased using a Jsport lift kit, adding 1.5 inches in front and 0.75 inches of ride height in the rear. A new front skid plate has been added for additional durability, along with 18-inch Nitto RidgeGrappler tires mounted on exclusive Jsport KMC XD 18-inch wheels that take full advantage of the Passport’s available i-VTM4® torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system. A Jsport Plateau modular roof rack has been added along with a Roofnest Sandpiper rooftop tent, for better enjoyment of the great outdoors. Jsport side steps make accessing the roof rack easier, and the Jsport external swinging spare tire holder and revised front bumper give Passport the ability to carry gear an oversized spare, as well as push away brush on the trail. Capping it off are front and rear external lighting solutions from Baja Designs. Honda Ridgeline Adventure Lifestyle Project The Honda Ridgeline Adventure Lifestyle Project incorporates multiple upgrades and modifications to turn the 2019 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition into the ultimate Honda adventure truck. Jsport Performance Accessories modifications, including additional skid plates, off-road wheels and tires, and leveling kit are aimed at enhancing the pickup’s off-road and overlanding capability without compromising on-road comfort. Jsport sidesteps make it easier to access the versatile new Plateau roof rack system, while the Mesa bed rack maximizes cargo flexibility. Mounted in the Plateau roof rack is a lightweight, quiet and powerful Honda EU2200i generator for powering almost any electrical accessories that overland excursions require. All the Jsport mods to Ridgeline are available now for purchase. Honda Powersports The Honda Powersports lineup on display at Overland Expo West will showcase a number of different products, featuring the following: 2019 Honda Talon – The all-new Honda Talon marries the high-performance of CRF dirt bikes with the capability and versatility of a side-by-side. The Talon 1000R and Talon 1000X draw on countless hours of collaborative development in both two- and four-wheel design and racing, as well as automotive and powersports manufacturing know-how to push the envelope of what’s possible in a production sport side-by-side. The Honda Talon 1000X at Overland Expo West takes it further with a slew of Honda Accessories, including a full audio system, full poly vented windscreen, winch and 40-inch LED light bar. 2019 Africa Twin Adventure Sports – Based on the popular Africa Twin, this new Adventure Sports model offers increased sport, touring and off-road capability. New technology, enhanced comfort, longer range, more suspension travel give this adventure bike more overall performance for riders who want to explore those far-off places they’ve always dreamed about. For Overland Expo West, the Africa Twin has been outfitted with a Mosko Moto Nomad Tank Bag and Backcountry 30-liter duffle. 2019 Honda CRF250L Rally – Inspired by the factory CRF450 Rally machine raced in the Dakar by Team Monster Energy Honda, and based on the standard CRF250L, the CRF250L Rally is ready for weekend adventure, long-distance touring or the daily commute. Featuring styling that evokes images of adventure and travel, the bike has long-travel suspension, large-disc brakes (with available ABS), excellent weather protection and an impressive cruising range. For Overland Expo West, the CRF250L Rally has been outfitted with a Mosko Moto Reckless 40L Bags. 2019 Honda CRF450L – The all-new, road-legal CRF450L expands customers’ off-road possibilities by enabling access to the best riding trails on public lands, even when that means connecting them via asphalt roads. Based on the CRF450R, the durable CRF450L is a full-fledged off-road machine, but with street legality achieved via features like LED lighting, mirrors, and a dedicated exhaust system, making this bike equally at home in the woods, desert, or the roads in between. For Overland Expo West, the CRF450L has been outfitted with a Mosko Moto Reckless 40L Bags. For more information about the full range of motorcycles, ATVs, scooters and side-by-sides, go to http://powersports.honda.com/. Honda Power Equipment The Honda Power Equipment lineup on display at Overland Expo West will showcase a variety of Honda generators and water pumps, offering convenience, utility and quiet operation to power even the most remote campsites. Honda EU1000i – Equipped with Honda’s advanced inverter technology, this model offers 1,000 watts of super-quiet power. The EU1000i can run between 3.2 to 7.1 hours on a single tank of gas, making it the perfect power choice for lights, fans, and small power tools. Honda EU2200i – Providing 2,200 watts of quiet, lightweight, fuel-efficient power and featuring Honda’s advanced inverter technology, the EU2200i is the company’s most popular model. It can run between 3.2 to 8.1 hours on a single tank of gas and is ideal for virtually any campsite, providing power for a variety of appliances, tools, fans or electric heaters. Honda EU2200i Companion – This version of the EU2200i is developed specifically for RV and trailer applications. The Companion includes both 20A and 30A plugs and can be run in parallel to another EU2200i to create up to 30 amps and 4,400 watts—ideal for running AC systems on small RVs. Honda EU3000i Handi – The lightest and most portable 3000-watt generator in Honda’s lineup, the EU3000i Handi is RV-ready with its 30A plug and easy to transport with its flip-up handle and sturdy transport wheels. Honda EG2800i – Economical and easy to handle and operate, the EG2800i can run between 5.1 to 12.1 hours on a single tank of gas, while producing 2,800 watts of electricity in its open-frame package. Honda WX10T Water Pump – Honda’s WX10T water pump is an easy-starting, four-stroke compact pump with a 32 gallon-per-minute capacity. It weighs only 13 lbs., and also includes a 16.5′ suction hose and an adapter for a water hose. While it might sound funny to have a water pump at Overland Expo, the WX10T is the ideal tool for creating a makeshift camp shower from the local creek or lake, making sure that campfires are extinguished before you venture further into the woods, and hosing the mud off your rig before you hit the asphalt again. For More Information Consumer information is available at www.honda.com. To join the Honda community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/honda. Additional media information including detailed pricing features and high-resolution photography of all 2019 Honda models is available at hondanews.com. About Honda Automobiles Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan. Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2018, more than 90 percent of all Honda brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts. About Honda Power Equipment Honda Power Equipment, a business unit of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., markets a complete range of outdoor power equipment, including generators, walk-behind and robotic lawn mowers, pumps, snow blowers, tillers, string trimmers, outboard marine engines and small, general-purpose engines for residential, commercial and rental applications. About Honda Powersports American Honda Motor Co., Inc., is the sole distributor of Honda motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and Side-by-Sides in the U.S. American Honda’s Motorcycle Division conducts the sales, marketing and operational activities for these products through independent authorized Honda retail dealers. For more information on Honda products, go to powersports.honda.com. appeared first on Blog Honda.

The Hondajet Finishes 2017 as the Most Delivered Jet in its Category

Honda Aircraft Company announced today that the HondaJet was the most delivered jet in its category for 2017, based on numbers provided by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

During 2017, Honda Aircraft delivered 43 aircraft to customers in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. As customer demand continues to increase, the company is steadily ramping up production and is currently manufacturing the aircraft at a rate of four per month at its 133-plus acre world headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Since gaining its type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in late 2015, the HondaJet has continued to prove itself as the most advanced jet in its category by achieving several aviation milestones, including receiving type certifications around the world, breaking 13 speed records and, most recently, opening a new dealer facility in Guangzhou, China and signing an agreement to deliver 16 HondaJets to French air taxi company Wijet.

“We would like to thank our customers for choosing the HondaJet for its value, features and performance, making it the most delivered jet in its category,” said Honda Aircraft President and CEO Michimasa Fujino, “We look forward to continuing to create new value in business aviation across the world.”

About HondaJet
The HondaJet is the fastest, highest-flying, quietest, and most fuel-efficient jet in its category. The HondaJet incorporates many technological innovations in aviation design, including the unique Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration that dramatically improves performance and fuel efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag. The OTWEM design also reduces cabin noise, minimizes ground-detected noise, and allows for the roomiest cabin and largest baggage capacity in its category as well as a fully serviceable private aft lavatory. The HondaJet is equipped with the most sophisticated glass flight deck available in any light business jet, a Honda-customized Garmin® G3000. The HondaJet is Honda’s first commercial aircraft and lives up to the company’s reputation for superior performance, efficiency, quality and value.

The post The Hondajet Finishes 2017 as the Most Delivered Jet in its Category appeared first on Blog Honda.

Honda Aircraft Company expands HondaJet sales to Middle Americas

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Honda Aircraft Company today announced that it has expanded sales of the HondaJet to Middle Americas with the appointment of SYI Aviation, based in Panama City, Panama as the newest HondaJet dealer. SYI Aviation will provide sales, service and support for the world’s most advanced light jet throughout Central America, the Caribbean and South America, including Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.

“Our well-received expansion in Brazil last year further solidified the Middle America and South American regions as potential growth markets, and for that reason we appointed SYI Aviation as our HondaJet dealer. With its strong focus on outstanding quality and customer service, SYI will be a valuable addition to the HondaJet dealer network,” said Honda Aircraft President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “Their experience in the region and track record of partnering successfully with large global companies is a good foundation for a strong relationship with Honda Aircraft.”

The high speed, superior fuel efficiency and range of the HondaJet will enable it to create unique value within the region’s geography. Honda Aircraft Company has received a strong early response to the HondaJet by customers.

SYI was founded in Caracas, Venezuela, and established operations in Panama in 1928. SYI provides infrastructure, products and equipment in the medical services, machinery and heavy equipment industry, as well as infrastructure for electric service in more than eight countries.

“Like Honda Aircraft Company, we are always looking ‘to the skies’ for new ways to develop enduring business growth and partnering as a dealer with Honda Aircraft is yet another way to expand our business portfolio,” said Mitsuru Yazawa, SYI Aviation president. “One of our core company values is strong customer service and we are excited to continue that exceptional service by representing the HondaJet in the Middle Americas.”

The HondaJet recently completed a successful demonstration tour in Latin America and South America. Flights were conducted in four countries, traveling more than 14,000 nautical miles. The HondaJet was on static display at Latin America’s largest business aviation event, the Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE), held in São Paulo, Brazil. The demonstration tour included stops in: Brazil (Curitiba, São Paulo, Goiania, Cuiaba, and Belo Horizonte), Argentina, Chile and Panama.

Honda Aircraft Company has established a worldwide dealer network to provide unsurpassed service and support for HondaJet customers. With this addition, the HondaJet dealer network spans 12 territories in North America, South America and Europe. The company began customer deliveries in 2015.

About HondaJet
The HondaJet is the fastest, highest-flying, quietest, and most fuel-efficient jet in its class. The HondaJet incorporates many technological innovations in aviation design, including the unique Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration that dramatically improves performance and fuel efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag. The OTWEM design also reduces cabin sound, minimizes ground-detected noise, and allows for the roomiest cabin in its class, the largest baggage capacity, and a fully serviceable private aft lavatory. The HondaJet is equipped with the most sophisticated glass flight deck available in any light business jet, a Honda-customized Garmin® G3000 The HondaJet is Honda’s first commercial aircraft and lives 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.

Honda Aero Breaks Ground on Expansion of Burlington Facility

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Honda Aero, Inc. (HAI) today added to its capability to produce world-class light-jet engines as well as top-flight maintenance and service, as it breaks ground on a new $21 million, 50,000-square foot facility expansion on its Burlington, North Carolina campus. The addition is expected to create 20 to 30 new jobs over the next few years.

HAI expects to complete the facility by early 2017, which will allow it to expand its manufacturing flexibility and production capability for the HF120 light-jet engine as well as any future projects.

“Honda Aero is very excited to expand upon the strong foundation we have established in North Carolina and increase our production capabilities,” said Honda Aero President Atsukuni Waragai. “This facility will give us increased flexibility and capacity to continue providing the very best products and services for our customers.”

HAI currently produces the HF120 engine for GE Honda Aero Engines, LLC, building and servicing the engine that powers the HondaJet at its Burlington facility.  HAI received its Production Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration on March 17, 2015. Equipped with the HF120 engine, the HondaJet began delivery in December 2015. The HF120 is also available for other airframe applications.

HAI is the official Maintenance Repair and Overhaul facility for the HF120 engine, and features a state-of-the-art test cell, repair and overhaul along with parts warehousing.

“In addition to being an important day for our business, this is another big step for our Honda Aero associates, as we continue to grow and mature our aviation manufacturing capabilities in Burlington,” said Tony Brandewie, vice president of Honda Aero. “As the footprint of our operation expands, so does our partnership with the local community, especially with the Burlington-Alamance Airport Authority which has been instrumental in supporting our business.”

About Honda Aero, Inc.
Honda Aero, Inc. (HAI) conducts parts procurement, assembly and testing of jet engines at its 82,000-square-foot facility, located adjacent to the Burlington-Alamance County regional airport in Burlington, North Carolina.  HAI also provides engine maintenance and overhaul services for its customers at its Burlington facility.

About GE Honda Aero Engines
GE Honda Aero Engines, LLC is a 50/50 joint venture between GE and Honda and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The joint company integrates the resources of GE Aviation and Honda Aero, Inc., a Honda subsidiary established to manage its aviation engine business.

Honda Aircraft Company Delivers First HondaJet in Europe

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Honda Aircraft Company recently delivered the first HondaJet in Europe. The announcement was made during a ceremonial delivery at AERO 2016, which is taking place in Friedrichshafen, Germany from April 20-23.

“Delivering the first HondaJet in Europe is a significant milestone in our journey to bring new value to the light jet market,” said Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “Our first customers who have made their commitment to fly the HondaJet are taking Honda skyward in a bold way. It has been rewarding to see the joy in their faces as they take delivery of their aircraft.”

The first HondaJet to enter service in Europe will be operated by Rheinland Air Service, the exclusive HondaJet dealer for Central Europe.

“For more than 40 years, Rheinland Air Service has been serving the European business aviation market with superior aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul capabilities, as well as aircraft sales, support and fueling,” said Johannes Graf von Schaesberg, chairman and CEO for Rheinland Air Service. “We are honored to be partners with Honda Aircraft Company and to serve as the exclusive HondaJet dealer for Central Europe. With the delivery of our HondaJet, we look forward to showcasing its class-leading performance and fuel efficiency to our customers.”

The HondaJet was developed from a clean sheet design and incorporates advanced technologies and innovations. The HondaJet Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration, natural-laminar flow wing and composite fuselage were developed from long-term Honda research activities. These innovations combine to make the HondaJet the fastest, most spacious and most fuel-efficient jet in its class.

The HondaJet is manufactured at Honda Aircraft Company’s world headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina. The HA-420 HondaJet received FAA type certification in December 2015 and immediately began customer deliveries in North America.

For more information about the HondaJet, visit www.HondaJet.com.

Honda Aircraft Company Begins HondaJet Deliveries

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Honda Aircraft Company today announced it has begun deliveries of the HondaJet, the world’s most advanced light jet. The company delivered the first aircraft today at its world headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina. This milestone follows final type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which the HondaJet received on Dec. 8.

“We are very excited to commence deliveries of the HondaJet, fulfilling Honda’s commitment to advancing human mobility through innovation,” said Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “Honda Aircraft has now extended this commitment skyward with the delivery of our first aircraft, and I hope we soon will begin to see many HondaJets at airports around the world.”

Honda Aircraft Company is manufacturing the HondaJet at its world headquarters in Greensboro. The aircraft is offered for sale in North America, South America and Europe through the HondaJet dealer network.

To support HondaJet customers, Honda Aircraft has established a robust worldwide dealer network in 11 territories. HondaJet dealers are ready to support aircraft entry into service, together with a 90,000 square-foot customer service facility in Greensboro to support the dealer network with heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul capabilities.

Pilot training is already being conducted for HondaJet customers with a full-motion, Level D flight simulator installed at the Honda Aircraft Training Center in Greensboro.

The HondaJet is the world’s most advanced light jet, with revolutionary technology and design innovations—including the Over-The-Wing Engine Mount design—that help it achieve the highest speed, superior fuel efficiency, and a more spacious cabin over conventional aircraft in its class.

For more information about the HondaJet, visit www.HondaJet.com.

About HondaJet
The HondaJet is the fastest, highest-flying, quietest, and most fuel-efficient jet in its class. The HondaJet incorporates many technological innovations in aviation design, including the unique Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration that dramatically improves performance and fuel efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag. The OTWEM design also reduces cabin sound, minimizes ground-detected noise, and allows for the roomiest cabin in its class, the largest baggage capacity, and a fully serviceable private aft lavatory. The HondaJet is equipped with the most sophisticated glass flight deck available in any light business jet, a Honda-customized Garmin® G3000. The HondaJet is Honda’s first commercial aircraft and lives up to the company’s reputation for superior performance, efficiency, quality and value.

 

HondaJet Receives Type Certification From Federal Aviation Administration

The HondaJet received type certification from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday. Honda Aircraft Company and the FAA made the announcement today at the Honda Aircraft headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The FAA presented the type certificate to Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino in front of more than 2,000 people, including FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, government representatives, community leaders, HondaJet dealers, suppliers, and Honda Aircraft associates.

“Achieving FAA type certification for the HondaJet is a monumental milestone for Honda,” said Fujino. “We established Honda Aircraft as a new aerospace company and introduced our first product — an advanced light jet with technologies developed from serious research activities. We designed, tested, and have now certified this clean-sheet design aircraft – an unprecedented challenge for Honda.”

Honda Aircraft Company validated the HondaJet’s performance, safety, function and reliability through rigorous ground and flight tests with the FAA. Total flight hours exceeded 3,000, with testing conducted at more than 70 locations across the United States.

“This day was achieved through the collaborative efforts of the FAA and Honda Aircraft Company,” said Melvin Taylor, manager of the FAA’s Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office. “Collaboration is not easy, it often is a difficult subject. But when it is done successfully like this program, the rewards are gratifying to us all.”

The HondaJet’s innovative Over-The-Wing Engine Mount configuration, natural-laminar flow wing and composite fuselage make it a higher performance, more fuel-efficient and more spacious light jet. The HondaJet is the fastest in its class at 420 knots (483 mph) and the most efficient in its class.

With HondaJet FAA type certification achieved, Honda Aircraft is now ramping up production in Greensboro with 25 aircraft on the final assembly line. The Honda Aircraft workforce is nearing 1,700 people, as the company prepares for deliveries, pilot training and after-sales customer service and support by the end of the year.

“This is an exciting day for North Carolina and our state’s aerospace industry,” said North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory. “As far back as the Wright Brothers’ first flight at Kitty Hawk, our role in aviation has always been significant. Now, when we look up in the sky, we will see jets made right here in North Carolina. Congratulations to Honda Aircraft Company on this enormous achievement.”

For more information about the HondaJet, visit www.HondaJet.com.

About HondaJet
The HondaJet is the fastest, highest-flying, quietest, and most fuel-efficient jet in its class. The HondaJet incorporates many technological innovations in aviation design, including the unique Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration that dramatically improves performance and fuel efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag. The OTWEM design also reduces cabin sound, minimizes ground-detected noise, and allows for the roomiest cabin in its class, the largest baggage capacity, and a fully serviceable private aft lavatory. The HondaJet is powered by two highly fuel-efficient GE Honda HF120 turbofan jet engines, and is equipped with the most sophisticated glass flight deck available in any light business jet, a Honda-customized Garmin® G3000 The HondaJet is Honda’s first commercial aircraft and lives 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.

HondaJet Receives Type Certification From Federal Aviation Administration

HondaJet_Receives_FAA_TCThe HondaJet received type certification from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday. Honda Aircraft Company and the FAA made the announcement today at the Honda Aircraft headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The FAA presented the type certificate to Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino in front of more than 2,000 people, including FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, government representatives, community leaders, HondaJet dealers, suppliers, and Honda Aircraft associates.

“Achieving FAA type certification for the HondaJet is a monumental milestone for Honda,” said Fujino. “We established Honda Aircraft as a new aerospace company and introduced our first product — an advanced light jet with technologies developed from serious research activities. We designed, tested, and have now certified this clean-sheet design aircraft – an unprecedented challenge for Honda.”

Honda Aircraft Company validated the HondaJet’s performance, safety, function and reliability through rigorous ground and flight tests with the FAA. Total flight hours exceeded 3,000, with testing conducted at more than 70 locations across the United States.

“This day was achieved through the collaborative efforts of the FAA and Honda Aircraft Company,” said Melvin Taylor, manager of the FAA’s Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office. “Collaboration is not easy, it often is a difficult subject. But when it is done successfully like this program, the rewards are gratifying to us all.”

The HondaJet’s innovative Over-The-Wing Engine Mount configuration, natural-laminar flow wing and composite fuselage make it a higher performance, more fuel-efficient and more spacious light jet. The HondaJet is the fastest in its class at 420 knots (483 mph) and the most efficient in its class.

With HondaJet FAA type certification achieved, Honda Aircraft is now ramping up production in Greensboro with 25 aircraft on the final assembly line. The Honda Aircraft workforce is nearing 1,700 people, as the company prepares for deliveries, pilot training and after-sales customer service and support by the end of the year.

“This is an exciting day for North Carolina and our state’s aerospace industry,” said North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory. “As far back as the Wright Brothers’ first flight at Kitty Hawk, our role in aviation has always been significant. Now, when we look up in the sky, we will see jets made right here in North Carolina. Congratulations to Honda Aircraft Company on this enormous achievement.”

For more information about the HondaJet, visit www.HondaJet.com.

About HondaJet
The HondaJet is the fastest, highest-flying, quietest, and most fuel-efficient jet in its class. The HondaJet incorporates many technological innovations in aviation design, including the unique Over-The-Wing Engine Mount(OTWEM) configuration that dramatically improves performance and fuel efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag. The OTWEM design also reduces cabin sound, minimizes ground-detected noise, and allows for the roomiest cabin in its class, the largest baggage capacity, and a fully serviceable private aft lavatory. The HondaJet is powered by two highly fuel-efficient GE Honda HF120 turbofan jet engines, and is equipped with the most sophisticated glass flight deck available in any light business jet, a Honda-customized Garmin® G3000 The HondaJet is Honda’s first commercial aircraft and lives 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.