Honda Builds Aerospace Plant in US for VLJs
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
The commercial and general aviation industries are watching the development of a new class of aircraft very carefully: the very light jet, or "VLJ," is anticipated to have a big, very positive impact on aviation in the next decade.
Honda is one of the companies developing the new VLJ aircraft. The company, in partnership with GE, has decided to build their own engines for this aircraft, and to do so in the US. Honda Aero, Inc. will break ground tomorrow on its new corporate headquarters and state-of-the-art engine manufacturing facility in Burlington, North Carolina.
Manufactured at this plant wil be the GE-Honda HF120 turbofan engine. It will power two of Honda's VLJ models. These new aircraft, Spectrum Aero's Freedom and HondaJet, will be produced and assembled in Greensboro, North Carolina by the Honda Aircraft Company.
The new engine manufacturing facility will be 102,400 sq. ft. in size and employ 70 workers.
Watch the news for more information on this aircraft and other VLJs. This new class of jet aircraft is expected to present even more growth and career opportunities for current and future pilots.
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