Honda Aircraft Starts Wing Making in New Facility
With the opening of its new wing production and service parts facility in Greensboro, North Carolina, Honda Aircraft will be able to manufacture HondaJet wings concurrently and thus improve manufacturing efficiency. The new facility encloses 83,100 sq ft and houses a main wing assembly hangar, service parts warehouse, paint booth, and offices. Groundbreaking for the new facility was held on July 30, 2019, and it was finished in September 2020.
Located at the Honda Aircraft campus at Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, the new facility represents an additional $24.3 million investment, part of a total of more than $245 million the company has invested at Greensboro. “Honda is a mobility technology company and our newest facility further increases efficiency of assembly,” said Honda Aircraft president and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “It also will house more service parts to support the rapidly-growing HondaJet fleet.” That fleet now numbers more than 170 airplanes that have collectively logged more than 63,000 hours.
The HondaJet wing is designed for reduced aerodynamic drag and high structural rigidity, with exterior skins machined from solid aluminum alloy.
“Since entering the market five years ago,” Fujino said, “the HondaJet has received a tremendous response from customers. This facility will enable us to continue to provide our growing global customer base with the highest level of customer support.”