Honda Expands In N.C., Brings Conforming Jet To NBAA

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Honda Aircraft Company opened a new customer service facility at its world headquarters in Greensboro, N.C., last week, and this week, the company is bringing its conforming HondaJet to the annual NBAA Convention for the first time. With the new customer facility, HondaJet now occupies more than 130 acres at Piedmont Triad International Airport, with more than 600,000 square feet of buildings. The new center aims to provide "a new level of the private jet ownership experience," said CEO Michimasa Fujino. The center will serve as a base for the company's customer service and training operations, and also will provide heavy maintenance and major repair and overhaul work.

At NBAA this week, in Las Vegas, the jet will be open for tours at the convention's static airport display. The conforming jet flew at EAA AirVenture this summer, and AVweb's Glenn Pew spoke with Fujino about how the aircraft design has evolved over the years. First deliveries of the jet are expected next year.