Honda Aircraft Co. plans to expand its global headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina, by investing an additional $15.5 million in a new 82,000ft2 facility on its campus of more than 133 acres. 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 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 Co.
Executive Director of the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority Kevin Baker stated, "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."
The HondaJet Elite cabin features a full-service galley, a private lavatory with optional belted seat and, exclusive Bongiovi sound system. The aircraft offers an ergonomically designed cockpit and enhanced customized Garmin G3000 avionics suite.