Honda Aircraft to invest US£15.5m in Greensboro production facility expansion


Honda Aircraft Company has unveiled plans to add a wing production facility at its global headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The US$15.5m production building will cover 82,000ft² of its 133-acre campus in Greensboro. The planned facility will bring the company’s total capital investment in its North Carolina facilities to more than US$245m.

The construction project is scheduled to break ground during  July 2019. The building will house a new wing assembly process for the HondaJet Elite and will enable more wings to be assembled concurrently, resulting in a major increase in production efficiency.

Additionally, the 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.

Michimasa Fujino, president and CEO of Honda Aircraft Company, said, “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.”

Kevin Baker, executive director of the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority, added, “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.”

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