Honda Aero, Inc., a subsidiary of Japanese car maker, Honda Motor Co., and the engine supplier of business jets, such as the HondaJet, manufactured by Honda Aircraft Company, has redefined jet engine technology by providing engines that enable aircraft with best-in-class speed, efficiency and the smoothest and quietest rides.
The engines are made for GE Honda Aero Engines, a U.S.-based joint venture between Honda Aero and GE Aviation, and sold to Honda Aircraft, maker of the HondaJet, and to other aircraft companies. Honda Aero attributes its success in the United States to the decision to establish operations in Burlington, North Carolina.
“We chose this location in order to be closer to one of our key customers. Honda Aircraft is only half an hour away from us. We’re also in the center of a major traffic zone for small business jets. This is essential for our growth as we increase our manufacturing and service capabilities,” Honda Aero, Inc. President and CEO Atsukuni Waragai said.
As orders grow for the HondaJet, Honda Aero has increased its delivery of engines over the past years. At the same time, the company wants to expand its customer base for its products and services.
“We are consistently pushing the boundaries with our innovative products. With our recent expansion to manufacture parts in-house, we are ready for more customers. Honda Aero is ready to be the leader in small jet engine manufacturing,” he said.