Honda Jet is expanding operation dramatically

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Honda Aircraft Company announced today that HondaJet China (Honsan General Aviation Co., Ltd.) will expand their operations at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport’s fixed-based operator (FBO) complex. The announcement was made during the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE) in Shanghai, China.

HondaJet China has signed an agreement with Yitong Business Aviation Service Co., a subsidiary of Guangdong Airport Authority, for an 8,800 square meter expansion of its facility at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport’s FBO. The new state-of-the-art facility will feature a HondaJet sales showroom and dedicated service area that can accommodate up to 20 HondaJets. It is expected to be completed by mid-2019.

The expanded HondaJet China will also host FlightJoy Aviation Co., a newly-established company that will provide charter operations and aircraft management of HondaJets throughout China.

When making the announcement, Chairman of Honsan General Aviation Co., Ltd. Mr. Zhou Yuxi stated, “We are thrilled to announce the expansion of HondaJet China at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. HondaJet China will be a one stop shop for all HondaJet customers with a beautiful, brand new location featuring sales and service support, flight operations as well as charter offerings. This expansion is a testament to HondaJet China’s commitment to creating new value in business aviation in the region with the technologically advanced HondaJet.”

Honda Aircraft Company President & CEO Michimasa Fujino added, “We are looking forward to HondaJet China’s facility expanding in Guangzhou as the aviation economy in the region continues to grow. As we remain dedicated to our commitment to offer our customers the best value and performance in aviation, we are proud of our partnership with Honsan General Aviation and are confident the brand new facility will provide HondaJet customers with an unparalleled sales and service experience.

Honda Aircraft Company has established a worldwide dealer and authorized sales network to provide unsurpassed service and support for HondaJet customers. The HondaJet authorized network spans territories in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. An advanced light jet, the HondaJet was the most delivered aircraft in its category in 2017, has broken many speed records and has been certified and delivered in countries around the globe.

The HondaJet is the fastest, highest-flying, quietest, and most fuel-efficient jet in its class. The HondaJet incorporates many technological innovations in aviation design, including the unique Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration that dramatically improves performance and fuel efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag. The OTWEM design also reduces cabin noise, minimizes ground-detected noise, and allows for the roomiest cabin and the largest baggage capacity in its class and a fully serviceable private aft lavatory. The HondaJet is equipped with the most sophisticated glass flight deck available in any light business jet, a Honda-customized Garmin® G3000. The HondaJet is Honda’s first commercial aircraft and lives up to the company’s reputation for superior performance, efficiency, quality and value.

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