Honda Aircraft breaks ground on new MRO facility
The Honda Aircraft Company has broken ground on its new facility at Greensboro. The new building should be completed next year, the company should occupy the facility in the second half of 2013, prior to the entry into service of the HondaJet.
This new Honda Aircraft MRO facility includes a 24/7 support centre to facilitate maintenance for up to 12 aircraft simultaneously. There will be several back shops for composite and sheet metal structures, avionics and interiors and a flight planning room conveniently situated near the aircraft ramp side entrance.
Anthony Piazza, vice president of Administration for American Honda Motor said “I stood near this site when Honda Aircraft Company broke ground on the world headquarters in 2007, and it’s a wonderful feeling to witness the impressive expansion of Honda Aircraft facilities, and take part in the ground breaking of the new MRO that will be used to service and maintain the HondaJet fleet.”
Honda Aircraft Company president and CEO Michimasa Fujino said “We continue to make great strides as our momentum builds toward important milestones from type certification to our most important goal of delivering the HondaJet to customers around the world. This new facility that we celebrate today will play a critical role in supporting and maintaining the HondaJet fleet. I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation to the community and local officials who support this major project.”
With the addition of the new MRO, Honda Aircraft’s total capital investment for construction in the area exceeds $120 million.
Fujino said “It is my commitment to build the best Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul facility to serve the HondaJet customer.”