Shovels went into the ground in in Greensboro, signalling the start of construction of a new airplane manufacturing facility.
Honda Aircraft Company, which builds the HondaJet Elite aircraft, will use the new facility to assemble airplane wings and to offer additional parts service parts storage.
Expected to be completed by July 2020, the latest expansion is a $15.5 million investment in an 83,000-square-foot facility on Honda Aircraft’s 133+ acre campus in Greensboro. This will bring the company’s total capital investment in its North Carolina facilities to more than $245 million.
“The 2007 announcement that Honda Aircraft Company would make its home in Greensboro helped North Carolina become the second fastest growing aviation cluster in the United States,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “Today’s ceremony is another step in growing the aviation industry in our state.”
The ground-breaking ceremony included a flyover by a HondaJet Elite.
“When I founded Honda Aircraft Company, our mission was to add new value to the industry and introduce a new lifestyle with the HondaJet around the globe,” said Honda Aircraft Company president and CEO Michimasa Fujino.
“With our community’s support, we have achieved this as HondaJets are improving the lives of our customers throughout the world. The relationships we have with all of you have been instrumental to our progress and success as a company. Thank you.”