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Honda Officially Sets Up At GSO  
User currently offlineGsoflyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1093 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3602 times:


Honda establishes jet subsidiary in Greensboro
The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area - 11:18 AM EDT Tuesday

Honda Motor Co., which announced in late July that it would begin accepting sales orders in the fall for its lightweight HondaJet, said in a statement Tuesday that it has established the subsidiary to run that process in Greensboro.

Honda Aircraft Co. will be responsible for the further development, sales promotion and production of the HondaJet, Honda said in a statement.

Honda Aircraft will be based in a facility at Piedmont Triad International Airport, where the prototype HondaJet was assembled and test flights have been carried out for more than three years.

Michimasa Fujino, the chief engineer who has led development of the HondaJet so far, will be the president of Honda Aircraft, which will start full operations in October, Honda said.

Honda's goal is to deliver the first mass production of the jets in 2010. The Greensboro-based subsidiary will also manage Honda's new alliance with Piper Aircraft Inc., which will collaborate with Honda on sales and service.

The exact number of employees that would be needed for the operation was not disclosed.

In a phone interview with The Business Journal, Henry Isaacson, the chairmain of the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority, said he had not heard definitive word about the facility from Honda, but said that, if Greensboro indeed had been selected, "we'd be delighted."

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User currently offlineGSOShutout55 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3403 times:

That's cool. I've seen it a few times while flying from GSO. Interesting that the callsign is just the tail number.

User currently offlineCltguy From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 604 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3320 times:

This is a big get for Greensboro...this really has the potential to "take off"

User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6879 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3317 times:

FedEx and Honda.. As well as all the heavies in for maintenance.. pretty cool..

Has any word been said of whether FedEx would bring the 380 into GSO or would it just be the 727/300/310/Caravan?

Aiming High and going far..
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