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Honda Aircraft Company

Company nameHonda Aircraft Company
Company typePrivate, subsidiary of
Honda Motor Co., Ltd
FoundedAugust, 2006
HeadquartersGreensboro, North Carolina
Key peopleMichimasa Fujino, President and CEO
Employees400 (2009)
ParentHonda Motor Co., Ltd

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The Honda Aircraft Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Honda Motor Company that has developed the prototype HondaJet and is slated to manufacture and market the production version of the aircraft. The company was formed as a separate entity in August 2006 under the leadership of president and CEO Michimasa Fujino.

The corporate headquarters are located at the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina, where the prototype HondaJet was also developed and flight tested. In February, 2007, the Honda Aircraft Company announced plans to build a 214000 sqft (19881.3 m2) office and manufacturing facility in Greensboro to support HondaJet production for deliveries in 2010. In April, 2009, the company announced a delayed schedule with test flights in early 2010 and deliveries beginning in late 2011.. In August 2010, Honda announced further delays: test flights would begin in November, but actually happened on December 21, 2010 and first deliveries to customers will be in 2012.

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