The GE Honda Aero Engines Story
Headquartered in West Chester, Ohio, GE Honda Aero Engines was created to design, manufacture, sell and support a family of engines in the 1,000- to 3,500-pound thrust class for the business aviation industry.
The two companies engaged in 2004 with the goal of providing durable and economical engines for business aviation. Honda began research and development of its jet engine and aircraft projects in 1986. Over five generations, Honda refined its small engine technology, with demonstrated capability in ground and flight testing. Meanwhile, GE is engaged in groundbreaking development – including engines for regional and business jets – and also boasts the world's most powerful commercial engine and some of the most advanced military aircraft engine technology on the planet. Now, Honda and GE's joint engineering has resulted in the next generation of smaller, lightweight, low cost, and highly efficient business jet engines.