BURLINGTON, NC – June 2, 2022 - GE Honda Aero Engines (GHAE) marked production of its 500th engine since the start of production of the HF120 in 2013. The milestone engine was built at Honda Aero Inc., the manufacturing headquarters of the HF120 in Burlington, NC, since 2014. The HF120 is a 2,095-pound thrust turbofan engine, powering over 200 HondaJets currently in service. The HF120 fleet of engines has surpassed 240,000 flight hours in operation.
“The GE Honda Aero Engines team ensures every engine is built to our unparalleled standards for quality, performance, noise, vibration, and fuel efficiency,” said Melvyn Heard, president of GHAE. “This 500th engine milestone is a testament to delivering on our brand commitment.”.
“Our GE Honda Aero Engines team remains committed to innovation and advancements, while providing best-in-class customer service and support throughout the engine’s lifecycle,” said Shinji Tsukiyama, executive vice president of GHAE.
Powering the fastest aircraft in its class, the HF120 enables effortless climb to FL450 and beyond. Its high fan and core pressure ratios provide more speed and quicker climb times to higher cruising altitudes, allowing for initial climb of more than 4,000 feet per minute and reducing time to climb by 40%.
A comprehensive global customer support and services program is available to all HF120 operators. With an extensive services network, the Engine Maintenance Care program (EMC) covers routine maintenance along with spare engines and all parts and labor to meet customers’ maintenance, repair, and overhaul needs.
About GE Honda Aero Engines
GE and Honda formed a 50/50 joint venture in 2004, called GE Honda Aero Engines, based in Burlington, North Carolina. The joint company integrates the resources of GE Aviation and Honda Aero, Inc., a Honda subsidiary established to manage its aviation engine business. The GE Honda HF120 engine program was launched in 2006 and was selected to power Honda Aircraft Company’s advanced light jet, the HondaJet.
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