Press release

May 24, 2022

GE Honda Aero Engines Signs Agreement with Signature TECHNICAir as a Service Provider for HF120 Engine

GENEVA, Switzerland – May 24, 2022 - GE Honda Aero Engines (GHAE) announced an agreement with Signature TECHNICAir to become an Authorized Service Provider (ASP) for the HF120 engine.

“GE Honda Aero Engines is pleased to add TECHNICAir to our existing global network of authorized service providers to support the growing fleet of Europe based HF120 customers year-round and around the clock,” said Melvyn Heard, president of GHAE.

“We are delighted to extend our maintenance support to the HondaJet family of aircraft through our new partnership with the Honda Aircraft Company and GE Honda Aero Engines,” said Andy Preston, Managing Director of Signature TECHNICAir EMEA. “European customers can count on the flexible and service focused team at Signature TECHNICAir to keep their aircraft mission ready.

GE Honda Aero Engines’ ASPs perform line maintenance and engine removal, as well as support rental engine use for HF120 shop visits. The ASP network promotes, sells and facilitates GHAE’s Engine Maintenance Care (EMC) program, and customers will use the ASP network for warranty and Engine Maintenance Care services.

In February, GHAE announced that the HF120 global fleet surpassed 200,000 engine flight hours.

Rated at 2,095 pounds of thrust, the HF120 engine sets new standards of performance in fuel efficiency, durability, low noise, and emissions.

HF120 technologies include:

A wide-chord, compound, swept front fan blisk, along with composite outlet guide vanes A high-temperature titanium impeller in the compressor for maximum engine pressure ratio and stall-free performance A compact reverse-flow configuration combustor and single-stage air-blast fuel nozzles Advanced materials in the high-pressure turbine as well as a two-stage low-pressure turbine and a counter rotating HP and LP spool shaft system

About Signature Technicair
Signature TECHNICAir is a division of Signature Flight Support and an established provider of aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul services across the United States and United Kingdom. Signature TECHNICAir EMEA operates a full service, UK CAA / FAA / EASA certified Part-145 Repair Station located at Bournemouth Airport in the U.K., complemented by strategically positioned line maintenance locations and mobile service units that provide an extensive range of aircraft base/line and AOG maintenance capabilities, including airframe, engine, components, avionics, modifications and upgrades to business aviation customers across the EMEA region.

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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HF120 is a registered trademark of GE Honda Aero Engines.
EMC is a registered service mark of GE Honda Aero Engines.