BURLINGTON, North Carolina – March 8, 2022 - The GE Honda Aero Engines’ (GHAE) HF120 engine, which powers the HondaJet aircraft, has surpassed the 200,000 flight hours mark since entering service in 2015. This milestone demonstrates the engine’s outstanding reliability and performance and helps solidify the technology as a main stay for years to come.
“We are excited to share this milestone with our customers,” said Melvyn Heard, president of GHAE. “The engine has demonstrated best-in-class reliability and cost of ownership for our global customers. We realize the great importance our customers place on reliability and aircraft availability. This is a testament to all those involved in this milestone, including our dedicated product support team.
To date, GHAE’s engines operate in 42 countries and are supported around the clock and around the world with an Authorized Service Providers (ASPs) network comprised of select service centers from the industry. The ASP network is further supported by a 24/7 GE Honda Operations Center and a team of dedicated Field Technical Managers (FTMs) and Customer Team Managers (CTMs).
“With the engine’s exceptional record on inflight performance, efficiency, and reliability, our customers can be confident that the HF120 engine will continue to exceed their expectations,” added Heard.
GHAE offers long-term Engine Maintenance Care (EMCSM) programs that extend beyond the basic engine warranty, with coverage of both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance events. The two levels of service coverage offered under this program are EMC2, a hands-off solution for customers requiring comprehensive service, and EMCb, which is predominantly a parts-only program. Both programs are offered through the GE Honda ASP network.
Rated at 2,095 lbs. thrust, the HF120 features a simple architecture optimized for size and performance and proprietary combustion technology to achieve emission targets required of much larger engines. The result is lower fuel consumption and quiet operations.
About the HF120 Turbofan Engine
Rated at 2,095 pounds of thrust, the HF120 engine sets new standards of performance in fuel efficiency, durability, and low noise and emissions. Some of the unparalleled value available with the HF120 are:
The above features create an engine that redefines performance and dependability
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.
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