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Honda Aero Earns FAA Repair Station Certificate – Additional Certification for Facility Building the HF120 Turbofan Engine

| Products & Services, USA | 02/24/2016


Honda Aero - HF120 Turbofan Jet Engine

Honda Aero Earns FAA Repair Station Certificate – Additional Certification for Facility Building the HF120 Turbofan Engine
Date: Feb 12, 2016
Source: Honda Worldwide

BURLINGTON, N.C. U.S.A., February 12, 2016 – Honda Aero, Inc. (HAI) today announced that its HF120 turbofan engine production facility in Burlington, N.C., has earned a PART 145 repair station certificate from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This certificate will enable HAI to serve as the dedicated Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) operation for the GE Honda Aero Engines HF120 Platform.

HAI received its FAA Production Certificate for the HF120 turbofan engine in March 2015, and will now have the ability to provide world-class maintenance, repair and overhaul service to customers. The HAI Burlington facility will be the dedicated MRO shop for the GE Honda Aero Engines HF120 engine, which powers the HondaJet, and began customer deliveries in December 2015. The HF120 is also available for other airframe applications.

“This is a significant milestone for Honda Aero made possible by the challenging spirit of our team of associates,” said Honda Aero President Atsukuni Waragai. “By combining production and maintenance operations on one campus we will better serve our customers of today and tomorrow.”

The HAI MRO operations is co-located with the production facility that builds the engine. This placement will allow the MRO engineers to more quickly feed back any experience from the engine’s in-service performance to the engine design and production; thereby providing a quality product which is expected by Honda customers.

In addition to engine assembly and the MRO functions, the Burlington plant features a state-of-the-art test cell and parts warehouse.

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