Honda Aircraft Co. announces major developments for HondaJet
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GREENSBORO — Honda Aircraft Co. said it is making big advancements in the development of HondaJet.
Sunday, the company announced the fourth FAA conforming HondaJet completed its first flight on May 4 at PTI Airport and said it is getting closer to certification. Manufacturing is already under way on its first, full-motion flight simulator to train pilots.
The simulator will be in place at its headquarters in Greensboro by the first half of next year. The company also updated the status of the $20 million service center the company is constructing in Greensboro.
Site preparation began in February and leaders say construction on the 54-acre expansion at the Greensboro facility will begin in the summer. The company has also completed several structural and system tests needed for certification.
Officials have introduced new product enhancements; such as new display configuration for pilots and a cabin management system that allows passengers to control features such as lighting and temperature with a wireless device.