Honda Aircraft said Thursday it has reached agreements with GKN Aerospace, Avcorp Industries and Garmin International as major component suppliers for the HondaJet advanced light jet to be produced in Greensboro, N.C.
Under the agreement, GKN will supply the fuselage structural sub-assembly, Garmin will supply an avionics system tailored for the HondaJet, and Avcorp will supply the wing structural sub-assembly.
“We are pleased to be entering into collaboration with some of North America’s top aviation industry suppliers, as we continue to focus on developing an innovative aircraft of the absolute highest quality for our customers,” said Michimasa Fujino, president and CEO of Honda Aircraft. “The sourcing of these key components from suppliers in the U.S. and Canada is consistent with Honda’s philosophy of producing products close to the customer.”
The Greensboro facility is expected to begin deliveries to customers in 2010.