The HondaJet assembly line in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.
The HondaJet assembly line in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.

“An assembly line for HondaJet production is in place, major aircraft components including the fuselage and wing have been produced, and we have started assembly of the first customer aircraft,” says Honda Aircraft President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. 

The HondaJet, which is designed to carry two crew and five passengers, incorporates a unique Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration that improves performance and fuel efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag.

Other HondaJet innovations include a natural-laminar flow (NLF) wing and fuselage nose, and the composite fuselage

GKN Aerospace is the supplier of the HondaJet fuselage, which is constructed of composites co-cured integrally in an autoclave. (See GKN to produce HondaJet composite fuselage.)