Published on February 14th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Honda Aero Earns FAA Repair Station Certificate

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.

The first production HondaJet achieved its first flight on Friday, June 27, 2014. The flight marks another milestone toward aircraft certification and entry into service in 2015.

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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