Because of its talented workforce, business-friendly setting and better quality of life, North Carolina has attracted many international companies seeking a location that benefits both its businesses and workers. A standout among these foreign investors is Honda, which has three facilities in the state, the largest of which is Honda Aircraft Co. in Greensboro.
“The people and board members of the Chamber of the North Carolina have recognized that Honda’s presence continues to make a good impact on the state. Since Honda came in and made progress, other companies have begun looking into investing in this region,” said Honda Aircraft President and CEO Hideto Yamasaki.
Honda Aircraft’s massive business operations involves partnership and contracts with more than 200 suppliers. While its jets may not be the most affordable among competitors, customers have placed bigger value in Honda’s commitment to the advancement of mobility and environmental sustainability in its pursuit of growth. The HondaJet fleet is now comprised of more than 230 aircraft in operation, and the number continues to increase.
“The HondaJet consumes 15% less fuel than its competitors,” stressed Yamasaki, who takes pride in the company’s dedication to global carbon neutrality.
Since the first HondaJet was delivered in late 2015, the company has continuously found ways to develop more fuel efficient and greener aircrafts.
“Honda Aircraft has made valuable contributions to the aviation industry because we are bringing business aviation to a wider range of users. We will continue doing so by delivering new products and services that create new values for our customers as well as the local community,” Yamasaki said.
“We announced a concept project about a year ago to build a new business jet that can fly non-stop from the East Coast to the West Coast. We are working on that and in 2023, we will be able to unveil more details about this new project,” he added.
With the upcoming jet, Yamasaki is confident that even more customers will make their way to Greensboro.