WFMY News 2 Takes a Rare Look at HondaJet Inside Honda Aircraft Company

11:02 PM, May 13, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- WFMY News 2 takes a rare look at aviation innovation inside Honda Aircraft Company.

The headquarters is home of what's known as the fastest and most fuel efficient business jet on the planet.

Honda Aircraft Company president and CEO Michimasa Fujino designed the seven-seat HondaJet.

"Everytime I see this airplane, this is art," he said. "I put my life and passion into this aircraft."

The aircraft started as a sketch in the 1990s. The engines are mounted on the wings. At first, it was considered ugly.

In February of 2007, Honda Aircraft Company announced its world headquarters would be located at the Piedmont-Triad International Airport. 800 people work there now and another 400 will be hired by 2015.

The company has about 200 patents on the plane. More than 100 HondaJet aircrafts have been pre-sold.

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