Company Information

Company Information

GE Honda Aero Engines was established to design and manufacture engines in the 1000 to 3500 pound thrust class. With offices in Cincinnati, OH and Burlington, NC, the company combines the strengths of two industry leaders in performance engines to deliver a new standard in durability, reliability and economy for business aviation.

About GE Honda Aero Engines

GE Honda Aero Engines, LLC. is a 50/50 joint venture between GE Aviation and Honda Aero, Inc., and was formed in October 2004 to design, manufacture, sell, and support a family of innovative engines in the 1000 to 3500 pound thrust class for the business aviation industry.

 

The two companies began talks in 2003 with the goal of providing durable and economical engines for business aviation. The idea was to combine the strengths of each parent company in technology leadership, manufacturing expertise, and performance engine tradition to provide modern business aviation engines with the performance and availability of large commercial engines.

 

Honda began research and development of its jet engine and aircraft projects in 1986. Over five generations, Honda refined its small engine technology, with demonstrated capability in ground and flight testing. Meanwhile, GE has been engaged in groundbreaking development including engines for regional and business jets, and the world's most powerful commercial engine. Now, Honda and GE's joint engineering has resulted in the next generation of smaller, lightweight, low cost, and highly efficient business jet engines.

 

The HF120 turbofan engine will be the first product from GE Honda Aero Engines after completing a rigorous testing and maturation program. The HF120's launch customer is Honda Aircraft's "HondaJet".

 

Finding Common Ground

Finding Common Ground

Honda, the world's largest engine manufacturer, and GE, the world's leading producer of large and small jet engines, form a strategic alliance.

 

Remarkable Team

Remarkable Team

The GE Honda Aero Engines leadership team is composed of respected leaders from GE Aviation and Honda.

 

Honda

Honda

Honda is the world's leading engine producer and one of the most respected manufacturers of high-quality and dependable engines. Honda operates several world-class R&D centers and more than 120 manufacturing facilities in 30 countries worldwide, producing a wide range of products, including motorcycles, ATVs, generators, marine engines, lawn and garden equipment and automobiles.

 

The General Electric Company

The General Electric Company

GE Aviation is the world's leading producer of large and small jet engines for commercial and military aircraft. It also offers marine engines and power generators, and is one of the world's largest suppliers of aviation services.