Katie Arcieri The Business Journal
HondaJet to be Showcased at Orlando Aviation Convention
October 9, 2012
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  • By Katie Arcieri

    Officials from Greensboro-based Honda Aircraft Co. will be traveling to Orlando, Fla., this month to showcase the company’s lightweight business jet at the 65th annual National Business Aviation Association convention.

    The convention, which takes place from Oct. 30 through Nov. 1, is regarded as one of the premiere meeting places for networking among aviation industry officials.

    Andrew Broom, division director of corporate communications and marketing for Honda Aircraft Co., said Honda will have a substantial presence at the convention and plans to host a press conference at the event on Oct. 29.

    The company also will have an exhibit that showcases the HondaJet and company officials will be on hand to answer questions from attendees.

    Honda is gearing up for the Orlando convention after holding a ground-breaking ceremony last month at the Piedmont Triad International Airport for its $20 million, 90,000-square-foot maintenance repair and overhaul facility for the HondaJet. The company plans to begin initial production of the $4.5 million lightweight business jet later this year.

    Honda Aircraft Co. is one of the region’s largest aviation employers with more than 700 employees.