GREENSBORO, N.C. – Honda Aircraft Company, Inc., today announced an agreement with Hampson Industries PLC for supply of the complete empennage structural sub-assembly for the HondaJet advanced light jet.  The empennage sub-assembly will be supplied from Hampson's Grand Prairie, Texas, manufacturing facility.

HondaJet will be produced1 at Honda Aircraft Company’s new state-of-the-art facility that is currently under construction in Greensboro, North Carolina, at the Piedmont Triad International Airport.  Early next year the first phase of the construction effort will be completed with the establishment of the company’s new world headquarters, incorporating all type certification, sales, marketing, service support, and continued research and development activities.  The second phase of construction will incorporate a production facility for the final assembly of all structural components and parts, aircraft system assembly and installation, completion of the interior, and painting.

Honda Aircraft Company has received more than 100 orders for the $3.65 million HondaJet, with first deliveries scheduled for 2010.  HondaJet will be on display at the upcoming 60th annual National Business Aviation Association Meeting and Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, from September 25-27, 2007.

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¹ produced using domestic and globally sourced parts

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