Honda Aircraft Company and FlightSafety International have solidified a 25-year extension to their existing 15-year-old partnership that will continue the two companies’ relationship until 2047. The agreement builds on a partnership that combines the strengths of both parties across different sectors to provide training to HondaJet owners and operators with the highest level of safety, while setting a strong, long-term commitment to aviation.
“As the HondaJet fleet size continues to grow globally with high aircraft utilization, it is important to expand the HondaJet training network to best accommodate customer needs,” said Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Hideto Yamasaki.
Honda Aircraft Company and FlightSafety International also announced that a new FAA-certified HondaJet Level D full flight simulator now is located at the company’s Greensboro, North Carolina, world headquarters. This is in addition to one simulator already in use at the same location, and another available in Farnborough, England.
More than 600 pilots have completed the HA-420 Initial Pilot Course to date. Now, the new simulator in Greensboro will double training capacity, serving more customers and significantly reducing the wait time for new and returning HondaJet pilots. This enhanced training efficiency will help meet increasing demand from Honda Aircraft Company’s growing customer base.