Honda has received from General Electric the initial two GE Honda HF120 turbofan engines for its first conforming HondaJet entry-level business jet that the company is readying for a first flight.
The second conforming aircraft, completed in July, is undergoing static stress testing and a third conforming flight-test aircraft is in production.
A fourth flight-test aircraft will be used for fatigue testing in 2012 before the planned certification of the .5 million twinjet in the third quarter of 2012.
A new 23,230m2 (250,000ft2) production facility is in the final phase of construction and is to be completed in early 2011. The new facility will house airframe and engine production as well as two painting stations and Flight Safety International-built full motion flight simulators.