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Aircraft Engine R&D Center: Create the Power of Aviation for the Next Generation

HF120 Engine

Honda Aircraft Engine R&D Center has been striving to offer the best-in-class aircraft engine starting from compact design, light weight, premium performance, and environmental ethics gas turbine engine for business jet.
From the Center foundation in 2004, HF120 Engine, jointly developed with GE Aviation, received Type Certification from U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Dec, 2013. The engine production has launched in our plant in Honda Aero Inc. headquarters in North Carolina, 2014.
Honda Aircraft Engine R&D Center is picking up stream to offer reliable product and prime service to customer, and introduce competitive and innovative engine technology into Aviation industry.

 

Engine Flight Test

Engine Flight Test

  Engine Test

Engine Test

Engine Test Operation

Engine Test Operation

  Fan FOD (Foreign Object Damage) Analysis

Fan FOD (Foreign Object Damage) Analysis

CFRP deliverable applied on production

CFRP deliverable applied on production

Small turbofan engine development

1986: Founded Wako Fundamental Technology Research Center and initiated
small gas turbine engine research.

1999: Embarked on designing the HF118 Turbofan Engine as a compact, lightweight,
fuel-efficient and low-emission jet engine.

Jun 2002: Commenced high-altitude flight testing.

December 2003: Had the first successful fullscale flight test in North Carolina, USA.

October 2004: Established a joint venture company with General Electric Co., (GE), the world’s largest jet engine manufacturer to develop Honda’s first commercial engine, the HF120 in partnership with GE.

The HF120, a more sophisticated version of the HF118 incorporates Honda proprietary computational fluid dynamics software to optimize airflow within the compact engine, applying composite material and heat resistant super alloy, and is top-class for light weight, low fuel efficiency, low emission and long durability.

December 2013: FAA Type Certificate issued for the HF120.

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