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GKN Aerospace celebrates the HondaJet world tour

News International-French

5 Jun 2015

GKN Aerospace supplies the complete composite, lightweight bonded fuselage and the innovative, all-acrylic, front and side windshields for this aircraft.

The fuselage is manufactured at GKN Aerospace’s facility in Alabama, USA with assembly at company's plant in Orangeburg, South Carolina, close to Honda Aircraft Company’s world headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina. The windshields are produced at company's specialist transparencies operation in Garden Grove, California.

The fuselage, designed by Honda Aircraft Company, is constructed of composite materials co-cured integrally in an autoclave. This reduces manufacturing complexity and produces a lightweight fuselage, improving fuel efficiency and increasing interior cabin and luggage space. GKN Aerospace gained the HondaJet fuselage development contract in 2009 with the production contract awarded in 2011.

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