GARY, Ind., Feb. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gary Jet Center today announced that it is managing and hangaring one of the first HondaJets to be delivered in the United States. Additionally, two Gary Jet Center pilots were among the first type rated in the aircraft and attended pilot training at the Honda Aircraft Training Center in Greensboro, N.C. A Gary Jet Center maintenance technician also attended and completed the first HondaJet Initial and Avionics Maintenance Training program.
"Gary Jet Center provides aviation services to a variety of customers and aircraft types, and we welcome the opportunity to add one of the first HondaJets delivered to our fleet," said Gary Jet Center President and CEO, Wil Davis.
About Gary Jet Center
The Gary Center, located at the Gary/Chicago International Airport (KGYY), is a 25-year old, privately owned aviation services company, providing FBO services, as well aircraft management, maintenance and charter services to a variety of Chicagoland customers. With more than 110,000 square feet of hangar space, Gary Jet Center is poised to accommodate and service the corporate jet market in the Chicagoland area. In addition, the Gary Jet Center holds two FAA Part 145 Repair Station Certificates and an FAA Part 135 Charter Certification with International Operation Specifications enabling it to meet the highest requirements of the corporate and general aviation industries.
Gary Jet Center is proud to add our early involvement with HondaJet to its list of recent awards, which includes a 2014 LEED Gold Certification by the US Green Building Council for its newest built hangar, the 2013 Boeing Supplier of the Year award, and a 2012 US Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.
The HondaJet is the fastest, highest-flying, quietest, and most fuel-efficient jet in its class. The HondaJet incorporates many technological innovations in aviation design, including the unique Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration that dramatically improves performance and fuel efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag. The OTWEM design also reduces cabin sound, minimizes ground-detected noise, and allows for the roomiest cabin in its class, the largest baggage capacity, and a fully serviceable private aft lavatory. The HondaJet is equipped with the most sophisticated glass flight deck available in any light business jet, a Honda-customized Garmin® G3000. The HondaJet is Honda's first commercial aircraft and lives up to the company's reputation for superior performance, efficiency, quality and value.
About Honda Aircraft Company
Honda Aircraft Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Founded in 2006, Honda Aircraft's world headquarters is located in North Carolina, the birthplace of aviation. The challenging spirit upon which Mr. Soichiro Honda founded Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is alive today as Honda Aircraft fulfills one of Honda's longstanding dreams to advance human mobility skyward.
For more information, contact: Lynn Eplawy, 219-944-1210
SOURCE Gary Jet Center