HondaJet China (Honsan General Aviation) has signed a deal with Guangdong Airport Authority subsidiary Yitong Business Aviation Service to expand its fixed-based operator (FBO) facility, which is situated at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.
The new 8,800m² expanded facility will be developed to house a HondaJet sales showroom and dedicated service area that can accommodate up to 20 HondaJet aircraft.
It will also house a newly established company, FlightJoy Aviation, which will provide charter operations and aircraft management of HondaJets across China.
The expansion is scheduled to be completed next year.
Honsan General Aviation chairman Zhou Yuxi said: “HondaJet China will be a one-stop-shop for all HondaJet customers with a beautiful, brand new location featuring sales and service support and flight operations, as well as charter offerings.
“This expansion is a testament to HondaJet China’s commitment to creating new value in business aviation in the region with the technologically advanced HondaJet.”
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In October last year, Honda Aircraft Company selected Honsan General Aviation to look after the sales of the HondaJet in China, Hong Kong and Macau.
HondaJet China’s existing FBO facility is situated at the new business jet terminal at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. The company opened the facility in January this year.
The Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport currently serves as the main hub for China Southern Airlines and is a focus city for Shenzhen Airlines.
It was the second busiest airport in China in terms of passenger traffic and the third busiest in terms of cargo traffic in 2007.