GREENSBORO, N.C. – The HondaJet, the world’s most advanced light jet, is the Wyndham Championship’s Official Light Jet, the tournament announced today. The 75th anniversary Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 11-17, 2014 at Sedgefield Country Club.
“Honda Aircraft Company is proud to sponsor the Wyndham Championship. This tournament, and its commitment to the Piedmont Triad, is a good match for the HondaJet and our company,” said Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “Our goal is to be a company that society wants to exist and value the opportunity to contribute to the community.”
As part of its participation in the 75th anniversary Wyndham Championship, Honda Aircraft will have a presence in the Fan Expo along the tournament’s main entrance. In addition, the company is making a significant commitment to the Wyndham Championship’s “Birdies Fore Backpacks” charitable effort to fight childhood food insecurity by providing nutritionally-sound meals for children to take home over the weekend. These children can then come to school on Mondays ready to focus on schoolwork.
Headquartered at the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, N.C., Honda Aircraft has more than 1,000 people working at the company. The company is responsible for the research, development, sales, marketing and manufacturing of the HondaJet, the world’s most advanced light jet.
The HondaJet is in the final phase of certification flight testing as it advances toward Federal Aviation Administration type certification and entry into service in 2015. The light jet’s distinctive design incorporates advanced technologies and concepts. The HondaJet patented Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration, natural laminar flow wing and fuselage nose, and composite fuselage were developed from extensive research activities. These innovations combine to make the HondaJet the fastest, most spacious and most fuel-efficient jet in its class.
The HondaJet flies at a maximum cruise speed of 420 knots (483 mph) and has a maximum altitude of 43,000 feet. The aircraft can travel at an NBAA IFR range of 1,180 nautical miles (1,357 miles). At 66 cubic feet, the HondaJet boasts the largest baggage capacity — up to six golf bags — over other jets in its class.
“We are proud to welcome HondaJet as the Official Light Jet of the Wyndham Championship,” tournament director Mark Brazil said. “Honda Aircraft Company is growing quickly at Piedmont Triad International Airport, and we are very happy they have chosen the Wyndham Championship as a way to support their community. I feel sure our sponsors and PGA TOUR golfers will be very interested in the HondaJet. I am confident our relationship will grow further in the future.”
The HondaJet is the world’s most advanced light business jet aircraft, with best-in-class advantages in performance, comfort, quality and efficiency. 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 powered by two highly fuel-efficient GE Honda HF120 turbofan jet engines, and is equipped with the most sophisticated glass flight deck available in any light business jet, a Honda-customized Garmin® G3000 next-generation, all-glass avionics system composed of three 14-inch landscape-format displays and dual touch-screen controllers. The HondaJet is Honda’s first commercial aircraft and lives up to the company’s reputation for superior performance, efficiency, quality and value.
Honda Aircraft Company
Honda Aircraft Company, LLC, is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Founded in 2006, Honda Aircraft has its heritage in more than 20 years of groundbreaking aeronautical research and development. At Honda Aircraft’s world headquarters in North Carolina, the birthplace of aviation, the company’s associates work in more than 600,000 square feet of state-of-the-art R&D, production, administration and customer service facilities to develop, produce, market and support the HondaJet with HondaJet dealers. 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.
About the Wyndham Championship: Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2014 and contested annually on the Donald Ross-designed course at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., the Wyndham Championship was founded in 1938 and is the sixth-oldest event on the PGA TOUR excluding the Majors. Tickets are available at wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office. The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide, presenting sponsor BB&T and Premier Partners, Cadillac, Harris Teeter, Lincoln Financial, McConnell Golf, New Breed Logistics, Sunbrella®, Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. and VF Corporation for their continued support. Additional tournament information, including ticket packages and sponsorship information, is available at wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office at (336) 379-1570. For more information about Wyndham Worldwide, please visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com. Stay connected with the Wyndham Championship through its social media channels, including the Wyndham Championship Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, Flickr and YouTube.
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