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Honda will make small jets in North Carolina plant, governor says

Honda will make small jets in North Carolina plant, governor says
Honda will make small jets in North Carolina plant, governor says

Honda Aircraft Co. will build its new executive jet in a plant near Greensboro as part of a plan that calls for an investment up to $100 million (EUR77 million), Gov. Mike Easley said Friday.

Honda already has a corporate office at Piedmont Triad International Airport, where it will make the new six-seat HondaJet, Easley said. The jet is a lightweight business aircraft designed to be faster and more fuel efficient than similar executive jets, reports AP.

The project is expected to create 283 jobs with an average salary of $70,000 (EUR53,817) over the next five years. The pay is twice the average wage in the area.