January 25, 2021


GE Honda completed type certification validation for the HF120 turbofan engine in Russia.

GE Honda Aero Engines(GHAE) announced completion of the type certification validation for the HF120 turbofan engine with the Federal Air Transport Agency(FATA) of the Russian Federation.

“The HF120 has proven its rugged design with flawless entry into service since 2015 with Customers attesting to its unparalleled dispatch availability. The HF120 is well suited for operation in Russia & the CIS,” said Melvyn Heard, president of GHAE.

Since entry into service, the GE Honda HF120 fleet of engines has accumulated over 126,000 flight hours with class leading reliability. The fleet consisting of more than 340 engines has been operating with industry leading reliability across the world with a global support network. Russian certification validation adds to the HF120 engine approvals from across the globe, including the FAA in the United States, EASA in Europe, CAAC in China, Mexico’s DGAC, Brazil’s ANAC, India’s DGAC, Argentina, Japan’s JCAB and Transport Canada.

The HF120 fleet is supported around the clock and around the world with an Authorized Service Providers (ASPs) network comprised of select service centers from the industry, including Rheinland Air Service (RAS) for HondaJet Europe. GHAE’s ASPs are equipped to perform line maintenance, engine installation and removal, and support of rental engine logistics for HF120 shop visits.  The ASP network is further supported by a 24/7 GE Honda Operations Center and a team of dedicated Field Technical Managers (FTMs) and Customer Team Managers (CTMs).

“We are excited to enter the Russian market and are ready to support our Customers along with RAS, our designated ASP since 2014.” said Shinji Tsukiyama, executive vice-president of GE Honda Aero Engines. “We continue to align ourselves with the best service centers in the industry to deliver exceptional support for customers flying our product.”

About Rheinland Air Service

RAS is a recognized leader in aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO), plus aircraft sales, support, and fueling. With over 45 years of technical expertise, and employing about 280 people across Europe and Africa, the RAS companies reliably serve business, general, and commercial aviation.

HF120 turbofan engine

President of Honda Aero, Inc., Shinji Tsukiyama holding the FATA Type Certificate