GREENSBORO, NC - December 2, 2011 - Honda Aircraft Company today completed its third annual “Operation Deep Appreciation” in support of U.S. service members stationed overseas. Honda Aircraft and its associates are sending 500 care packages to show their support and appreciation for U.S. service members on active duty in Afghanistan.

The care packages are destined for North Carolina-based members of the U.S. Marine Corps deployed from Camp Lejeune. Honda Aircraft provided the package contents and shipping, and Honda associates individually packed the boxes and added a personal note of thanks to each service member.

"Our company and our associates are connected to our community,” said Michimasa Fujino, President and CEO of Honda Aircraft Company. "We began this program to underscore our support for U.S. servicemen and women who are serving far from home over the holiday season. Our associates have enthusiastically embraced this effort, which is now in its third year, as a small symbol of our appreciation for the sacrifice these individuals make as they ensure our safety, security and freedom." 

The 500 care packages contain personal care items, socks, shower shoes, a selection of snacks and candies, batteries, holiday decorations, and other items. Packages are scheduled for arrival prior to the holidays in late December.

About HondaJet
HondaJet is the most advanced light business jet aircraft, with best-in-class advantages in performance, comfort, quality and efficiency. The HondaJet is the fastest, highest-flying, most quiet and most fuel efficient in its class. The HondaJet incorporates many technological innovations in aviation design, including a unique over-the-wing engine-mount configuration that dramatically improves performance and fuel efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag. This airframe design reduces cabin noise and ground-detected noise when overhead and allows for a more spacious cabin and greater cargo capacity. The HondaJet is powered by two highly fuel-efficient GE Honda HF120 turbofan jet engines, and is equipped with the most advanced glass flight deck available in any light business jet, a Honda-customized Garmin® G3000 next-generation all-glass avionics system with a class-leading layout of three 14-inch landscape-format displays and dual touch-screen controllers. The HondaJet is Honda's first-ever commercial aircraft and lives up to the company's reputation for superior performance, efficiency, and value.

About Honda Aircraft Company
Honda Aircraft Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Honda Motors Inc., was founded in 2006 though has its heritage in more than 20 years of ground-breaking aeronautical research and development. At Honda Aircraft’s World Headquarters campus in North Carolina, the birthplace of aviation, the company’s associates work in more than 500,000 square feet of state-of-the-art R&D, Manufacturing and Administration Headquarter buildings to develop, produce, market and support the HondaJet with HondaJet dealers. The challenging spirit upon which Mr. Soichiro Honda founded Honda Motors is still alive today as Honda Aircraft fulfills one of Honda's long-standing dreams to advance human mobility skyward.

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Honda Aircraft Company associates prepare and send 500 care packages, as part of the company's third Operation Deep Appreciation, to U.S. Marines stationed in Afghanistan.