HondaJet is stepping up deliveries of private jet aircraft being built in Greensboro, setting the pace in its class for the first half of 2017.

Sales are taking off a decade after construction began of the Honda Aircraft manufacturing plant,

Through June 30, 24 aircraft were deliver to customers across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and several countries in Europe.

The division of Honda Aircraft cited data from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

The sales are good news for the Honda Aircraft facilities in the Triday with production being increased to meet demand.

“Our customers are extremely pleased with the performance, comfort and superior fit and finish of the HondaJet. The HondaJet is very high tech, sporty aircraft and it is like a flying, high precision sports car,” said Honda Aircraft President and CEO Michimasa Fujino in a statement. “We want to create new value in business aviation and I hope to see many more HondaJets flying all over the world.”

HondaJet is a “light jet” with Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration.

The first HondaJet flew in 2010.

Ground was broken for the first construction at the $100 million complex in 2007.

Honda Aircraft also has simulator and engine production sites in the Triad.

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