The bad news was balanced to some degree by good. Fujino announced a major expansion of HondaJet’s Greensboro, North Carolina, factory, with the addition of an 80,000-square-foot maintenance, repair and overhaul facility. Construction will begin next year and the facility is expected to be complete in the first half of 2013. The expansion adds to the existing 518,894-square-foot facility, which includes buildings for research and development, production and company headquarters. The new MRO facility brings HondaJet’s total infrastructure investment in Greensboro to $120 million.