At GE, we base everything we do around four ways we can change the world.
Air travel is an important means of transportation for a nation with more than 17,000 islands and a quarter billion citizens. Despite the sheer size of the challenge, GE’s aircraft engines are up to the task of moving people and things through our key airline customers, Garuda Indonesia and Lion Air. More than 75% of aircraft operating in Indonesia are flying engines manufactured by GE and our joint venture CFM International. With more than 600 engines in operation, once every 68 seconds an aircraft powered by GE technology takes off from Indonesia.
We’re using advanced manufacturing and the industrial internet to gather real-time data that lets us constantly improve the quality of every piece of machinery we make. As a result, we’re increasing the range between refueling, enhancing performance and streamlining operations—all while lowering costs for our clients and their 20,000 GE-operated locomotives around the world.
In Indonesia, GE has been an integral part of the country’s railway since 1953 when Indonesian Rail bought its first GE locomotive. Now, over 320 GE locomotives are running in Indonesia, transporting 200 million people and freight annually.
We collaborated with PT Kereta Api Indonesia to develop its locomotive service center, and with Balai Yasa Yogya to be the center of excellence for Indonesia and ASEAN. Our investment in transportation and subsequent contribution to local job creation is one of GE Indonesia’s most important initiatives.