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US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton tours GE's Singapore based Aviation facility

November 16, 2012

Supporting Singapore's economic development and US job creation and export growth

Singapore -- November 17, 2012 -- General Electric ("GE") today hosted Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Ambassador David Adelman at one of its major global aviation facilities in Singapore.

As part of a broader regional visit, Secretary of State Clinton, met with GE executives and toured GE Aviation's Airfoil Technologies International (ATI) facility near Singapore's Changi International Airport.

Stuart Dean, CEO of GE's business in the ASEAN region said, "We are delighted to welcome Secretary of State Clinton to one of our most important global engine repair facilities here in Singapore. The ability to provide leading international and regional airline clients such as Singapore Airlines and SilkAir with high-quality, high-technology services is a key factor in supporting demand for GE's aircraft engines which are manufactured in the United States. Customers throughout ASEAN are using our jet engines and over the past 18 months we secured the two biggest orders in the aviation industry's history with two airlines based in Malaysia and Indonesia."

The first GE Aviation engine component repair facility was established in Singapore more than 30 years ago and today, GE's two major facilities in the region generate over US$1 billion in revenues while employing more than 1,600 local workers. The GE90-115B, the world's most powerful engine powers Singapore Airlines' Boeing 777-300ER fleet and is one of many GE engine products serviced at the GE-ATI site in Singapore.

US investment in Singapore is modeled to support Singapore's economic development and job creation whilst supporting US job creation and export growth. GE Aviation continues to invest in Singapore and is one of the country's biggest aviation investors and employers. Businesses include, GE Aviation Service Operation (GEASO) and Airfoil Technologies International (ATI). GEASO and ATI were established in 1981 and 1998 respectively to provide repair services for GE commercial aviation engines.

GEASO repairs and refurbishes high and low pressure turbine blades and vanes, combustors, rotating parts and seals for more than 100 aircraft engine customers around the world. GE Aviation's ATI Singapore operation repairs compressor airfoils for all GE commercial aviation, marine and industrial engines.

GE Aviation also has a 30,000-square-foot material distribution and sales center in the Changi area of Singapore. The center's used-serviceable parts and components improve material availability and support for customers in the Asia-Pacific region from China to New Zealand. This is one of only three GE Aviation used-serviceable parts distribution centers in the world.

GE has been operating in ASEAN for over a hundred years with operations in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Brunei, with more than 6,500 employees in the region.

About GE Aviation
GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet, turboshaft and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings. For more information, visit us at Follow GE Aviation on Twitter at and YouTube at

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