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Monday, April 21, 2008

GE Global Receives Boeing Award

GE Global Research has been recognized as a Supplier of the Year in the Technology category by The Boeing Company. GE Global Research was one of two suppliers named in its category, and was one of 11 total companies honored last night for its commitment to superior performance and customer satisfaction.

The 2007 Suppliers of the Year were selected from a pool of 250 Boeing Performance Excellence Award winners. These companies - a select group among Boeing worldwide suppliers - hold 2007 Boeing Performance Excellence Awards for achieving silver or gold levels of performance, based on quality and delivery metrics over a 12-month period.

"We are proud to recognize the performance excellence of our 11 Suppliers of the Year, who have demonstrated that they are the best in the Boeing supply base," said Steve Schaffer, Boeing enterprise leader of Supplier Management and vice president and general manager of Supplier Management for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "Boeing is committed to rewarding, retaining and developing our top-performing suppliers who share our focus on first-time quality and on-time delivery."

GE scientists and engineers at Global Research perform R&D with Boeing for the 787 Dreamliner. The 787 Research Program is credited with saving considerable airplane weight, developing technologies to improve cabin comfort, as well as improving airplane production flow.

"GE has long been a leading supplier of aircraft engines to Boeing through our Aviation business. We're also very proud to be recognized by Boeing for our leadership in supplying great technology," said Mark Little, Senior Vice President and Director, GE Global Research. "GE scientists and engineers are directly involved in helping to shape the next generation of aircraft, providing vital expertise in such areas as composites, manufacturing, and state-of-the-art technologies in the interior of the cabin."

Global Research scientists and managers are world class in both their technical capability and their ability to manage complex projects to successful outcome. Working together, the Boeing and GE Global Research teams have created technologies that benefit both businesses, and created mechanisms and relationships that extend collaboration opportunities between the two companies.

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