In 1997, General Electric Aircraft Engines (GEAE) started a successful joint venture in Malaysia by having a strategic partnership with an airline here. We have managed to harness the capability of our skilled workforce and the technological support of a large multi-national to make the aircraft engine overhaul shop here one of the most competitive in the world. Malaysia's good transportation and communication infrastructure has enabled us to conduct business easily and provide timely service to all our customers.
In operating the business, we found our workforce to be very willing to improve andthey are always open to new ideas. This attitude complemented the high level of education, experience and training that our workforce possessed.
We are also proud that the leadership team consists of all Malaysians with the necessary management skills required to run this highly regulated unique business.
GEAE is very pleased with the performance and progress made by the world-class business it has established in Malaysia.