Rick Kennedy (pictured on right) is a retiree, former Media Relations leader and author of GE Aviation: 100 Years of Reimagining Flight, to be released in June. In his Purpose Talk, Kennedy talks about the past century of how GE Aviation influenced the future of flight.

In this video, Kennedy covers everything from the turbosupercharger to the technological advancements we have made throughout our history and the people who made it all happen.

“About 10 years ago, our company stepped forth to decide what is the true essence of GE Aviation and from that comes our Purpose Statement, We Invent the Future of Flight, Lift People Up, and Bring Them Home Safely. But in reality, this purpose statement was created for us a long time ago, first in Lynn, Massachusetts, then in Evendale, Ohio, and now more than 80 sites around the world.”

Our heroes such as Gerhard Neumann, Brian Rowe and John Blanton, to name a few, have lived our Purpose Statement and shaped the culture of GE Aviation and who we are today.

Did you know our Purpose Talks are a series? Catch up on previous Purpose Talks: