Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934

        Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): October 2, 2001

                            General Electric Company
             (Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

New York                             1-35                        14-0689340
(State or other            (Commission File Number)           (I.R.S. Employer
jurisdiction of                                              Identification No.)

3135 Easton Turnpike, Fairfield, Connecticut                       06431
 (Address of principal executive offices)                        (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code:            (203) 373-2211

                         Exhibit Index appears on page 3

Item 5.  Other Events.

              General Electric Company ("GE") is furnishing herewith a press
release regarding termination of the merger agreement with Honeywell
International Inc. ("Honeywell"). The press release is attached hereto as
Exhibit 99.1 and is hereby incorporated by reference.

Item 7.  Financial Statements and Exhibits

              (c) Press Release, dated October 2, 2001, by GE and Honeywell.

                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

  No.         Description

  99.1        Press Release, dated October 2, 2001, by GE and Honeywell.


              Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by
the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                           GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY

Date:    October 2, 2001
                                              /s/ Robert E. Healing, Esq.
                                            Name:   Robert E. Healing, Esq.
                                            Title:  Corporate Counsel