March 17, 2009

UTC’s Chief Says Canceling F-22 Could Cost 3,000 Jobs

Connecticut could lose between 2,000 and 3,000 jobs, mostly at United Technologies Corp., if the Pentagon cancels production of the F-22 fighter jet, UTC said Monday.

The cuts would be predominantly at Pratt & Whitney and Hamilton Sundstrand, but would also include job losses at Connecticut suppliers, a UTC spokesman said, clarifying remarks made earlier in the day by Louis Chênevert, UTC’s chief executive.

Any F-22-related cuts at UTC would be in addition to the 11,600 job reductions that UTC said it will make worldwide this year.

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