Pratt & Whitney has decided to close its Cheshire, Conn., MRO center and its Connecticut Airfoil Repair Operation facility in East Hartford, resulting in the loss of some 1,000 jobs and prompting a lawsuit from the International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Pratt overhauls the PW2000, PW4000 and F117 at Cheshire and conducts component repair at CARO. It said it would save $53.8 million per year by closing the two facilities. CARO is scheduled to close in the 2010 second ...

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