Pratt cuts 200 jobs as last F119 engine delivered

Vapor forms above the Pratt-engine powered F-22 Raptor in this July 26, 2012 AP file photo.

Pratt & Whitney confirmed Tuesday it is cutting about 200 salaried positions in Connecticut.

The company did not provide any specific cause for laying off the workers, but the announcement comes the same week the company is to deliver the last of the F119 engines for the F-22 Raptor.

Pratt scheduled a ceremony for Thursday for the delivery of the 507th F119 engine the East Hartford-based company made.

Paring the ranks of salaried worked follows a December announcement in which Pratt said it was laying off 80 hourly workers.

Pratt, a subsidiary of Hartford-based United Technologies, is gearing up to provide the engines for the F-35, a fighter being rolled out to several branches of the U.S. military and foreign nations.

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Rob Varnon