(Hartford, CT) – Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and U.S. Representative John Larson (D-CT-1) announced a $231,465,987 contract from the Air Force to Pratt & Whitney for the maintenance and repair of F119 Engines. The contract, signed Monday, modifies an existing agreement between the Air Force and the East Hartford aerospace manufacturer and will run through 2014.
The delegation members said, “This contract is tremendous news for Connecticut’s aerospace industry, our national defense, and workers up and down the supply chain who build F119 engines. Our state is a leader in producing specialized engine parts critical to the safety and success of our military aircraft and the soldiers who operate them, and today’s announcement is a testament to the highly-skilled, hardworking men and women of Pratt & Whitney. We applaud their success and will continue to fight to ensure that military contracts are awarded to the most eligible manufacturers here at home.”