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Larson Inspects F-35 Mock-Up at Pratt & Whitney

April 25, 2016
Press Release

East Hartford, CT – Yesterday, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), co-chair of the Joint Strike Fighter Caucus, visited Pratt & Whitney to view the model F-35 and F135 engine displayed throughout the weekend. Larson helped ensure that Pratt & Whitney remains the sole supplier of engines for the F-35, providing significant defense contracts and thousands of reliable jobs across Connecticut's manufacturing ecosystem.

“The F-35 is an incredible feat of technology that not only sustains countless jobs across Connecticut, but also serves to keep our country safer,”said Larson. “Pratt & Whitney is at the heart of our state's manufacturing ecosystem, but the production of the F-35 benefits countless smaller manufacturers and suppliers too. I am proud that just this December, Congress ordered 68 additional F-35s, securing good, stable jobs across the First District. My thanks to Pratt & Whitney for putting this incredible aircraft on display to the community, and keeping the eagle flying across Connecticut.”