According to the Lansing State Journal, Pratt & Whitney AutoAir will cut roughly 60 employees at its plants in Lansing and Holt.

Pratt & Whitney said that jobs will be cut on Nov. 8. The Connecticut based company, which employs nearly 800 people locally, cited fluctuations in orders as the reason for the layoffs.

Pratt & Whitney, based in East Hartford, Connecticut, designs, manufactures and services jet engines and auxiliary power units.

At its facilities in Lansing and Holt, Pratt & Whitney makes fan blades for its engines and does repairs.

Pratt & Whitney continues to fight a federal lawsuit that alleges the company used a faulty testing procedure and potentially defective engines were sold to the military.

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