Hamilton Sundstrand lays off 275 employees at its Rockford plant Friday.
Workers in the repair and electronic manufacturing departments are affected.
A company spokesman says the move will make Hamilton Sundstrand a better competitor in the aero-space industry. The company is planning to meet with employees to discuss the phase out plan for the layoffs.
We will be following this story Friday and will have the very latest for you coming up Friday at five and six.