East/West Industries has been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as an FAA Part 145 Repair Station. East/West Industries designs, manufactures, and maintains aircraft seats and other products critical to crew safety and survival from a 50,000-square-foot facility on Long Island, where the company was founded in 1968.
The Repair Station approval means East/West has been authorized by the FAA to perform maintenance, inspection, and repair on aircraft components. Before being named a Part 145 Repair Station, the company had its programs, practices, training, quality control, personnel, management, and more, reviewed and approved by the FAA. According to the National Air Transportation Association, there are 5,000 Part 145 Repair Stations worldwide.
“This is a great achievement and a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our entire team,” said East/West President Teresa Ferraro. “Earning this FAA certification as a Part 145 FAA Repair Station adds an important new dimension to the work we do every day in support of aircrew safety.”
Original equipment manufacturers like Bell Helicopter, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Sikorsky, to name a few, install East/West Industries seats and other products on the aircraft they manufacture, including some of the newest commercial and military platforms under development. The company has an extensive list of honors and recognition in the industry and the community, including the prestigious Performance Excellence Award (Gold) from the Boeing Company (both 2015 and 2016).