East/West Industries has been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as an FAA Part 145 Repair Station (Air Agency Certificate No. 9EWR601C), the company announced recently.
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. Prior to 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. There are 5,000 Part 145 Repair Stations worldwide, according to the National Air Transportation Association (NATA).
“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 seats and other products on the aircraft they manufacture, including some of the newest commercial and military platforms under development, according to the company. The company has achieved the Performance Excellence Award (Gold) from the Boeing Company in both 2015 and 2016.