East/West celebrates 50 years of saving aircrew lives

Excitement is in the air at East/West Industries as the company celebrates its 50th anniversary and more during the 2018 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit, April 25 to 27 in Nashville, Tennessee.

East/West Industries supplies aircraft seats for a range of U.S. Army helicopters, including the CH-47. East/West Photo
East/West Industries supplies aircraft seats for a range of U.S. Army helicopters, including the CH-47. East/West Photo
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“We have a lot to celebrate, including our recent recognition by Boeing as a Supplier of the Year,” said company president Teresa Ferraro.

Earlier this month, East/West was recognized by The Boeing Company as a Supplier of the Year in the Global Diversity category. East/West was one of just 13 companies honored for distinguished performance working with Boeing, which has more than 13,000 active suppliers in 57 countries.

Attendees of the summit are invited to join East/West for a celebratory beer toast from 2:50 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. on April 26, at booth 1050.

Founded in 1968, East/West designs, manufactures and repairs aircraft seats and other products critical to crew safety and survival. East/West seats have been selected for a range of high-profile rotorcraft, including the Sikorsky/Boeing SB>1 Defiant, Sikorsky S-97 Raider, Boeing CH-47 Chinook, Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion, and Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter, among others.

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In total, East/West has delivered nearly 3,000 seats to a range of manufacturers.

East/West’s crash attenuating seats and its unique Master Crane portable floor crane will be on display at the company’s exhibit at the mission solutions summit. Representatives will be on hand to answer questions about the company and its products.

As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, East/West will be raising money for charity throughout 2018. For each exhibit visitor who mentions the company’s motto, “Saving Aircrew Lives is Our First Concern,” East/West will donate $1 to an assistance fund. The money raised will be distributed equally to the Wounded Warrior Project and Wreaths Across America.

 

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