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Ronkonkoma, NY, July 18, 2017 – Less than two months after Frontier Airlines announced inaugural service to MacArthur Airport with one daily nonstop to Orlando, local government and business leaders will gather again to celebrate Frontier Airlines, ISP’s 4th airline.      

Frontier Airlines’ Senior Director, Scott Fisher, joined Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, MacArthur Airport Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken, members of the Islip Town Board and elected representatives, to announce service to 10 new cities from Long Island MacArthur Airport.   

Frontier will begin booking all 10 destinations immediately with introductory fares, launching five of the cities this fall, and five more next spring.     

 Frontier will begin flying nonstop to these five cities from ISP October 5, 2017:

  • ·         Miami (MIA) once daily, increasing to twice daily October 10
  • ·         Tampa  (TPA) once daily
  • ·         West Palm Beach (PBI) once daily
  • ·         New Orleans (MSY) Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
  • ·         Fort Myers (RSW) once daily

Starting spring 2018 (details to come), Frontier will begin nonstop service to:

  • ·         Atlanta (ATL)
  • ·         Charlotte (CLT)
  • ·         Chicago (ORD)
  • ·         Detroit (DTW)
  • ·         Minneapolis / St. Paul (MSP)

“This service is exactly what our community has been asking for,” said Angie Carpenter, Islip Town Supervisor. “It’s an amazing win for the people of Long Island. This announcement for the autumn slate of flights equates to roughly $4 million in revenue for MacArthur Airport. We are thrilled with this list of cities. I always knew we had a great story to tell about MacArthur Airport,” she added.

Earlier this year, MacArthur Airport launched a marketing campaign and professionalized its business model. As part of that effort, the airport reached out to airlines with information on the ISP marketplace.



East/West Industries Celebrates and Commemorates Opening of New Facility with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

RONKONKOMA, N.Y., June 22, 2017 – East/West Industries recently commemorated its move to a spacious new facility during a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by employees, vendors, customers and local VIPs.

Founded on Long Island in 1968, the company designs and manufactures aircraft seats and other products critical to crew safety and survival. The move, which was necessary to accommodate growing demand for East/West’s products, increased office and manufacturing areas by 75 percent – from 30,000 square feet to approximately 50,000 square feet. The company is also actively hiring and plans to expand its 75-person workforce by 40 percent over the next three years. In addition to a dedicated production line for each individual seat program, the new facility features a 3-D printing lab, high-speed machining and other innovations that will reduce product development and production time.

“We want to recognize and thank everyone who made this new facility possible, and everyone who shares our commitment to saving aircrew lives,” said company President Teresa Ferarro. “For nearly 50 years, everything we’ve done has been built on a foundation of hard work, integrity, and a very personal commitment to doing the right thing for the aerospace customers we serve.”

Ferraro specifically expressed appreciation to Angie Carpenter, Islip Town Supervisor, and Bill Mannix, Executive Director, Town of Islip Industrial Development Agency. “We are committed to staying and growing right here on Long Island,” Ferarro said. “Your support has been invaluable in helping us continue our commitment to this community.”

“This administration has a responsibility to foster a business-friendly environment that retains and creates local jobs,” Carpenter said. “I am proud that our IDA was able to work with East/West Industries to keep their business in Islip, and help keep Islip prospering for all our businesses and our residents.”

“Like most of our aerospace companies, East/West Industries was courted by many other states, but chose to remain on Long Island, where the company was founded in 1968,” said Mannix. “We are grateful that they stayed, and are glad that our IDA tax incentives played a role in that decision.”

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.

About East/West Industries

East/West Industries, Inc. a woman-owned, small business located in Ronkonkoma, New York (on Long Island), and a recognized leader in the design and manufacture of lifesaving equipment, is celebrating 49 years of saving lives.


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