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Ontic Signs Exclusive License Agreement With Kidde Graviner, a Hamilton Sundstrand Company

November 4, 2008 Chatsworth, California

Ontic Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc., the aerospace industry's leading producer of OEM-licensed legacy products, has acquired an exclusive product life license for Kidde Graviner's Emergency Oxygen Equipment product line. Kidde Graviner is a Hamilton Sundstrand company..  

The products are used on civil programs including the Hawker 800 and BAe146, and military programs including the Eurofighter, Gripen, Tornado, Hawk and Harrier. Located near Heathrow International Airport, the business will transfer to Ontic UK Ltd.

This new license represents the continued expansion of Ontic's licensed product portfolio through yet another exclusive license outside of the US, and represents the latest license that adds to Ontic's 3,500+ products already supported under license or acquisition.

Jim Gerwien, Ontic's President stated that "The product line will continue to be supported in the UK by Ontic UK Limited, the newly created base for all of Ontic's European Operations. This enables Ontic to better serve our Licensors and Customers in the Global Market. This License supports Ontic's strategy to expand its global product business model and overall portfolio."

With 2007 revenues of $5.6 billion, Hamilton Sundstrand, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide and is headquartered in Windsor Locks, Conn. Among the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and industrial products, the company designs, manufactures and services aerospace systems and provides integrated system solutions for commercial, regional, corporate and military aircraft. It also is a major supplier for international space programs.

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide.

Ontic is a wholly owned subsidiary of BBA Aviation plc, with over 50 years of aerospace product manufacturing and aftermarket support experience.  Ontic has been licensed worldwide manufacturing rights from Honeywell, Hamilton Sundstrand, Goodrich, Moog, Parker, Eaton and a number of other aerospace original equipment manufacturers.

BBA Aviation plc is a world leader in the provision of Flight Support and Aftermarket Services and Systems for business aviation, regional airline, military and commercial aviation operators, including FBO services, fueling, ground handling, turbine engine repair and overhaul and aviation components, landing gear and hydraulic systems. BBA has leading positions, well-known and reputable brands and a proven track record of organic and acquisition-led growth. BBA Aviation companies include Signature Flight Support, ASIG, Executive Beechcraft, Ontic, International Governor Services, APPH, Dallas Airmotive, Premier Turbines, H&S Aviation, International Turbine Service and Barrett Turbine Engine Company. For more information, please visit www.bbaaviation.com.

For more information, contact Robert Sadler at 818 725 2100 or via http://www.ontic.com.

Honeywell Licenses Ontic to Support 700 Series APUs

November 13, 2008 Chatsworth, California

Ontic Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc., the aerospace industry's leading producer of OEM-licensed legacy products, has acquired an exclusive, perpetual, product life license from Honeywell to produce and sell components and provide component repair services for their 700 Series Auxiliary Power Units.  

The products are standard equipment on the Airbus A300-B2/B4, Boeing DC-10, MD-10, and MD-11 commercial aircraft and on the KC10 military transport.  The customer base includes Commercial Airlines, Freighter Carriers, and Military Transports.

This new license represents the continued expansion of Onticís licensed product portfolio for the support of small turbine engine and APU products and represents the latest license that adds to Ontic's 3,500+ products already supported under license or acquisition.

Jim Gerwien, Ontic's President stated that "Ontic's 25 year licensing relationship with Honeywell has evolved to a new level of Legacy Product support with this APU license.  We look forward to continuing our successful relationship with Honeywell through the addition of these engine products."

The products will be supported at Ontic's manufacturing facility in Chatsworth, California.  The transition of the product lines from Honeywell's Phoenix, AZ facility is to begin immediately.

Ontic is a wholly owned subsidiary of BBA Aviation plc, with over 50 years of aerospace product manufacturing and aftermarket support experience.  Ontic has been licensed worldwide manufacturing rights from Honeywell, Hamilton Sundstrand, Goodrich, Moog, Parker, Eaton and a number of other aerospace original equipment manufacturers.

BBA Aviation plc is a world leader in the provision of Flight Support and Aftermarket Services and Systems for business aviation, regional airline, military and commercial aviation operators, including FBO services, fueling, ground handling, turbine engine repair and overhaul and aviation components, landing gear and hydraulic systems. BBA has leading positions, well-known and reputable brands and a proven track record of organic and acquisition-led growth. BBA Aviation companies include Signature Flight Support, ASIG, Executive Beechcraft, Ontic, International Governor Services, APPH, Dallas Airmotive, Premier Turbines, H%26S Aviation, International Turbine Service and Barrett Turbine Engine Company. For more information, please visit www.bbaaviation.com.

For more information, contact Robert Sadler at 818 725 2100 or via http://www.ontic.com.

Ontic Signs License With Securaplane Technologies

August 11, 2009 Chatsworth, California

Ontic Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc., the aerospace industry's leading producer of OEM-licensed components and accessories is pleased to announce its first product license with Securaplane Technologies Incorporated.
 
The license is for the manufacture and support of Securaplane's entire Wireless Smoke Detection Product Line.
 
The system is used in Commercial Transport and Business Aircraft. Applications include B727, B737-200 thru 700, BBJ, MD 81/82, DC8, DC9, 777- 200, GIV and Electra L-188.
 
News of the transaction was released by Robert Sadler, Director of Marketing and Licensor Relations, who stated "The support of legacy product lines under license is one of the many benefits Ontic provides to OEM's like Securaplane. We are pleased to begin our licensing relationship with Securaplane with this product line."
 
The Product will be transitioned from Securaplaneís Tucson, AZ facility and supported from Ontic's facility in Chatsworth, CA.  
 
According to Shubhayu Chakraborty, Vice President and General Manager of Securaplane, "Licensing with Ontic allows us to provide support for our legacy products to customers for as long as they need it, allowing Securaplane to focus our efforts on our core business and future development."
 
For more information, contact Robert Sadler at 818 725 2100 or via www.ontic.com.

Ontic Signs New License With ITT Aerospace Controls

September 10, 2009

Ontic Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc., the aerospace industry's leading producer of OEM-licensed components and accessories is pleased to announce a new product license with ITT Aerospace Controls.

The license is for the manufacture and support of ITT's hydraulic shut off valve for the Boeing E-3 Sentry AWACS Aircraft.

News of the transaction was released by Robert Sadler, Director of Marketing and Licensor Relations, who stated "Liberating resources required to support legacy product and enabling OEMs like ITT to focus on their core programs is Ontic’s specialty."

The Product will be transitioned from ITT's Valencia, CA facility and supported from Ontic's facility in Chatsworth, CA.

According to William Wilk, Director of Aerospace Sales for Control Technologies, "Licensing with Ontic allows us to provide support for our legacy products for as long as the market has a requirement, allowing ITT to focus our resources on current and future development”

For more information, contact Robert Sadler at 818 725 2100 or via http://www.ontic.com

Peg Billson Appointed President, BBA Aviation Legacy Support

September 14, 2009

BBA Aviation is pleased to announce the appointment of Peg Billson as President, BBA Aviation Legacy Support replacing the highly successful Jim Gerwien. In her new role, Peg will assume overall leadership responsibility for Ontic and International Governor Service and the continued development and growth of the Legacy Support group going forward. She will also serve on the BBA Aviation Executive Committee.

Peg has a BS in Aeronautical Engineering from Embry-Riddle University, Arizona and a Masters in Engineering, Aerospace from California State University. She began her career at Douglas Aircraft Company (now Boeing) before moving to Honeywell, Inc (previously Allied Signal, Inc) in various senior engineering and business leadership roles including VP and General Manager Air Frame Systems where she gained a detailed understanding of the challenges and opportunities in legacy support. Latterly, Peg was COO of Eclipse Aviation Corporation and was highly successful in taking it from start up to rate production of the Eclipse Jet.

Peg is an exciting addition to Ontic and the BBA Aviation senior management team. She has worked in market leading businesses in a wide range of senior engineering, management and customer facing roles and she brings a broad range of skills to her new role from complex program management and customer service and support to strategy, general management and entrepreneurial growth. Her extensive industry knowledge in all areas of commercial, military and general aviation as well as specifically in aftermarket support will bring significant benefits to the BBA Aviation group as it continues to develop and grow its Legacy Support business.

For more information, contact Robert Sadler at 818 725 2100 or via www.ontic.com.

Ontic is appointed ODA by the FAA

Chatsworth, CA 9-21-09 -

Ontic has received FAA Organization Designation Authorization or "ODA" for FAR part 21 TSO / PMA.

Ontic joins an elite group of OEMs which includes Gulfstream, Cessna, and Bell Helicopter in achieving the ODA designation.

The ODA is appointed under 14 CFR part 183 subpart D which addresses all FAA delegation to organizations. The FAA believes ODA will increase the efficiency of government oversight. Under this system, FAA can provide "oversight without having to do everything personally, it also allows the FAA to concentrate its resources on the most safety-critical matters.

"Achieving ODA status is the result of a great deal of work by Ontic and the FAA that shows a commitment to safety and efficiency," said Jon Margrave, Ontic’s director of Quality whose group administers the ODA process. "The FAA rules mandate that delegated organizations demonstrate a very high level of integrity and experience, this designation reflects the FAA’s trust in Ontic’s internal procedures. This is a responsibility that Ontic takes very seriously."

"Ontic’s sole focus is the support under license or acquisition of non-core, legacy products for major industry OEMs such as Honeywell, Goodrich, and Hamilton Sundstrand, to mention a few,” said Robert Sadler, Ontic’s Director of Marketing and Licensor Relations. "Over the last 35 years Ontic has developed and refined a proprietary transition process to ensure a smooth product transfer from the OEM with minimal customer disruption, the ODA designation now enables Ontic to issue our own TSO or PMA from within, streamlining our process even further with the ability to deliver product to customers very quickly."

For more information call Robert Sadler 818 725 2100

Henry L. Andrews Jr. joins BBA Aviation Legacy Support Group

Chatsworth, CA December 22, 2009 -

Henry L. (Hank) Andrews, Jr., has joined BBA Aviation’s Legacy Support Group as Vice President of Business Development and Operational Capability reporting to Group President Peg Billson.

Previously, Hank was Assistant Vice President and Director of Business Development for the Applied Sciences Operation of Science Applications International Corp and Senior Director of Strategic Sourcing for Eclipse Aviation.

Hank joined the aerospace sector after 27 years in the Air Force, where he served in intercontinental ballistic missile operations, aircraft and munitions maintenance, and a variety of policy-making roles.  He has commanded at the wing, group, and squadron levels and served in the office of the Air Force Chief of Staff, the office of the Secretary of Defense, and as the Inspector General for Air Force Materiel Command.

Hank holds graduate degrees from Louisiana Tech University and the National Defense University.  He is also co-author and co-editor of the book Security in Korea: War, Stalemate and Negotiation, and has been published in Airpower Journal.

Peg Billson, President, BBA Aviation Legacy Support Group, commented:
"We are delighted to welcome Hank to the BBA Aviation Legacy Support management team. Hank’s wealth of operational and strategic experience in the aerospace industry will bring significant benefits to the Legacy Support Group as it continues develop and grow."

For more information call Robert Sadler 818 725 2100

Andrew Pramschufer appointed Chief Operating Officer, Ontic Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc.

Chatsworth, CA September 1, 2010 -

BBA Aviation Legacy Support Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Pramschufer as Chief Operating Officer of Ontic - California.

Andrew will be responsible for Onticís California operations and will be based in Chatsworth reporting to Peg Billson, President, BBA Aviation Legacy Support Group.

Andrew brings a strong strategic orientation along with extensive lean manufacturing, supply chain and practical management experience.

Andrew joins Ontic from Dacor Corporation where he was Vice President of Manufacturing and Distribution, having previously held operational management roles at Danaher Corporation and Argo-Tech Corporation.

Andrew holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California, Riverside (UCR) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from UCR.

Please join Ontic in welcoming Andrew, who will be a valuable addition to the Ontic management team as we focus on the long-term growth and development of the Legacy Support Group as the leading provider of legacy parts and MRO services for mature aerospace platforms.

For more information call Robert Sadler 818 725 2100

ONTIC SIGNS NEW LICENSE AGREEMENTS WITH CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION

November 13, 2014
For Release Immediately
Contact  Robert Sadler (818) 725-2100

Chatsworth, CA…. Ontic, a BBA Aviation company, the aerospace industry’s leading provider of ‘Extended Life Solutions’ for OEM legacy products and systems, has reached agreement with Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) to license the OEM manufacturing and aftermarket support for components used on military land vehicle systems including the M1 Abrams Tank, and M109 Paladin Howitzer, as well as fixed and rotary wing aircraft including the F-16, C-17, Blackhawk UH-60 and Seahawk SH-60.

The products will be transitioned from Curtiss-Wright’s Sensors & Controls division to  Ontic’s Southern California facility via Ontic’s proven adoption process.  Ontic will provide the customers with complete support including production and aftermarket manufacturing and MRO services.

Gareth Hall, President of Ontic, stated that "Curtiss-Wright Controls occupies a highly respected position in the industry and is a strategic OEM partner for Ontic. Serving OEMs like Curtiss-Wright by supporting their mature, legacy, or non-core products and providing lifetime support to customers is Ontic’s sole focus.”

Ontic’s global legacy focus is supported from manufacturing and MRO facilities in Chatsworth, California, Singapore, and Cheltenham in the United Kingdom.

Ontic is a wholly owned subsidiary of BBA Aviation plc, with over 50 years of aerospace product manufacturing and aftermarket support experience.  Ontic has been licensed worldwide manufacturing rights from Safran, Honeywell, UTAS, Moog, Parker, Eaton and a number of other aerospace original equipment manufacturers.

(Note to Editors)
BBA Aviation plc is a leading global aviation services and aftermarket support provider. BBA Aviation’s Flight Support businesses (Signature Flight Support and ASIG) provide specialist on-airport support services, including refuelling and ground handling, to the owners and operators of private, business, military and commercial aircraft. BBA Aviation’s Aftermarket Services businesses (Dallas Airmotive, Premier Turbines, H+S Aviation, International Turbine Service, W. H. Barrett Turbine Engine Company, International Governor Services, and Ontic) are focused on the repair and overhaul of gas turbine engines and the manufacture and service of aerospace components, sub-systems and systems. BBA Aviation group companies operate from more than 220 individual locations on five continents. For more information, please visit www.bbaaviation.com.

For more information, contact Robert Sadler at +1 818 725 2100 or via http://www.ontic.com

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Ontic acquires GE Aviation Systems legacy fuel measurement business

Ontic, a company under BBA Aviation’s Legacy Support Group, the aerospace industry’s leading producer of licensed or acquired OEM legacy products, has reached agreement to acquire GE Aviation Systems’ legacy fuel measurement business.

Located primarily in Bishop’s Cleeve near Cheltenham, England, the Business manufactures and sells fuel gauging and measurement systems to leading defense and commercial airframe OEMs, airlines, and other aircraft operators.  Its products serve a large and growing installed base of over 6,200 active aircraft. Key platforms include A319/320, B777, Eurofighter Typhoon, AW101 and Hawk2. The Business generated revenues of approximately $43m in 2010.

The current UK manufacturing and MRO location, along with additional MRO facilities in the US and Singapore, will be transferred to nearby BBA Aviation sites and will operate under the BBA Aviation Ontic brand following a phased integration process by Ontic UK Limited, the base for all of Legacy Support’s European Operations.

Peg Billson, President of BBA Aviation Legacy Support Group, stated that “The acquisition enhances Ontic’s exposure to the commercial aviation market on large platforms with a significant installed base, high utilization rates and extended in-service lives. It also expands our non-US product portfolio and adds third generation electronics expertise, an increasingly important legacy market.”

The transaction is expected to complete by the end of March 2011, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions.

Simon Pryce, Group Chief Executive of BBA Aviation, stated:

"This acquisition continues the exciting development of BBA Aviation’s Legacy Support business.  It strengthens our position as the provider of OE standard legacy parts into the aftermarket, extends our content on core platforms, gives us critical mass outside the US and enhances our technological expertise in the important and growing area of legacy electronics. It is an excellent value creation opportunity for BBA Aviation’s Legacy Support business, with potentially significant and tangible benefits for customers and employees.”

For more information call Robert Sadler 818 725 2100

 

Ontic Announces Aileron Support for Aviation Partners Winglet Equipped Hawker 800 Series

Ontic, the aerospace industry’s leading performance-driven producer of licensed and/or acquired OEM legacy products and systems has undertaken a comprehensive support program for Hawker 800 series owners with repair and exchange services of ailerons modified as part of the Aviation Partners, Inc. (API) Blended Winglet upgrade through its MRO center-of-excellence facility located in Houston, Texas.  Ontic is a wholly owned subsidiary of BBA Aviation plc, the leading global aviation support and aftermarket services provider.

Since receiving supplemental type certificate (STC) approval in 2004, API has completed over 130 installations of the Hawker 800/800XP Blended Winglet systems worldwide. With a proven track record of performance, it is now amongst the most cost effective modifications available to Hawker operators.

In continued support of both current and future operators, Ontic maintains critical repair criteria for fielded systems ensuring total product sustainability over the aircraft lifecycle. These aileron repairs, performed at Ontic’s Houston facility, are augmented by immediately available spares from its extensive rotable inventory. Also, Ontic is able to deliver replacement ailerons anywhere in the world within 24 hours of a customer’s call since the facility is located one mile from the George Bush International Airport.

Ontic Completes Acquisition of GE Aviation Systems Legacy Fuel Measurement Business

Ontic, the aerospace industry’s leading performance-driven producer of licensed and/or acquired OEM legacy products and systems, has completed the acquisition of GE Aviation Systems legacy fuel measurement business.  Ontic is a wholly owned subsidiary of BBA Aviation plc, the leading global aviation support and aftermarket services provider.

Located primarily in Bishop’s Cleeve near Cheltenham, England, the acquired business assembles, sells and overhauls fuel gauging and measurement systems to leading defense and commercial airframe OEMs, airlines, and other aircraft operators.  Its products serve a large and growing installed base of over 6,200 active aircraft. Key platforms include A319/320, B777, Eurofighter Typhoon, AW101 and Hawk2. The business generated revenues of approximately $43m in 2010.

The current UK manufacturing and MRO location, along with additional MRO facilities in the US and Singapore, will be transferred to nearby BBA Aviation sites and will operate under the BBA Aviation Ontic brand following a phased integration process by Ontic UK Limited.

Peg Billson, President of BBA Aviation’s, Ontic, stated that “The acquisition enhances Ontic’s exposure to the commercial aviation market on large platforms with a significant installed base, high utilization rates and extended in-service lives. It also expands our non-US product portfolio and adds third generation electronics expertise, an increasingly important market.”

Ontics Rapid Expansion In Resupply

Most aging airframe stories these days have to do with high-priced avgas and airframes sent to the desert. But Ontic Engineering, a Southern California parts and components re-manufacturing and service specialist, is seeing its business expand by keeping “mature” airplanes flying, even through a recession.

 

 

Ontic’s licensed production work includes components for current-generation U.S. Air Force aircraft, such as the On Board Inert Gas Generation System for the C-17, which is being overhauled here.Credit: ONTIC

In 2006, the now 37-year-old company had $30 million in revenues, based on acquiring the intellectual property rights to mature product lines, when it was purchased by BBA Aviation, says President Peg Billson. With a capital infusion from the privately held BBA, Ontic began an aggressive buildup of its licensing agreements to manufacture, engineer, sell, distribute and provide service and support of parts and components for aging airframes. By 2010, revenues had grown to $120 million.

“Our goal is $400 million in the next 2-3 years,” says Billson, who was Eclipse Aviation’s chief operating officer until joining Ontic 18 months ago.

Ontic’s licensing agreements predominantly cover components for aging U.S.-based aircraft, although the big push now is to acquire rights to keep parts and components for European suppliers in circulation. Military sales are predominantly made directly to U.S. services or through the Pentagon’s Foreign Military Sales office, but they also include the U.K. Defense Ministry. They support everything from early F-15A/B fighters, CH-47s, KC-135 and C-130 tankers to Patriot missile launchers. The C-17 may not seem “old” but it already is being supported by Ontic’s license-manufactured components.

The company’s business base opens after an airframe has passed through the initial years of its maturity in the market, when OEMs already have harvested early aftermarket sales. As fleet sizes and utilization rates diminish, Ontic steps in. At this point, with only sporadic demand, OEMs are likely to be ready to step aside from the high cost associated with small-lot manufacturing.

“As they go out of the business, we go into the business,” says Billson. “We ensure the availability of [OEM]pedigree parts to the end user for the long-term.”

While OEMs may shun the expense of keeping large inventories of obsolete parts, a warehouse with the hard-to-find is Ontic’s stock-in-trade.

Turbomachinery, engine and auxiliary power unit components, landing gear, fuel-measuring systems, electromechanical actuators, heat exchangers, emergency oxygen systems and hydraulic/pneumatic/fuel valves, actuators and fluid controls form the basis of Ontic’s product offerings. But a hefty portion comes from the repair and overhaul of engine and environmental controls, wireless smoke-detection systems and airborne radars for military and commercial customers. “As time goes by, fewer people know how to solder a resister board,” Billson says. Because Ontic’s 300-plus employees include technicians who do, electronic box repairs bring in $10 million in annual revenues.

Distribution is provided through listings with major service providers such as Aviall and ILS, but Ontic also maintains direct contact with major users of older airframes.

While Ontic’s business model rests primarily on acquiring licensing rights, for which it pays the OEM royalties, the company also directly buys manufacturing rights.

Military airframes account for 40% of Ontic’s revenues, with business aircraft and commercial transports and freighters accounting for 30% each.

The company holds roughly 100 licenses to manufacture 4,500 part numbers from Tier 1 suppliers, including GE Aviation, Honeywell, Good­rich, Hamilton Sundstrand, Moog, Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Eaton, Parker, Meggitt and Curtiss Wright Controls.

Ontic’s base is at Chatsworth, Calif., but its agreement to acquire GE Aviation Systems’ legacy fuel-measurement business, originally Smiths Aviation, will open a management operation in Cheltenham, England where the old Smiths business is based, and brings with it access to legacy platforms from Airbus, Boeing, Eurofighter, Agusta­Westland and BAE Systems. Ontic is developing a site in Singapore to support the new fuel-measurement work.

Ontic also operates a maintenance, repair and overhaul business at Houston’s Hobby Airport, primarily to support Hawker business jets.

Billson says she faces little competition from the makers of Parts Manufacturer Approval parts because PMA providers concentrate on higher-turnover products.

As expansion boosts employment, Ontic is not having trouble attracting talent, Billson says. About 70% of her employees come from other aviation companies. And Ontic is not burdened with a graying workforce. “We have all age demographics,” she says.

 

SOURCE: Aviation Week & Space Technology Jun 06 , 2011 ,
by: Michael Mecham
Printed headline: Opportunities in Obsolescence

Billson Details Ontic Business Strategy

With numerous legacy commercial, civil and military aircraft in operation worldwide, continued support of these platforms is a critical part of the overall aviation marketplace. Ontic, part of BBA Aviation plc, is one of the fastest growing players in that field. Editor-in-Chief Anthony L. Velocci, Jr., recently sat down with Peg Billson, president of BBA Aviation Legacy Support, to talk about Ontic and its direction and business model. For more details, please view these articles: Billson AVWeek, AVWeek Interview Billson

Ontic Signs License Agreement for 300 Products with Honeywell

Date - December 6, 2011
For Release  Immediately
Contact Robert Sadler (818) 725-2100

Chatsworth, California - Ontic, the aerospace industry’s leading performance-driven producer of licensed and/or acquired OEM legacy products and systems, has signed a new license with Honeywell.  This latest agreement continues a 28 year licensing relationship between the two companies.

The license is for the new manufacture and repair of 300 products that will transition to Ontic from 8 Honeywell divisions in the United States. The products include electronic assemblies and microcircuits, electro-mechanical assemblies and mechanical assemblies. Ontic will support the products from their Chatsworth, California facility. Aircraft platforms that utilize the products include Boeing F/A-18 A/D Hornet, Boeing B-1B Lancer, and Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk.

Peg Billson, President of BBA Aviation’s Ontic, stated that "Ontic’s focus on the lifetime support of legacy products for OEMs like Honeywell assures that their customers will be supported for as long as they have a need for the products entrusted to us.   Ontic refers to product transition as “adoption”, and as the “adoption” company, managing transitions from multiple locations is something we do every day.  Legacy electronics and avionics have been a large growth area reflected in recent Ontic licenses and acquisitions, making all of the products in this license an excellent fit.  We look forward to the continuation of our mutually successful relationship with Honeywell through the addition of these products to our license portfolio."

Ontic’s global legacy focus is supported from manufacturing and MRO facilities in Chatsworth, California; Houston, Texas; Slough and Cheltenham in the United Kingdom; and another Ontic location opening in Singapore in 2012.

Ontic is a wholly owned subsidiary of BBA Aviation plc, with over 50 years of aerospace product manufacturing and aftermarket support experience.  Ontic has been licensed worldwide manufacturing rights from Honeywell, Hamilton Sundstrand, Goodrich, Moog, Parker, Eaton and a number of other aerospace original equipment manufacturers.

BBA  Aviation  plc is a  leading  global aviation  support and aftermarket services provider  with  market  leading  businesses  and  attractive  growth  opportunities.
BBA Aviation's Flight Support businesses (Signature Flight Support and ASIG) are focused on refuelling and ground handling of business and commercial aviation aircraft.  Its Aftermarket Services and Systems businesses (Dallas Airmotive, Premier Turbines, H&S Aviation, International Turbine Service, Barrett Turbine Engine Company, International Governor Services, Ontic and APPH) are focused on the repair and overhaul of jet engines and the manufacture and service of aerospace sub-systems and components.  For more information, please visit www.bbaaviation.com.

For more information, contact Robert Sadler at 818 725 2100 or via http://www.ontic.com

 

Ontic Jet Fuel Control Support

Date February 12, 2012
For Release Immediately
Contact:  Robert Sadler (818) 725-2100

Dallas, Texas - Ontic (Booth 8137), the aerospace industry’s leading performance-driven producer of licensed and/or acquired OEM legacy products and systems is currently under license from Hamilton Sundstrand to produce and globally support the JFC31 hydro-mechanical jet engine fuel control components for the T55 jet engine operating  on the CH-47 military heavy-life twin rotary wing helicopter and its commercial platform versions,  the 234 LR, ER, UT and the MLR used in passenger service, utility and cargo service, fire fighting, petroleum exploration and construction.

Also under license from Hamilton Sundstrand, Ontic manufactures and supports legacy fuel control components for the JFC26 and JFC 42 Fuel Controls. The JFC26 is used on the T58 engine with commercial and military applications that include Sikorsky S61, S62; Boeing CH46; and Sea King Helicopters. The JFC42 is used on the T64 engine with commercial and military applications that include DHC 5, MH53 series, and G222 Helicopters.

Today, Ontic’s extensive legacy products and systems portfolio is managed and supported globally from four center-of-excellence facilities based in Chatsworth, California, Cheltenham and Slough, England, Houston, Texas  and a fifth Ontic  location opening in Singapore this year.

Ontic is a wholly owned subsidiary of BBA Aviation plc, with over 50 years of aerospace product manufacturing and aftermarket support experience.  Ontic has been licensed worldwide manufacturing rights from Honeywell, Hamilton Sundstrand, Goodrich, Moog, Parker, Eaton and a number of other aerospace original equipment manufacturers.

BBA  Aviation  plc is a  leading  global aviation  support and aftermarket services provider  with  market  leading  businesses  and  attractive  growth  opportunities.

BBA Aviation's Flight Support businesses (Signature Flight Support and ASIG) are focused on refuelling and ground handling of business and commercial aviation aircraft.  Its Aftermarket Services and Systems businesses (Dallas Airmotive, Premier Turbines, H&S Aviation, International Turbine Service, Barrett Turbine Engine Company, International Governor Services, Ontic and APPH) are focused on the repair and overhaul of jet engines and the manufacture and service of aerospace sub-systems and components.  For more information, please visit www.bbaaviation.com.


For more information, contact Robert Sadler at 818 725 2100 or via http://www.ontic.com
 

Ontic AgustaWestland Support

Date February 12, 2012
For Release Immediately
Contact:  Robert Sadler (818) 725-2100

Dallas, Texas - Ontic, (Booth 8137) the aerospace industry’s leading performance-driven producer of licensed and/or acquired OEM legacy products and systems assembles, sells and overhauls fuel gauging and measurement systems for the Agusta Westland 101 (AW101)

The AW101 is a medium-lift helicopter used in both military and civil applications. It was developed by a joint venture between Westland Helicopters in the UK and Agusta in Italy and was called the EH101 until 2007. The AW101 is powered by three turboshaft engines.

Today, Ontic’s extensive legacy products and systems portfolio is managed and supported globally from four center-of-excellence facilities based in Chatsworth, California, Cheltenham and Slough, England, Houston, Texas  and a fifth Ontic  location opening in Singapore this year.

Ontic is a wholly owned subsidiary of BBA Aviation plc, with over 50 years of aerospace product manufacturing and aftermarket support experience.  Ontic has been licensed worldwide manufacturing rights from Honeywell, Hamilton Sundstrand, Goodrich, Moog, Parker, Eaton and a number of other aerospace original equipment manufacturers.

BBA  Aviation  plc is a  leading  global aviation  support and aftermarket services provider  with  market  leading  businesses  and  attractive  growth  opportunities.
BBA Aviation's Flight Support businesses (Signature Flight Support and ASIG) are focused on refuelling and ground handling of business and commercial aviation aircraft.  Its Aftermarket Services and Systems businesses (Dallas Airmotive, Premier Turbines, H&S Aviation, International Turbine Service, Barrett Turbine Engine Company, International Governor Services, Ontic and APPH) are focused on the repair and overhaul of jet engines and the manufacture and service of aerospace sub-systems and components.  For more information, please visit www.bbaaviation.com.
For more information, contact Robert Sadler at 818 725 2100 or via http://www.ontic.com

Ontic Acquires Zodiac Oxygen System’s Tailwheel, First Aid Kit, and Accessories Businesses

Date - January 15, 2013
For Release Immediately
Contact  Robert Sadler (818) 725-2100

Chatsworth, California - Ontic, the aerospace industry’s leading producer of licensed and/or acquired OEM legacy products and systems, has signed an agreement with Zodiac Oxygen Systems for the acquisition of legacy product lines that include tail wheel assemblies, brake valves, temperature / pressure gauges and first aid kits.

The products are primarily used on a wide range of general aviation legacy aircraft platforms including Cessna, Air Tractor, Piper, Hawker Beechcraft, Dassault and others. The First Aid Kits support commercial and general aviation, 5 to over 25 passenger capacity.  Ontic will support the products from their Chatsworth, California facility.

Peg Billson, President and CEO of BBA Aviation Aftermarket Services, stated that "Ontic is pleased to begin a cooperative relationship with Zodiac Oxygen Systems and count them among our growing list of Aerospace OEM partners.  Providing OEMs like Zodiac with a complete legacy support solution and assuring their customers of lifetime support on the OEM pedigreed product is the real value Ontic  provides.”

Ontic’s global legacy focus is supported from manufacturing and MRO facilities in Chatsworth, California; Houston, Texas; Slough and Cheltenham in the United Kingdom.
Ontic is a wholly owned subsidiary of BBA Aviation plc, with over 50 years of aerospace product manufacturing and aftermarket support experience.  Ontic has been licensed worldwide manufacturing rights from Honeywell, Hamilton Sundstrand, Goodrich, Moog, Parker, Eaton and a number of other aerospace original equipment manufacturers.

BBA Aviation plc is a leading global aviation services and aftermarket support provider. BBA Aviation’s Flight Support businesses (Signature Flight Support and ASIG) provide specialist on-airport support services, including refuelling and ground handling, to the owners and operators of private, business, military and commercial aircraft. BBA Aviation’s Aftermarket Services businesses (Dallas Airmotive, Premier Turbines, H+S Aviation, International Turbine Service, W. H. Barrett Turbine Engine Company, International Governor Services, Ontic and APPH) are focused on the repair and overhaul of gas turbine engines and the manufacture and service of aerospace components, sub-systems and systems. BBA Aviation group companies operate from more than 200 individual locations on five continents. For more information, please visit www.bbaaviation.com.

For more information, contact Robert Sadler at 818 725 2100 or via http://www.ontic.com

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Ontic Providing Global MRO Support For King Air Series Turboprop Aircraft

Date: May 14, 2012
For Release Immediately
Contact Robert Sadler (818) 725-2100

Geneva, Switzerland… Ontic (Booth 827), the aerospace industry’s leading provider of OEM legacy products and systems is offering  component-level MRO support for the King Air Series turboprop aircraft.  The King Air support is being managed at Ontic’s center-of-excellence MRO facility in Houston, Texas and further expands the company’s presence in the business aircraft arena. 

The service offering covers the repair and overhaul of the aircraft’s landing gear, flight controls and ancillary structures including airframe structural and sheet metal work, oxygen containment and distribution systems, environmental and pneumatic controls, as well as mechanical power transfer systems.
Ontic’s legacy and mature business jet and turboprop component and systems focus is also supported from manufacturing and MRO facilities in Chatsworth, California; Slough and Cheltenham in the United Kingdom; and a fifth Ontic Asia-Pacific regional location opening this year in Singapore.
Peg Billson, President of BBA Aviation’s Ontic, noted that “The ability of our global group to provide the “value-added” support experience to manage a diverse MRO portfolio for the business jet and turboprop platforms and engine industry covers a broad range of product and systems categories. These include: electronics, avionics, environmental control systems; control and actuation systems; landing gear; hydraulic and pneumatic components and systems; heat transfer units; power generators; emergency oxygen systems and fuel control systems.”
 
Ontic is a wholly owned subsidiary of BBA Aviation plc, with over 50 years of aerospace product manufacturing and aftermarket support experience.  Ontic has been licensed worldwide manufacturing rights from Honeywell, Hamilton Sundstrand, Goodrich, Moog, Parker, Eaton and a number of other aerospace original equipment manufacturers.

BBA  Aviation  plc is a  leading  global aviation  support and aftermarket services provider  with  market  leading  businesses  and  attractive  growth  opportunities.
BBA Aviation's Flight Support businesses (Signature Flight Support and ASIG) are focused on refuelling and ground handling of business and commercial aviation aircraft.  Its Aftermarket Services and Systems businesses (Dallas Airmotive, Premier Turbines, H&S Aviation, International Turbine Service, Barrett Turbine Engine Company, International Governor Services, Ontic and APPH) are focused on the repair and overhaul of jet engines and the manufacture and service of aerospace sub-systems and components.  For more information, please visit www.bbaaviation.com.

For more information, contact Robert Sadler at 818 725 2100 or via http://www.ontic.com

 

Ontic T55 Support

Date February 12, 2012
For Release Immediately
Contact:  Robert Sadler (818) 725-2100

Dallas, Texas - Ontic (Booth 8137), the aerospace industry’s leading performance-driven producer of licensed and/or acquired OEM legacy products and systems is currently under license from Hamilton Sundstrand to produce and globally support the JFC31 hydro-mechanical jet engine fuel control components for the T55 jet engine operating  on the CH-47 military heavy-life twin rotary wing helicopter and its commercial platform versions,  the 234 LR, ER, UT and the MLR used in passenger service, utility and cargo service, fire fighting, petroleum exploration and construction. 

Also under license from Hamilton Sundstrand, Ontic manufactures and supports legacy fuel control components for the JFC26 Fuel Control used on the T58 engine with commercial and military applications that include Sikorsky S61, S62; Boeing CH46; and Sea King Helicopters. The JFC42 is used on the T64 engine with commercial and military applications that include DHC 5, MH53 series, and G222 Helicopters.

Today, Ontic’s extensive legacy products and systems portfolio is managed and supported globally from four center-of-excellence facilities based in Chatsworth, California, Cheltenham and Slough, England, Houston, Texas  and a fifth Ontic  location opening in Singapore this year.

Ontic is a wholly owned subsidiary of BBA Aviation plc, with over 50 years of aerospace product manufacturing and aftermarket support experience.  Ontic has been licensed worldwide manufacturing rights from Honeywell, Hamilton Sundstrand, Goodrich, Moog, Parker, Eaton and a number of other aerospace original equipment manufacturers.

BBA  Aviation  plc is a  leading  global aviation  support and aftermarket services provider  with  market  leading  businesses  and  attractive  growth  opportunities.
BBA Aviation's Flight Support businesses (Signature Flight Support and ASIG) are focused on refuelling and ground handling of business and commercial aviation aircraft.  Its Aftermarket Services and Systems businesses (Dallas Airmotive, Premier Turbines, H&S Aviation, International Turbine Service, Barrett Turbine Engine Company, International Governor Services, Ontic and APPH) are focused on the repair and overhaul of jet engines and the manufacture and service of aerospace sub-systems and components.  For more information, please visit www.bbaaviation.com.
For more information, contact Robert Sadler at 818 725 2100 or via http://www.ontic.com
 

Billson Speaks on Legacy Aircraft Electronics Support

Ontic sees opportunities with legacy aircraft electronics support, especially as OEM support for the older systems wanes.  For more, view the full article here.

 

Electronics Lab Powers Ontic Expansion

"BBA Aviation’s Ontic division is rapidly developing a new source of growth, the support of legacy electronics products... "  For more, view the full AIN online article here. 

Ontic and Quilts of Valor, supporting Veterans

 

Chatsworth, CA – Corporate Social Responsibility is incorporated within BBA Aviation’s and Ontic’s vision, mission, values, and goals. One of our focus areas is to identify opportunities that benefit local communities where we operate through community involvement and charitable giving. 

Most recently Ontic team members joined Quilts of Valor and Ms. Bea Abrams Cohen to present 86 quilts to former U.S Military Service members. This took place at the Veterans Administrations Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center in North Hills, CA. Quilts of Valor is a nonprofit veterans support organization.


Read more about Bea Abrams Cohen, a 102 yr old WWII veteran and her work at the LA Times Website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ontic Expands Avionics and Electronics Focus


Date: May 14, 2012
For Release Immediately
Contact:  Robert Sadler (818) 725-2100

Geneva, Switzerland - Ontic (Booth 827) has expanded their legacy avionics and electronics capabilities to further their business growth in licensed and/or acquired products and systems.  The manufacturing and repair expansion has added more than 5000 square feet of floor space dedicated to mature avionics and electronics manufacturing and support. 

Ontic’s mature avionics and electronics products and systems capabilities now include the complete production and repair of electronic assemblies, microcircuits, and electro-mechanical assemblies as well as airborne radar systems, jet engine controls, fuel quantity computers, synchronizers and synchrophasers, temperature controls and wireless smoke detection systems to name a few. 

Peg Billson, President of Ontic said, “Ontic understands that the need for lifetime support of mature electronics and avionics is growing and we want to have a key role in that support. This proactive decision further accommodates the OEMs Ontic serves through licensing and acquisition.  We envision that 50% of our future business base will be dedicated to this requirement. ”

Today, Ontic’s extensive legacy products and systems portfolio is managed and supported globally from four center-of-excellence facilities based in Chatsworth, California, Cheltenham and Slough, England, Houston, Texas  and a fifth Ontic  location opening this year in Singapore.

Ontic is a wholly owned subsidiary of BBA Aviation plc, with over 50 years of aerospace product manufacturing and aftermarket support experience.  Ontic has been licensed worldwide manufacturing rights from Honeywell, Hamilton Sundstrand, Goodrich, Moog, Parker, Eaton and a number of other aerospace original equipment manufacturers.

BBA  Aviation  plc is a  leading  global aviation  support and aftermarket services provider  with  market  leading  businesses  and  attractive  growth  opportunities.
BBA Aviation's Flight Support businesses (Signature Flight Support and ASIG) are focused on refuelling and ground handling of business and commercial aviation aircraft.  Its Aftermarket Services and Systems businesses (Dallas Airmotive, Premier Turbines, H&S Aviation, International Turbine Service, Barrett Turbine Engine Company, International Governor Services, Ontic and APPH) are focused on the repair and overhaul of jet engines and the manufacture and service of aerospace sub-systems and components.  For more information, please visit www.bbaaviation.com.
 

For more information, contact Robert Sadler at 818 725 2100 or via http://www.ontic.com
 

Ontic Growth In Legacy Avionics And Electronics Sets The Stage For Farnborough

Date: July 9, 2012
For Release Immediately
Contact:  Robert Sadler (818) 725-2100


Farnborough -  (Ontic /BBA Aviation H4/F15) – Ontic, the aerospace industry’s leading provider of OEM licensed and acquired legacy products, has seen its P&L revenue for electronics and avionics grow from 3% to 30% over the past two years.  Driven by OEM needs for ongoing product support of mature products and the 2011 acquisition of the GE Aviation Fuel Measurement business, Ontic is now a fully capable OEM in support of 2nd and 3rd generation electronics and avionics.


Ontic takes this electronics / avionics core competency into the Farnborough Air Show where it will be the focus of many of the meetings held with OEMs and customers over the next 5 days.


Peg Billson, Ontic’s President said,  “Ontic has identified the increasing need for the support of legacy electronics and therefore has overtly focused on developing this capability which now accounts for a third of our revenue.  OEM’s can now confidently partner with us to solve their legacy electronics needs just as they have for decades for mechanical products. ”


In support of the global OEM base, Ontic has established this electronics and avionics capability in two locations: Cheltenham, UK and Chatsworth, California.  The Cheltenham facility is fully operational, certified and serving production and aftermarket customers (including airlines, Airbus, Boeing & Eurofighter) on electronic fuel measurement systems. This facility has an additional 20,000 sq. ft. immediately available for further electronics and avionics support. The Chatsworth facility added 5000 sq. ft. of dedicated clean room earlier this year and, due to customer and product demands is fitting out an additional 5000 sq. ft.


Today, Ontic’s extensive mature and legacy products portfolio is managed and supported globally from four center-of-excellence facilities based in Chatsworth, California, Cheltenham and Slough, UK, Houston, Texas, and another Ontic location opening in Singapore in 2012.


Ontic is a wholly owned subsidiary of BBA Aviation plc, with over 50 years of aerospace product manufacturing and aftermarket support experience.  Ontic has been licensed worldwide manufacturing rights from Honeywell, Hamilton Sundstrand, Goodrich, Moog, Parker, Eaton and a number of other aerospace original equipment manufacturers.
 
BBA  Aviation  plc is a  leading  global aviation  support and aftermarket services provider  with  market  leading  businesses  and  attractive  growth  opportunities.
BBA Aviation's Flight Support businesses (Signature Flight Support and ASIG) are focused on refuelling and ground handling of business and commercial aviation aircraft.  Its Aftermarket Services and Systems businesses (Dallas Airmotive, Premier Turbines, H&S Aviation, International Turbine Service, Barrett Turbine Engine Company, International Governor Services, Ontic and APPH) are focused on the repair and overhaul of jet engines and the manufacture and service of aerospace sub-systems and components.  For more information, please visit www.bbaaviation.com.


For more information, contact Robert Sadler at 818 725 2100 or via http://www.ontic.com

Ontic receives Award of Recognition from the City of Los Angeles

Chatsworth, CA -  Andrew Pramschufer, Vice President and General Manager, and Lora Caton, Human Resources Manager, of Ontic’s Chatsworth division, display the certificate of recognition they received from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for their recruiting efforts in reaching out to the Unemployed and to Veterans in the Los Angeles area. The certificate reads "For your leadership and activism in providing jobs to those who need them the most."   
 

Andrew Pramschufer, Vice President & General Manager;  Lora Caton, Human Resources Manager 

Ontic Signs New License Agreement with Arkwin Industries
Date:  July 9, 2012
For Release Immediately
Contact:  Robert Sadler (818) 725-2100
 
Farnborough – Ontic, (BBA Aviation H4/F15) the aerospace industry’s leading producer of licensed and/or acquired OEM legacy products and systems, has signed a new license agreement with Arkwin Industries.  The agreement is for the manufacture and support of a fuel ejector pump used on the Bell UH1 and Cobra Helicopters.
 
According to Robert Hultmark, Senior V.P., Marketing & Contracts for Arkwin Industries, “Licensing with Ontic assures support for our customers of mature products for as long as they need them, allowing Arkwin to focus our efforts on our current and future product needs”.

Peg Billson, President of Ontic, stated that "The support of legacy product lines under license is one of the many benefits Ontic's service provides to major OEM's like Arkwin. We are pleased to expand our licensing relationship with Arkwin Industries through the addition of this product."
 
Ontic’s global legacy focus is supported from manufacturing and MRO facilities in Chatsworth, California; Houston, Texas; Slough and Cheltenham in the United Kingdom; and another Ontic location opening in Singapore in 2012.
 
Ontic is a wholly owned subsidiary of BBA Aviation plc, with over 50 years of aerospace product manufacturing and aftermarket support experience.  Ontic has been licensed worldwide manufacturing rights from Honeywell, Hamilton Sundstrand, Goodrich, Moog, Parker, Eaton and a number of other aerospace original equipment manufacturers.
 
BBA  Aviation  plc is a  leading  global aviation  support and aftermarket services provider  with  market  leading  businesses  and  attractive  growth  opportunities.  BBA Aviation's Flight Support businesses (Signature Flight Support and ASIG) are focused on refuelling and ground handling of business and commercial aviation aircraft.  Its Aftermarket Services and Systems businesses (Dallas Airmotive, Premier Turbines, H&S Aviation, International Turbine Service, Barrett Turbine Engine Company, International Governor Services, Ontic and APPH) are focused on the repair and overhaul of jet engines and the manufacture and service of aerospace sub-systems and components.  For more information, please visit www.bbaaviation.com

For more information, contact Robert Sadler at 818 725 2100 or via http://www.ontic.com
 
Ontic pushes new capabilities at Farnborough
July 8, 2012
By: Murdo Morrison
Source:  flightglobal.com/staticpages/subscriptions.html
 
"Original equipment manufacturer-licensed parts specialist Ontic is at Farnborough to push its new strengths in electronics and avionics. The Californian based company, which also has two..." For more, view the full article here.
BBA Unit Thrives As OEMs Divest Parts
July 09, 2012
Source: AWIN First

"Manufacturers of aircraft components are clamoring to offload their older products onto companies that will manufacture and support them for years to come." For more, view the full article here. 

Interview with Ontic president Peg Billson
July 10, 2012
By: Kristin Majcher
Source:  flightglobal.com/staticpages/subscriptions.html)
 

"Peg Billson is president of Ontic, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BBA Aviation which specialises in licensing or acquiring OEMs' non-core mature product lines..." For more, view the full interview here.