Ontic has been a worldwide leader in supplying and licensing established aircraft parts and services for over 50 years. Since 1956, we’ve expanded globally, establishing more key sites, partnerships, capabilities, and licenses with aerospace leaders around the world.
Get to know Ontic’s history and see how we’ve expanded globally to supply aerospace leaders around the world.
Ontic has supplied established aircraft parts to the world’s aerospace leaders for over 45 years. We started with 50 employees in Chatsworth, California.
Ontic acquired the first ever licensing partner with Hamilton Sundstrand in the early 1970s, for Pesco Pumps and other hydraulics.
Ontic continued to grow, acquiring new licenses with AlliedSignal and Parker Hannifin.
Between 1992 and 1999, Ontic acquired 8 new partnerships with aerospace leaders including Vickers, Bay Precision, Whittaker, Hamilton Standard, Moog, GEC-Marconi, Eaton, and Aeroterra. The diverse product lines included motor parts, electro-mechanical valves, electronic temperature controllers, and fuel line shroud products.
The early 2000s welcomed even more licensing agreements with key players such as Honeywell, Woodward Aircraft Engine Systems, TRW, Goodrich, HR Textron, and Curtiss-Wright.
Ontic continued to expand its licensing portfolio with Honeywell by adding Radar Avionic Electronics.
In 2007, Crane & Moog signed their first licensing products with Ontic, followed by Arkwin in 2008 and Securaplane Technologies in 2009, which included wireless smoke detection products.
Ontic acquired GE Aviation, adding two new sites in Cheltenham and Singapore.
Ontic welcomed Safran and UTC Aerospace Systems as more licensing partners.
Cheltenham established more long-term licensing agreements — this time acquiring Ultra Electronics.
Between 2017 and 2018, Ontic established partnerships with GE Aviation and Esterline.
In 2018, Ontic acquired Firstmark Corporation, adding Creedmoor and Plainview facilities, and creating lifetime support for products.
Ontic’s expansion continued, adding Meggitt as licensing partners. The same year, Ontic’s Cheltenham facility received CAAC certification and its Trace Certification.
Ontic acquired AP Filtration, as well as a selection of Triumph Group products, adding new facilities in Bolton and Staverton.
Throughout the year, we have continued to invest in our people and facilities. We have acquired a number of new licenses and grown our expertise across the globe, including an expansion of more than 20,000 square feet to our Creedmoor, North Carolina facility. We also increased our apprentice numbers by 300%.
As we envisage the future, Ontic is looking forward to continued growth and investment in established aircraft parts and services.
Through the acquisition of new licenses, established partnerships, investment in our employees, and a commitment to delivering great value to our customers, we will continue to be a globally-recognized and trusted leader in the aerospace and defense industry.