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Ontic appoints HC Pacific as Inventory and Logistics Partner

June 17, 2019

Cheltenham, UK – Ontic, a BBA Aviation company and a leading provider of ‘Extended Life Solutions’ for OEM legacy products, has appointed HC Pacific as its authorized inventory management and logistics partner in support of their Boeing 777 fuel measurement system wire harness products. This exclusive agreement, effective June 30, 2019, ensures consistent component availability while substantially reducing lead-times and part travel.

"We are thrilled with our appointment as Ontic’s inventory management partner for the 777 harnesses product line," said Andrew Pramschufer, President of HC Pacific. "HC Pacific brings Ontic over 46 years of world class experience as a leading global distributor of defense and commercial products. Our company invests heavily in inventories to ensure the needs of a global customer network are met flawlessly and with immediacy.”

Matthew Pritchard, General Manager of Ontic UK, commented,

“Ontic continually searches for the best channel to market, by product line, which optimizes the customer experience. HC Pacific’s proven inventory management and logistics solutions in North America will ensure the highest level of customer service for this critical product line.”

About HC Pacific

HC Pacific is a leading global distributor of products and provider of innovative supply chain optimization services for over 46 years. Since our inception in 1971, HC Pacific has been a one-stop source for specialty raw materials, precision fasteners, electronic hardware, and components / line-replacement units for various aerospace applications. For more information, please visit

About Ontic

Ontic’s global legacy focus is supported by manufacturing and MRO facilities in Chatsworth, California; Creedmoor, North Carolina; Plainview, New York; Cheltenham in the United Kingdom and in Singapore.

Ontic is a wholly owned subsidiary of BBA Aviation plc, with over 45 years of aerospace product manufacturing and aftermarket support experience. Ontic provides FAA, CAAS, CAAC, TCCA, DCA, EASA Part 21 and 145 OEM support, including new and serviceable spares and repairs for over 6,500 maturing and legacy aircraft parts. Its portfolio of products, licensed or acquired from major OEMs such as Honeywell, UTC Aerospace, Safran, Thales and GE Aviation, span all major aircraft systems in both civil and military markets. For more information, please visit

BBA Aviation plc is a market leading, global aviation support and aftermarket services provider, primarily focused on servicing the Business and General Aviation (B&GA) market. We support our customers through three principal businesses: Signature Flight Support, Ontic and Global Engine Services/Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO).

Signature Flight Support also includes Signature TECHNICAirTM and EPIC and provides premium, full service flight and home base support including refueling, ground handling and MRO services through the world’s largest fixed base operation (FBO) network for B&GA users with around 200 locations covering key destinations in North America, Europe, South America, Caribbean, Africa and Asia. EPIC is a provider of aviation fuels, supplies and services.

Ontic is a leading provider of high-quality equipment and cost-effective solutions for the continuing support of maturing and legacy aerospace platforms with locations in the USA, Europe and Asia. ERO is a leading independent engine service provider to global B&GA operators, the rotorcraft market and regional airline fleets with locations in the USA, Europe, South America, Asia and the Middle East.

On 1 March 2018 BBA Aviation announced that it was conducting a strategic review of the ERO business and, at the end of May 2018, management committed to a plan to sell substantially all of the business and the relevant assets and liabilities were classified as held for sale.

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