October 19, 2022
Ontic, the leading licensor and manufacturer of complex engineered parts for the global aerospace and defense industries, has licensed the RDR4A/B Weather Radar Systems product line from Honeywell on an exclusive licensing agreement. This includes Repair manufacturing, spare sales, repairs and support for the complete product line.
The weather radar platform line is an essential system for aircraft, and comprises of a receiver/transmitter, antenna, antenna drive unit, control panels and mounting trays. The product line is fitted to an array of platforms, including the Boeing 737 family, 777 and 757, as well as the Airbus A320-CL, A330 and A340, serving some of the world’s biggest operators of these platforms.
Ontic’s global capabilities, stretching from the US through Europe and to Asia, mean the company can provide critical global support when and where it is needed. Initial transfer from Honeywell to Ontic will take place at Ontic’s Singapore facility, covering the Asia Region, followed by the Chatsworth facility for the US. The final transfer will see the UK stood up to support European operations, with additional support expected in France from early 2023.
Ontic’s existing radar capability means experts are on hand around the globe to support this product line – this will help reduce aircraft downtime and ensure the continued safety of aircraft, crew and passengers.
Gareth Blackbird, Ontic Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We’re delighted to be commencing work on this product line and utilizing our existing radar support capability. Adding to this, our recent multi-million dollar investment across our facilities is testament to the fact we have the infrastructure and expertise to deliver. We are delighted to provide a global solution for this licensing agreement.”
Ontic’s team of experts have global reach across three continents, and have been supporting the commercial and military aviation industry for more than 45 years.