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Ontic Signs First Product License with Esterline Corporation

January 30, 2018

CHELTENHAM, UK- Ontic, a BBA Aviation company and the aerospace industry's leading provider of 'Extended Life Solutions' for OEM legacy products has entered an agreement with Racal Acoustics, part of the Esterline Corporation, to license the OE manufacturing and aftermarket support for various military and civil avionics products including cockpit communication control systems.

This will be the 12th product line introduced in to the Ontic Cheltenham facility since its foundation in 2012 and is Ontic's first license with Esterline. The products complement Ontic's existing capability and customer base. The transition is planned for completion during 2018.

"We are extremely pleased to sign our first license with Esterline, and look forward to working with them on future opportunities" Gareth Hall, Ontic President and Managing Director said. "Supporting Tier One OEMs, like Esterline, on their mature, legacy, or non-core products and providing lifetime support to customers is Ontic's sole focus."

"In Ontic we have found a partner that is well placed to manage our ageing range of avionics products and help our customers in their continuing success in this challenging market, allowing us to focus on other core markets and our hearing protection solutions" said Dick Heinrich, Managing Director of Racal Acoustics.

Ontic is a wholly owned subsidiary of BBA Aviation pie, with over 42 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 4,500 maturing 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 pie 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 and Signature TECHNICAir™ which provide premium, full service flight and home base support including refuelling, ground handling, hangarage 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. 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. Engine Repair & Overhaul/Global Engine Services is a leading independent engine service provider to global