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Ontic signs license with Collins Aerospace Systems for B1B Landing gear

July 31, 2019

Ontic, a BBA Aviation company and aerospace industry’s leading provider of ‘Extended Life Solutions’ for Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) legacy products, has signed a new exclusive license agreement with Collins Aerospace for the manufacture of B1B Lancer Landing Gear spares.

This follows on from the license acquired in December 2017 landing gear on the A-6E, AAH/AH-64, C-2A, E-2C, E-2D, EA-6B, MH-60, SH-60B, OV-10, F-16 and T-37 aircraft. The landing gear products will all be supported from Ontic’s Chatsworth, California facility.

Gareth Hall, President of Ontic, said “Ontic is pleased to add the B1B landing gear to our portfolio with Collins Aerospace. Ontic is the leader in providing extended life solutions for maturing and legacy aerospace platforms and this latest agreement expands our offer on military platforms. We value our relationship with Collins Aerospace and are looking forward to continuing our work with them.”

Matthew Maurer, Vice President of Military Programs for Collins Aerospace Landing Systems, stated “Licensing of legacy military landing gear aftermarket programs enables us to offer our products to customers and operators in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner while also continuing technical expertise as the original equipment manufacturer.”

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 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, Collins 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. At the end of May 2018, following a strategic review of the ERO business, management committed to a plan to sell substantially all of this business and the relevant assets and liabilities were classified as held for sale.

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