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Ontic Signs License With Ge Aviation’s Integrated Systems Unit For C-130 Products

October 02, 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 GE Aviation’s Integrated Systems unit for several C-130 products at the LRU level.

The products consist of a Winch, Flap Brake and Shock Mount Tray that are used on all variants of the C-130 including the current “J” model in production.

Gareth Hall, President of Ontic, said “Ontic is pleased to add these C-130 products to our existing portfolio with GE Aviation. 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. Ontic has a long relationship with GE Aviation and we look forward to continuing our work with them.”

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, including Signature TECHNICAirTM and EPIC Fuels, provides premium, full service flight and home base support including refuelling, 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 Fuels is a provider of aviation fuels, supplies and services operating at more than 200 locations.

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. The sale process is ongoing.

On 30 July 2019, BBA Aviation announced the proposed sale of Ontic to CVC Fund VII, subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals. Subject to approvals the sale is expected to close in Q4 2019.