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Ontic Signs New License Agreement with UTC Aerospace Landing Systems

January 12, 2018

Chatsworth, CA- Ontic Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc. (Ontic), a BBA Aviation company and the aerospace industry's leading provider of 'Extended Life Solutions' for Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) legacy products, has licensed the manufacturing rights from the Landing Systems business segment of UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) for its full range of military aftermarket landing gear.

This is another addition to the increasing and substantial portfolio of products that Ontic supports for UTAS under license in a relationship that began over 40 years ago with Ontic's first license from Sundstrand Corporation in 1974.

Under the agreement Ontic will manufacture and support aftermarket spares for landing gear on the A-6E, AAH/AH-64, C-2A, E-2(, E-2D, EA-6B, MH-60, SH-60B, OV-10, F-16 and T-37 aircraft. The products will be supported from Ontic's Chatsworth, Ca facility.

According to Matthew Maurer, Vice President of Military Programs for the UTAS Landing Systems business, "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 providing technical expertise as the original equipment provider."

'These additional landing gear products align with Ontic's commitment to support non-core and legacy products across a range of platform types," President and Managing Director of Ontic Gareth Hall said. "Ontic has been leading the way in supporting maturing and legacy aerospace platforms and this latest agreement expands our offer on these products on military platforms. We value our relationship with UTC Aerospace Systems and are looking forward to continuing our work with them."

Ontic is a wholly owned subsidiary of BBA Aviation pie, with over 43 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 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 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 B&GA operators, the rotorcraft market and regional airline fleets with locations in the USA, Europe, South America, Asia and the Middle East. For more information, please visit