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Ontic, a BBA Aviation company and the aerospace industry’s leading provider of ‘Extended Life Solutions’ for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) legacy products, has significantly increased its manufacturing capabilities and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the rotorcraft market.
Ontic acquires portfolio of legacy avionics products
Ontic, a BBA Aviation company and the aerospace industry’s leading provider of ‘Extended Life Solutions’ for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) legacy products, has acquired a portfolio of legacy avionics products (the business) from GE Aviation. The agreement was signed in November and completed on Dec. 30, 2016.
The business incorporates a portfolio of legacy avionics parts servicing the military and commercial aviation markets, including electro mechanical, barometric, gyroscopes and electronics products. Key platforms include Boeing 737, Sikorsky Sea King and Leonardo AW101 helicopters, Lockheed C130/J transports and BAE Hawk aircraft.
The portfolio has a strong fit with Ontic’s existing business, and the acquisition is aligned to Ontic’s strategy to deliver continued growth in mature avionics and electronics products with high intellectual property content. With significant experience of acquisitions including a similar business bought from GE Aviation in 2011, Ontic has proven processes to ensure the seamless integration of new product lines, which will be supported in this case by a transitional services agreement with GE Aviation.
“We are extremely pleased with the acquisition of GE Aviation’s legacy avionics parts,” said Gareth Hall, Ontic president and managing director. “Ontic is leading the way in supporting maturing and non-core aerospace products in collaboration with our OEM partners and this acquisition has expanded our avionics portfolio and also our presence on a number of key platforms.”
Ontic supports global rotorcraft market with increased capabilities
Ontic also announced that the company has significantly increased its manufacturing capabilities and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the rotorcraft market.
Over the last four years, Ontic has signed several licenses with aerospace’s top OEMs, which has expanded the breadth of products and MRO services available to rotorcraft customers. The company now provides solutions for several civil and military platforms within the helicopter industry including: Bell 204/205/206 and 212, Airbus Helicopters AS350 and A332, AW109, AW101, CH-47 Chinook, MD-500, S-70, UH-60 Black Hawk and many more.
“Our position within the rotorcraft market has grown immensely due to our expanding partnerships with top OEMs serving the industry,” said Hall. “Ontic’s focus is to accommodate customers and OEMs according to their needs. As other technologies advance, we remain constant in order to extend support for legacy platforms with enhanced product availability and comprehensive MRO services from three global locations.”
Visit Ontic team members at HAI Heli-Expo from March 7 to 9 in Dallas, Texas. Stop by BBA Aviation booth 7608 for more information on its broad range of capabilities within the helicopter industry and beyond.