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Ontic Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc. (Ontic), a BBA Aviation company and a 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-2C, 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, California facility.
“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,” said Matthew Maurer, vice president of military programs for the UTAS Landing Systems business.
“These additional landing gear products align with Ontic’s commitment to support non-core and legacy products across a range of platform types,” said Gareth Hall, president and managing director of Ontic. “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 plc, 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.