November 13, 2008
Honeywell Licenses Ontic to Support 700 Series APUs
Ontic Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc., the aerospace industry's leading producer of OEM-licensed legacy products, has acquired an exclusive, perpetual, product life license from Honeywell to produce and sell components and provide component repair services for their 700 Series Auxiliary Power Units.
The products are standard equipment on the Airbus A300-B2/B4, Boeing DC-10, MD-10, and MD-11 commercial aircraft and on the KC10 military transport. The customer base includes Commercial Airlines, Freighter Carriers, and Military Transports.This new license represents the continued expansion of Ontic's licensed product portfolio for the support of small turbine engine and APU products and represents the latest license that adds to Ontic's 3,500+ products already supported under license or acquisition.
Jim Gerwien, Ontic's President stated that, "Ontic's 25 year licensing relationship with Honeywell has evolved to a new level of Legacy Product support with this APU license. We look forward to continuing our successful relationship with Honeywell through the addition of these engine products."
The products will be supported at Ontic's manufacturing facility in Chatsworth, California. The transition of the product lines from Honeywell's Phoenix, AZ facility is to begin immediately.
Ontic is a wholly owned subsidiary of BBA Aviation plc, with over 50 years of aerospace product manufacturing and aftermarket support experience. Ontic has been licensed worldwide manufacturing rights from Honeywell, Hamilton Sundstrand, Goodrich, Moog, Parker, Eaton and a number of other aerospace original equipment manufacturers.
BBA Aviation plc is a world leader in the provision of Flight Support and Aftermarket Services and Systems for business aviation, regional airline, military and commercial aviation operators, including FBO services, fueling, ground handling, turbine engine repair and overhaul and aviation components, landing gear and hydraulic systems. BBA has leading positions, well-known and reputable brands and a proven track record of organic and acquisition-led growth. BBA Aviation companies include Signature Flight Support, ASIG, Executive Beechcraft, Ontic, International Governor Services, APPH, Dallas Airmotive, Premier Turbines, H&S Aviation, International Turbine Service and Barrett Turbine Engine Company. For more information, please visit www.bbaaviation.com.