AAR, October 30, 2018 - WOOD DALE, Illinois — Ontic, a BBA Aviation company and the aerospace industry’s leading provider of ‘Extended Life Solutions’ for OEM legacy products, has appointed AAR as its authorized inventory management partner and exclusive distributor in support of Ontic UK’s Military MRO business.
This business includes a variety of repair and overhaul services for a portfolio of legacy avionics parts servicing the military market, including electromechanical, barometric, gyroscopes and electronics products. Key platforms include the BAE Hawk aircraft; Leonardo Sea King and AW101 helicopters; Lockheed C-130 transports; Boeing F-15 and V22; and the Tornado.
“This partnership with AAR represents a great strategic fit for Ontic, with both organizations being very closely aligned in their approach to delivering the highest customer service levels,” said Matthew Pritchard, Ontic’s UK Site Director. “We believe our military MRO customers will be pleased with the increased level of service they receive as a consequence of this relationship with AAR. As Ontic continues to grow, I’m confident that our partnership will expand as we look to deliver extended life solutions to our customers and OEM partners.”
“We are delighted with our appointment as Ontic's authorized inventory management partner and exclusive distributor for their military MRO business,” said AAR’s Tim Driscoll, Vice President and General Manager of OEM Solutions. “We look forward to working with Ontic to provide our mutual customers with the parts they need, when they need them.”
About Ontic: Ontic is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BBA Aviation plc, with over 42 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.
About BBA Aviation: 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. BBA supports its customers through three principal businesses: Signature Flight Support and Signature TECHNICAirTM, 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.
About AAR: AAR is a global aerospace and defense aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 6,000 people in over 20 countries. Headquartered in the Chicago area, AAR supports commercial and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. AAR’s Aviation Services include parts supply; OEM solutions; integrated solutions; maintenance, repair, overhaul; and engineering. AAR’s Expeditionary Services include mobility systems and composite manufacturing operations