Ontic (Booth C5239), a BBA Aviation company, has entered into an agreement with Racal Acoustics, part of Esterline, to license original equipment manufacturing and aftermarket support for products, including cockpit communications control systems. This is Ontic’s first license with Esterline and the 12th product line introduced to the Ontic Cheltenham facility since 2012. The transition will be completed this year.
Separately, Ontic announced licenses aimed at expanding its rotorcraft MRO offerings for platforms such as the Bell 206, 212, and UH-1; Airbus Helicopters AS350; Leonardo Helicopters AW101; Boeing CH-47; Sikorsky S-70, UH-60, and CH-53; and the MD Helicopters MD500.
“Our position within the rotorcraft market has grown immensely due to our expanding partnerships with top OEMs serving the industry,” said Ontic president and managing director Gareth Hall. He expects more OEMs to seek out Ontic’s licensing solutions to provide lifetime customer support as legacy platforms continue to age.