Ontic and Curtiss-Wright Controls Sign License Agreement on Pilot Controls and Transmitter/Indicator Product Lines

Geneva… Ontic, (Stand 364) the aerospace industry’s leading producer of licensed and/or acquired OEM legacy products and systems, has signed a significant new license agreement with Curtiss-Wright Controls Integrated Sensing for the support of Pilot Controls and Transmitter / Indicator product lines which further expands Ontic’s electronic and electro-mechanical portfolio.

The Pilot Controls products include landing gear levers with integral light plates and electronics, tiller modules, pilot LED checklists, flight control surface indicators, rudder trim switches and push-to-talk switches. The products are used on commercial, business, and military aircraft applications, including Boeing 727, 737, 747, 747F, 757, 767, DC8, DC9, DC10, MD80, MD11, and C17; Fokker  F100 and  F70; Cessna 680 Sovereign , Excel XLS, Cessna 750 (Citation X), and CJ4; Bombardier DHC8, CL-215, Challenger, CL-415 and  LearJet 85; and Lockheed F22.  The Transmitter / Indicator product lines are used on the BAE Hawk military jet trainer providing information on the movement of remote components and control surfaces.

The products will be transitioned via Ontic’s proven “adoption” process from their current North American and United Kingdom locations into Ontic’s Chatsworth, California and Cheltenham, UK facilities.  Ontic will provide customers complete support, including production and aftermarket manufacturing and MRO services.

Gareth Hall, President of Ontic, stated that "Curtiss-Wright Controls occupies a highly respected position in the industry and is a strategic OEM partner for Ontic. With this license we are pleased to add to our growing portfolio of electronic & electro-mechanical product lines.. Serving OEMs like Curtiss-Wright by supporting their mature, legacy, or non-core products and providing lifetime support to customers is Ontic’s sole focus.”

“We are delighted to forge a new relationship with ONTIC as it satisfies two of Curtiss-Wright’s key long term objectives, namely long term customer support for Curtiss-Wright’s legacy products and the liberation of our internal personnel and  resources to better support  new OEM products and programs,” said Tom Quinly, president of Curtiss-Wright Controls.

Ontic’s global legacy focus is supported from manufacturing and MRO facilities in Chatsworth, California; Houston, Texas; Slough and Cheltenham in the United Kingdom.

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 leading global aviation services and aftermarket support provider. BBA Aviation’s Flight Support businesses (Signature Flight Support and ASIG) provide specialist on-airport support services, including refuelling and ground handling, to the owners and operators of private, business, military and commercial aircraft. BBA Aviation’s Aftermarket Services businesses (Dallas Airmotive, Premier Turbines, H+S Aviation, International Turbine Service, W. H. Barrett Turbine Engine Company, International Governor Services, Ontic and APPH) are focused on the repair and overhaul of gas turbine engines and the manufacture and service of aerospace components, sub-systems and systems. BBA Aviation group companies operate from more than 200 individual locations on five continents. For more information, please visit www.bbaaviation.com.