Ontic and Rolls-Royce Enter License Agreement for the Worldwide Aftermarket Support of the Rolls-Royce Dart Engine

The transition of support and manufacturing capabilities to Ontic’s Cheltenham, UK facility will commence immediately.


SINGAPORE, Booth D63…Ontic UK ltd announced that they have entered into license agreement with Rolls-Royce for the manufacturing and worldwide distribution rights for Dart aircraft engine components.  The transition of support and manufacturing capabilities to Ontic’s Cheltenham, UK facility will commence immediately. Technical support will continue to be offered by Rolls-Royce.

The Dart engine is in service on an active fleet of 218 aircraft that include the Avro/Hawker Siddley HS748, HAL 748, Fokker F27, Gulfstream I, NAMC YS11, Convair CV 640.

"Ontic is pleased to have entered a new relationship with Rolls-Royce ensuring that Dart engines are fully supported for their remaining operational life.  This  represents an expansion of Ontic’s licensed product portfolio for the support of small turbine engine and APU products,” said Gareth Hall, President and Managing Director of Ontic.

Ontic’s global legacy focus is supported from manufacturing and MRO facilities in Chatsworth, California; Houston, Texas; and Cheltenham in the United Kingdom. The Dart engine will be supported primarily from Ontic’s Cheltenham, UK facility.

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, Curtiss-Wright, 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.

For more information, contact Robert Sadler at 818 725 2100 or via http://www.ontic.com

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