BBA subsidiary Ontic (Booth No. 7333) has signed its fourth license agreement for military and commercial electronics with Curtiss-Wright, as part of its Extended Life Solutions program. The products–logic modules, smoke detector sensors, power supplies and power converters–are designed for use on the Sikorsky Black Hawk, all variants; the Sukhoi Superjet 100; and Boeing 747, 757 and 767. The products will be transitioned from Curtiss-Wright’s City of Industry, Calif. facility into Ontic’s Chatsworth, Calif. manufacturing center. Ontic will provide customers with complete support including production and aftermarket manufacturing and MRO services.
“Our interest in the products at Curtiss-Wright will allow the company to focus on new technologies,” said Robert Sadler, Ontic director of marketing and licensor relations. “We have seen our business grow tremendously in electronics and avionics; it is now more than one-third of our business,” he continued. “We don’t design anything new. By acquiring these licenses we keep aircraft from going completely obsolete and help the OEMs. Their customers are assured that until they are ready to leave the platform that uses these products, the means to repair the products will be around.”
As a part of BBA’s aftermarket services, Ontic ensures that other BBA divisions, such as Dallas Airmotive, have the parts they need to complete their projects. Ontic also makes products that go on the Bell 206, CH-47 Chinook, H-1 Cobra and others. “As the market continues to grow and expand, we expect the mature product support business to come our way,” said Sadler.