CHATSWORTH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ontic Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc. (Ontic), a BBA Aviation company and the aerospace industry’s leading provider of ‘Extended Life Solutions’ for Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) legacy products, has acquired an ESU product line from Curtiss-Wright.
The ESU (Ethernet Switch Unit) functions as a router and a switch, making local forwarding decisions to devices operated in the M109 Paladin Self-Propelled Howitzer (PIM) and Bradley Fighting Vehicle’s LAN (local area network).
The product line will be transitioned via Ontic’s proven adoption process into Ontic’s Chatsworth, California facility. Ontic will provide the customers with complete support including production and aftermarket manufacturing and MRO services.
Gareth Hall, President of Ontic, stated that “The proactive life cycle support planning that Curtiss-Wright has undertaken with Ontic provides assurance to the customers that these products are available for as long as the market requires them, while Curtiss-Wright continues its focus on future technology for Military Ground Vehicles.”
Ontic is a wholly owned subsidiary of BBA Aviation plc, with over 44 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. For more information, please visit www.ontic.com.
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. We support our 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. For more information, please visit www.bbaaviation.com.