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Ontic Acquires Zodiac Oxygen System’s Tailwheel, First Aid Kit, and Accessories Businesses

Ontic, the aerospace industry’s leading producer of licensed and/or acquired OEM legacy products and systems, has signed an agreement with Zodiac Oxygen Systems for the acquisition of legacy product lines that include tail wheel assemblies, brake valves, temperature / pressure gauges and first aid kits.

The products are primarily used on a wide range of general aviation legacy aircraft platforms including Cessna, Air Tractor, Piper, Hawker Beechcraft, Dassault and others. The First Aid Kits support commercial and general aviation, 5 to over 25 passenger capacity. Ontic will support the products from their Chatsworth, California facility.

Peg Billson, President and CEO of BBA Aviation Aftermarket Services, stated that "Ontic is pleased to begin a cooperative relationship with Zodiac Oxygen Systems and count them among our growing list of Aerospace OEM partners. Providing OEMs like Zodiac with a complete legacy support solution and assuring their customers of lifetime support on the OEM pedigreed product is the real value Ontic provides.”

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

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