Ontic Donates more than $34,000 to American Cancer Society
Ontic's Chatsworth facility named top fundraising group in California
Ontic, a BBA Aviation company and the aerospace industry’s leading provider of ‘Extended Life Solutions’ for OEM legacy products, recently donated a grand total of $34,286 to the American Cancer Society. With the help of their colleagues, family and friends around the world, as well as a contribution from parent company BBA Aviation’s Charitable Giving Program, Ontic’s Chatsworth team took the top spot as the number one fundraising group in California and number 12 ranking in the nation.
Ontic in Chatsworth, CA has participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, and fundraising for the last three years. This year’s event was especially significant as the company recently lost members of their own team in the battle with cancer. With heavy hearts, the Ontic team organized several fundraising opportunities throughout 2015, led by Simon Harper, Sr. Manufacturing Engineer.
“The prior two years, Ontic supported the 24-hour Relay for Life event, but we chose to make 2015 bigger than ever,” Harper said. "A week before the event, we organized a Relay Rally to help raise awareness, support and money. We also held a bake sale and pie-in-the-face raffle in honor of those lost."
Relay for Life’s event in Glendale, CA, was one of many events organized by the American Cancer Society to raise money for cancer research and spread awareness of the effects of the disease. The event invites teams to select members to walk around a track for the duration of the 24-hour event. This is usually done in shifts and when team members aren’t walking, they host various activities at their team booths.
The Ontic booth featured items for sale, raffle tickets, fun games and even a magic show by an employee’s son. Harper explained that employees and their families spent in excess of 2500 total hours planning and participating in the event.
The American Cancer Society awarded Ontic with the Highest Fundraising team award at the Relay for Life event. Ontic donated $18,686 to the charity and later added BBA Aviation’s Charitable Giving Program check of $15,600 to its final donation.
“The support from employees throughout Ontic and BBA Aviation companies, plus their families and friends helped make our efforts a huge success,” Harper said. “The recognition from BBA Aviation and the effect this disease has had on the Ontic Chatsworth facility this year made this an equally challenging, but rewarding year.”
Ontic is a wholly owned subsidiary of BBA Aviation plc, with over 40 years of aerospace product manufacturing and aftermarket support experience. Ontic provides FAA, CAAS, CAAC, EASA Part 21 and 145 OEM support, including new and serviceable spares and repairs for over 4,500 maturing 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 leading global aviation support and aftermarket services provider with market leading businesses and attractive growth opportunities. BBA Aviation's Flight Support businesses (Signature Flight Support and ASIG) are focused on refueling and ground handling of business and commercial aviation aircraft. Its Aftermarket Services businesses (Dallas Airmotive, H+S Aviation, International Turbine Service, Barrett Turbine Engine Company, International Governor Services and Ontic) are focused on the repair and overhaul of jet engines and the service of aerospace sub-systems and components. For more information, please visit www.bbaaviation.com.