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Ontic acquires Fairchild TCs from M7 Aerospace
Ontic has purchased the type certificates for the Fairchild Merlin, Metro II/III/IV, C-26 aircraft from Texas-based M7. It will maintain the complete life-cycle support for the family of aircraft from its facility in North Carolina.
Fairchild Merlin, Metro and Metroliner type certificates are now owned by Ontic.
Read this story in our February 2022 printed issue.

Ontic, a provider of extended life solutions for original equipment manufacturer established products, has reached an agreement with M7 Aerospace for the transfer of type certificates for the Fairchild Merlin, Metro II/III/IV, C-26 aircraft that are currently supported at M7's facility in San Antonio, Texas.

This is the first agreement between Ontic and M7 Aerospace, a division of Elbit Systems of America, and adds to Ontic's existing type certificate for the Twin Commander, which it acquired in 2018. Along with all of the product lines, equipment and intellectual property, Ontic will also be welcoming new employees from the San Antonio, Texas facility.

Ontic will maintain the complete life-cycle support for the family of aircraft including engineering, technical, repairs and spare parts. The products will be transitioned to Ontic's Creedmoor, North Carolina facility.

President and CEO Gareth Hall says: “This is our first agreement with M7 Aerospace and we are looking forward to growing our partnership. Ontic is excited to add the Fairchild Merlin, Metro II/III/IV, DOD C-26 certificates. We have had success with our initial Twin Commander acquisition and we feel this will fit perfectly with our capabilities and our growth initiatives. We are investing in our infrastructure and our people to grow all of our facilities. Our Creedmoor facility is growing, and this is the ideal fit for the team.”

Ontic is well positioned to ensure a robust future for the Metro/Merlin," adds Elbit VP and GM of sustainment and support solutions Christopher Hickey. "We are happy to be working with it to provide a seamless transition and continued excellent support to Metro/Merlin customers and the employees who service the fleet.”

Ontic supports customers and licensing partners from manufacturing and MRO facilities in Chatsworth, California; Creedmoor, North Carolina; Plainview, New York; Cheltenham, Bolton and Staverton in the United Kingdom; and Singapore.

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