|Today FAG Aerospace is the preferred supplier and development partner in all current projects for aircraft engines, gas turbines and helicopters. FAG Aerospace is the sole supplier of bearings for both engine concepts designed to power the Airbus A380, as it is for the engine bearings for Boeing's Dreamliner 787. The same applies to the current development projects for the A350 and the A400M military transport aircraft from Airbus as well as for numerous present-day helicopter projects in Europe and North America. In the field of space applications, FAG Aerospace supplies its bearings for the turbopumps used in the Space Shuttle engine and for the currently developed Delta IV and Ares V launch vehicles, to name just a few.|
the subject of energy efficiency has now also found its way into modern aircraft engine technology. The Boeing 787, for instance, is tuned especially to low fuel consumption and needs about 20 percent less fuel than comparable aircraft generations. The engine bearings play a special part in this respect. Schaeffler Aerospace's newly developed bearing support concept integrates functions and adjacent components such as vibration damping mechanisms or housing parts. Moreover, the bearings systems use highly heat resistant special steels exclusively.