Aerospace & Defense

Providing optimal reliability in critical applications:
Through advanced aircraft bearing solutions.

An expansive tiered portfolio for specialized applications.

Whether the inherent challenges involve long life, heavy loads, extreme speeds/temperatures, limited space, simplified assembly — or any combination of these critical variables — NHBB continues to serve the aerospace and defense industries with reliable, application-specific solutions.

Aerospace

NHBB design/production processes are specifically engineered to serve the exacting needs of aircraft manufacturers and their customers, our most important market. Our specialized knowledge, coupled with sustained product development investments, enables us to assist aerospace OEMs in solving complex design issues for airplanes and helicopters.

Defense

Founded to improve the manufacturing of precision miniature ball bearings, NHBB quickly became a partner-of-choice for manufacturers of components and assemblies for military applications. Our continually evolving capabilities now provide even greater precision and fail-safe performance across a wider array of defense applications.

Specialized Market Segments and Applications

  • Auxiliary Power Units (APU)
  • Engine Mounts
  • Fuel Control Systems
  • Hot Air Valves
  • Main Shafts
  • Reduction Gearboxes
  • Spigot Assemblies
  • Tower Shafts
  • Thrust Reverser Actuation Systems
  • Variable Stator Vanes

Engines, Gearboxes & Transmissions

  • Air Management Systems
  • Avionic Instruments
  • Fuel Pumps
  • Gyroscopic Instruments
  • Hydraulic Actuators
  • Ram Air Turbines
  • Servo Valves
  • Starter Generators

Auxiliary Mechanical Systems

  • Ailerons
  • Elevator Assemblies
  • Inboard Flaps
  • Fuselage Brackets
  • High Lift Assemblies
  • Stabilizer Trim Actuators
  • Leading Edge Slat Actuators
  • Spoiler Actuators
  • Vertical Stabilizers

Airframe/Flight Control Systems

  • Doors and Hatches
  • Nacelles
  • Wing and Tail Structures
  • Wing Boxes

Fuselage

  • Downlock Braces
  • Gland Assemblies
  • Pintles
  • Retractor Actuators
  • Shock Struts
  • Steering Trunnions
  • Steering Actuators
  • Shock Struts
  • Up/Down Locks

Landing Gear

  • Avionics
  • Blade Retention Fittings
  • Damper Actuators
  • Drive Shafts
  • Main/Tail Gearboxes
  • Pitch Control Actuation
  • Rotor Head Assemblies
  • Swash Plates
  • Scissor Drives
  • Transmission Systems

Helicopter Rotor Systems

  • Crew Transport Vessels
  • Launch Vehicles
  • Planetary Probes
  • Low Earth Orbit Satellites

Space / Satellite

  • Avionics
  • Airframe Control Actuation
  • Fuselage
  • Landing Gear
  • Missile Guidance Systems
  • Mechanical System Mounts
  • Propeller Drive Systems

UAV

  • Drones and UAVs
  • Fuses
  • Infrared Optics
  • Missile Guidance Systems
  • Missile Fin Actuation Systems
  • Military jets and helicopters
  • Positioning Systems
  • Seeker Gimbals
  • Weapon Systems

Defense

Examples of Solutions for the Aerospace and Defense Industries 

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Radial Ball Bearing
Riveted Cage
Gearbox

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Hybrid Cylindrical Roller Bearing Assembly with Squirrel Cage
APU Mainshaft

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Angular Contact Ball Bearing
Hot Air Valve

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Loader Slot Spherical Bearing
Engine Mount

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Trunnion Bearing
Landing Gear

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Cylindrical Roller Bearing
Hydraulic Pump

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Radial Ball Bearing
Environmental Control System

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Rod End Bearing
INVINSYS® Liner
Helicopter Pitch Link

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Duplex Ball Bearing
Flight Control Actuation

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Thin Section Ball Bearing
RAM Air Turbine

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Sleeve Bearing with Oscimax® Liner Tech.
Landing Gear

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Link Assembly
Aero Engine 

Supporting the advancement of aircraft technology.

An unwavering dedication to maximum performance is the lifeblood of our industry-leading offering of products and solutions. Everything we produce is backed by the value-added benefits of applications engineering support, new product development, and product performance testing services.