In the aerospace industry promising technical innovations and optimization take place every day. This industry is currently achieving performance levels that truly define cutting edge technology. Passenger loads of more than 525 people and flight distances of over 15,200 kilometers are the impressive achievements of the latest generation of wide body commercial aircraft.

Such significant feats require the use of high-end technologies, including R+W coupling systems. Among many other criteria, coupling solutions for these demands must fulfill two essential requirements: Uncompromising reliability and durability.

In just one example R+W develops transmission shafts for controlling buoyancy aids, which save weight due to their super light weight construction and excellent power density. This is achieved with a coupling design consisting of intermediate drive shaft tubes made from composite materials, and special weight-optimized flange connections.

R+W solutions for aviation and space travel