High-precision bearing manufacturer, The Barden Corporation, and its subsidiary, Hamburg-based HQW Precision GmbH, are developing and producing bearings for use in VTOL e-taxi aircraft.

Many major aerospace companies are developing prototypes for electric aircraft. E-taxis can contribute to the future of urban air travel. Cleaner and quieter than conventional vehicles, the e-taxi allows flexibility and speed to get where you want to go.

Precision bearings are used in the electric smart motors located on each of the propellers to provide lift, speed and flight control for the aircraft. The bearings are manufactured to enable maximum performance. They also provide high rigidity to handle application loads. Optimized internal geometry combined with materials suitable for high temperature operation and high temperature greases make these bearings a perfect match for this demanding application.