Airframe Control Ball Bearings

Originally designed for airframe and flight control systems, these advanced solutions are utilized in a variety of demanding applications with oscillating motion or slow intermittent rotation.

Reliable solutions for mission-critical assemblies.

Including twenty-seven different bearing types in single and double row configurations as well as standard and precision grades in compliance with SAE AS7949.

Duplex Airframe Control Ball Bearing
Airframe Control Ball Bearings

The Airframe Control Ball Bearings supplied by MinebeaMitsumi Aerospace companies are manufactured per Aerospace Standards SAE AS7949 and standards set by the industry’s major OEMs. Their low coefficient of friction and low torque make this type of product suitable for flight control actuation systems and many other applications with oscillating motion or slow, intermittent rotation. Precision-grade Airframe Control Bearings provide excellent radial and axial positioning. The entire product family of Airframe Control Ball Bearings includes twenty-seven specific sub-types, in Standard and Precision grades. Additionally, we offer many component options to enhance performance and extend operating life.


  • Single and double-row configurations
  • Corrosion resistant platings or stainless steel rings
  • PTFE  shields & seals tolerant of hydraulic fluids, greases, solvents
  • Precision-grade products for excellent radial and axial positioning

Aerospace Standards Approvals

Our airframe control ball bearings are qualified to MS, Boeing, and Airbus standards.

Specialized Market Segments and Applications

Our products are used in a wide range of mechanical subsystems, a few of which are highlighted here:

Auxiliary Mechanical Systems

  • Aileron
  • Elevator Assembly
  • Flap
  • Fuselage Bracket
  • High Lift Assembly
  • Stabilizer Trim Actuator
  • Leading Edge Slat Actuator
  • Spoiler Actuator
  • Vertical Stabilizer

Flight Control Systems and Fuselage

Rotorcraft and VTOL

  • Aerostructure Components
  • Electric Motors
  • Flight Controls
  • Gearboxes
  • Instrumentation
  • Lidar Detect and Avoid Sensors

eVTOL and ePlane

Need more details on flight control solutions?

MinebeaMitsumi Aerospace applications engineers can help guide you from initial concept  through production/assembly.  Connect with us for the ideal solution.

High precision manufacturing with consistent quality

With sophisticated capabilities in nearly every facet of manufacturing - and locations in Asia, Europe, and North America - MinebeaMitsumi Aerospace companies are delivering the right products and solutions with unwavering consistency and quality — no matter where you are in the world. We manufacture airframe control ball bearings at this location:

NHBB Precision Division

Chatsworth, CA USA

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