Aerospace + Scroll Technology

Scroll technology from Air Squared provides cutting-edge aerospace companies the one-of-a-kind compressor or vacuum pump solution they need to keep the world moving.

Today aerospace ranks among the world’s largest manufacturing industries. As the industry grows to heights, leading companies require pneumatic solutions that can overcome even the most difficult requirements. 

We understand most aerospace applications require one-of-a-kind solutions. From potable water supply on commercial aircraft to advanced defense systems, companies like Airbus and Lockheed Martin have trusted Air Squared. With an incredible range of capability and over twenty-five years of design and manufacturing experience, learn how several innovations from Air Squared can support your next application.

Scroll Technology Advantage

100% Oil-Free
Maintain the purity of your system with oil-free scroll technology
High-Performance in a Compact, Lightweight Design
Leverage innovations like spinning scroll and multi-stage scroll technology to dramatically reduce size and weight
Quiet, Smooth Operation
Dynamically balanced, valve-less, and near pulsation-free
Efficient Performance
Continuous compression and vacuum process, with no re-expansion or throttling losses
Reliable, Durable Solution
Fewer moving parts than competing Long product life and simple field maintenance

Aerospace Applications

  • Commercial Aircraft Potable Water Supply
  • Air Separation
  • Gas Sampling and Analysis
  • Electronics and Galley Cooling
  • Radioactive, Toxic, and Costly Gas Processing
  • Vacuum Waste System
  • Nitrogen and Oxygen Generation
  • Waveguide Dehydration and Pressurization
  • Semiconductor Process Gas Handling
  • General Weapon and Military Development

Custom Scroll Design

Contact Air Squared to learn how custom scroll design can support your industry with the most advanced compressor and vacuum pump solution available.

Advanced Custom Design Capability for Aerospace

For over twenty-five years, Air Squared has continuously challenged the limits of possibility with scroll technology. With an ever-expanding range of custom design capability, put our long history of innovation to work in your application.


Spinning scroll technology provides aerospace customers the lightest compressor and vacuum pump solution available.

Compact Footprint

Unique staged configurations allow scroll compressors and vacuum pumps to fit in small space envelope without sacrificing performance.

Gases other than Air

With several patented semi-hermetic configurations, scroll compressors and vacuum pumps can be used for far more than moving air.

Exotic Fluid Compatibility

All-metallic scroll design allows Air Squared to provide solutions that are compatible with virtually any working fluid – even radioactive tritium.

Elevated Temperatures

Using stainless steel or other alloys, solutions can be designed to withstand harsh temperatures and conditions.


With patented integrated liquid-cooling, scroll compressors can now be designed for pressure ratios that were previously unattainable.

Ultra-High Vacuum

Using patented coatings and staged scroll design, scroll vacuum pumps can achieve ultra-high vacuum without the need for a roughing pump.


Air Squared can design scroll solutions for extreme cryogenic conditions – even pumping cryogenic liquids.


When minimal power consumption is critical, leverage the inherent efficiency advantage of orbiting and spinning scroll technology.

Aerospace Projects and Products

From space-saving innovations like spinning scroll technology, to a scroll pump onboard the Mars 2020 rover, learn about past aerospace projects and the scroll technology innovations that support the aerospace industry.

Aerospace + Scroll Tecnology Projects

P11T025B-BLDC-SH Semi-Hermetic Two-Stage Scroll Compressor

Two-Stage Semi-Hermetic Compressor for Aerospace

July 28, 2016

The two-stage semi-hermetic P11T025B-BLDC-SH compressor combines high-performance, efficiency, and reliability, in a compact and lightweight design.

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P11H024A-BLDC-SH Semi-Hermetic Scroll Compressor for the Mars 2020 Rover

Semi-Hermetic Scroll Compressor for Mars 2020 Mission

June 27, 2016

The semi-hermetic P11H024A-BLDC-SH compressor combines high-performance, efficiency, and reliability, in a compact and lightweight design.

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Spinning Scroll Compressor for H2 Recirculation

April 3, 2014

The lightweight and semi-hermetic P21H050A-BLDC-SH-SS uses spinning scroll technology to recirculate high-temperature hydrogen in SOFCs.

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Small-Scale Scroll Cryogenic Pump

November 23, 2013

Compact, reliable, light-weight, and electrically-driven scroll, capable of pumping volatile liquids at extremely low temperatures.

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Stainless Recirculation Pump

Stainless O2 and H2 Recirculation Pump

March 14, 2010

Stainless steel hydrogen and oxygen recirculation pump developed for Lockheed Martin’s ISIS program.

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V12T22N4.0 Three-Stage Scroll Vacuum Pump

High-Vacuum Three-Stage Scroll Pump

March 1, 2009

Patented three-stage scroll vacuum pump is first of its size to provide under 5 mTorr vacuum without a turbo pump.

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Aircraft Refrigerant Compressor

September 12, 2008

Designed for Honeywell, the semi-hermetic scroll refrigerant compressor is for electronic cooling on board aircraft. The unit is capable of 15 kW of cooling.

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Aerospace + Scroll Tecnology Products

V16H030A-BLDC Scroll Vacuum Pump


Max Vacuum: 2 mbara   Max Flow: 175 lpmv

Compact oil-free scroll vacuum pump for efficient, smooth and ultra-quiet operation - ideal in medical applications

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V10T016A-BLDC Two-Stage Scroll Vacuum Pump


Max Vacuum: 0.133 mbara   Max Flow: 20 lpmv

Two-stage, oil-free, scroll vacuum pump for high-vacuum performance in a compact and lightweight design.

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P16H030B-BLDC Scroll Compressor


Max Pressure: 1 barg   Max Flow: 165 lpmv

Compact oil-free scroll air compressor for efficient, smooth and quiet operation - ideal in fuel cell applications

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Related Aerospace + Scroll Tecnology Content

Cryogenic Spinning Scroll Pump Concept

Development of CryoScroll™ Technology Continues With Funding Through NASA Award

June 22, 2017

Air Squared will develop an innovative and versatile cryogenic spinning scroll pump (CSSP) for in-space propulsion that is capable of pumping two-phase methane or oxygen over a wide range of speeds (1,000-8,000 RPM) and differential pressures, while maintaining high reliability and a compact footprint.

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Multi-Stage Scroll Compressor Concept

NASA Funds Multi-Stage Scroll Compressor Technology

May 5, 2017

Air Squared awarded SBIR Phase I funding to develop two scroll solutions that will support ISRU processes by collecting, separating, pressurizing, or processing gasses from the Mars atmosphere.

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Mars Oxygen ISRU Experiment (MOXIE) Logo

Air Squared Awarded Contract to Develop Scroll Compressor in NASA MOXIE Demonstration Unit for Mars 2020 Mission

February 2, 2016

Air Squared has been awarded a contract from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to design and develop a CO2 scroll compressor that will be used in the MOXIE technology demonstration experiment for the Mars 2020 mission.

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World’s First Small-Scale Positive Displacement Cryogenic Pump

April 11, 2014

With Phase I SBIR funding through NASA, Air Squared has designed, fabricated, and tested a scroll pump for use with cryogenic liquids.

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scroll vacuum pump nasa

Scroll Vacuum Pumps Aboard NASA Global Hawk

April 23, 2013

Air Squared’s oil-free scroll vacuum pumps successfully used on NASA Global Hawk unmanned mission.

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NASA Outreach Program Assists Air Squared

March 26, 2012

New compressor design heads to production thanks to assistance from NASA outreach program.

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Fuel Cell

Development for Fuel Cell Recirculation Pumps

August 12, 2011

High-reliability oxygen and hydrogen fuel cell recirculation pumps for a lighter-than-air aircraft application.

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V12T22N4.0 Three-Stage Scroll Vacuum Pump

Three-stage Scroll Vacuum Pump

July 12, 2009

New three-stage scroll pump is first of its size to produce 5 mTorr vacuum without turbo boost – 10 times greater than standard-size pumps.

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V12T22N4.0 Three-Stage Scroll Vacuum Pump

Semi-hermetic Scroll Compressor

June 4, 2006

New semi-hermetic scroll compressor and vacuum pump delivers 80% volumetric efficiency with smooth, quiet operation.

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