FERCHAU Aviation Group

The international Aviation FERCHAU GmbH and RST Rostock System-Technik GmbH divisions jointly form the FERCHAU Aviation Group, which represents the powerful combination of a traditional family-owned company and a former Airbus Group subsidiary, both acting on a global scale. The merger has created a joint Preferred Supplier for Engineering & Customer Services (E2S-A-Supplier) for the entire Airbus Group and serves several other top Aviation, Space and Defence clients in the development and manufacturing of mission-critical products and systems.


With more than 1,000 aviation specialists located at 11 sites in Germany, France, Spain and the UK, we offer our customers complex development services in the areas of Systems, Mechanical, Electrical and Software Engineering as well as Aerospace Products.


Cabin & Cargo

Through decades of experience in Cabin & Cargo Engineering, Cabin Electronics, Cabin Simulators and Demonstrators, the FERCHAU Aviation Group’s Cabin experts are innovative solutions leaders for all types of challenges related to Cabins and Interiors.


Cabin & Cargo Engineering

FERCHAU covers the entire product lifecycle process for various Cabin and Cargo systems and modules, such as in-flight entertainment, cabin connectivity & supply systems, galleys, lavatories, seats, stowage modules, linings & furnishing, overhead stowage compartments, partitions and curtain systems as well as many other visible and non-visible electrical & non-electrical components. These include:

  • Architecture and Research & Development
  • New Development & Customised Engineering
  • In-Service and Retrofitting
  • Requirements-Based Engineering
  • Model-Based Systems Engineering
  • Detailed Design & Verification and Certification
  • Equipment Integration and Installation
  • Technical Vendor Management
  • End-to-End Engineering with DOA-Related Technical Delegation
  • Data Science & Predictive Maintenance
  • Process Analysis and Improvements


Cabin Electronics

The range of Cabin Electronics services covers the development and manufacturing of connectivity, surveillance as well as monitoring and auxiliary support equipment including the respective test and qualification equipment.


Cabin Simulators & Demonstrators

By providing crew safety training and education equipment to major airlines and training centres around the world, FERCHAU significantly facilitates professional training methods and contributes to increasing aviation safety.

Today, all commercial AIRBUS and BOEING programmes incorporate standard or customised solutions including:

  • Door & Over Wing Exit Training Devices
  • Cabin Emergency Evacuation Training Devices
  • Cabin Service Training Devices
  • Virtual Reality Simulators
  • Maintenance Training Devices
  • Mock-ups and Demonstrators for special applications

Airframe & Systems

The FERCHAU Aviation Group acts as a full-service development partner for Airframe and Aircraft Systems, both for civil and military aircraft encompassing the entire range from concept to in-service in the fields of:


Airframe Engineering

  • Airframe structures and mechanical systems 
  • Fuselages
  • Wing and High-Lift Systems
  • Landing Gear
  • Pylons & Nacelles
  • Concessions
  • Jigs and Tools


Aircraft Systems

  • Systems Specification
  • Design and Qualification
  • Airborne Software Design, Development & Verification
  • Simulation & Virtualisation of Aircraft Systems for Development & Training
  • Fluid-Mechanical Systems (Fuel, Water, Oxygen, Inerting, Cooling, Hydraulic, Ice Protection, Fire Protection)
  • Avionic Systems (Communication, Navigation, Mission, Flight Control)
  • Environmental Systems (Supplemental Cooling, Ventilation, Fuel Cells)


Flight Test Instrumentation

  • A310 MRTT
  • A320 / A320NEO / A320 XLR
  • A330 / A340 / A330NEO
  • A350XWB / A400M
  • Research & Technology
  • Design-to-Build

Our activities draw on 30 years of experience in the Space industry with involvement in several satellite missions and major launcher programmes. In addition to product and engineering services, FERCHAU also provides system engineering and quality management support tailored to the specific challenges of the Space sector along with a dedicated product portfolio.

  • Reliable National & European Partner
  • One-Stop-Shop for Design-to-Build of MGSE, EGSE & automated test systems for components & software modules
  • Individual & customised solutions for payload experiments


Product Engineering & Engineering Services

  • Mechanical Subsystems
  • Electronic and Avionic Modules
  • Software Development


Ground Support & Test Equipment

  • Mechanical Ground Support Equipment
  • Electrical Ground Support Equipment
  • Special Checkout Equipment & Test Solutions



  • Design-to-Build & Build-to-Print capabilities
  • Tailor-made Cable Assemblies & Switchgear cabinets
  • Prototyping & serial production
  • State-of-the-art manufacturing tools and production infrastructure

15 years’ experience gained via several major military aircraft, maritime defence and defence electronics programmes together with a broad set of competences ranging from specification to systems design, software development and testing is what makes us a highly skilled and reliable engineering partner in the defence sector.

  • Maritime, Air and Land Systems
  • Electronic Warfare
  • Cyber Defence
  • Tactical Operations
  • Mission Planning
  • Simulation & Virtual Training


Engagement in all current and future military aircraft programmes

  • TORNADO: Avionic Systems Engineering and Testing, Simulation
  • UAS: EuroMALE, ERA, DDMS Systems Engineering and Test Automation Setup
  • Eurofighter: MST, NAT MSS, FJT
  • FCAS: Prototyping Lab, FCAS MUT
  • NH90: System & Software Test, M428 Transponder, Helmet, MMR, Radios and EWS Integration and Qualification
  • Tiger: Retrofitting, IFF, Mk3


Cross-programme experience meets innovative technology know-how

  • 3D visualisation techniques and virtual/augmented reality for training use
  • Structured Requirements Engineering and Model Based Systems Engineering using state-of-the-art tools and methods
  • Agile contract and project management (Scrum, Kanban)


Highest Security Standards

Furnished with all relevant clearance levels and approved security infrastructure, FERCHAU can provide flexible and scalable ex-situ as well as in-situ services for all ongoing and future development programmes.

Our Portfolio




    • Embedded & Testing
    • Legacy Transformation
    • Cyber Security
    • Extended Reality
    • Data Analytics
    • Modelling & Simulation