Zodiac Aero Duct Systems

Zodiac Aero Duct Systems (ZADS) is an innovative SME located in Compiegne (Oise). ZADS, well known as a world complete pneumatic ducting leader, develops its know-how in design, industrialization, qualification and certification of high performance, high pressure and high temperature ducting.
With respect to environmental, and customers requirements and international standards, its design office as well as Research and Development Department, optimize the duct systems in term of: 
  • Mass Savings,
  • Reliability, 
  • Endurance.

Our expertise

Zodiac Aero Duct Systems,specialized in design and manufacturing of rigid ducts, has unique titanium working know-how, enabling us to meet all thin part manufacturing requirements, whether rigid pipes, hoses, bellows joints or other mechanical parts.
Working titanium requires special know-how related chiefly to the properties of the metal. Titanium is a low-density material (4.5 as opposed to 8.5 for the Inconel family) and has average ductility. Pure titanium, the mechanical properties of which are lower than those of stainless steel, can only be cold-worked, while titanium alloys, which are stronger but less ductile, must be hot-worked. The mechanical properties tail off significantly above 200°C (392° F). With a few exceptions, titanium alloy can be used at temperatures of up to 450°C (842°F). The search for least weight is a key element and using titanium can lead to weight savings of 25% or more.
Zodiac Aero Duct Systems Systems Know-How:
  • Engine Built Up (Bleed Air, HPT-ACC*, LPT-ACC*,TBV*, Cooling System)
  • Thrust Reverse Air Cooling
  • Environnemental Control System
  • Starter Ducting
  • Nacelle Anti Icing Ducting
  • Wing Anti Icing Ducting
  • Exhaust Systems
  • Test Bench Bleed & Exhaust Systems 
  • High tempature Drain Systems
  • Fire Extinguishing 
  • Rigid & Flexible Thermal Insulation
  • Zodiac Nano Ball Joints
  • Ball Joints
  • Zodiac Nano Gimbals ®
  • Hydro-Formed Bellows
  • Metal Hoses


*HPT-ACC:High Pressure Turbine Adaptative Control Clearance

*LPT-ACC:Low Pressure Turbine Adaptative Control Clearance

*TBV:Transcient Bleed Valve


Material used:

  • Titanium & Titanium Alloys
  • Nickel Alloys
  • Stainless Steel
  • Aluminium & Aluminium Alloys