More than 30 years has passed since Nikkiso developed the first Cascade made with CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) in 1983. Since then, Nikkiso's technology, quality and on-time delivery performance was highly recognized,
which grown their market share of Cascade to over 90%, and expanded their product range in the aerospace industry.

Our Composite Cascades are chosen for Aircrafts worldwide.

When the aircraft is landing, in addition to the landing gear braking system, Thrust Reverser enhances the braking capability.
The cascade is playing an important role to control the reversed airflow directions.
By succeeding in development of cascade made of CFRP for the first time in the world in 1983,
and subsequent certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the following year,
our cascade has been chosen from most of the airframers for their commercial aircrafts, such as Boeing, Airbus and other major players of the regional jets.

As of 2018, Nikkiso has shipped over 600 thousand of cascades.

Since the first shipment of the PW4000 cascade in 1984, our market share has been growing more than 30 years and still continuing to grow. There are around 10-20 cascades consisted in one nacelle, depending on the engine type. The cascade has a lattice-shaped structure in complex shaped with many angle of vanes. Each cascades are designed differently depending on the location of the nacelle to control the air-flow in accurate direction and to take the required loads. With experience of designing cascades for most of the commercial aircrafts over 30 years, the number of models which Nikkiso designed have exceeded 200 types.

Product Lineup

As a result of our over 30 years cascade supply record, competent technological capability,
efforts in quality and on-time delivery, we received work packages from our customers for various parts,
and are currently producing a broad range of aircraft parts such as main wing parts and engine parts.

Product Lineup



High quality is a must in the aerospace industry, and various certifications are required to become a supplier of aircraft parts. There are general certifications and also specific certification for each customer.

Award History

Nikkiso's Recognitions from our customers worldwide

Nikkiso has been awarded by multiple customers in recent years.
Our advanced technological capabilities, reliable quality control,
and constant efforts in on-time delivery has been recognized worldwide.

Recent Awards

  • 2020 "Best performance prize" was awarded by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • 2019 "Supplier Award 2019" was awarded by Safran Nacelles, Ltd.
  • 2018 "Supplier of the Year 2018" was awarded by Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
  • 2017 "Special contribution prize" was awarded by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • 2016 "Supplier of the Year 2016" was awarded by Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
  • 2014 "Supplier of the Year 2014" was awarded by Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
  • 2012 "Platinum Supplier Award" was awarded by Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
  • 2008 Recognized as the "Gold Supplier" by Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
  • 2006 "Excellent supplier prize" was awarded by Goodrich Aerostructures Group

Sites and Functions

We currently have sites in Japan and Vietnam to support the Functions activities for aircraft parts.