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Entertainment Applications

Air Bearings are a truly versatile technology. There is no limit to their number of practical applications, as well as practical effects offered to the entertainment industry.

Hovair In History


To this day, many venues utilize air bearing systems to move rows of seating. This allows a facility to accommodate different functions and different events. This stadium was easily converted from a baseball field to a football arena by embedding casters to the stands.

Applications of Air Bearings:

Embedded Systems – Permanently affix bearing systems to structures like scaffolding and stage rigging. Easily move set pieces in and out.


Seating – Convert a basketball court into a general admission concert hall.


Film – Smooth, omni-directional movement for special effects on camera.


Performance – Movable stages and turntables for live theater.


Museum & Aquarium – Transport heavy & delicate structures with precision control.