The aim of most of the technological development is to reduce the weight of proprietary components in various manners, since weight is highly significant in fuel consumption and emissions of carbon dioxide. This is an area that is becoming increasingly important to the aviation industry, both in terms of the climate and economy. Naturally, quality and safety are also in focus in the effort to reduce weight.
In recent years, Volvo Aero has focused increasingly on its core operations: maintenance of a few selected engines and developing and manufacturing sophisticated components for aircraft and rocket engines. As a result of this strategy, certain other operations have been divested or discontinued.