Lufthansa Technik and Diehl Aviation plan to cooperate on cabin elements

Complete packages from hardware to services

Lufthansa Technik AG and Diehl Aviation are planning to cooperate on the development, production and installation of cabin elements. After already developing individual cabin monuments together, they thus intend to put their cooperation on a much broader footing. Together, both companies are capable of covering the entire value chain for products – from the first idea to construction through to installation, approval and the logistics process.

Diehl and Lufthansa Technik presented their first joint products at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2017 in Hamburg, including a completely redesigned bar module and the integrated High-Density Solution. It comprises the galley, toilet facility and space for the cabin crew and enables operators of Airbus A320 family aircraft to make optimum use of the rear cabin section. The great market response has now prompted the two companies to intensify their cooperation and develop further products together.

"During our work on these products, we experienced the synergies such a cooperation can offer," says Henning Jochmann, Senior Director Engineering in the Aircraft Overhaul and Modification unit at Lufthansa Technik. "While Diehl Aviation has unique know-how when it comes to producing cabin elements, Lufthansa Technik is the expert for modification programs, approval processes, repairs and logistics. Together, we also have considerable potential in the areas of development and engineering."

Lufthansa Technik's network and experience open up new opportunities for Diehl Aviation to develop innovative cabin elements that can give passengers a novel feeling of comfort and sense of space. The partnership between Diehl Aviation and Lufthansa Technik is one of equals and allows the two companies to offer complete solutions.

Since Lufthansa Technik and several important production facilities of Diehl Aviation are located in close proximity to each other in Hamburg and both companies already use shared premises at the ZAL TechCenter (Center of Applied Aeronautical Research), the infrastructure for the development of innovative next-generation cabin products is already there.