Lilium has chosen Diehl Aviation, a leading supplier of cabin interiors and systems for the aviation industry, to partner on the design and development of Lilium’s jet cabin, as well as being the integrator and manufacturer for interior components, reports a press release.
Diehl Aviation is one of the world’s leading aerospace suppliers of aircraft systems and cabin solutions, whose customers include major aircraft manufacturers such as Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, and Embraer. The agreement includes collaboration on the Lilium Jet’s cabin interior, including all side walls, ceiling panels, partitions, the luggage compartment and the cabin floor.
The cooperation also includes the entire cabin lining of the cockpit. Also, Diehl will supply the complete lighting system, featuring the latest LED technology and a control unit specially developed for eVTOL requirements, as well as advanced air-conditioning ducts using very lightweight composite materials and innovative materials, such as foam granulates for air outlets.
Martin Schuebel, Lilium Senior Vice President Procurement, commented, “Proven expertise in integrating cabin systems and components for commercial aircraft, and a strong commitment to the eVTOL industry, make Diehl Aviation the perfect partner for Lilium. This agreement is fully aligned with our strategy of partnering with Tier 1 aerospace companies and we are convinced that the collaboration will support the Lilium Jet’s anticipated journey towards type certification and series production.”
Harald Mehring, Chief Customer Officer at Diehl Aviation, added, “Now we are contributing our experience in cabin interiors and lightweight design to the Lilium Jet, it makes us proud that our new customer Lilium places this great trust in us. We are ready to do our part for sustainable mobility.”
Diehl Aviation, including Diehl Aerospace (a joint venture with Thales), is a leading system supplier of aircraft system and cabin solutions. Diehl Aviation currently has more than 4,000 employees. Its clients include leading aircraft manufacturers Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Embraer, military partners, manufacturers of eVTOL aircraft as well as airlines and operators of commercial and business aircraft worldwide.
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