Diehl Aviation has received approval by Boeing to offer Buyer-Furnished-Equipment (BFE) products to airlines for the installation on Boeing airplanes.
BFE products are cabin interiors elements that airlines procure directly from the parts manufacturers, such as Diehl Aviation, for the installation on newly-built aircraft at the aircraft manufacturer’ final assembly line.
This achievement follows Diehl Aviation’s collaboration with the aircraft manufacturer during Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator flight test program in 2019, where one area of testing was Diehl Aviation’s capabilities related to galleys and intelligent galley applications. Galleys usually are BFE products on commercial aircraft.
In addition, Diehl Aviation also has other miscellaneous monuments for cabin interiors installation – such as front row monuments and bar units – in its portfolio, all of which are typically considered as BFE products. For decades already, the company has supplied BFE solutions to airlines for installation on aircraft from other manufacturers. The approved listing by Boeing now marks a significant milestone for Diehl Aviation, providing a new market access to airlines that are in the process of adding new Boeing aircraft to their fleet.
Diehl Aviation has a long-standing and successful relationship with Boeing for decades, supplying cabin interiors and aircraft systems parts since the early 1990s. The company also provides services via its representations at Boeing’s final assembly lines in Everett (WA) and North Charleston (SC), as well as after-sales services via a Customer Services Center (CSC) for the Americas based in Sterrett (AL).