Diehl Aviation and HAECO Cabin Solutions (HCS) have signed a preferred strategic commercial agreement in the field of upgrade solutions for commercial aircraft cabins.

    Both companies are market leaders in their respective business fields: Diehl Aviation is a full-service provider with design, engineering, qualification, manufacturing and service competences for cabin interior solutions, offering – together with its affiliates – a full rate product portfolio for the aerospace market.

    HCS provides a comprehensive suite of cabin interiors products and services for commercial aircraft and private jets, including design, vendor management, installation and certification through its FAA Organisation Designation Authorisation (ODA) approval, including expertise with Supplementary Type Certificates (STCs).

    Together, both companies have “a highly complementary list of customers, products and services”, according to a press statement. The joint capabilities will cover floor-to-floor interior components, cabin lighting, galleys, lavatories, seating, reconfiguration engineering, certification and installation for cabin upgrade requirements of airlines and MRO providers around the world.

    The new partnership with HCS is described as “a significant contribution for Diehl Aviation to its future line-up while the company is preparing for the expected recovery from pandemic-induced crisis in the aerospace industry. [Thanks to the agreement] Diehl Aviation’s position in the market for cabin upgrade solutions will see a further enhancement”.

    In February, the company announced that it had secured a contract extension from Boeing for the delivery of the interior lighting system for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The initial contract for the development and serial production of LED interior lighting for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner had been agreed in 2005.

    Diehl Aviation is a division of Diehl Stiftung & Co KG and combines all aviation activities of Diehl Group under one roof. In the aviation industry, 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 around 5,500 employees. Its customers include leading aircraft manufacturers Airbus (both airplanes and helicopters), Boeing, Bombardier, Embraer and VTOL aircraft manufacturers, as well as airlines and operators of commercial and business aircraft worldwide.