All-electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft developer Lilium has chosen Diehl Aviation to design and develop its jet cabin.
The agreement includes collaboration on the cabin interior, comprising all side walls in the passenger cabin, the ceiling panels, partitions, luggage compartment, and cabin floor. The cooperation also includes the entire cabin lining of the cockpit. Diehl will also 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’s senior vice president of procurement, said: “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.”
“We are extremely happy about the extensive cooperation with Lilium in the innovative growth market of regional air mobility,” said Harald Mehring, chief customer officer at Diehl Aviation, adding that Diehl would contribute vital experience in cabin interiors and lightweight design.