Diehl Aviation, a leading provider of aircraft cabin interiors and aircraft systems products has received approval from Boeing to offer Buyer-Furnished-Equipment (BFE) products to airlines for installation on Boeing airplanes. BFE products are cabin interior elements that airlines procure directly from the parts manufacturers, such as Diehl Aviation, for installation on newly-built aircraft at the manufacturers final assembly line. This marks a major milestone for Diehl Aviation in its collaboration with Boeing to offer excellent solutions for airline customers. This achievement follows Diehl Aviation’s close collaboration with the aircraft manufacturer during Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator flight test programme in 2019, where one area of testing was Diehl Aviation’s capabilities related to galleys and intelligent galley applications, which are usually BFE products on commercial aircraft.
For decades, Diehl Aviation has supplied BFE solutions to airlines for installation on aircraft from other manufacturers. The approved listing by Boeing now marks a significant milestone for the company, 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).