Lilium, developer of the all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, has selected Diehl Aviation, a leading supplier of cabin interiors and systems for the aviation industry, to collaborate on the design and development of Lilium’s jet cabin, as well as acting as the integrator and manufacturer for interior components.
According to the press release “The supplier agreement represents a further step forward for the Lilium Jet on its anticipated path to industrialisation and type certification. Diehl Aviation is one of the world’s leading Tier 1 aerospace suppliers of aircraft systems and cabin solutions, whose customers include major aircraft manufacturers such as Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, and Embraer. The company is a pioneer for innovative aircraft cabin interiors and has many years of experience in the development, specification, certification, and integration of lightweight materials, as well as in the integration of various systems.
“The agreement includes collaboration on the Lilium Jet’s cabin interior, meaning all side walls in the passenger cabin, the ceiling panels, partitions, the luggage compartment, and the cabin floor. The cooperation also includes the entire cabin lining of the cockpit. Diehl likewise 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.”
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