Diehl Aerosystems, a leading partner for aircraft cabin design and integration as well as first tier supplier for avionics solutions, congratulates its customer Boeing on achieving the major milestone of successful first test flight for the KC-46A tanker program in late December 2014.
Diehl is proud to supply the Interior General Lighting for the KC-46A aircraft. Providing these components for the new Boeing tanker is of particular significance to the supplier because it underlines Diehl’s capabilities to participate in military programs. Previously, Diehl supplied aircraft systems components to fighter aircraft like Tornado and Eurofighter, but also military airlifters (C-160, A400M) as well as helicopters (Tiger, NH90).
The share in the KC-46A tanker was the first ever to be awarded to Diehl by Boeing for a military program.
Diehl Aerosystems is a Corporate Division of Diehl Stiftung & Co. KG and covers all aerospace activities of the Diehl Group. With its operational units Diehl Aerospace, joint venture with Thales, and Diehl Aircabin as well as Diehl Service Modules, Diehl Comfort Modules and AOA, Diehl Aerosystems is a leading systems supplier for avionics and cabin solutions. The Corporate Division currently has more than 4,900 employees.Amongst its customers are leading aircraft manufacturers (OEMs), such as Airbus (both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters), Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer, as well as airlines and other operators of commercial aircraft.