Press release: Lilium engages Diehl for the interior of the cabin of Lilium Jet


Lilium NV (“Lilium”), developer of the world’s first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) aircraft, has selected Diehl Aviation, a leading supplier of interiors and cabin systems to the aviation industry, to collaborate on the design and development of the Lilium jet cabin, as well as act as an integrator and manufacturer of interior components.

The supplier agreement represents another step forward for the Lilium Jet on its planned path to industrialization 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 of innovative aircraft cabin interiors and has many years of experience in the development, specification, certification and integration of lightweight materials, as well as the integration of various systems.

The agreement includes the interior of the cabin of the Lilium Jet, that is to say all the side walls of the passenger cabin, the ceiling panels, the bulkheads, the luggage compartment and the floor of the cabin.

The cooperation also includes the entire cockpit cabin lining. 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 light composite materials and innovative materials, such as foam granules for air outlets.

Martin Schuebel, Senior Vice President of Purchasing for Lilium, said: “Proven expertise in the integration of cabin systems and components for commercial aircraft, and a strong commitment to the eVTOL industry, make Diehl Aviation the ideal partner for Lilium. This agreement is fully in line with our strategy of partnering with Tier 1 aerospace companies and we are confident that the collaboration will support the Lilium Jet’s planned journey to type certification and mass production.

“We are extremely pleased with the extended cooperation with Lilium in the innovative and growing regional air mobility market,” said Harald Mehring, Chief Customer Officer at Diehl Aviation. “We are now bringing our experience in cabin interiors and lightweight design to the Lilium Jet. It makes us proud that our new client Lilium places such great trust in us. We are ready to do our part for sustainable mobility and are delighted to help design the Lilium Jet.

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About Lilium

Lilium (NASDAQ: LILM) creates a sustainable and accessible high-speed regional mode of transportation for people and goods. Using the Lilium Jet, an all-electric vertical take-off and landing jet, offering peak capacity, low noise and high performance with zero operating emissions, Lilium is accelerating the decarbonization of air travel. Working with aerospace, technology and infrastructure leaders, and with planned launch networks announced in Germany, the United States and Brazil, Lilium’s team of more than 800 people includes approximately 450 engineers in aerospace and a leadership team responsible for delivering some of the most successful aircraft in aviation history. Founded in 2015, Lilium’s headquarters and manufacturing facilities are in Munich, Germany, with teams based in Europe and the United States.

About Diehl Aviation

Diehl Aviation is a division of Diehl Stiftung & Co. KG and unites all aviation activities of the Diehl Group under one roof. In the aviation industry, Diehl Aviation – including Diehl Aerospace (a joint venture with Thales) – is a leading supplier of aircraft systems and cabin solutions. Diehl Aviation currently has more than 4,000 employees. Its customers include major aircraft manufacturers Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Embraer, military partners, eVTOL aircraft manufacturers as well as airlines and commercial and business aircraft operators worldwide.

Featured image credited to Lilium

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