Diehl Aviation has delivered the first SKYPAX combined galley lavatory monument from series production to its partner Lufthansa Technik (LHT) in Hamburg, for installation with a customer airline. The handover of this monument marks an important milestone for both partners, with Diehl Aviation (which is building the monument and cabin hardware) wishing to expand its presence in the cabin retrofit market, and LHT (responsible for the cabin installations) looking to expand its output and offering.
SKYPAX is a retrofit option designed to make optimum use of the galley and lavatory space in the tail of the A320 aircraft family. Diehl Aviation claims that the design enables airlines to install up to 12 additional seats on board aircraft, thus increasing their revenue potential. In addition, a newly developed emergency slide and video system (Digital Direct View Camera System) allow for on improved arrangement of seats for flight attendants.
Diehl Aviation says its production capacity for SKYPAX monuments will be around about 14 shipsets per month, with an ability to cover temporary peaks, if be necessary. This first combined monument will be installed by Lufthansa Technik as part of a cabin retrofit for an unnamed Latin American customer airline.