Aircraft cabin interiors and systems provider, Diehl Aviation, has achieved a major milestone in its collaboration with Boeing, having received approval to offer buyer-furnished-equipment (BFE) products to airlines for installation on Boeing airplanes.
BFE products are the cabin interiors elements that airlines procure directly from the parts manufacturers, such as Diehl Aviation, for installation on newly built aircraft at the aircraft manufacturer’ final assembly line. Diehl Aviation’s BFE product portfolio includes galleys and other cabin monuments such as front row monuments and bar units.
This BFE approval follows Diehl Aviation’s collaboration with Boeing during its ecoDemonstrator flight test programme in 2019, where one area of testing related to Diehl’s galleys and intelligent galley applications.
The approved listing by Boeing is significant for Diehl Aviation, as it provides new market access to airlines that are in the process of adding new Boeing aircraft to their fleet.