Boeing extends Diehl B787 cabin lighting contract term


Diehl Aerospace has secured a contract extension from Boeing for the delivery of the 787 Dreamliner interior lighting system. The company’s initial contract for the development and serial production of LED interior lighting for the Dreamliner was agreed in 2005, and it became the first all-LED mood-lighting system for the civil aviation market. The current contract expires at the end of 2022 and the two companies have agreed to extend it into ‘the next decade’.

Since that initial agreement in 2005 Diehl has continuously improved its interior lighting product on the aircraft type and it can now provide a new generation of LED systems, offering what it describes as “significant cost reductions” while maintaining quality performance and optical appearance.

Diehl has enjoyed a relationship with Boeing for decades, supplying cabin interiors and aircraft systems parts since the early 1990s. The company also provides services via its representations at Boeing’s final assembly lines in the USA (Everett WA and North Charleston SC), as well as after-sales services to all customers in the region via a customer services centre for the Americas based in Sterrett (AL).

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