August 17 2020  |  Trolleys & Galleys

Boeing approves Diehl to offer BFE

By Rick Lundstrom

Diehl Aviation has received approval by Boeing to offer Buyer-Furnished-Equipment (BFE) products to airlines for the installation on Boeing aircraft.

BFE products are cabin interiors elements that airlines procure directly from the parts manufacturers, such as Diehl Aviation, for the installation on newly-built aircraft at the aircraft manufacturer’ final assembly line.

“This marks a major milestone for Diehl Aviation in its collaboration with Boeing to offer jointly excellent solutions for airline customers,” said a release from Diehl.

This achievement follows Diehl Aviation’s close collaboration with the aircraft manufacturer during Boeing's ecoDemonstrator flight test program in 2019, where one area of testing was Diehl Aviation’s capabilities related to galleys and intelligent galley applications. Galleys usually are BFE products on commercial aircraft.

In addition, Diehl Aviation also has other monuments for cabin interiors installation – such as front row monuments and bar units – in its portfolio, all of which are typically considered as BFE products. For decades, the company has supplied BFE solutions to airlines for installation on aircraft from other manufacturers. The approved listing by Boeing provides a new market access to airlines that are in the process of adding new Boeing aircraft to their fleet.

Diehl Aviation has been supplying cabin interiors and aircraft systems parts to Boeing since the early 1990s. The company also provides services via its representations at Boeing’s final assembly lines in Everett (WA) and North Charleston (SC), as well as after-sales services via a Customer Services Center (CSC) for the Americas based in Sterrett, Alabama.

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