DIEHL RECEIVES EASA APPROVAL
Diehl Aircabin, together with Diehl Aerospace and DASELL one unit in the Corporate Division Diehl Aerosystems, received the "Design Organization Approval" (DOA) from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
For this purpose, the company – based in Laupheim, Germany – has defined, described their development processes according to EASA Part 21J and received approval by the authority. The recognition by EASA confirms the high qualification of the development staff, the suitability of its comprehensive technical facilities and the implemented design assurance system at Diehl Aircabin.
Diehl Aircabin can now develop major changes on components and modules of commercial aircraft independently and submit them for approval by the aviation authorities. The terms of approval cover the development of components for aircraft cabin interiors, galleys as well as crew rest compartments and environmental systems for commercial aircraft. In particular, the DOA enables Diehl Aircabin to apply for Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) as well as approving minor changes and repairs.
This new scope of development responsibility allows Diehl Aircabin a closer cooperation with airlines in order to develop and manufacture modifications for cabins of aircraft already in service. This widens the market potential for Diehl Aircabin especially in the segment of cabin retrofits. The Corporate Division Diehl Aerosystems has identified the retrofit market as new business field for the future and investigates possibilities to apply the DOA
also for other Units and their products.
Diehl Aerosystems is a Corporate Division of Diehl Stiftung & Co. KG and covers all aerospace activities of the Diehl Group. With its operational units Diehl Aerospace and Diehl Aircabin, both joint ventures with Thales, as well as DASELL, Diehl Aerosystems is a leading systems supplier for avionics and cabin solutions for commercial aircraft. The Corporate Division currently has more than 3,000 employees. Amongst its customers are leading aircraft manufacturers (OEMs), such as Airbus, Boeing, Eurocopter and Embraer.