Diehl Aerospace

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Diehl Aerospace GmbH is a Joint venture between the German Diehl Group and the French Thales Group operating in the field of Avionics. The headquarters of the company are in Überlingen, Germany.

The company was founded in 2006 as result of the merger of Diehl Avionik Systeme GmbH and Diehl Luftfahrt Electronik.

As of 2014, Diehl Aerospace has approx. 1300 employees and a turnover revenue of €310 Million.

In April 2014 the company won with DACAPO® (Distributed Autonomous Cabin Power) in the category Green Cabin, Health, Safety & Environment for the first time the Crystal Cabin Award, a prestigious innovation award of aviation, for the idea of the visionary concept of an energy-self-sufficient cabin. In April 2017 the company won another Crystal Cabin Award in the category Cabin Systems with Power Line Communications (PLC) for Aircraft.

Involvement in major avionics programs[edit]


In 2002, Diehl Aerospace (then Diehl Avionik Systeme) was chosen by Airbus for the following systems of A380:

  • Doors and Slides Management System
  • Slat Flap Control Computer.
  • Cabin lighting with programmable multi-spectral LEDs

Moreover, in cooperation with Thales Group, Diehl Aerospace contributed to the development of other major A380 systems:


Diehl is also involved in NH90 and Eurofighter Typhoon development.

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