Diehl, Airbus Team on Touchless Restroom Renovations and Upgrades -Runway Girl

In the future, Diehl Aviation, a leading supplier of aircraft cabin interiors and systems, will also market its touchless lavatories in collaboration with aircraft manufacturer Airbus.

Diehl Aviation and Airbus have decided to collaborate to offer touchless lavatory functionality for retrofits and upgrades in the future. Accordingly, Diehl will now also offer and market its touchless toilet features through Airbus sales channels.

This collaboration will also significantly increase the sales reach of its latest contactless solutions. Airline customers can upgrade their aircraft with the complete lavatory and also with individual features. A special conversion kit enables quick installation in all lavatories on board all A320 and A330ceo family aircraft models.

In addition to its touchless features for lavatories, Diehl Aviation is developing a complete product family with touchless features that respond to passengers’ increased sense of hygiene and safety. All relevant functions, from the emptying flap and water tap to the toilet lid and flushing, can now be operated contactless and completely transparent in the toilet.

Diehl Aviation is developing further contactless functions to complement the contactless wallet. The Multi-Engine Control Unit (MMCU), specially developed by Diehl Aviation, usually controls functions from a central location. It can be installed very easily with minor modifications in toilets that are already in use.

“We are very proud to now strengthen our long-standing, trusting cooperation with Airbus, also in the area of ​​sales. Together with Airbus, we can implement our retrofit solutions for touchless lavatories even faster and with a wider market reach,” says Harald Mehring, COO of Diehl Aviation.

Today, Diehl Aviation is one of the first suppliers in the world where customers can purchase the complete touchless lavatory package with its various functions. Diehl Aviation is already technically capable of cost-effectively installing all touchless lavatory functions in all aircraft models of the A320 and A330ceo family during an overnight layover. Additional benefits for customers are the low weight of the complete kit, low purchasing costs and the same part number for a wide range of Airbus aircraft types, reducing costs and inventory.


From June 14 to 16, 2022, Diehl Aviation will present the touchless toilets at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg on its stand 7D20 in Hall B7.

Diehl Aviation is a division of Diehl Stiftung & Co. KG and unites all aviation activities of the Diehl Group under one roof. In the aviation industry, Diehl Aviation – including Diehl Aerospace (a joint venture with Thales) – is a leading provider of aircraft systems and cabin solutions. Diehl Aviation currently has more than 4,000 employees. Its customers include major aircraft manufacturers Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Embraer, military partners, eVTOL aircraft manufacturers as well as airlines and commercial and business aircraft operators worldwide.

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