Bucher Leichtbau has signed an agreement with Deutsche Aircraft to be the Galley and Partitions supplier for its new D328eco aircraft.
The D328eco, a 40-seat turboprop regional aircraft, is expected to accelerate the aviation industry towards lower emissions with its new engines and will be certified for synthetic fuel.
Bucher believes the key factors in being awarded the contract were its time-to-market capabilities, supply chain resilience, sustainability across the life cycle of the product and commercial competitiveness.
Beat Burlet, Chief Executive Officer of Bucher, said: “With our range of proven, innovative and sustainable products for the aircraft cabin, we believe that Bucher is a natural fit for Deutsche Aircraft. We are honored to sign this contract for a longstanding supplier partnership with Deutsche Aircraft and look forward to enhancing the passenger and crew experience with our range of interior products.”
Nico Neumann, COO of Deutsche Aircraft added: “Since the beginning of discussions Bucher has shown a clear understanding of our requirements. Their decades-long know-how regarding cabin interior monuments and lightweight construction, whilst being open-minded regarding innovation and the high finishing quality on the product makes them the perfect partner for the galley and partitions for the D328eco. The D328eco will change the way we fly and help reduce our carbon footprint.”