AVIC Cabin Systems (ACS), a subsidiary of Aviation Industry Corporation of China, and Diehl Aviation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Zhuhai Airshow in China.

The agreement covers the intention to collaborate in a number of business fields in the Chinese market, particularly in joint procurement and supply chain activities, joint manufacturing projects and marketing activities for cabin interiors projects in the country.

Pang Zhen, CEO of ACS, and Rainer von Borstel, Diehl Aviation CEO, signed the agreement in the presence of Chen Yuanxian, EVP of AVIC, during a ceremony held at the airshow.

The companies say the agreement will enable the partners to join forces to cope with the growing demand for aircraft cabin products worldwide, particularly in China – which is considered to be one of the strongest growing aviation markets.

ACS and Diehl Aviation say the new partnership positions them to offer enhanced products and more competitive solutions.

Further details of the organisational setup of the future co-operation are yet to be decided.

AVIC announced the launch of ACS in July 2018, combining the work of AVIC’s cabin interiors subsidiaries under one umbrella.

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