AUTOFLUG and Diehl Aviation are to collaborate on MULTIBASE, a modular pallet system that allows transport aircraft to be individually equipped and converted for the respective mission in the shortest possible time.
Diehl Aviation is complementing the existing broad range of AUTOFLUG equipment with further essential components, allowing for a much greater variation in use.
A crew rest compartment specially developed by Diehl for use on the AUTOFLUG MULTIBASE allows the cockpit crew to be changed during the flight, thereby considerably extending the flight time. The sleeping compartment, which can accommodate up to four crew members is soundproofed making it possible for crew to take rest periods during a long-haul flight. There is also plenty of privacy and storage space for personal belongings. Ambient lighting and individual connection options for personal equipment provide for a comfortable stay.
Another module from Diehl’s cabin specialists comprises a complete galley positioned on an AUTOFLUG MULTIBASE. The galley itself can be pre-configured depending on the mission. This is achieved through the individual combination of different modules for the transport and preparation of food as well as modules featuring an integrated water connection and sink. Such combinations can be assembled as required and can be installed in the aircraft in a matter of minutes.
A toilet module based on the AUTOFLUG MULTIBASE makes it possible to install up to four complete on-board toilets in the cargo hold at short notice. A tank system consisting of fresh and wastewater, each of which is exchanged at ground level, makes it possible to operate the individual modules without connecting them to the on-board network.
The various modules with galley and on-board toilets can also be combined with MULTIBASE pallets equipped with additional seats.
“The achievable benefits for the user of the pallet solution due to the Diehl Aviation cabin solutions are quite simply huge,” explained Martin Kroell, Managing Partner at AUTOFLUG. “For many users, allowing a crew of four to take a sleep break on a transportation aircraft during a flight is a breakthrough achievement.”
“We see great potential for our joint customers in the idea of expanding the operational spectrum of transport aircraft through modular outfitting and conversion,” added Josef Köcher, CEO of Diehl Aviation. “AUTOFLUG’s innovative MULTIBASE system, in combination with our cabin solutions, allows for flexibility that has not previously been possible.”