Reach for the Skies

03. February 2015 – Dräxlmaier Aviation GmbH achieves Part 21G approval

Vilsbiburg (Germany). – 03 February 2015 One year after launch and in keeping with the timetable announced at the start of 2013, Dräxlmaier Aviation GmbH (DAG), the new subsidiary of the premium automotive supplier DRÄXLMAIER Group, has already achieved Part 21G approval.

In accordance with EU regulation No. 748/2012, Dräxlmaier Aviation GmbH has been approved by the German Federal Office of Civil Aviation in compliance with the Part 21G regulation.

The DRÄXLMAIER Group, which develops and produces high-quality interior components and complete interiors – primarily for premium manufacturers in the automotive industry, has now been given the green light to enter the aviation market as well.

DRÄXLMAIER Aviation Group CEO Klaus Schlarb commenting on the historic news: “The 21G approval allows us to utilize the benefits of almost seventy years of experience supplying the automotive industry with premium products from development, through prototyping and product design to industrialization and series production. The development and production of high-end seating, interior surfaces and kinematics has become a new trademark of the DRÄXLMAIER Group's aviation business.”

DRÄXLMAIER Aviation will be showcasing its latest products at this year's Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, in April.

About DRÄXLMAIER Aviation
Dräxlmaier Aviation GmbH is a division of the DRÄXLMAIER Group, one of the top 100 automotive suppliers in the world. Dräxlmaier Aviation GmbH, which was established in 2013, brings automotive innovation to the field of aviation. The product portfolio ranges from seats to interior furnishings and ambient lighting.

The DRÄXLMAIER Group supplies premium automobile manufacturers worldwide with complex wiring harness systems, central electrical and electronic components, exclusive interiors, and storage systems for electric mobility. The combination of core competencies in the interior, electrical, electronic and storage systems areas makes DRÄXLMAIER unique in the industry. The company thereby covers the entire process chain, from the initial idea, through the development and production process, and up to precisely in-sequence delivery of the products to the assembly lines of premium automobile manufacturers. The inventor of the customer-specific wiring harness, the DRÄXLMAIER Group develops pioneering wiring harness technology as well as electrical and electronic components, all directly in-house. These include multi-voltage and high-voltage wiring harness systems, battery management systems, and intelligent power distributors. DRÄXLMAIER is working on the future of emission-free mobility with its solution for low-voltage and high-voltage storage systems. As a market leader for interior systems in premium automobiles, the DRÄXLMAIER Group also supplies premium automobile manufacturers with ambient lighting, center consoles, door panels and instrument panels, as well as complete door and cockpit modules.

The DRÄXLMAIER Group is an international automotive supplier with more than 60  sites in over 20 countries. Founded in Germany in 1958, the company employs about  75,000 employees throughout the world. For the DRÄXLMAIER Group as an owner-managed business, responsible and long-range thinking has always been the basis for economic success. It is therefore a core element of its strategy to design its business and production processes, as well as its products, in a more sustainable manner and in that way to increase the competitiveness of the company on a long-term basis.

In 2019, the DRÄXLMAIER Group generated sales of 4.9 billion euro. Customers of this member of the Top 100 Automotive Suppliers include Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche and Volkswagen, as well as Californian automotive manufacturers.


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