Diehl Aviation mourns the loss of Dr. Gerardo Walle

Dr. Gerardo Walle, former CEO of Diehl Aerospace, died on Thursday from an automobile accident at the age of 67.

Diehl Aviation

The divison board and the employees of Diehl Aviation were shocked to receive the tragic news that Dr. Gerardo Walle died on Thursday in a tragic automobile accident.

The 67-year-old long-time CEO of Diehl Aerospace, a joint venture of Diehl and Thales, managed the company with enormous expertise and impressive humanity. With his leadership skills, deep understanding of the aerospace sector, and respectful nature, Walle was an acknowledged and esteemed partner at an international level. He made great contributions to taking Diehl Aerospace into a successful future. Walle, who holds a Doctorate in Aerospace Engineering, has been connected to the company until the present day by serving on Diehl Aerospace’s Supervisory Board. Gerardo Walle is survived by his wife and three adult children.

Jörg Schuler, CEO Diehl Aviation: “With the death of Gerardo Walle, we’re losing not only the former CEO of Diehl Aerospace and an esteemed leader, but above all a valuable human being and friend. Our company will miss his knowledge and advice. The death of Gerardo Walle has shocked us all and leaves behind an enormous gap in the aviation industry. Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.” 


About Diehl Aviation

Diehl Aviation is a corporate division of Diehl Stiftung & Co. KG and combines all aviation activities of Diehl Group under one roof. In the aviation industry, Diehl Aviation – including Diehl Aerospace (a joint venture with Thales) is a leading system supplier of aircraft system and cabin solutions. Diehl Aviation currently has more than 4,400 employees. Its customers include leading aircraft manufacturers Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Embraer, military partners, manufacturers of eVTOL aircraft as well as airlines and operators of commercial and business aircraft worldwide.