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2021 Feb.

Obituary of Hans Werner Grosse

There is hardly a glider pilot in Germany who has never heard of him. Hans Werner’s records left their mark on many glider pilots. And he himself supported his passion, gliding, with all his might. Hans Werner was a fellow aviator and more importantly a friend. Over two decades he achieved one world record after another on our gliders. learn more

2021 Feb.

Brad & Bill Edwards Australian champion

130 km/h average speed with the ASG 32 Mi

Bill & Brad Edwards

Bill & Brad Edwards

Brad Edwards was able to repeat his success with the ASG 32 Mi from last year at the Australian double-seater championships in 2021 and once again became Australian champion. This time with his brother Bill Edwards as co-pilot.

Already on the second day of the competition in Narromine, the two took the lead of the field and did not let the lead be taken away until the end. On the seventh and last day of the competition, they were able to set a very special signal once again with an average speed of almost 130 km/h over a distance of 396 km.

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2020 Dec.

The AS 33 will become an Electric Self-launcher!

Our new 18m sailplane will be equipped with an electric propulsion system with the type designation AS 33 Me.

In the meantime, with the ASG 32 El “turbo” system and the self-launching AS 34 Me we already have two electrical propulsion systems in or close to series production.  At the same time, the interest among soaring pilots for electric flying is continuously increasing. Simple operation and reduced maintenance requirements are powerful arguments in this regard.

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2020 Oct.

AS 33 Es receives EASA Certification

Intensive Flight Testing

With great pleasure have we received the news that the EASA has certified the AS 33 Es, our new 18m sailplane only 9 months after its first flight on 23 January 2020.  The certification was given as part of the latest issue of CS-22 (Amendment 2, 05 March 2009).  With this the AS 33 Es complies with the current European technical and safety requirements.

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2020 Sep.

AS 33 Es: First flight of the 15m-version

One glider, two competitive classes

Also in the 15m-version the AS 33 Es cuts a fine figure. After the maiden flight, Tobias Mörsel (M. Sc.) was very pleased by the agility of this new FAI 15m Racing Class glider. learn more

2020 Sep.

AS 34 Me – the first self-launch

Electric powered sailplane with a climb rate of more than 3m/s

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2020 Sep.

First flight of the AS 34 Me

Schleicher’s first electric self-launcher has flown

We have been awaiting the first flight of the new AS 34 Me with very much anticipation. Beside the ASG 32 El with its electric sustainer it is the second Schleicher electric powered sailplane, this time conceived as a self-launcher.

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2020 Jul.

AS 33 Es in full production

Flight Testing and Certification are far advanced

First rigging of serial No. 3

First rigging of serial No. 3

Our production facilities are continuing to fill up with parts for the new AS 33.  In parallel, flight testing and certification procedures have advanced significantly and are nearly completed. learn more