News

2019 Jul.

Plant Holidays

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The company will be closed for summer holidays from 22 July to 9 August 2019 and will re-open on 12 August. During this time our employees will not be available to respond to your queries.

In urgent cases you can reach us by telephone at +49 (0) 6658 89-0 or by fax at …89-40.

2019 Jun.

Tomasz Rubaj and Christoph Matkowski are 2019 European Champions with the ASG 32 Mi

ASG 29 E pilot Karol Staryszak second in the 18m class

Difficult weather and tight standings made the 2019 European Championships in Stalowa Wola exciting right up to the end.

Despite the complicated conditions the Tomasz Rubaj and Christoph Matkowski team in the ASG 32 Mi was able to maintain its lead in the 20m two-seater class from the first to the last day. learn more

2019 May.

AS 33: Wing load test successfully completed

More fuselage payload possible

Test wing at the moment where 1,725-times the<br>maximum possible loads in flight are acting.

Test wing at the moment where 1,725-times the
maximum possible loads in flight are acting.

The consequent aerodynamic design of the AS 33 with a wing area of only 10 m² and a profile thicknesses below 13% even in the wing-fuselage junction results in very high requirements for the wing structure.

With the combination of well proven design methods and modern nonlinear finite element analysis it was possible to realize a wing structure without any additional weight, compared to the ASG 29, carrying even higher loads.

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2019 May.

AERO 2019 – Postscript

Much News and a big Surprise

The 2019 Aero in Friedrichshafen was marked by innovation, much of which could be seen at the Schleicher stand.  Modifications to the ASG 32 Mi, detailed information about the new AS 33 18m glider, the new ASK 21 B and, of course, the announcement of our latest project, the 15/18m AS 34 Me electric self-launcher. learn more

2019 May.

EASA Safety Information Bulletin 2019-07

Important instructions for the rigging of sailplanes

Due to an accident, the EASA has published a Safety Information Bulletin dealing with the correct rigging of sailplanes.

More information: https://ad.easa.europa.eu/ad/2019-07.

You can find the bulletin on our website in the category “Generally TN” as well.

2019 Apr.

AS 34 Me introduced at the AERO

Electric Powered Self-Launching Standard Class Sailplane

“Self-Launch simply electrically” were the keywords on the large display announcing our newest aircraft type, the AS 34 Me, at the AERO exhibition in Friedrichshafen, Germany. It was surely a big surprise for many visitors who were looking for an easy to fly, fun aircraft with self-launching capability at a reasonable purchase price and with low maintenance costs.

The AS 34 Me does not only have outstanding handling characteristics and very good flying performance. The electrical propulsion system also offers sufficient power to permit everyday powered sailplane operations. In addition to abundant performance for a powerful self-launch (to e.g. 500 m), the  electric drive system also retains enough capacity for a further climb to 2,250 m, permitting an additional gliding range of 130 km using the saw-tooth climb/glide method. learn more

2019 Mar.

AS 33 – in big steps towards the prototype

The engineering team works with a lot of effort to start the series production of the new AS 33. Final structural and fluid dynamic calculations are completed with promising results. learn more

2019 Jan.

Previous ASK 21s also profit from the B-version

As a result of the new development for the ASK 21 B several of its features can be adopted by the large number of previous ASK 21 sailplanes.

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2018 Dec.

The AS Design Team Introduces Itself

LTR: Joschka Schmeisl, Paul Anklam, Andreas Storch, Ulrich Simon, Tobias Mörsel, Manfred Münch

LTR: Joschka Schmeisl, Paul Anklam, Andreas Storch, Ulrich Simon, Tobias Mörsel, Manfred Münch

 

With the new AS 33 Alexander Schleicher breaks with the decades long tradition of including the designer’s name in a new aircraft’s model designation. This shows even more emphatically that new developments from the Schleicher design division are products of teamwork. At the same time the depth of development expertise within Schleicher is significantly increased through the use of new technologies such as, for example, modern CFD software.

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2018 Dec.

Tom Claffey wins in Australia with his ASG 29

Narromine: 1st Place in 18m and Open class

Last year’s winner and ASG 29 pilot Tom Claffey also won the 57th Australian Multiclass Nationals in the 18m and Open class categories this year and with a significant points margin. Eight competition days were flown and Tom had two day wins.

More information: Soaring Spot

Photo: Gliding Australia