We introduce ourselves

The sailplane manufacturer Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co. is a family-owned, medium-sized company. 110 employees produce sailplanes and motor gliders, flown by enthusiastic pilots all over the world.

Among all sailplane producers, Alexander Schleicher is the oldest and one of the largest manufacturers.

Founded by Alexander Schleicher in 1927 the company still remains a family enterprise and is now owned and operated by his grandsons Peter and Ulrich Kremer.

AS still stands for gliders with the highest handcrafted quality. Close contacts with research institutes and universities all over the world are a guarantee that pilots will not only enjoy the maximum possible performance standards but also “QUALITY MADE IN GERMANY”.

Manufacturing all components at our Poppenhausen factory means that we not only achieve maximum flexibility but also retain continuous control over production quality.

Designers like Rudolf Kaiser, Gerhard Waibel, Martin Heide and Michael Greiner are internationally recognized and highly respected development engineers. Their names guarantee that right from concept design through to detailed development, prototype & mould building, production, quality control and after sales service our ongoing customer support can always be relied on.


Founder Alexander Schleicher

Founder Alexander Schleicher

From left to right: Ulrich, Peter and Edgar Kremer

From left to right: Ulrich, Peter and Edgar Kremer

Founder: Alexander Schleicher (†1968)
Managing directors: Peter and Ulrich Kremer
Senior partner: Edgar Kremer

Employees: approx. 110

Annual production: 50 to 60 sailplanes and motor gliders
Export share: approx. 65%
Worldwide distribution, representatives around the globe


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