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The Alexander Schleicher GmbH & CO is a prominent German glider manufacturer with head office in Poppenhausen (water crest) in the The enterprise counts today about 115 coworkers and it approx. 90 - 100 gliders in the year is manufactured. 65% of the airplanes are exported abroad.

Important types of aircraft of this manufacturer were among other things Ka 6, K 7, K 8, ASK 13, ASK 21, ASW 12, ASW 15, ASW 19, ASW 22, ASW 24, ASH 25, ASW 27 and ASW 28. The newest development is the ASG 29. Many of these airplanes were milestones of the glider development and for record flights were used, then for example Hans Werner large one with the ASW 12 flew a new distance world record for gliders on 25 April 1972 from Luebeck to Biarritz to France at 1.460 km.

The names of the airplanes are always assigned in accordance with the same sample: AS for "Alexander Schleicher", followed of the initial letter of the name of the airplane technical designer.

Thus for example the ASK models of Rudolf became emperor, who develops ASW models of Gerhard Waibel and the ASH models of Martin heath. For the new ASG models Michael Greiner has responsibility itself.

Executive committee

  • Firm founder: Alexander Schleicher (* 1901, "† 1968)
  • Managing director: Peter and Ulrich Kremer
  • Senior boss: Edgar Kremer

History

  • 1927: Alexander Schleicher creates the work in Poppenhausen.
  • 1936: The enterprise counts 50 coworkers
  • 1939:120 coworker
  • 1945-1951: After end of war no more airplanes may be manufactured.
  • 1952: Rudolf emperor steps as an airplane technical designer into the enterprise.
  • 1963: Gerhard Waibel begins to develop GRP airplanes.
  • 1981: Martin heath extends the enterprise as a further airplane technical designer.
  • 2003: Access road to the firm area is renamed in Alexander Schleicher road.

Types of aircraft

(see also: List of all types of aircraft manufactured with Schleicher)

Single-seater

  • Schleicher Ka 1
  • Schleicher Ka 3
  • Schleicher Ka 4
  • Schleicher Ka 6, also as Ka 6 B, Ka 6 BR, Ka 6 BR-PE, Ka 6 C, Ka 6 CR, Ka 6 CR-PE, Ka 6 BR-S, Ka 6 E
  • Schleicher K 8
  • Schleicher K 9
  • Schleicher K 10
  • Schleicher K 11 Motorsegler, it was built only one prototype as development study for the ASK 14.
  • Schleicher ASW 12
  • Schleicher ASK 14 Motorsegler
  • Schleicher ASW 15, also as ASW 15B
  • Schleicher ASW 17
  • Schleicher ASK 18
  • Schleicher ASW 19, also as ASW 19B
  • Schleicher ASW 20, also as ASW 20B and L
  • Schleicher ASW 22, also as B, BL, BLE
  • Schleicher ASK 23
  • Schleicher ASW 24, also ASW as 24E
  • Schleicher ASH 26, also with engine as ASH 26E
  • Schleicher ASW 27
  • Schleicher ASW 28, also as ASW 28-18 and with engine as 28-18 E
  • Schleicher ASG 29

Doppelsitzer

  • Schleicher Ka 2 also as K2b
  • Schleicher K 7
  • Schleicher ASK 13
  • Schleicher ASK 16 Motorsegler
  • Schleicher ASK 21, also with engine as ASK 21 Mi
  • Schleicher ASW 22-2, prototype of the ASH 25
  • Schleicher ASH 25, also with engine as ASH 25E, M and Mi

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