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Our fields of
competence

We develops technologies and products for lightweight structures. The focus lies in aircraft design, wind turbines, high-speed trains, automobile and research facilities.

An impressive
result

CEO Dr. Reiner Kickert reports on how the world’s largest glider now supports the development of next generation Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

one company – the whole process

Aircraft competences

Configuration Design

With the quality assurance procedures of the aircraft production organisation, modern equipment and about 2400 sqm production floor, Leichtwerk AG covers the entire Aircraft Design process starting with Configuration Design and specific aerodynamic analyses.

configuration-design

Electric propulsion system

The development of technologies for electric flights enables new aircraft configuration like eVTOL or Long Endurance Aircraft fuelled by Hydrogen.

electric-propulsion

Load analysis

Our tool chain for aircraft load analysis takes moderate elasticity of the airframe into account. Load optimisation with aeroelastic tailoring is a stand.

load-analysis

Structual Design

Leichtwerk AG excels in structural design. We have various validated in-house tools for composites, bondings and metallic structures under static and fatigue loads. Crack propagation, Wide Spread Fatigue Damage, de-bonding and other effects are standards for us.

structural design

Avionic and electric Design

For complex aircraft systems we have the capabilities to specify and accept complex airborne hard- and software.

avionic

Aeroelasticity

For aircraft certification, Leichtwerk AG offers ground vibration tests and aeroelastic analyses for assessing flutter hazards. A record of substantiation to this effect is required for many aircraft categories (according to Section 629 of the certification specifications) and must be performed before the maiden flight.

aerolastics

Flight Dynamics and simulation

Flight dynamic modelling and control law design with Matlab™ and Scade™, Hardware in the Loop testing, simulation and in-flight parameter identification are key for the design of tomorrow’s unmanned aircraft systems.

flight dynamics

Materials and Production

Our prototyping workshop works with prepregs as well as with resin infusion techniques. In new projects we develop the structure substantiation pyramid from coupon level to airframe tests.

materials

Certification

With our EASA DOA 21J.332 we have the necessary processes for Design Assurance in place.

certification
ONE task – many necessary qualifications

Further capabilities

All informations to our use of Methods and Code Development

Prototyping is an essential part of the entire aircraft design process.

Flight Testing is an inherent capability for successful Aircraft design.