Sailplane and Sky

Schempp-Hirth is a leading manufacturer of high-performance gliders with more than 80 years of experience. A team of nearly 100 highly motivated employees are building single seaters and two seaters that can regularly be found in top positions of international championships and record lists around the world.

The airplanes are mainly build manually in skilled craftsmanship and are increasingly equipped with innovative engine systems that can help to span areas of bad thermal conditions or even allow to launch the glider without the need of a tow-plane.


Besides building high-performance airplanes, decades of experience in processing carbon fibre or carbon/kevlar hybrid fibre materials are increasingly utilized by other companies, e.g. in the automobile or large scale machine business, who ask Schempp-Hirth to build parts or components for them.