Shaping the tools for aircraft maintenance

As an EASA Part-21-approved design organization, LEOS is authorized to develop and modify aircraft maintenance tools and ground support equipment – a service we offer to the Lufthansa Group and other airlines, airports, and GSE organizations. We also design all kinds of facilities, from aircraft docking systems to complete maintenance bases, tailor-made to fit the customer's individual needs and specifications all the way to C-checks. 

LEOS stands for innovation

In the dynamic world of the airline business, innovation is a never-ending story. Every new or modified aircraft type entails the need for special equipment. So after specification, we source the market for the required tools or machines, analyze them for efficiency, and modify them as necessary. Then we approve and commission them. And what we can't find, we invent. 

The "architect" of GSE

This sounds much easier than it is. Tools and facilities are expensive; that's why our aim is to develop them to be multi-functional. A maintenance dock, for example, should ideally be adaptable to all aircraft types operated by an airline without compromising staff safety or risking damage to the plane. Other examples of our portfolio are special wrenches or lifting equipment for parts or aircraft mechanics. 

Certified to innovate

Forty engineers in our design department work full time to manage the entire process, from tracking to documentation and development. Special teams take care of projects such as the GSE for a new mega-airport, including construction and strength calculation using the finite elements method (FEM). LEOS is a DIN ISO 9001:2008-certified organization and regularly undergoes recertification audits by SGS. 

Engineering capabilities:

  • Design, development and optimization of tools with value-added approach
  • Specification, sourcing, approving and commissioning of tools and equipment
  • Initial provisioning studies for new aircraft types
  • Every option from single-source solution to total provisioning
  • Efficiency-analysis of existing tool inventories with recommendation for optimization
  • Manufacturer-independent recommendations
  • Compliance with regulatory requirements