Lufthansa LEOS

Lufthansa Engineering and Operational Services GmbH

Lufthansa Basis
60546 Frankfurt/Main

High road to ground support

Lufthansa LEOS (short for Lufthansa Engineering and Operational Services GmbH) is the industry leader in all areas of aircraft ground support equipment (GSE). Founded in 1995 as the Lufthansa Group's leading system partner for GSE and workshops, LEOS has developed an unmatched base of knowledge and experience in technical towing services and in the engineering and maintenance of tools and equipment.  

Powered by experience

Today, Lufthansa LEOS provides integrated ground support solutions for the MRO industry as well as for airlines, airports and ground handling companies all over the world. At our home base airports in Frankfurt/Main, Munich and Düsseldorf, our range of professional services covers virtually every aspect of aircraft ground support.  

What makes LEOS special

We can look back on a long tradition of reliability, customer orientation, and quality, enriched with the spirit of German engineering. What makes LEOS special, though, is that we have always worked side by side with our customers, on the ground, right where their actual problems occur.

That's where we develop ideas for better solutions and creative innovations in the interests of higher efficiency, a safer workplace and greater environmental friendliness. But it takes the systematic approach of a global player to turn bright ideas into long-term successes. That's why Lufthansa LEOS offers real added value in GSE support.

Our GSE support promise

"We can design or source for our customers any moving or movable airport equipment that is not an aircraft. We specify, optimize, customize and maintain ground support equipment to meet your needs. We deliver the means and the knowledge to run it efficiently, safely, sustainably and according to regulations."

LEOS is a DIN ISO 9001:2008-certified organization and an approved design organization for ground support equipment (EASA Part-21), allowing it to develop and modify tools and equipment for aircraft maintenance. 

We at LEOS serve you successfully in all our business areas.

Always exactly what you need

We pursue engineering for aircraft maintenance and handling, as well as maintenance and repair of equipment, special vehicles, and motor vehicles. Our sales managers trade in new and used vehicles, equipment, and tools for aircraft maintenance. In FRA and DUS we provide various towing services and provide throughout Germany crew transportation. Our LEOS chauffeur service provides passenger transportation and runs errands. 

Places of excellence

Germans have a reputation for outstanding technical expertise. Maybe that's why there's actually more pressure on us as a GSE partner than on anybody else. But that's good for LEOS' customers: Since we've learned to repair virtually anything, anywhere and anytime, quickly and effectively, our customers can be sure we'll reduce their downtime to an absolute minimum.  

Not just certified

Our certified airside workshops in Frankfurt, Munich and Düsseldorf are all headed by master mechanics and qualified according to German industry standards, which we regularly exceed. Every day of the year, we can deliver the whole spectrum of GSE maintenance and overhaul services, including planning, performance, documentation and tracking.  

Anything but aircraft

Lufthansa LEOS services, maintains, repairs and overhauls anything, including pushback and towing tractors, de-icers, platforms, lifters, busses, trucks, cars, electrocars and all other ground support equipment. Also covered are aircraft maintenance tools, such as jacks, engine stands and whatever else could possibly need fixing or overhauling. If need be, we'll even fly to where the equipment is located, whether in Germany or elsewhere.  

Engineers at Lufthansa Technik

Focus on your core business

But it can be even easier: We'll develop a complete solution for your entire vehicle fleet. Our "Gas & Drive" product, for example, means that your only responsibility for your vehicles is to drive and refuel them – we look after the rest.  

Workshop capabilities:

  • Certified airside workshops and stores
  • Headed by master mechanics who are qualified according to German industry standards
  • Broad spectrum of equipment and service contracts with manufacturers
  • Availability: seven days a week
  • Service, maintenance, repair, overhaul, and calibration of: push-back/towing tractors, deicers, platforms, lifters, busses, trucks, cars, electrocars, all other ground support equipment, and aircraft maintenance tools, such as jacks, engine stands, etc.
  • Mobile field service within Germany and abroad

Special services:

  • Major overhauls of towbarless tractors
  • Complete solutions for managing entire vehicle fleets
  • Gas & Drive" including servicing, repairs and courtesy cars
  • Various total-cost-of-ownership (TCO) models available

We pull it off

We have a long history of towing – we position aircraft reliably and safely, organize hangar and maneuver towing and execute all repositioning movements. In fact, we've been in this business for so long that we're the industry leader – we even co-develop towing vehicles! It was our idea, for example, to build a towbarless truck, in which a single operator controls the whole process without having to leave the driver cabin. We did the same thing for the towbar truck. Both developments save you time and money.  

Industry leader in single-man towing

Lufthansa LEOS performs maintenance and maneuver towing without the need for a maintenance engineer in the aircraft cockpit. Our specially trained and qualified drivers can also carry out radio-controlled maintenance tows, eliminating the need for a mandatory maintenance tow follow-me. With LEOS, towing is faster and more cost-effective 

Saving time and money in towing

For single-operator tows at night, we illuminate the aircraft with strobe lights installed on our towbarless towing tractors instead of using the aircraft navigation lights. This saves operators valuable APU operating time and even increases visibility. We also perform single-man towbar push-backs without walkout assistance. Upon request, we can even offer special training for your own staff, comprising an introduction of several days to towbar and towbarless tractor driving as well as safety awareness training.  

Optimum planning and control

We equip our single-operator tow tractors with GPS-supported IT tools for optimum planning, control, punctuality and transparency. Furthermore, we train our staff thoroughly and keep up standards with an advanced safety management system. Our engineers' expertise is the source of continuous improvements to Lufthansa LEOS' towing tractor fleet. 

Towing capabilities:

  • Aircraft towing and push-back for all aircraft types
  • Maintenance towing
  • Aircraft docking
  • Aircraft weighing
  • Industry leader in
  • Towbarless: Single-man aircraft and maintenance towing
  • Towbar: Single-man push-out without walk-out assistance
  • GPS-supported IT tools for planning and control
  • Role modelling safety management system in place
  • Training and introduction to equipment operation, safety and driving procedures 
  • Engineering expertise to improve towing tractor fleet of Lufthansa LEOS and other customers (fleet management)

We'll get you there

Whenever you or your business associates, visitors, customers, crew or any other very important people need to be chauffeured, you have a trustworthy address, at least in Germany: Lufthansa LEOS. From our long experience serving Lufthansa passengers, executives and crew members, we can offer a seamless structure of chauffeur-driven limousines, minibuses and coaches to take you from the airport to your destination and back again, in comfort and style and with the utmost in reliability and German punctuality.  

LEOS knows the way

Our chauffeurs and drivers know their way around every German airport. They have all the necessary clearances to move freely and they are hand-picked for their discretion and amiable manners. And their driving skills are honed and tested to exceed industry standards for that extra inch of safety and your peace of mind. The same applies to our courier services – we transport both people and valuable goods with equal care.  

GPS-supported transport management

Our greatest value to our customers, though, lies in our efficient planning of transport tasks. The core of our transport management is a state-of-the-art, GPS-supported IT system with trackers in all vehicles. This helps us ensure punctuality and transparency and supports thecontinuing refinement of the most efficient possible transportation system, based on the number of passengers, pick-up and drop-off locations and aircraft schedules.  

To the moon and back

The yearly distance we cover during crew transport reaches more than a million kilometers. So when you're talking about driving your captains, pursers and cabin attendants to the moon and back, sustainable fuel efficiency becomes very attractive.  

Transportation capabilities:

Chauffeur service

The Lufthansa LEOS chauffeur service is available throughout Germany and can be carried out on demand using minibuses, coaches, or limousines, all complete with drivers.

Crew Transportation

  • Airside and landside transportation
  • Modern, comfortable crew coaches
  • Driver qualification that exceeds industry standards (safety management)
  • GPS-supported IT tools for planning and control
  • Availability: 24/7

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