Gate XXI at Rome Urbe airport

Last week, along with Giovanni Maduli, I attended the Gate XXI trade fair and exhibition, held at Rome Urbe airport. Gate XXI is the first International exhibition organized in Italy dealing with the aerospace industry, “from ultralight aircraft to satellite development”. This year’s edition focused on the airport sector: from handling systems to baggage processing from ATC to security access, from the Passenger Line to Cargo Management. Actually, there wasn’t much to see: airport, aerospace and satellite equipment, technologies and services, airplanes, helicopters and ultralight aircraft were on display on the apron in front of the Corpo Forestale dello Stato hangar. Noteworthy, a Canadair CL-415, a private-held SF-260, a Storch, a Stearman, a Diamond, a DF2000 ULM with the Protezione Civile markings and a MustFly Cessna C-510 Mustang (EI-SFD).
Here are some of the picture of the Gate XXI (both display area and exhibit booths).

About David Cenciotti
David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.