September 10,11,12 2021

Outstanding Italian Showcase

The International Sanicole Airshow is delighted to welcome three aircraft types for the first time in 2021, courtesy of our friends of the Italian air force and their flight test centre based at Pratica-di-Mare near Rome. This will also be an outstanding showcase of Italian aviation design and engineering. 

The first is perhaps the most advanced jet trainer In the world, the Leonardo T346 Master. This twin-engined marvel of technology boasts exceptional flying characteristics in addition to a host of complex avionics in its glass cockpit, allowing it to simulate a host of the newest combat aircraft to prepare trainee-pilots for their careers in frontline units. The T346 is a popular training aircraft in a number of countries including Italy, Greece, Poland and Israel, thanks to its amazing capabilities and advanced training aids. It can also be armed with a variety of munitions and used for ground-attack. 

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One of the types successful graduates of the T346 may get to fly is the Typhoon, or EF2000 in Italy, the result of a successful international programme between Italy, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom to develop a state-of-the-art multirole combat aircraft able to face any challenge in the air and on the ground using the most modern avionics to link to the digital combat environment. With its powerful EJ200 turbofans and sophisticated fly-by-wire system, the aircraft is capable of putting on an impressive show of force during its solo display, which sees the aircraft exploit an incredible range of its performance envelope at both high and low speeds. 

The third and final display of the Reparto Sperimentale di Volo is the most amazing display of a transport aircraft anywhere in the world. The Italian-designed and built Leonardo C-27 Spartan is a successful tactical transport aircraft, which shares many of its components and avionics with the latest C-130 variants. Its 2 powerful turboprops also enable to stun the audience with some unforgettable aerobatic manoeuvers unheard of for an aircraft of this size. It is also an excellent demonstration of what made the Spartan such a popular transport aircraft on the export market with 15 countries on 6 continents, including the United States! 

Don’t miss this unique demonstration of Italian military aviation and order your tickets for the International Sanicole Airshow today.