We are GATE member, because...

“The aircraft of the future will be much more closely networked with airport technology - whether for docking passenger bridges or loading and unloading baggage and cargo. At GATE, we learn which technologies are already in use and which are being worked on. As an aircraft manufacturer, we can address our wishes and requirements to the industry.“


Jan Reh, Manager Emerging Technologies & Concepts at Airbus

“We’re a member of GATE because the association gives us easy, uncomplicated
access to thought leaders in the airport industry. The members are willing to share
information on developments in the German industry, and help us get in touch with the right people. GATE represents the German industry at global trade fairs and gives us access to many markets. As GATE members we’ve learned more through the association than we did in three years on our own.”

Tim-Oliver Ricke, Global Segment Manager Intralogistics at Lenze

“Our shared booth with GATE was a big success. The good organization, the mood at the booth, and the interaction with GATE and all partners more than met our expectations.”

Edgar Ziller, Head of Airport Management at T-Systems

“What I appreciate about GATE is the networking with other members. This can make access to new customers easier.”

Dirk Kessler, Product Line Manager Airport
Technology and Flexible Connections at Hübner

“Materna IPS appreciates the membership in the GATE Association above all because of the networking with other companies and the resulting synergies. We have already been able to carry out airport projects with various partners. Furthermore, we see great advantages in international trade fair appearances, which are represented by the organisation of the association.”

Jana Eull, Senior Marketing Manager at Materna

“For PSI Logistics GmbH the GATE association, in addition to providing a direct line to all the important players in the airport industry, also means the professional preparation and execution of exhibitions. Their perfect solutions at the shared booth give our company the ideal positioning on the national and international stage.”


Jörg Ruhnau, Director Airports at PSI Logistics

Become a member

Benefits of a Membership: Participation in „German-Pavilions“ at international exhibitions - Attendence at joint booths in Europe - A strong, ever-expanding Network - Involvement in expert articles in international magazines - Know-how-Transfer - Events - GATE-Lounge - GATE FUTURE - GATE-Talk - GATE-Local - Possibility to participate on delegation tours - GATE on Tour - Official Certification - Listing at the official website - Get first-hand information of the aviation industry

Join the largest airport industry association and benefit from countless advantages. The close networking among members, joint events and trade fair exhibits, image and lobbying work for our industry, and communication with important players in the air travel industry in working groups are just some of the reasons why leading companies in the industry have long been members of GATE.


Any German company is eligible for membership, including foreign-headquartered companies with subsidiaries in Germany. European companies can become associate members.


The membership fee are set each year by all members at our general assembly, and are based on activities jointly decided on for the upcoming year. The one-off admission fee is €2,500, the annual membership fee €4,200 (as of 2020).

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