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International Cooperation

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“I had opportunity to visit TsAGI, unique research center. Those, who work in aviation, know well the name of TsAGI wherever they live — in the USA, in Europe, in Asia”.

Professor of Michigan University

William Kauffman

Russia’s international relations in the field of aviation were established by N.E. Zhukovsky in the beginning of XX century. In subsequent decades TsAGI maintained scientific contacts with international aviation institutes; in early 1990s active international activities allowed TsAGI to take key positions in the area of scientific international cooperation in aviation.

Over the years more than 80 foreign aerospace firms and research organizations in Europe, America, Asia and the CIS countries have been TsAGI’s partners. By now, the institute has developed strong long-term cooperation relations with dozens of leading world companies and research centers of the aerospace industry.

By virtue of a wide range of competencies and accumulated experience TsAGI has become a full member of international aviation communities, associations and committees. The Institute has been successfully representing the interests of total Russian aviation industry for many years within the framework of such international associations as IFAR, ICAS, ICAO, EREA, CEAS, EASN, SATA, STAI, JARUS. The expert opinion of TsAGI specialists is always preferred and desirable in the world aviation science.

One of the core themes in the Institute’s international activities is the development of partner cooperation. Project cooperation makes it possible to use the accumulated world experience to form a unique scientific and technical background and improve the competitiveness of the Russian aircraft industry. Cooperation also provides an opportunity to participate in the formation of international standards and priorities for the future development of the aviation industry. The most effective tool for such cooperation is research projects of the European Union Framework Programs (EU FP). For 20 years, the institute has taken part in more than 70 projects in cooperation with leading European research centers (ONERA, DLR, NLR, CIRA, VKI, CNRS, VZLU, etc.), universities (UPMC, TU Delft, Cranfield University, De Montfort University, École centrale de Lyon, Politecnico di Milano, etc.) and industrial companies, including such giants of the aviation industry as Airbus, Safran, Dassault Aviation, Embraer, Alenia Aermacchi, Thales, etc. TsAGI also conducted its project activities within bilateral cooperation, and in 2019 the Institute for the first time won the competition for multilateral research papers in the BRICS priority areas in the field of science, technology and innovation. The participation of Russian organizations is supported by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

For the purpose of increasing the efficiency of cooperation between Russia and the European Union in the field of aeronautics and the integration of Russian specialists into the European expert community, the National Contact Point for Russia-EU cooperation in aeronautics (NCP Aeronautics) has been operating on the basis of TsAGI since 2004.

Over the past 30 years, TsAGI, among its international activities, has completed more than 600 contracts and projects in cooperation with foreign partners. The commercial presence has been developed across the whole spectrum of civilian topics. The works were carried out in the following areas:

‒ experimental and computational research in the field of aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, aeroacoustics, aircraft strength and aeroelasticity of structures, flight dynamics and aircraft control systems;

‒ design, development and manufacture of experimental facilities, test rigs, flight simulators;

‒ development of specialized software;

‒ audit, project appraisal and certification;

‒ training and education.

Also, TsAGI has done work in the field of military-technical cooperation together with Rosoboronexport.

The Institute regularly organizes major international scientific, technical and business events aimed at exchanging experience on a wide range of challenges faced by the aerospace industry. The most significant events held over the past decade are: International Symposium “Aviation Technologies of the XXI Century”, International Congress ICAS 2014, IFAR Summits in 2013 and 2018, International Forum on Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics IFASD 2015, International Scientific and Technical Conference on High-Speed Vehicle Science and Technology HiSST 2018, as well as working sessions and meetings of the EREA, CEAS, STAI associations.

Bilateral scientific events held by TsAGI together with leading foreign aviation centers — ONERA (France), DLR (Germany), CAE and CARDC (China) — play an important role for long-term cooperation and effective exchange of the results obtained in fundamental and applied research. The Institute also holds a significant number of international events aimed at educating a new generation of leaders in aviation science. Since 2015, TsAGI, with the support of Rossotrudnichestvo and with the assistance of leading international experts, has held a number of seminars for young scientists from IFAR member organizations, as well as a series of NextPro training seminars for Russian young specialists.

In all areas of international activity, the specialists of the Institute address critical challenges faced by the aviation community, in close cooperation with partners from all over the world. The Institute is open for new contacts and broad cooperation in all areas.

Center for International Cooperation, TsAGI FSUE

Tel.: +7 495 556-44-19

Fax: +7 495 777-63-32

Е-mail: ved@tsagi.ru