TsAGI at the First Eurasian Aerospace Congress: Epigraph to MAKS-2015
26 August 2015
In preparation to MAKS-2015 International Aviation and Space Salon, Moscow hosted the First Eurasian Aerospace Congress, organized the Eurasian Partnership of Aviation and Space Clusters and the Government of Samara Region. The event included a conference, entitled “ASTEC – Aerospace Technologies of the 21st Century” and a round table discussion “Aerospace Dialog: Russia – EU,” held with the support of TsAGI.
The event started with a plenary session dedicated to the recent strategic changes in the global aerospace industry. Andrey Boginsky, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, reported about innovations that should be introduced in the integrated structures of the Russian aviation industry.
At the “ASTEC — Aerospace Technologies of the 21st Century” Conference Sergey Chernyshev, General Director of FSUE TsAGI, presented “Foresight of Aviation Science and Technologies Development until 2030 and Further” to the participants of the meeting. Not only specialists from the Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute named after N.E. Zhukovsky, but also representatives of other Russian organizations, participated in drafting the document.
“Understanding the requirements, which are set for air transport by the aviation society, researchers tried to determine priority areas of development,” explained Sergey Chernyshev. “This strategic planning document has no analogues in Russia.” The Head of FSUE TsAGI outlined the main foresight areas, dwelling upon the issues of aerodynamic configurations and conceptual design of advanced aircraft.
Sergey Chernyshev also participated in the round table meeting “Aerospace Dialog: Russia — EU.” He reported about the cooperation with European partners. “Science is the part of culture that allows moving together and sharing ideas even with competitive parties,” emphasized Dr. Chernyshev. “While living in isolation it is impossible to develop. About 15 years ago TsAGI started its activities in the European Research Area, which today amounts to several dozens of joint projects.”
During the Congress, the meeting of the executives of FSUE TsAGI and Rossotrudnichestvo (the Federal Agency for CIS Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation) was also organized. “With the Head of Rossotrudnichestvo, Lyubov Glebova, we have discussed the issues of our partnership in the field of training the personnel for the aviation industry,” Dr. Chernyshev continued. “In fact, we are talking about a program, within the framework of which we plan to invite young people from foreign centers to our Institute for business communications development.”
As the pilot project, 15 young specialists from Germany, France, India, and the Republic of South Africa have already arrived at MAKS-2015. They have visited the joint exhibition of aviation science, which includes the booth of FSUE TsAGI, and participated in the workshop organized by the Institute as part of the aviation and space saloon. “We hope that such visits will be useful for the development of international cooperation and will help to improve the positive image of the domestic aerospace industry in the the world,” concluded Dr. Chernyshev. “In the future we plan to expand the practice of such cooperation and involve other Russian research centers, working in the field of aviation, in such programs. Moreover, we are going to send our young specialists to foreign organizations for studying and analyzing foreign experience.”