Representatives of the SAFRAN Group of Companies in Russia visit TsAGI
5 May 2016
This spring, the Head of the Safran office in Russia Valery Krol and New Technologies and Development Manager Irina Rutovskaya arrived at the Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute named after N.E. Zhukovsky (TsAGI) on a working visit.
In the course of the visit, negotiations between TsAGI management and its French partners were held. Specifically, the long-standing and effective cooperation of the Russian Center of Aeronautical Sciences and Snecma (Safran), which began 25 years ago in a search for new power plants for second-generation supersonic transports was discussed. From the mid-2000s onward the partners successfully implemented important investigations of aerodynamics of engine nacelles, air inlet ducts and reaction nozzles of the bypass turbofan engines which were used during development and certification of the French-Russian engine SaM146 for the Sukhoi Superjet 100. The joint activity in terms of the DREAM project of the European Seventh Framework Programme on the development of contra-rotating propfans for future aircraft engines with open rotor, as well as air propellers of a new generation received positive marks.
During the meeting TsAGI and Safran specified possible directions of partnership in the sphere of research and development work. The French colleagues were interested in continuation of the cooperation, studying the directions presented by the Russian Center and in further development of mutually beneficial business relations. Valery Krol commended TsAGI’s crucial role in the development of the aircraft industry, both in Russia and abroad, including its international scientific initiatives.
General Director of TsAGI Sergey Chernyshev highlighted: “Our Institute has long experience of cooperation with the European companies of the aircraft industry, one of the key stakeholders of which is Safran. The meeting was held in a positive way that is typical for TsAGI — Safran partnership relations. We should keep in touch and continuously “coordinate our positions.” From this perspective it is important to emphasize that our guests also showed interest in “Long-Term Aeronautical Science and Technology Foresight 2030.”