TsAGI is the first Russian company to enter the international Subsonic Aerodynamic Testing Association
15 July 2016
The Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute named after professor N.E. Zhukovsky (part of the National Research Center “Institute named after N.E. Zhukovsky”) was chosen as a full member of the Subsonic Aerodynamic Testing Association (SATA).
TsAGI becomes the first Russian organization to join the Association, which brings together scientists from around the world.
The decision was taken based on the voting results within the framework of the 52nd annual conference of SATA in Lucerne (Switzerland).
Membership in this Association will allow local specialists to participate in SATA annual conferences and receive reliable information about the status, condition and the experimental capabilities of foreign subsonic wind tunnels, areas of technological development and techniques of experimental research.
Andrey Boginsky, the Russian Federation Deputy Minister for Industry and Trade, noted: “This is a significant event for Russian aviation science, a key element of which is the Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute named after professor N.E. Zhukovsky. SATA provides opportunities for efficient communication between experts from all over the world, working with large-scale subsonic wind tunnels, thus increasing the synergetic effect. I am sure that TsAGI’s membership in the Association will expand the horizons of research and experimental activities of Russian scientists.”
TsAGI has a wide range of full-scale subsonic wind tunnels, including Europe’s largest subsonic wind tunnel and wind tunnels for full-scale power plants, which is used for a significant amount of research in different fields.
The SATA Association was established in 1965 to provide companies that use large-scale subsonic wind tunnels with a platform for exchanging ideas, techniques and experience in solving problems that occur during their operation. Today it includes about 50 organizations and testing sites. Among them, there are ONERA, DNW, NASA, CARDC, AEDC, QinetiQ, JAXA, Airbus, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, BMW, Audi, Volvo, Honda, Nissan, as well as wind tunnels of universities and some research organizations.