Andrey Boginsky, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, checks on the process of the МС-21 testing at the Central AeroHydrodynamics Institute
9 September 2016
Andrey Boginsky, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, paid a working visit to the Professor Zhukovsky Central AeroHydrodynamics Institute (TsAGI, which is a part of the Scientific Research Center “Zhukovsky Institute”) and checked on the process of testing of the МС-21 aircraft’s units.
Andrey Boginsky inspected the static and resource testing laboratory, where research is taking place, discussed the schedule of the forthcoming work and other organizational issues with the experts of the Institute.
The scientists will have to carry out a large-scale program in the process of testing, including various aircraft units’ loading, and check on the strength of the structure both in operating loading and calculated loading.
Andrey Boginsky stated: “The scientists of the Central AeroHydrodynamics Institute did a lot of preliminary work, testing has started and the process is in full force now. We’ll carefully follow the process as very important conclusions will be made in the result of the testing — the operation of composite structures in various kinds of environment. These conclusions will be very important not only for the МС-21 aircraft, but also for the development of the study of materials as a whole, as well as for making parts from composite materials in other sectors of industry. The results of testing in TsAGI will be taken into consideration when giving the permit for the first flight of МС-21 aircraft.”
S.L. Chernyshev, Director General of TsAGI, further commented: “Working on the МС-21 project is of great scientific interest for all scientists of the Institute. We have not worked with such large-scaled composite structures in the past, for example, the wing torsion box of the МС-21. We feel that this work is a great responsibility of ours, and like all designers and creators of МС-21 aircraft we take its future to our hearts and we are trying to contribute to the success of this project.”