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TsAGI and Airbus discuss the prospects of cooperation

30 October 2017

In mid-October, a delegation of the Airbus Corporation visited the Zhukovsky Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI, a member of the National Research Center "Zhukovsky Institute"). The delegation was headed by the Senior Vice-President for Research and Technology Axel Flaig. The parties held negotiations on promising areas of cooperation within the framework of bilateral initiatives and European programs.

TsAGI’s Director General, Academician Sergey Chernyshev informed these foreign colleagues about the possibilities of utilizing the experimental base of the Russian Center of aeronautical science, including the installations involved in projects with Airbus. A case in point was the AFLoNext project tests in a large subsonic wind tunnel of the Institute, which is the largest in Europe. Sergey Chernyshev stressed the long experience of successful cooperation with Airbus, which was confirmed by other international studies as well.

During the negotiations the parties discussed possible areas of cooperation. TsAGI’s leadership offered potential areas of cooperation in computational and experimental aerodynamics, powerplant and glider integration, flight dynamics and flight control, composite work, flight safety, icing and other topics relevant to the aviation industry.

“Our engagement with Airbus is an example of effective cooperation, which gives birth to important global aviation industry decisions and results,” said Sergey Chernyshev. “At the same time these achievements help to create breakthrough technologies in Russia. It’s satisfying to know that TsAGI is an active participant of this process.”

“We have been working successfully for many years with TsAGI on a number of European programmes as well as projects of bilateral cooperation. We were impressed by the advanced technologies and innovative approach used by our partner in its work,” stated Axel Flaig.

In addition to AFLoNext the Institute cooperates with Airbus with a number of other projects in the framework of the 7th EU Framework Program: RUMBLE, BUTERFLI, HEXAFLY-INT, HAIC, Future Sky Safety, and AGILE.

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