TsAGI becomes a leader of the International Forum for Aviation Research
8 November 2017
A delegation of the Zhukovsky Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI, a member of the National Research Center “Zhukovsky Institute”) participated in the 8th Summit of the International Forum for Aviation Research — IFAR. The event was held in late October in Pretoria (South Africa). The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) organized the Forum.
TsAGI became a member of IFAR’s leadership, a milestone for Russian aviation science. The Institute won Vice President Status of the Organization, which was approved by all members of the Summit. Another significant point of the Forum was the decision to hold the next IFAR Summit in Russia to coincide with TsAGI’s centenary anniversary.
“We are honored to become a member of the leadership of the International Forum for Aviation Research, which is a significant responsibility,” said TsAGI Director General and Academician Sergey Chernyshev. “TsAGI will make every effort to ensure the sustainable development of this important global aviation science organization.”
In the framework of the Summit TsAGI representatives participated in the annual Conference of the Aeronautical Society of South Africa (AeSSA), and also visited the South African aerospace organization: Denel, Aerosud, SANSA.
Representatives of 17 leading aviation centers, including NASA, DLR, ONERA, NLR, JAXA, CAE, etc. participated in this year’s Forum. They discussed topical problems of the development of aviation science and international cooperation. For example, IFAR members raised questions about the creation of a new generation supersonic civil transport aircraft.
IFAR’s annual summit was established in 2008. The Forum is the only worldwide association of world-wide state aviation research organizations. The Forum is aimed at the development of communications and the development of a common understanding among participants of the challenges facing the global aerospace community. IFAR members comprise 35 thousand scientists, representing 26 centers from around the world. TsAGI represents the Russian Federation at IFAR.