The First TsAGI-NASA Seminar on Aviation Safety
12 April 2017
The Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute named after Prof. N.E. Zhukovsky (TsAGI, a member of the National Research Center “Institute named after N.E. Zhukovsky”) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) held a seminar on aviation safety in Moscow, Russia, from April 6 to 7, 2017. This was the first of its kind between the two agencies and was carried-out as an initiative to exchange information and share best practices in an important area that could have a positive impact on the entire aviation community. The event was organized by TsAGI.
On the first day of the seminar, participants from both agencies gave presentations in the areas of aeronautical equipment and information technology trends in terms of aviation safety, the impact of environmental factors on flight safety, and perspectives on Russian and U.S. safety cultures. The lead for TsAGI was the Director General for TsAGI and Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Dr. Sergey Chernyshev; and NASA’s lead was Dr. Jaiwon Shin, Associate Administrator for the agency’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate.
The seminar continued on the second day at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology Department of Aeromechanics and Flight Engineering, where Dr. Shin gave a lecture to more than 400 students on NASA’s research programs and answered questions from the audience. The two-day seminar concluded with a bilateral discussion on technical areas of mutual interest and a visit to the Zhukovsky museum at TsAGI.
“The TsAGI-NASA aviation safety seminar is an important step to gain a better understanding of each other’s aeronautics research capabilities and our discussions provided a unique opportunity to exchange experiences and practical knowledge,” said Dr. Chernyshev. “To solve important global aviation challenges of the future, the scientists of the international scientific community have to move forward together.”