The Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute named after N.E. Zhukovsky (TsAGI) was founded on December 1, 1918. Today TsAGI is one of the largest scientific research centers in the world. Its research activities include a wide scope of fundamental and applied research in aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, flight dynamics, acoustics, static strength, aero elasticity, aircraft lifetime, safety, conceptual design, technology integration and evaluation. TsAGI has a unique experimental base that includes more than 60 wind tunnels and hydrodynamic installations, static, dynamic strength laboratories, and flight simulators.
Issues of flight safety improvement, reduction of harmful emissions and acoustic impact of aircraft on the environment, as well as ensuring comfort and availability of air transport, require complex solutions that are possible only through extensive international cooperation among research organizations and aviation industry enterprises at all stages of aircraft development. As part of its foreign economic activities, TsAGI has completed about 600 contracts and grant projects with foreign partners in the following areas:
- Experimental and computational research in the field of aerodynamics, flight dynamics, aircraft strength and aeroacoustics;
- Design and manufacture of experimental units, benches, aviation simulators;
- Expert examination of projects; and
- Development of specialized software.
Key assets for the project
TsAGI considers FᴜᴛPʀIɴᴛ50 as an opportunity to study the possibility of an effective implementation of the current technologies on hybrid-electric propulsion and to jointly develop with European experts the roadmap of advanced technological solutions for better understanding of technology integration risks for perspective regional aircraft concepts. TsAGI will be also involved in activities for the validation of existing methods and tools.