CIAM hosted the 1st Russian-Chinese conference on advanced aircraft engines research
On 20 July 2017, the Central Institute of Aviation Motors (CIAM, a subsidiary of the National Research Center ‘Zhukovsky Institute’) hosted the 1st Russian-Chinese conference ‘Concepts and Innovative Technologies for Passenger Aircraft Engines’.
The event was organized by the CIAM together with the Aero Engine Academy of China (AEAC), a part of the Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC).
The PRC delegation included Vice-President of AECC Luo Ronghuai, Director General of AEAC, Head of the Science and Technics Committee AECC Liu Tingyi, representatives of АЕСС АЕАС, AECC Shenyang Engine Research Institute, Shenyang Liming Aero Engine Co. Ltd. and AECC Hunan Aviation Powerplant Research Institute (former CAPI). From the Russian side, the event was attended by the CIAM and the National Research Center ‘Zhukovsky Institute’ specialists.
Opening the conference and greeting the foreign colleagues, V. Zhitenev, Director of the Aircraft Engines Design Complex of the National Research Center ‘Zhukovsky Institute’, pointed out that importance and complexity of developing state-of-the-art aero engines cannot be underestimated. ‘This work requires tremendous human and material resources, as well as a high level of integrity and responsibility, – he explained. – This is why collaboration in this area and unity of efforts in addressing mutually interesting issues will surely be beneficial for the work’.
In reply, Luo Ronghuai especially emphasized that work based on mutual interests and a strong international co-operation allows both countries greater opportunities to implement a number of promising projects in the field of civil aircraft construction.
The first report made at the conference was that of the CIAM Research Supervisor – Deputy Director General Alexander Lanshin. He told the colleagues about the CIAM main activity directions in the area of aircraft engine development.
On the whole, 14 reports were presented at the conference, of which 7 had been prepared by the CIAM specialists. The main topics covered included discussing possibilities and existence of a necessary base to ensure advances in technology for civil aircraft engines construction. The Chinese conference participants noted that contemporary Russia has a strong technological base and unique scientific competence for the future development of the aviation industry.