CIAM hosts HEXAFLY-INT task-force meeting
On 25 May 2017, a regular task-force meeting on the “HEXAFLY-INT” project which is aimed to create a radically new conceptual design for high-speed civil aircraft, was hosted in Turayevo, Moscow region, by the Research and Experiment Center of the P.I. Baranov Central Institute of Aviation Motors (CIAM, part of the Zhukovsky Institute National Research Center).
The Russian side was represented by experts from the CIAM and the TsAGI. The members of the international delegation represented ESA-ESTEC (European Space Agency), DLR (Germany), CIRA (Italy) and ONERA (France).
The sides discussed current issues related to the development of a high-speed test vehicle scheduled for flight tests for 2019. Within the framework of this meeting, an agreement was reached on the deadline for computational and exploratory tests aimed to determine the aircraft concept and the time-frame for the start of its components manufacturing.
The next task-force meeting will be held at ONERA in late 2017.
“HEXAFLY-INT” is an international project the CIAM joined in April 2014. To attain the objective of developing a high-speed civil aircraft, set by the European Commission, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and the Government of Australia, it was decided to launch a joint project code-named “HEXAFLY-INT” as part of the 7th Framework Program of the European Commission. Europe is represented in the project by ESA-ESTEC (coordinator from the European Side, Netherlands), ONERA (France), CIRA (Italy), DLR (Germany) and others; Australia is represented by the University of Sydney and the University of Southern Queensland. Participants from Russia are the CIAM, the TsAGI (coordinator from Russia), M.M. Gromov Flight Research Institute (FRI) and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.