TsAGI develops light multi-purpose aircraft for regional aviation
21 June 2019
The Arctic region, Siberia, the Far East are known for their vast expanses, remote settlements and small amounts of austere airfields. However, the necessary condition for the development of these territories is the access to transportation. Today, scientists of the Zhukovsky Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI, a member of the National Research Center “Zhukovsky Institute”) are developing an aerodynamic configuration concept of a light multipurpose short take-off and landing aircraft, intended to carry passengers, oversized cargoes, as well as to participate in medical and rescue operations in rigorous climate.
The research on this topic is conducted by a team of specialists under the supervision of the Chief of TsAGI’s Division of System Study and Conceptual Design of Aerospace Equipment Vyacheslav Kazhan. In comparison with the existing analogs it is expected to increase the airspeed from
Examining the modern aircraft’s possibilities and the achievements of scientists from TsAGI and CIAM, the specialists of the Institute have found the optimum solution. They have decided to use the energetics of a distributed hybrid propulsion system. It consists of a turboshaft,
The research is currently at the computer simulation stage. Preliminary assessments have been conducted. It is planned to continue the work in 2020, including the experimental research of light multipurpose aircraft models.