TsAGI creates a new generation of passenger aircraft
21 November 2013
TsAGI is conducting intensive research on the development of a next generation passenger aircraft. The research scientists are focusing on lengthening the wings, exploring new types of wingtips, the close integration of airframe and efficient engines, noise reduction, active and passive load reduction systems, adaptive transonic wings, laminar flow, study of non-traditional arrangements, etc.
In late October, wind tunnel T-128 was used for testing a thematic aerodynamic model of a single-aisle passenger aircraft with different wings and designed for cruising number M =
In addition, a low-sweep wing (χ¼=15°) has been successfully tested, ensuring natural laminar flow. By applying the latest supercritical profiles the Mach cruising number is virtually not reduced, despite the fact that previously this was considered inevitable and deterred potential manufacturers and operators.