VIAM participates in "IATF-2014"
On August 14, 2014 Candidate of Engineering Sciences Dmitry I. Kogan, deputy director general of VIAM has taken part in the conference «Advanced technologies of aviation industry» which was held in Ulyanovsk within the frames of International Air Transport Forum “IATF 2014”.
At the event he acted as moderator of the session «Application of composite materials in aviation industry», where representatives of scientific community and aviation industry discussed topical issues of the composite industry.
Addressing to experts, Dmitry Kogan told, in particular, about main activities of VIAM and an effective cooperation of the institute and the Ulyanovsk region in production of composites. In this regard, he noted that Sergey Morozov, governor of the region, supported construction of a new building for VIAM subsidiary, Ulyanovsk scientific-technological center (USTC), which begins production of modern composite materials in the next two years. «Thus, we will effectively solve the problem of import substitution in one of strategic areas of production», – he has emphasized.
According to Dmitry Kogan, the Government of the Ulyanovsk region has approved the project of VIAM to erect a bridge in Yazykovo of the Karsunsky area using arch elements made from carbon fiber-reinforced plastics. «The bridge, which will be erected there according to the offered technology, is the first in the country», – he has emphasized and added that «the main advantage of such constructions is easiness to erect in short terms and in hard-to-reach areas».
In addition, Dmitry Kogan has noted cooperation of VIAM and the Ulyanovsk region in the field of education. «Specialists of our subsidiary teach at the Ulyanovsk state university, where they select capable students to invite them to make their practical training at VIAM», – Dmitry Kogan told.
International Air Transport Forum “IATF 2014” is held in Ulyanovsk once in two years. Specialists of aviation industry and representatives of public authorities took part in the Forum to solve vital problems and to promote business ideas in the civil aviation.
International congress, exhibition and youth aviation forum, the All-Russian General Aviation Forum, the All-Russian competition "TOP 100 Best Russian Engineers" and air display performed by demonstrational flight groups took place in the framework of "IATF-2014".