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Zhukovsky Air Force Engineering Academy

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Established  23 November 1920.
Founded  1919
Phone  +7 499 155-11-73
Zhukovsky Air Force Engineering Academy
Type  Military academies in Russia
Location  Moscow, and Monino (Монино), Moscow Region., Russian Federation
Address  ul. Planetnaya, 3, Moskva, Russia, 125167
Similar  Wojskowa Akademia WRSP im, Учебный Военный Центр П, Military University, Moskovskiy institut inzhener, Pervyy Moskovskiy Kadetskiy

Zhukovsky Air Force Engineering Academy (Военно-воздушная инженерная академия имени профессора Н. Е. Жуковского) - is a higher military educational institution for training and retraining of engineers for the Russian Air Force. It is the world’s largest and oldest scientific school of aeronautics. Formed on 23 November 1920.

Contents

The Academy trains specialists - engineers, research engineers in the following specialties:

• "Technical maintenance of aircraft and engines";

• "Robotic aircraft armament system";

• "Electronics and automation of physical systems";

• "Technical maintenance of aircraft electrical systems and flight control and navigation systems";

• "Software of computers and automated systems";

• "Metrology and metrological support";

• "Technical operation of the transport of radio equipment";

• "Electronic warfare";

• "The study of natural resources by means of aerospace."

Organizational Structure

The academy has the main campus in Moscow, and training centers in Monino, Noginsk and Kashira.

Facultites/Schools

  • № 1 - aircraft;
  • № 2 - aircraft armament;
  • № 3 - aircraft equipment;
  • № 4 - aviation electronic equipment;
  • № 5 - training of foreign specialists;
  • № 6 - basic training.
  • History

    Through its 90-year history the academy has undergone many reorganizations and name changes. List below is not complete.

    The Moscow Aviation College

    The academy traces its history back to the The Moscow Aviation College which was created on the initiative of Professor Zhukovsky in 1919.

    Institute of Engineers of the Red Air Fleet

    On 26 September 1920 the Revolutionary Military Council has issued an order number 1946, which reorganized The Moscow Aviation College into the Zhukovsky Red Air Fleet Institute of Engineers. The Regulation on the institute was approved by the Revolutionary Military Council on 23 November 1920.

    Air Force Academy named after Zhukovsky

    On September 9, 1922, the academy was renamed into Air Force Academy named after N.E. Zhukovsky. In the summer of 1923, the Academy moved to the Petrovsky Travelling Palace, which significantly affected the improvement of the educational process.

    In March 1940 the command, navigator, operational departments were separated into a new Gagarin Air Force Academy. Since 1940, the Academy was preparing only the engineering staff for the Air Force.

    Recent Developments

    In 2008, the academy was amalgamated with the Gagarin Air Force Academy to form a joint Zhukovsky – Gagarin Air Force Academy. The full name of the new academy is Russian Air Force Military Educational and Scientific Center “Air Force Academy named after Professor N.E. Zhukovsky and Y.A. Gagarin”. [1]

    For further history of the academy see the article on the Zhukovsky – Gagarin Air Force Academy.

    Chiefs of the Academy

  • 1922—1923 — Alexander Vegener Russian: ru:Вегенер, Александр Николаевич
  • 1924—1925 — Nikolay Sologub Russian: ru:Соллогуб, Николай Владимирович
  • 1925—1927 — Vladimir Lazarevich Russian: ru:Лазаревич, Владимир Саламанович
  • 1927—1933 — Sergey Horkov Russian: ru:Хорьков, Сергей Григорьевич
  • 1934—1936 — Alexender Todorovsky Russian: ru:Тодорский, Александр Иванович
  • 1936—1940 — Zinoviy Pomerantsev Russian: ru:Померанцев, Зиновий Максимович
  • 1940—1941 — Nikolay Sokolov-Sokolenok Russian: ru:Соколов-Соколёнок, Николай Александрович
  • 1941—1942 — Stepan Hadeev Russian: ru:Хадеев, Степан Петрович
  • 1942—1947 — Nikolay Sokolov-Sokolenok Russian: ru:Соколов-Соколёнок, Николай Александрович
  • 1947—1969 — Vladimir Volkov Russian: Волков, Владимир Иванович
  • 1969—1973 — Nikolay Fedayev Russian: ru:Федяев, Николай Максимович
  • 1973—1986 — Vasiliy Filippov Russian: ru:Филиппов, Василий Васильевич
  • 1986—1992 — Vitaliy Kremlev Russian: ru:Кремлёв, Виталий Яковлевич
  • 1992—2002 — Vladimir Kovalyonok Russian: ru:Ковалёнок, Владимир Васильевич
  • с 2002 — Anatoly Maksimov Russian: ru:Максимов, Анатолий Николаевич
  • Notable Faculty

  • Stepan Nozdrovsky Russian: ru:Ноздровский, Степан Андреевич
  • Sergei Belotserkovsky Russian: ru:Белоцерковский, Сергей Михайлович
  • Vladimir Pugachev Russian: ru:Пугачёв, Владимир Семёнович
  • Elena Venststel Russian: ru:Вентцель, Елена Сергеевна
  • Yuri Dobrolensky Russian: ru:Доброленский, Юрий Павлович
  • Marina Raskova
  • Notable Graduates

    Among the academy graduates 865 were awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union, 61 twice, and Air Marshal Ivan Kozhedub this title was given three times, 89 people became laureates of the Lenin and State prizes. Among the graduates of academy - the first cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, the first woman-cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, the first man to walk in space, Alexei Leonov, the famous aircraft designers Sergei Ilyushin, Sergei Khudyakov, Artem Mikoyan, Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev.

    References

    Zhukovsky Air Force Engineering Academy Wikipedia


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