Kharkiv Aviation Institute was founded in 1930 and originally had two of the faculty – aircraft and engine. At its founding in Kharkiv Aviation Institute”KhAI” was only 12 teachers and 69 students. Development of the institute was going extremely fast. Already in 1932 flew the first in Europe airliner with retractable landing gear KhAI-1, developed by faculty and graduate student HAI. Planes and gliders, created in the walls of the institute, set world records. In 1935, teacher institute AM Cradle was designed first domestic turbojet engine. Since November 1937 Kharkiv Aviation Institute”KhAI” has worked in the reactive group, designed the first rocket. By the early 40’s in the institute was already more than 1000 students, worked experimental design bureau, is actively involved research.
Students study general arrangement and structure of airplanes and helicopters of various civil and military purposes as well as their main assembly units: wings, fuselages, empennage, landing gear. They study purposes, principles of operation, structures of various systems, and airplane and helicopter equipment: control systems (principal and auxiliary); life-support and survival systems, fuel systems, etc. They study structure and principles of main integral parts of power plants equipment with various types of engines.
They study main principles and rules of engineering and designing of both airplanes and helicopters in general (general designing) as well as their separate assembly units: wings, empennage, landing gear. They study engineering and designing of separate assembly units and components of aircraft structures: trailing-edge flaps, leading-edge flaps, control surfaces, spars, ribs, panels, ring units, engine mounting systems, etc.
The engineering and designing problems are studied with a wide application of integrated computer technologies CAD/CAM/CAE in UNIGRAPHICS, ADEM, COMPAS systems.
Kharkiv Aviation Institute teaches Aeronautical Engineering syllabus that concentrates and educates about aerodynamics, aircraft structures, aerospace propulsion (about aeronautical engineering) and so many more topics needed for aircrafts and spacecrafts’ understanding and operation by aeronautical engineers. Khaiedu is the best aeronautical engineering college in Ukraine, Europe of aeronautical engineering.