Maxim Pyadushkin

Maxim Pyadushkin
Russia Correspondent,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Maxim holds a key position at AW&ST’s Russian partner – Air Transport Observer magazine ( In the past he was in charge of several ATO’s sister aerospace publications and earlier worked for Moscow-based CAST defense think-tank.
Maxim has a degree on international relations from MGIMO University, Moscow, Russia, and for several years worked at the Russian Foreign Ministry.

New Engine For Ilyushin Turboprops Starts Flight Trials 
The TV7-117ST turboprop engine made its first flight on the Ilyushin Il-76LL testbed from the Gromov Flight Research Institute, in Zhukovsky, near Moscow, on Sept. 12.
Merger of Russia’s Civil Airframers First Step In Major Restructure 
The merger is intended to simplify management and cut operating costs. Combat, transport and strategic aviation assets also will eventually be merged.
Egypt Receives First Ka-52K Helicopters 
The first export delivery of Kamov Ka-52s is underway, as Egypt has formally accepted the first three of the Russian attack helicopters.
The naval version of the Ka-52
Russian Combat Helicopters Increase In Sophistication  22
The launch of a high-speed combat helicopter development effort is one of several upgrade programs for the Russian military.
Russia’s Third Largest Carrier Sells 10% To Outside Investor 
S7 Group has sold a 10.05% stake in its largest asset—S7 Airlines—to finance broker for $9.3 million.
Russian Military Considers Su-30SM Modernization 
United Aircraft Corp. is talking with the Russian military about the possibility of modernizing one its bestsellers—the Sukhoi Su-30SM two-seat multirole fighter.
MC-21 Being Readied For Second Round Flight Testing  11
UAC’s MC-21 flew for the first time May 28. It is Russia’s biggest hope to re-enter mainline commercial aircraft market after Superjet 100.
Russian Helicopters Certifies Mi-8 Heavy-Twin Variant 
Russian Helicopters emphasizes that the helicopter meets the most severe requirements for flight safety, including the ability take off with one engine out at the maximum takeoff weight.
Sukhoi T-50 Renamed Su-57 
Russia’s Sukhoi T-50 fifth-generation fighter has finally received its official name.
Russian Armament Plan Boosts MiG-35 And Mi-38 
MiG-35 and Mi-38 are in, Zhukovsky is out as Moscow air show MAKS 2017 highlights Russian military orders for new aircraft and news of a new location for the 2019 show.
Sukhoi To Deliver Pre-Production T-50 Batch In 2019 
Development of Russia’s fifth-generation fighter—the Sukhoi T-50—is nearing the end.
First Flight Of Il-112V Transport Further Postponed 
UAC president Yury Slyusar said July 19 that the light transport is now expected to take off in the first half of 2018, almost a year behind the initial schedule.
Mi-38 Transport Helicopter Receives First Firm Order 
Russia’s Mil Mi-38 heavy transport twin engine helicopter finally has a customer.
UAC Plans For Constrained Russian Defense Budgets  4
The Russian military intends to buy more Sukhoi Su-35 fighters and Tu-160M2 bombers while next-generation systems continue development.
UAC Plans For Tight Russian Defense Budgets In Future 
The future of Russian manufacturer United Aircraft Corporation’s defense products is likely to be smaller and more focused on new designs.
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