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 (www.ato.ru). 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.

Articles
MiG Has Big Hopes for MiG-35 Fighter
Despite the Western sanctions, famed Russian jet maker MiG is at the Paris Air Show to remind the public—and the industry—of its latest iteration of the Fulcrum family, the MiG-35 fighter, and to attract attention to its other efforts.
MiG Has High Hopes for MiG-35 Fighter 
Despite the Western sanctions, famed Russian jet maker MiG is at the Paris Air Show to remind the public—and the industry—of its latest iteration of the Fulcrum family, the MiG-35 fighter, and to attract attention to its other efforts.
Kamov Ka-62 Starts Flight Trials
Russian Helicopters has not brought any of its rotorcraft to Le Bourget this year. But a few weeks before the Paris Air Show, the Russian manufacturer reported the first horizontal flight of its newest Kamov Ka-62 medium twin.
Taqnia To Build An-132D In Saudi Arabia
​Taqnia, the Saudi company partnered with Antonov to develop the An-132D airlifter, plans to begin building the aircraft in-country from 2020. The aircraft’s first flight took place from Antonov’s Gostomel facility near Kiev on March 31.
Kamov's Ka-62 Medium Twin Starts Flight Trials 
Russian Helicopters has not brought any of its rotorcraft to Le Bourget this year. But a few weeks before the Paris Air Show, the Russian manufacturer reported the first horizontal flight of its newest Kamov Ka-62 medium twin.
S7 Sea Launch Orders 12 Zenit rockets 
The order is the first step toward restarting operations on the oceangoing launch platform.
Russian MC-21 Airliner Makes First Flight  58
The MC-21 took off powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1400G-JM engines. The alternative Russian powerplant – Aviadvigatel PD-14 just completed initial trials on the Il-76LL flying lab that enables it to start the certification tests.
UAC-Comac Widebody Launched With 2027 Delivery Target  1
Detail design of a Sino-Russian widebody airliner should be completed by the end of 2018, by which time the partners will have chosen major suppliers.
UAC’s MC-21 About To Make Its First Flight  34
Delays in development are likely to put the Russian aircraft as the last of the new-generation aircraft in its segment, which will likely limit its market.
UAC And Comac Developing Widebody Aircraft  54
The basic version of the aircraft will carry 280 passengers over 12,000 km (7,500 mi.), making it somewhat comparable to the Airbus A330-900, but with a wider body suiting nine-abreast economy seating.
Russia’s MC-21 Narrowbody Aircraft Undergoing Taxi Tests 
Irkut Corp. said taxiing and speed rolls are being done at the airfield at the company’s assembly facility in Irkutsk, Russia.
The MC-21 at its June 2016 rollout.
MC-21 Moves To Flight-Test Center 
Representatives of Irkut Corp. confirmed that the first prototype has been moved to the flight-test center at the company’s facility in the Siberian city of Irkutsk.
Leonardo Gives Up Control Of SSJ100 Joint Venture 
Leonardo has further reduced its engagement in the Sukhoi Superjet 100 program, leaving it with only a 10% stake.
SCAC Increases Share In Sukhoi Superjet 100 Program 
Leonardo has further reduced its engagement in the Sukhoi Superjet 100 program, leaving it with only a 10% stake.
Ilyushin Transport Aircraft First Flight, Deliveries Delayed 
The first flight of Russia’s new Ilyushin Il-112V light military transport has been delayed.
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