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.

Russia Anticipates New Tanker Prototype Before 2017  7
The new air force platform is based on the IL-76.
Aeroflot Expects Improved 2016 Results 
Despite the contraction of the Russian air transport market, Aeroflot, the country’s largest airline, expects traffic growth and good financial performance in 2016.
A Russian Airline Group’s Space Launch Ambitions  37
The Russian airline-based S7 Group plans to modernize the Sea Launch project as it looks to diversify and venture into space launches.
Sukhoi Cleared To Take Full Control of SSJ100 Program 
Russian authorities have given Sukhoi formal approval to take full control of the country’s major commercial aircraft program, the Sukhoi Superjet 100.
Ilyushin Il-112V To Fly Next Summer With New Engine 
Russia’s new Ilyushin Il-112V light transport is expected to make its first flight in July 2017, according to the program’s suppliers.
Russian Helicopters Modifies New Transports For Military 
Having failed to find commercial customers for its new Mil Mi-38 heavy transport rotorcraft, Russian Helicopters turned to its major client—the Russian military.
Belarus Academy of Science Unveils Armed UAV 
MOSCOW—The Belarus Academy of Science displayed the armed version of its Burevestnik-MB unmanned aerial vehicle at the Army 2016 defense forum here.
Progresstech to Distribute Altair Software
Russian engineering company Progresstech has partnered with U.S. software specialist Altair to promote and distribute Altair’s software technology and methods in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Russia’s MC-21 Airliner Prepares For First Flight 1
A month before the opening of Farnborough Airshow 2016 Russia made a significant effort to return to the narrowbody market with the rollout on June 8 at Irkutsk, East Siberia, of its new MC-21 airliner prototype.
PD-14 To Resume Flight Trials
Russia’s United Engine Corporation prepares for the second stage of the flight trials of PD-14 – the newest turbofan engine that will power the country’s MC-21 narrowbody airline
Russia, China Agree On Long-Range, Widebody Airliner Partnership  6
Beijing, Moscow plan a joint company to develop their proposed airliner.
Russia To Focus On Civil Products At Farnborough 2
Russia has seriously limited its participation at the Farnborough Airshow due to the deteriorated political relations with the West.
Russia, China Widebody Aircraft To Be 50–50 Program 
An intergovernmental agreement has endorsed development of a proposed Russo-Chinese widebody airliner, defining the program as an equal partnership between United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) and Comac.
Avic Takes Control Of Formerly Russo-Chinese Heavy Helo 
The preponderance of Chinese demand for the aircraft, known as Advanced Heavy Lifter (AHL), is the likely reason for Avic taking over what was originally promoted as a joint program.
Modernized Buk-M3 SAM Passes Final Tests 
The Russian armed forces will receive the first brigade of the new Buk-M3 medium-range surface-to-air missile system this year, says Yan Novikov, CEO of Almaz Antey, the system’s manufacturer.

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