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.

Aeroflot Cancels Order For 787s, Favors 777s And A350s 
Russia’s largest airline, Aeroflot, has canceled orders for Boeing 787s and will rely on the much larger Boeing 777 and Airbus A350 for long-haul flights.
First Test Starts For Sukhoi T-50’s New Engine 
Russia’s United Engine Corporation (UEC) has performed the first ground test start of the new engine for Sukhoi’s T-50 fifth-generation fighter.
MC-21 Continues Toward First Flight 
The aircraft’s second prototype has been delivered to the TsAGI research institute near Moscow for static tests.
Russian Demonstrator Breaks Helicopter Speed Record 
A high-speed demonstrator designed by Russian Helicopters has reportedly achieved a speed of 405 kph. (251 mph).
Could Russo-Chinese Widebody Beat Competition On Operating Costs?  4
UAC will build the wing of a widebody aircraft for the 2020s while Comac makes the fuselage. Final assembly will be in Shanghai, Comac’s home.
Political Isolation Benefits Russian MRO Sector  2
Russian airline traffic may have taken a hit due to economics and sanctions, but it is another story for local MROs.
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.
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