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.

Volga-Dnepr Leaving NATO Salis Airlift Program 
Russian cargo airline group Volga-Dnepr is withdrawing from NATO's Strategic Air Lift International Solution (Salis) at the end of 2018.
Russia’s Largest FBO Prepares for World Cup
Vnukovo-3, the only Russian FBO exhibiting at ABACE, is preparing for peak hours during this summer when Russia will host the FIFA 2018 World Cup.
Russian Navy Left Without Aircraft Carrier Until 2021 
The Admiral Kuznetzov carrier will return to service in 2021 after extensive repairs, the Russian defense ministry reported April 13, quoting Deputy Minister Yury Borisov.
Russian Military To Buy More Il-112V transports 
The Russian military is ready to buy additional Ilyushin Il-112V light transport aircraft, despite delays with its development.
Russia To Develop 6,000-shp Helicopter Engine 
Russia’s United Engine Corporation (UEC) has begun studies to develop a high-power engine for future helicopters.
Qatar Airways To Buy 25% Stake In Moscow Vnukovo Airport 
Qatar Airways plans to buy a 25% stake in Russia’s third busiest airport, Moscow Vnukovo.
Russian Military Gets First Upgraded Il-76MD-M Transport 
The Russian defense ministry says it has received the first Ilyushin Il-76MD-M, a modernized variant of the in-service Il-76MD transport aircraft.
Russian Military To Continue Sarmat ICBM Tests 
The Russian military has confirmed that the launch of the new Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile was a silo ejection test.
Russia To Order More Ka-52 Attack Helicopters 
Russia's defense ministry plans to order 114 more Kamov Ka-52 attack helicopters.
Russia Launches PD-35 Heavy Engine Development 1
Russia’s United Engine Corporation hopes to supply its future PD-35 engine for the Russo-Chinese CR929 widebody airliner. The contract calls for the engine to meet both Russian and Chinese airworthiness and certification requirements.
MC-21s With Russian Engines Gain Orders 1
The PD-14 turbofan engine secured its place under the wing of the Irkut MC-21 narrowbody airliner. Russia’s largest carrier, Aeroflot, plans to equip half of its future MC-21 fleet with the Russian powerplants.
Aeroflot, Lessor Avia Partner On 50-Aircraft MC-21 Order 
Aeroflot has firmed up its order for 50 Irkut MC-21-300 narrowbody airliners. The aircraft will be procured through Avia Capital Services, a leasing arm of the Russian government-owned conglomerate Rostec Corp.
Russian Military Orders Tu-160 Bombers 
The production of this Cold War-era aircraft was suspended in 2008, but on Jan. 25 the defense ministry placed a new order with United Aircraft Corp. for 10 more airframes.
MC-21 Narrowbody Flight Tests Symbolize Russian Sector Ambitions  12
Development of new civil aircraft in Russia takes place against the backdrop of a recent surge in demand in domestic and international air travel.
Russia to Deliver S-400 Missiles to Turkey in 2020 
Ankara has purchased four missile battalions for $2.5 billion and will receive the first delivery by 2020.
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