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 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.
Craic Partners Approve CR929 Budget And Organization 
Sino-Russian commercial aircraft consortium Craic is taking over management of the program to develop the CR929 widebody aircraft, following the partners’ approval of a proposed budget and organizational structure.
Russia’s S7 Group To Invest in Soyuz-5 Rocket 
The private investor behind the Sea Launch project plans to support the development of future space transportation technologies with the purchase of at least 50 next-generation Soyuz launch vehicles.
Russian Travel Market Growth Drives Aeroflot Fleet Expansion 
Growing passenger traffic and capacity at its home airport here are encouraging Russia’s largest carrier, Aeroflot, to adjust its fleet expansion plans.
Russian Spending Cuts Limit Military Procurement  4
After a peak in 2016 and continued deliveries of new gear, economic stagnation is forcing reductions in Moscow’s future equipment purchases.
Russia’s T-50 Prototype Flies With New Engine 
Russia’s Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation fighter took off with a new engine for the first time, according to United Aircraft Corp.
Beriev A-100 AEW Aircraft Makes First Flight 
Russia’s new airborne early warning and control aircraft, the A-100 Premier, flew for the first time on Nov. 18 from Taganrog in southern Russia.
Russia Resumes Production Of Tu-160 Strategic Bomber 
Russia’s United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) has resumed production of its largest combat aircraft—the Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bomber.
Sukhoi Unveiling Longer-Range Business Jet 
Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has announced a long-range version of its Sukhoi Business Jet, a VIP variant of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional aircraft.
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