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.

Superjet Hopes State Leasing Deal Provides Sales Boost 
Several years into its production run, the Sukhoi Superjet (SSJ) 100 program is still producing huge losses for Russia’s aerospace industry and lags the sales needed to improve its fortunes.
Russia’s Transaero Airlines Ending Operations In December 
Russia’s second-largest airline, Transaero, will likely to go bankrupt, as its main competitor Aeroflot refused to buy a 75% + 1 share on Oct. 1.
Russia Launches Air Strikes In Syria 
Russia has officially launched combat operations against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria.
Russia, Ukraine Impose Mutual Sanctions 
Russia and Ukraine will significantly reduce their bilateral air services when the winter schedule begins, as a result of mutual sanctions imposed by the countries’ governments.
Ukraine Imposes Sanctions On Russian Airlines 
Ukraine has imposed sanctions against 105 Russian legal entities, including more than 20 airlines, a decree from Ukraine’s president mandates.
Superjet Hopes For Sales Boost From Huge State Leasing Deal 
Russian government lends a hand with 30 billion rubles to push SSJ 100 sales.
Aeroflot Board Approves Transaero Acquisition 
Aeroflot’s board on Sept. 3 approved the carrier’s acquisition of domestic competitor Transaero.
Aeroflot’s Transaero Acquisition Concentrates Russian Airline Industry 
Country’s largest carrier rescues smaller competitor from financial troubles caused by overexpansion..
Government Owned Lessor To Boost SSJ 100 Sales 
The Russian government made another attempt to boost the sales of Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100) regional jets, the country’s major commercial aircraft program.
Aeroflot To Acquire Competitor Transaero 
Aeroflot—Russia’s largest air carrier—will acquire Transaero, its closest competitor and the country’s second-largest carrier.
Russia Adds To Arctic Military Presence  7
Russia bolsters Arctic military units to reinforce claims on the region’s natural resources and shipping lanes
Economy Casts Shadow On Russia’s Military Plans  16
Weakening ruble could impede Russia’s air force bomber and fighter development programs.
Russian Airlines Eye Fleet Cuts, Financing Options As Economy Falters 
Severely tested by adverse economics, airlines in Russia are adapting by going leaner.
Russia And France Cancel Mistral Deal 
The Kremlin announced Aug. 5 that the presidents of both countries made a joint decision to terminate the deal over the phone. “The dispute over the Mistrals is considered to be fully settled in Moscow,” reported the Kremlin press service.
Russia Returns To The Arctic 
Russia continues to strengthen its positions in the Arctic region, as reflected in July when Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the country’s renewed naval doctrine.

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