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 (www.ato.ru). 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.

Articles
Comac, UAC Study Moderate Range For Proposed Joint Widebody 
Russo-Chinese widebody would have quite moderate range, avoiding 787 competition
Ukraine’s Losses From Separatists’ Fire Mount 
Ukraine’s air force recently suffered its biggest blow since the beginning of anti-separatist operations in the breakaway eastern regions of Donetsk and Lugansk this spring.
Russia And China Agree On Widebody Development 

Russia and China have formally begun a cooperative program to develop a widebody airliner that is expected to go into service in 2023-25.

The program appears not to have entered full-scale development, however, since the Russian partner, United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), says the two sides will now “define the design of the aircraft’s major subsystems, the sales strategy and the most effective forms of participation from both sides.”

Russia And China Agree On Widebody Development 
The new widebody airliner will target Russian and Chinese users as well as export markets. Although UAC revealed no details of the agreement, UAC President Mikhail Pogosyan said in February that the aircraft should enter service in 2023-2025
Mil Mi-28NE Attack Helicopters To Be Delivered To Iraq 
Although the agency didn’t name the recipient, the deputy head of the country’s federal service for military-technical cooperation said in early May that the first batch of the rotorcraft would be shipped to the Iraqi air force by the end of the year.
Sukhoi Adds Combat Features To Su-35 
Su-35S features engine and radar improvements
Russia Prepares For Farnborough Despite Sanctions Threat 

 

MOSCOW — Russia is preparing for the Farnborough International Airshow this summer at full strength, despite fears that the country’s appearance at this major event may be restricted if further escalation of tensions in Ukraine induces new sanctions against Russian companies or individuals.

During a special meeting April 18, the industrial conglomerate Rostec gave a green light to Russian companies to participate in the air show, a spokesman for subsidiary Rosoboronexport, the Russian government arms trading agency, confirms. 

Russia Prepares For Farnborough Despite Sanctions Threat 

Russia is preparing for the Farnborough International Airshow this summer at full strength, despite fears that the country ’s appearance at this major event may be restricted if further escalation of tensions in Ukraine induces new sanctions against Russian companies or individuals.

New Engine For Sukhoi T-50 To Be Assembled In 2015 

 

MOSCOW — Russia’s fifth-generation fighter, the Sukhoi T-50, soon will receive a new engine.

The first demonstration prototype of this powerplant, dubbed Item 30, will be assembled in early 2015, said Vyacheslav Masalov, CEO of United Engine Corporation, a merger of Russia’s engine design and manufacturing facilities. The first assembly parts and components of Item 30, such as its compressor, will begin testing at the end of this year, he added.

New Engine For Sukhoi T-50 To Be Assembled In 2015 

Russia ’s fifth-generation fighter , the Sukhoi T-50, soon will receive a new engine .

The first demonstration prototype of this powerplant , dubbed Item 30 , will be assembled in early 2015, said Vyacheslav Masalov , CEO of United Engine Corporation , a merger of Russia ’s engine design and manufacturing facilities . The first assembly parts and components of Item 30 , such as its compressor , will begin testing at the end of this year, he added.

Su-35 Starts Operational Testing 

 

MOSCOW — Russian jet maker Sukhoi will continue to increase the combat capabilities of the Su-35 fighter while the aircraft starts its operational testing with the Russian air force.

The manufacturer expects these new-generation upgraded fighters to serve with the air force alongside another Sukhoi product, the T-50. The latter is expected to be ready for operational testing in 2016.

Aeroflot Phases Out Last Il-96 

 

Russia’s largest airline, Aeroflot, has withdrawn the last Soviet-era legacy type—the Ilyushin Il-96 widebody—from its fleet.

The first aircraft out of six of this type was retired in October; the last aircraft, #96008, operated its final commercial flight on March 30 from Tashkent to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, the airline’s home base.

According to Aeroflot, the type is now being replaced by Boeing 777-300ERs.

Aeroflot Phases Out Last Il-96 
Russia’s largest airline, Aeroflot, has withdrawn the last Soviet-era legacy type—the Ilyushin Il-96 widebody—from its fleet
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