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 Lands Record Arms Export Contracts In 2015 
Russia seriously increased its arms export backlog in 2015.
Russian Providers Increase Share Of Local MRO Market 
Russian MROs such as Engineering Holding are looking for Western partners, in part to add higher-end technical capabilities.
Russian Aerospace Procurement Falls As Currency Weakens 
Russia received 96 new fixed-wing aircraft and 81 helicopters in 2015, a drop from 2014, the apparent peak in orders placed over the last decade.
Moscow’s 10-Year Federal Space Plan Feels Economic Pinch 
The new space plan provides 1.4 trillion rubles ($20.5 billion) through 2025—but largely guts earlier proposals to send humans to the Moon in the next decade and leaves in doubt timing of a joint mission to Mars with the European Space Agency.
Russian Military Recapitalization Slows  1
Russia continues to renew its military arsenals, albeit at a slower pace in 2015 than the prior year and as weakening currency is constraining its purchasing power.
Russia To Scale Down Operations In Syria 
Russia will decrease its military presence in Syria, where it provides combat support for the Bashar al-Assad regime.
Russian Government to Sell Helicopter, Avionics Firms 
The Russian government has approved the privatization of two key defense companies that are sanctioned by the West: Russian Helicopters and avionics specialist Concern Radioelectronic Technologies (KRET).
Russian Aircraft Manufacturer Reorganizes Top Management 
Russia’s state-owned aircraft manufacturer – United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) – has completed a reorganization of its top management.
Wing Production Slows Russian MC-21 Jetliner Development 
Russia’s goal of reentering the narrowbody market hit a speed bump when the prototype of its MC-21 aircraft encountered problems related to manufacture of its composite wings.
China’s Avic Still Pursuing Joint Helicopter Programs With Russia  1
Chinese demand for training helicopters probably explains much of Avic’s specific interest in the Mil Mi-34. Chinese helicopter operations are expanding fast, challenging schools to train enough pilots.
Aeroflot Consolidates Affiliates Under Rossiya Brand 
Aeroflot, Russia’s largest airline, is merging three airlines that will cover leisure and some business routes for the group. The bankruptcy of Transaero has left Aeroflot in an enviable position.
UAC Begins Building Ilyushin Il-112V Prototypes 
Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has started production of the first prototypes of the Ilyushin IL-112V light military transport.
China, Russia To Launch Heavy Helicopter In 2016  54
A Russo-Chinese cooperative program for an unusually large helicopter should move into full-scale development, with an agreement due to be signed this year.
Russia, China Launching Heavy Helicopter In 2016 
A Russo-Chinese cooperative program for an unusually large helicopter should move into full-scale development, with an agreement due to be signed this year.
Avic Eager To Build Russian Light Helicopter 
Russian Helicopters sees Avic as eager to begin a second Russo-Chinese cooperative helicopter production program, under which the small Mil Mi-34 would be built in China for the local market.

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