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
Russo-Chinese Widebody To Have Composite Wing 
Still, UAC has more experience in major composite structures than the Chinese industry has, although Avic, Comac’s airframe supplier, owns Austrian composites-specialist FACC.
Chinese Y-12E Turboprop To Be Certified In Russia 
Harbin Aircraft Industry Group, a division of Avic, is working toward Russian certification of its 19-seat Y-12E turboprop utility aircraft.
Russia’s Ilyushin Il-96 Turns Into Refueling Tanker 
Russia’s only widebody airliner – the Ilyushin Il-96 – is set to assume a new role after the January signing of a contract between the Russian defense ministry and United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) for two refueling tanker versions of the type.
Podcast: Aviation Week's 2014 Person of the Year 3
Aviation Week editors discuss the reasons behind our selection of Vladimir Putin as Person of the Year for 2014.
Russia’s Military Modernization Under President Putin 11
The conflict in Ukraine has increased the visibility of Russia’s military transformation, which Putin began at the start of his first term as president.
Russian Airlines Face Multiple Challenges In 2015 
Ukraine-related sanctions, a weak currency and falling international passenger traffic likely to create serious problems for Russian airlines in 2015.
Next Rearmament Plan Prepared By Russia 
Russia is determined to continue to strengthen the military, which it exploits for foreign policy goals and internal propaganda, however shrinking budgets—due to soft oil prices and a slumping national currency—have cast uncertainty on these plans.
Second Chance For Russia’s IL-112V Light Transport 

MOSCOW — Russia’s military will resume development of the new Ilyushin Il-112V light transport aircraft that was suspended in 2010.

The defense ministry signed a contract with United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) for development of the new aircraft, the deputy head of the corporation’s military aviation programs directorate, Vladislav Goncharenko, told the Echo of Moscow radio station. Deliveries are planned for 2018, he said.

A Second Chance For Russia’s IL-112V Light Transport 
Russia’s military will resume development of the new Ilyushin Il-112V light transport aircraft that was suspended in 2010.
Sukhoi T-50 Will Take Off With New Engine In 2017 
The first flight with Izdelie 30 (Item 30) engines is now planned for 2017, Vladislav Masalov, the head of Russia’s United Engine Corporation (UEC), explained last week. But the Izdelie 30’s final design parameters will not be ready until 2019.
Russian Navy To Upgrade Antisubmarine Helicopters 
The Russian navy will enhance its antisubmarine warfare by upgrading most of its Kamov Ka-27PL (Helix-A) antisubmarine rotorcraft fleet after the trials of the modernized Ka-27M version are completed this autumn.
Russia, China Approach Su-35 Deal 

MOSCOW/BEIJING — A deal for China to buy Sukhoi Su-35s, under negotiation for several years, looks like it is going through.

Russian Vice Premier Dmitry Rogozin says the partners may sign a deal in November. “There will be a meeting of joint [Russo-Chinese] commission on military-technical cooperation in November. I think they will solve this issue there,” the Interfax-AVN news agency quotes Rogozin as saying.

Russia, China Approach Su-35 Deal 

MOSCOW/BEIJING – A deal for China to buy Sukhoi Su-35s, under negotiation for several years, looks like it is going through.

Russian Vice Premier Dmitry Rogozin says the partners may sign a deal in November. "There will be a meeting of joint [Russo-Chinese] commission on military-technical cooperation in November. I think they will solve this issue there," the Interfax-AVN news agency quotes Rogozin as saying.

 

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