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.

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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Russia’s largest airline, Aeroflot, has withdrawn the last Soviet-era legacy type—the Ilyushin Il-96 widebody—from its fleet.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Russia’s largest airline, Aeroflot, has withdrawn the last Soviet-era legacy type—the Ilyushin Il-96 widebody—from its fleet
UTAir Transfers ATR 72s 
UTair has finished moving all of its 15 ATR 72-500 turboprops to regional subsidiary UTair Express, making the affiliate now the largest operator of this type in Russia.
MS-21 Prototypes Under Construction For 2015 First Flight 
Irkut has begun building test airframes for the MC-21 narrowbody airliner that is due to go into service in 2017, says Mikhail Pogosyan, president of the manufacturer’s parent United Aircraft Corp.
Asia-Pacific Nations Ramp Up Submarine Investments 

The Asia-Pacific region is a critical area that could soon be hotly contested, with Russia, China and India vying for influence and others determined to protect their interests and maintain the maritime status quo.

Many factors could upset the balance of power. China's ambitions in the Pacific possibly include establishment of sea-denial boundaries up to 2,700 km (1,678 mi.) from its coasts.

Russia, China Plan Joint Widebody Effort
Russia, China hone plans for jointly developed widebody
Russia, China Target 2023-25 Deliveries For Joint Widebody 
The Russian and Chinese aeronautics industries are firming up plans for a joint widebody that would enter service in about 10 years, probably pitched as an Airbus A330 replacement. (A330 photo: Airbus)
Russia’s United Aircraft Corp. Eyes World Markets 

SINGAPORE — Russia ensures a strong presence at the Singapore air show this year as United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) brings the Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional aircraft and the Yak-130 advanced jet trainer.

UAC represnets the merger of Soviet-era legacy Russian aerospace giants into a single, vertically integrated corporation.

Russia's UAC Eyes World Markets
Russia ensures a strong presence at the Singapore Airshow this year as United Aircraft Corporation brings the Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional aircraft and the Yak-130 advanced jet
Russia's UAC Eyes World Markets

Russia ensures a strong presence at the Singapore Airshow this year as United Aircraft Corporation brings the Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional aircraft and the Yak-130 advanced jet trainer. UAC embodies the merger of Soviet-era legacy Russian aerospace giants into a single, vertically integrated corporation.

Yak-130 Is The Martial Face Of UAC
Asia is a key region for UAC’s Sukhoi Su-27/30, UAC’s major export best seller, with China, India, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia operating various iteration of the fighter.
Expansion Approved For St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport 

FRANKFURT — St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Airport has received technical approval for its new Pulkovo-1 Terminal, paving the way for expanding the facility’s passenger capacity.

The new terminal was opened on a trial basis in December. Pulkovo’s main carrier, Rossiya Airlines, has already transferred all of its flights to Germany to the new terminal, while Transaero is using the new facility only for flights to Moscow.

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