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 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.
Russian Air Force Receives New Aircraft 
The Russian air force continues to upgrade its fleet, receiving a total of seven fixed-wing and six rotary-wing aircraft in the second quarter of this year.
First PD-14 Flight Tests Delayed Until October 
MOSCOW—The first flight tests of Russia’s new PD-14 turbofan engine have been postponed until October, due to problems with the planned test aircraft, the engine maker’s CEO confirmed.
Aeroflot To Withdraw Up To 43 Aircraft From Service 
Aeroflot announced plans to withdraw from service up to 43 aircraft it currently operates under financial lease, “in order to optimize the cost structure and route network.”
Downturn Has Aeroflot Pulling Some Aircraft From Service 
Russia’s biggest international carrier, the Aeroflot Group, is downsizing its fleet and possibly restructuring its subsidiaries, after a downturn caused in part by Western sanctions.
Ka-52K To Go For Navy Trials 
The Kamov Ka-52 coaxial attack helicopter that was one of the Russian stars at the Paris air show in 2013 has got a naval variant.
Ka-52K To Go For Navy Trials
The Kamov Ka-52 coaxial attack helicopter that was one of the Russian stars at the Paris air show in 2013 has got a naval variant.
Sukhoi Plans To Boost SSJ 100 Sales
The manufacturer is also working to improve the aircraft’s operational capability.
SCAC Seeking To Improve SSJ 100’s Sagging Fortunes 
Restructuring of marketing efforts and stretched version are ongoing projects for Sukhoi’s Superjet 100, as sales lag expectations.
Russia, China Agree On Super Heavy Helicopter 
Russia says China will act as an investor—wording that suggests that Russia will provide know-how while China pays. Russia has no requirement for the aircraft, so Beijing and Avic are obviously driving the whole program.
Saudi Arabia To Produce Antonov Transports 
The Ukrainian manufacturer has signed an agreement with Taqnia Aeronautics, a subsidiary of Saudi’s Taqnia investment fund, on the design and manufacture of An-132 light transport aircraft.
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