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
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.

Russian Airlines Look At Capacity And Cost Cuts 
Russia’s deteriorating economic situation and political tensions over the crisis in Ukraine are posing serious challenges for the country’s airlines. Growth rates for Russian carriers ballooned in the last decade, but there are signs these times are over.
Russia’s 2014 Air Force Expansion Continues 
As part of Russia’s effort to strengthen its military, the air force received more than 60 new aircraft in 2014, according to figures revealed Oct. 10 during a joint acceptance day held by the defense ministry.
State-Owned Banks Prop Up Superjet Program 
Russia’s banking system is finding access to capital markets harder because of sanctions imposed as a result of the Ukraine conflict. But the government nonetheless has told two state-owned banks to support the country’s most critical civil aircraft program, the Superjet 100.
First Serially Modernized Il-38 ASW Aircraft Starts Service 

MOSCOW — The Russian navy has begun operating the first serially upgraded Ilyushin Il-38N maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft.

The flights started recently at the 859th combat employment and retraining center of naval aviation in Yeysk, on the Azov Sea, Ilyushin says. This modernized aircraft was handed over to the military in July and is expected to be used for conversion training.

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