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.

UAC And Comac Developing Widebody Aircraft  54
The basic version of the aircraft will carry 280 passengers over 12,000 km (7,500 mi.), making it somewhat comparable to the Airbus A330-900, but with a wider body suiting nine-abreast economy seating.
Russia’s MC-21 Narrowbody Aircraft Undergoing Taxi Tests 
Irkut Corp. said taxiing and speed rolls are being done at the airfield at the company’s assembly facility in Irkutsk, Russia.
The MC-21 at its June 2016 rollout.
MC-21 Moves To Flight-Test Center 
Representatives of Irkut Corp. confirmed that the first prototype has been moved to the flight-test center at the company’s facility in the Siberian city of Irkutsk.
Leonardo Gives Up Control Of SSJ100 Joint Venture 
Leonardo has further reduced its engagement in the Sukhoi Superjet 100 program, leaving it with only a 10% stake.
SCAC Increases Share In Sukhoi Superjet 100 Program 
Leonardo has further reduced its engagement in the Sukhoi Superjet 100 program, leaving it with only a 10% stake.
Ilyushin Transport Aircraft First Flight, Deliveries Delayed 
The first flight of Russia’s new Ilyushin Il-112V light military transport has been delayed.
New Russian Narrowbody Will Need Stronger Wing  1
Static tests showed that the MC-21, the first Russian airliner with a composite wing, will need that wing reinforced.
Pretrial Wing Reinforcement Needed For Irkut MC-21 
Russia’s new MC-21 narrowbody commercial aircraft will have its composite wing reinforced before it can start flight trials, its designer, Irkut Corp., confirmed April 4.
Ship-based Ka-226T Delivered For Russian Coast Guard 
Russian Helicopters has delivered the two ship-based Kamov Ka-226T light twin helicopters to a “Russian Security Agency.”
Russian Defense Exports Strong, But New Orders Lag 
Russia had another strong year of defense exports in 2016, keeping its second-place spot on the global arms market, although new orders hit a five-year low.
Beijing Influence Rising In Russo-Chinese Widebody Program  15
The Lrwbca is supposed to be a 50:50 split, but the headquarters and engineering team will be in Shanghai, the project leader and possibly the engine Chinese.
Beijing’s Influence In Russo-Chinese Program Growing 4
China increasingly looks like it is taking a leading role in a politically driven widebody aircraft program defined in 2016 as an equal partnership between Moscow and Beijing.
Sukhoi T-50 Purchase Slips Beyond 2018 
T-50 purchases will be included in the new defense procurement plan for 2018-2025 that has not been approved.
India Remains Russia’s Largest Defense Client  6
Sukhoi and MiG benefit from Indian orders. But competition from U.S. and other Western nations is growing.
MiG-35 Flight Testing Begins 
Russian jet maker MiG Corp. has started flight tests of MiG-35, the latest iteration of its famous MiG-29 Fulcrum light fighter.
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