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.

For First Time, Sanctions Affect Russian Aircraft Industry 
The new set of Ukraine-related sanctions put into force Sept. 12 by the U.S. and the European Union has for the first time directly affected a Russian aircraft industry that, nevertheless, tries not to notice them.
Russian Re-armament Effort To Emphasize Long-Range Aviation 
Russia's long-range military modernization plan will focus on the bolstering Russia’s nuclear deterrent, re-armament of strategic and long-range aviation and the development of precision weapons, new joint arms systems and naval ships.
Transaero Cancels Boeing 787 Order 
Russia's second largest airline Transaero confirmed the cancellation of its order for four Boeing 787-8s as it also deferred deliveries of six Superjet 100s.
EU Sanctions Grounded Russia’s Dobrolet LCC 

Russian LCC Dobrolet temporally suspended operations from Aug. 4, 2014 due to sanctions the EU imposed on July 29 over the Ukraine crisis.

As a result of the sanctions, the airline’s lessor canceled an agreement for two Boeing 737-800s currently operated by Dobrolet. A source close to Dobrolet’s parent company, Aeroflot, told Aviation Week that both aircraft were leased from BBAM and would be returned to the lessor soon. The carrier had initially planned to obtain up to ten Boeing 737-800s by year’s end. 

EU Sanctions Grounded Russia’s Dobrolet LCC 
As a result of the sanctions, the airline’s lessor canceled an agreement for two Boeing 737-800s currently operated by Dobrolet.
Russian CEOs Brush Off Diplomatic Tension 
A&D business proceeds despite visa snub and sanctions
Russia Shares MH17 Radar Data 13
The Russian military is using radar data to point to the Ukrainian military's potential involvement in the downing of MH17.
Russia’s MS-21 Moves Into Assembly 

Russia is continuing its comeback effort in the commercial narrowbody market with the new MS-21, in production and aimed at domestic, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Southeast Asian markets.

United Aircraft Advances in Commercial, Military—Pogosyan
Russia has limited its military presence at the Farnborough Airshow this year, focusing mainly on civil programs.
Sukhoi Eyes Superjet Stretch Plan For 2015 
Sukhoi is looking for ways to make the Superjet more competitive
U.S. Returns To Farnborough Air Show, Russia Retreats
International political and security developments are casting a shadow on this year's Farnborough International Airshow.
Sukhoi Superjet 100 Production Increases As Upgrades Take Shape 
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) is increasing production rates of its Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jet, but growing competition in the segment has forced the Russian manufacturer to look for ways to improve its only product.
Downed Il-76 A Big Blow For Ukraine 

Ukraine’s air force recently suffered its biggest blow since the beginning of anti-separatist operations in the breakaway eastern regions of Donetsk and Lugansk this spring.

Feb 27, 2015

NavWeek: Running With the Pac

The general feeling among many of China’s naval neighbors and in U.S. military circles is that China has been turning into a bit of a bully in (re)staking territorial claims in the seas off its coasts....More
Feb 27, 2015

A400M Faces Production Challenges in 2015

Initially, Airbus was supposed to deliver 22 aircraft to at least four customers this year....More
Feb 27, 2015

Pilot Report: Flying The Embraer 170 (2003)

Former Editor-in-Chief Dave North wrote pilot reports on more than 120 aircraft during his career at Aviation Week. His visits to Embraer began in 1978, long before the Brazilian company’s privatization and emergence as a powerhouse in regional jets. Here, he recalls his Embraer experiences, culminating in a test flight of the E170....More
Feb 26, 2015

France's Defense Procurement Agency Saved By Rafale Sale

French exports were up in 2014, but the year ahead brings uncertainty....More
Feb 25, 2015

Inside The Roc's Lair 14

A rare glimpse of the world's largest aircraft under assembly in Mojave, California...More
Feb 25, 2015

Pilot Report: Aviation Week Flies The Lockheed Martin U-2 (1999)

In 1999 Aviation Week's former Editor-in-Chief reached the highest altitude he had ever flown, in a U-2. Read his pilot report....More
Feb 24, 2015

Should the FAA Bar ODA Expansion? 2

Do you agree with the transportation unions that the FAA should prohibit expansion of the ODA program until oversight guarantees are proven?...More
Feb 23, 2015

AAR To Sell Cargo Group to TransDigm for $725 Million

MRO and airlift/mobility become focal points at AAR as it plans to tell its cargo division....More

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