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 Military Renews Interest In Ka-60 Transport 
Recent progress in the development of the Kamov Ka-62 medium twin helicopter may resurrect the initial Ka-60 program designed for military use.
Russian Military Orders Improved Mi-28UB Helicopters 
Russian aerospace forces continue their shopping spree, signing contracts with Russian Helicopters for Mi-28UB combat training helicopters and Mil Mi-26 super heavy transports.
Exports Help Boost Revenues At Russian Helicopters  1
The manufacturer’s revenue grew by 29.5% up to 220 billion rubles ($3.4 billion), but deliveries continued to shrink for the third year in a row,
Russian Aerospace Forces Order 30 Jet Trainers 
To complement increased purchases of combat aircraft, the Russian aerospace forces are ordering 30 more Yakovlev Yak-130 jet trainers.
S7 Airlines Orders A320neos, Leasing Used 737-800s 
Privately owned S7 Airlines has a chance to become Russia’s first operator of the Airbus A320neo now that the previous sole Russian customer, Transaero, has gone out of business.
Russian Military To Expand Su-30SM Fleet  1
The Russian military is continuing to rely on its proven Sukhoi export bestseller, ordering another large batch of two-seat Su-30SM fighters.
Russia Lands Record Arms Export Contracts In 2015 
Russia seriously increased its arms export backlog in 2015.
Russian Providers Increase Share Of Local MRO Market 
Russian MROs such as Engineering Holding are looking for Western partners, in part to add higher-end technical capabilities.
Russian Aerospace Procurement Falls As Currency Weakens 
Russia received 96 new fixed-wing aircraft and 81 helicopters in 2015, a drop from 2014, the apparent peak in orders placed over the last decade.
Moscow’s 10-Year Federal Space Plan Feels Economic Pinch 
The new space plan provides 1.4 trillion rubles ($20.5 billion) through 2025—but largely guts earlier proposals to send humans to the Moon in the next decade and leaves in doubt timing of a joint mission to Mars with the European Space Agency.
Russian Military Recapitalization Slows  1
Russia continues to renew its military arsenals, albeit at a slower pace in 2015 than the prior year and as weakening currency is constraining its purchasing power.
Russia To Scale Down Operations In Syria 
Russia will decrease its military presence in Syria, where it provides combat support for the Bashar al-Assad regime.
Russian Government to Sell Helicopter, Avionics Firms 
The Russian government has approved the privatization of two key defense companies that are sanctioned by the West: Russian Helicopters and avionics specialist Concern Radioelectronic Technologies (KRET).
Russian Aircraft Manufacturer Reorganizes Top Management 
Russia’s state-owned aircraft manufacturer – United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) – has completed a reorganization of its top management.
Wing Production Slows Russian MC-21 Jetliner Development 
Russia’s goal of reentering the narrowbody market hit a speed bump when the prototype of its MC-21 aircraft encountered problems related to manufacture of its composite wings.
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