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.

Russian Re-armament Effort To Emphasize Long-Range Aviation 

MOSCOW—Even as Russian military and government agencies continue to renew their air fleets the government is planning its next long-range re-armament effort through 2025—one that will focus on nuclear rearmament and long-range aviation platforms.

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.
Mar 27, 2015

U. S., Russian Astronauts Reach International Space Station for One Year Stay 4

"He will do great," predicted NASA astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore, who returned to Earth after 5 1/2 months on the ISS earlier this month. Wilmore watched Scott Kelly's lift off from NASA's Mission Control in Houston....More
Mar 26, 2015

Open Skies Over Benelux And Germany

Cold War kids like me still remember the Open Skies treaty, the 1992 agreement by members of NATO and the then Warsaw Pact to allow observation flights over their territory as a confidence-building measure....More
Mar 26, 2015

Pilot Report: Aviation Week Flies The Gripen (1999)

In 1999, Aviation Week's then Editor-in-Chief reported on the capabilities of the Saab Gripen. Read his pilot report....More
Mar 25, 2015

Kepler Achievements Recognized by National Air and Space Museum

"We are discovering all kinds of exotic planets, worlds that have oceans of molten rock, worlds that have not one but two stars rising in the East and setting in the West," said Natalie Batalha, Kepler mission scientist....More
Mar 24, 2015

NavWeek: Semper Why 3

As the U.S. Marine Corps continues to tack back to its expeditionary core and the U.S. remains on course for its Asia-Pacific rebalance, the question of the force’s relevance is again coming to the fore....More
Mar 21, 2015

SpaceX's Gwynne Shotwell Talks Raptor, Falcon 9, CRS-2, Satellite Internet and More 5

During a March 17 luncheon Shotwell touched on developments underway at the Hawthorne, California-based company....More
Mar 20, 2015

Germany To Boost Defense Spending

Germany's finance minister says the pacifist nation must shoulder more military commitments in the coming years....More
Mar 19, 2015

NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Spots Martian Aurora, Unexplained Dust Cloud

"What's especially surprising about the aurora we saw is how deep in the atmosphere it occurs," said Arnaud Stiepen, a University of Colorado researcher....More

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