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.

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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.

First Serially Modernized Il-38 ASW Aircraft Starts Service 
The Il-38N is a modernized version of the basic model in service since 1969. It is powered by four Ai-20M turboprop engines, has a maximum takeoff weight of 66 tons and a ferry range of 9,500 km. It can fly up to 600 km/h.
Aeroflot Relaunches Its LCC Subsidiary 
The new subsidiary, Budzhetny Perevozchik, or “Budget Carrier,” was revealed on the Aeroflot’s website last week.
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.
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