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Maxim Pyadushkin

Maxim Pyadushkin
Moscow Bureau Chief,
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.

Aeroflot Selects Initial Routes From Its New Krasnoyarsk Hub 
Russia’s largest airline Aeroflot has selected the routes it plans to launch from a new eastern Siberia hub in Krasnoyarsk next summer.
Volga-Dnepr To Optimize Heavy Cargo Fleet To Meet Downturn 
Russia’s Volga-Dnepr charter cargo airline, the world’s largest operator of Antonov An-124, will modernize and reduce its fleet of the super heavy freighters to withstand a significant downturn of demand on the air cargo market.
Sukhoi Completes Superjet 100 Wingtips Tests 
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) has completed the flight trials of wingtips for its Superjet 100 (SSJ100) regional aircraft.
Unmanned S-70 To Expand Su-57 Radar Coverage 
The Russian military plans to use a new Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik (Hunter) unmanned combat air vehicle to expand the radar coverage of the Su-57 fifth-generation fighter.
UAC Assembles First Fuselage For Ilyushin Il-96-400M Widebody 
Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation has assembled a first fuselage for the Ilyushin Il-96-400M, a stretched variant of Il-96 widebody passenger aircraft.
Aeroflot To Firm 22 Of Its 100 Superjet Order Commitments 
Aeroflot is splitting into several firm contracts its preliminary order for 100 Superjet 100 (SSJ100) regional jets.
Aeroflot To Firm Up 22 Of 100 Superjet Commitments 
Aeroflot is to split into several firm contracts its preliminary order for 100 Superjet 100 regional jets.
Craic CR929 Supplier Selection Slips To 2020  1
Persistent difficulties in cooperation between the Chinese and Russian sides of Craic are delaying progress.
Report: Russia, China Close To Clearing CR929 Obstacle 
Russia and China are reportedly close to selecting a location for the CR929 program’s engineering center, an issue that has been delaying progress in development of the widebody airliner.
Selection Of Craic CR929 Suppliers To Slip Beyond 2019 
The selection of suppliers for the Russo-Chinese Craic CR929 widebody airliner has slipped beyond 2019, the program’s chief designer from the Russian side Maxim Litvinov told Aviation Daily at the MAKS Air Show taking place near Moscow this week.
Su-30MKIs Being Modified For BrahMos Missiles 
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) has started to modify the first five in-service Su-30MKI fighters of the Indian Air Force in its facility in the western Indian city of Nashik to carry BrahMos-A cruise missiles.
Russia’s Irkut MC-21 Gets 20 Commitments At MAKS Air Show 
The Irkut MC-21 received 20 new commitments at the MAKS 2019 Air Show, which is taking place this week in Zhukovsky near Moscow.
Irkut’s PD-14-Powered MC-21 To Be Certified In 2021  1
The MC-21’s customer base mainly consists of government-owned Russian lessors. The long-term impact of Western sanctions is likely to hamper its success.
Russia’s Upgraded Altius UAV Makes First Flight 
According to the Russian military, the aircraft ascended up to 800 meters during the 32 min. flight in fully autonomous mode.
Russian And Chinese Companies Push Separate Engines For The CR929  2
While Craic considers GE and Rolls-Royce to supply an initial engine, Chinese and Russian state companies vie to build the alternative.

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