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.

Red Wing Airlines Cancels Russia’s Only A220 Order 
Russia’s only customer for Airbus A220-300 jets—Moscow Domodedovo Airport-based Red Wings Airlines—has canceled its order.
Aeroflot Group To Slow Fleet Expansion in 2019 
Russia’s largest airline group Aeroflot will slow down its fleet expansion in 2019. The net increase will be just five aircraft compared to 41 a year ago and 40 in 2017, the group revealed in its presentation to investors Mar. 5.
Irkut To Build Additional MC-21 Prototype To Test Russian Engines 
Russia’s Irkut Corporation will manufacture an additional prototype of its new MC-21 narrowbody airliner to test Perm PD-14 turbofans.
Egyptian Satellite In Orbit Despite Russian Rocket Glitch 
An Earth-imaging satellite owned by Egypt reached orbit on Feb. 21 despite a glitch with its Russian Soyuz-2 launcher, a problem that is delaying next week’s flight for OneWeb.
Russia Prepares For Return To The Moon  5
In early February, a delegation of Roscosmos State Corp. visited Vostochny spaceport in Russia’s Far East, the site of a new launch pad for the future super-heavy rocket that will be used for planned flights to the Moon.
EASA Completes First Flight Tests for Irkut MC-21 Certification 
EASA test pilots have completed the first session of certification flights on Irkut’s MC-21-300 narrowbody, the aircraft manufacturer said Feb. 13.
First Tu-160M2 Strategic Bomber Delivery Set For 2021 
The Russian Aerospace Forces will receive the first new Tupolev Tu-160M2 strategic bomber in 2021
Construction Woes To Delay Angara Launch Pad, Russia Says 
Russia’s plans to start launching heavy-lift Angara rockets from the new Vostocnhy commercial spaceport in 2023 is at risk due to launchpad construction delays.
The Evolving Soyuz Rocket Family 3
The first rocket officially named Soyuz was launched in 1966 and has since flown 1,050 times, of which 1,023 were successful.
Vostochny Fights For Its Place 
Once disguised as a coal-mining town, this Russian spaceport is looking for a piece of commercial launch action.
Tu-22M3 Bomber Crashes In Northern Russia 
A Russian Air Force Tupolev Tu-22M3 strategic bomber crashed Jan. 22 at the Olenegrosk military airfield in the Murmansk region of northern Russia.
U.S. Sanctions Force Russia To Seek Local Composites For MC-21 
United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) is seeking local sources to substitute imported composites for its MC-21 narrowbody.
Mi-38T First Delivery Slips To 2019 
The launch customer, Russia’s defense ministry, ordered two of the type in 2017 and wanted to have the first one in 2018 and the next a year later.
Russia Turns Attention To Hypersonic Weapons 
Despite financial squeeze, Moscow aims to counter U.S. air defense systems.
Ilyushin Rolls Out New Light Transport  2
The first prototype of the Ilyushin Il-112V light transport was rolled out Nov. 27 at the Voroznezh-based VASO facility, a subsidiary of Russia’s UAC.
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