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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 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.
Ural Airlines A321 Lands In Field After Bird Strike, Engine Failure 
An Airbus A321 operated by Russia’s Ural Airlines was forced to land in a corn field Aug. 15 after its CFM International CFM-56 engines ingested a flock of seagulls shortly after takeoff at Moscow’s Zhukovsky airport.
Proposal For Russian-Built Engine For Craic CR929 Gets New Push 
Russian engine manufacturer Aviadvigatel is pushing its PD-35 as the preferred engine choice for the Craic CR929 widebody airliner, despite an existing agreement for a jointly developed turbofan for the Russo-Chinese aircraft.
Russia’s Su-57 Joint Trials To End This Year 
The Russian Aerospace Forces expect to complete join evaluation trials of the Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation fighter this year, Lt. Gen. Sergey Dronov, the service’s deputy commander, told local media on Aug. 12.
Russia OKs Jordan Selling Used Il-76s To Egypt 
Russian arms trade agency Rosoboronexport confirmed this week it has approved the resale of two Ilyushin Il-76MF military transports from Jordan to Egypt.
Russo-Chinese Air Patrol Sparks Fear In S. Korea, Japan 
The South Korean Defense Ministry reported that its fighters had to fire a warning shot as the Russian aircraft incurred its territorial airspace, although Russia disputes this account.

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