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.

Antonov Rolls Out An-178 Airlifter 
Ukraine’s aircraft manufacturer Antonov rolled out the first prototype of the An-178 transport aircraft on April 16. The first flight is scheduled for early May.
Russia Cuts VAT On Domestic Flights To Boost Airlines 
Russia’s airlines, feeling the adverse effects of a falling ruble and weakening traffic, are seeking tax relief and other help from the government
Russia Cuts VAT For Domestic Flights 

MOSCOW—The Russian government took another step to support national air carriers that face shrinking passenger demand and financial difficulties. 

Rosoboronexport Official Confirms S-400 Sales To China 
China became the first export customer for Russia’s new S-400 long range air defense missile system, says Anatoly Isaikin, the head of government arms trade agency Rosoboronexport.
Russian Air Force Confirms MiG-35 Purchase Plans 
The Russian air force will upgrade its fleet of Fulcrum fighters with a MiG-35 variant, Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov has confirmed.
Russian Government Puts Cash Infusion Into United Aircraft Corp. 
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on March 27 that the state-owned corporation would receive an infusion of 100 billion rubles ($1.7 billion) as capital.
Russian Naval Ka-52K Helicopter Begins Flight Trials 
The Russian defense ministry has confirmed that the naval version of the Ka-52 coaxial attack helicopter has begun factory trials, despite uncertainty with delivery of the French-made Mistral-class landing docks on which the aircraft initially was to be based.
Bishwo Airways To Order Superjet 100s 
The Nepal-based start-up carrier plans to operate the aircraft in a two-class 93-seat configuration.
UAC Wants Government Money For Russo-Chinese Widebody
In spite of earlier calls to eliminate state financing, Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation will seek government funding for the development of the new widebody aircraft it plans to build in cooperation with Chinese civil aircraft manufacturer Comac.
Russo-Chinese Widebody Concept Design Underway 12
A joint widebody airliner project between Russia and China is one step closer to coming to fruition.
Kazakhstan Air Force To Receive Su-30SM Fighters In 2015 
The first group of Kazakh pilots and technicians has already arrived at the aircraft’s assembly facility in Irkutsk, Russia, for one-month type conversion ground training.
Russian Airlines Carried Record Number Of Passengers In 2014 
According to the preliminary data provided by Russia’s Transport Clearing House, local airlines carried 93 million passengers last year, a 10% increase over 2013.
Russo-Chinese Widebody To Have Composite Wing 
Still, UAC has more experience in major composite structures than the Chinese industry has, although Avic, Comac’s airframe supplier, owns Austrian composites-specialist FACC.
Chinese Y-12E Turboprop To Be Certified In Russia 
Harbin Aircraft Industry Group, a division of Avic, is working toward Russian certification of its 19-seat Y-12E turboprop utility aircraft.
Apr 25, 2015

Saturday's Progress 57 Space Station Departure Paves the Way for new Russian Re-supply Mission

Progress 59 is scheduled to lift off from Baikonur on Tuesday at 3:09 a.m., EDT, initiating a four orbit, six hour sprint to the International Space Station with three tons of supplies...More
Apr 24, 2015

Airbus A380 Makes First Flight (2005) 1

The Airbus A380 made its first flight on April 27, 2005. The story since has been full of ups and downs. See our original coverage from 2005....More
Apr 23, 2015

Airbus, Boeing Delivering Aircraft At The Last Minute? 1

An analysis of Airbus' and Boeing's delivery data from Aviation Week Intelligence Network's Fleet database reveals that both Airbus and Boeing tend to deliver a majority of their aircraft during the second half of each month....More
Apr 21, 2015

Astronaut Scott Kelly Paces Start to ISS Marathon Mission, Chance to Sip Espresso

"We definitely look forward to the espresso machine," astronaut Scott Kelly, NASA's ISS marathoner, told Russia Today. "I know a lot of people are interested in it."...More
Apr 15, 2015

Briny Water May Challenge Future Mars Spacecraft Design

"These finding have implications for planetary protection policies for future landed spacecraft," according to the Nature Geoscience report. "Cl-bearing brines are very corrosive and this may have implications on spacecraft design and surface operations."...More

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