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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.

CR929 Has ‘Soft Orders;’ Delivery Due In 2025–27 
Initial contracts for the CR929 bridge a gap between Russian and Chinese opinions on order timing. Development targets are looser and later.
Russian Military Confirms Okhotnik Size 
The Russian Defense Ministry has kept its promise to reveal the new Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik (Hunter) UCAV at its Army 2019 military exhibition.
Russian Helicopters Focuses On Commercial Ansat
Russian Helicopters is a bright presence at the Paris Air Show this year, bringing two Ansat light twins, the company’s major hope in the commercial segment, to the event.
United Aircraft Corp. Announces ‘Soft Orders’ For CR929 Widebody 
The Craic CR929 widebody airliner program has gained its first, preliminary sales agreements, said consortium partner United Aircraft Corp. (UAC), which has also widened development schedule targets to allow for slippage from earlier dates.
Interim SSJ 100 Crash Report Details Uncontrolled Landing 
Russia’s CIS-wide Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) has posted a preliminary report on the crash of an Aeroflot Sukhoi SuperJet 100-95 (SSJ 100) at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport May 5.
Russian Helicopters Return to Paris
Russian Helicopters Company is showing Ansat light twins in VIP and medevac configurations. The former will take part in flying display while the latter can be seen only at the static.
Commercial Airliner Programs To Watch 
Among commercial aircraft, the Boeing 737 MAX drama is drawing a lot of attention. But other programs are nearing important milestones or launch decisions as well.
Irkut MC-21 Struggles With Fallout Of Western Sanctions 
Russia’s deteriorated relations with the West following Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 has had substantial consequences for the MC-21 program.
Azerbaijani’s AZAL To Defer MAX Deliveries To 2024 
Azerbaijani government-owned carrier AZAL wants to defer deliveries of 10 Boeing 737 MAX 8 narrowbodies for five years.
Russia’s Rostec To Build Assembly Plant For T-500 Agricultural Aircraft 
Russian industrial giant Rostec has exhibited its first ten serial T-500 agricultural aircraft and plans to launch a new assembly facility for the type.
Russian Military To Wait For Upgraded Ka-52M 
The Russian Defense Ministry has postponed a new order for 114 Kamov Ka-52 attack helicopters until 2020 while it develops an upgraded Ka-52M variant.
Russian Helicopters To Improve Ka-32 Utility Helo 
Russian Helicopters has unveiled the modernization package for the coaxial Kamov Ka-32 utility helicopter.
Russian Military To Quadruple Su-57 Order 
The Russian Aerospace Forces will increase its order for Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation fighters by more than four times.
Ex-Russian Defense Minister To Head UAC Board 
Russian industrial giant Rostec has taken another step to swallow United Aircraft Corp., appointing ex-Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov as the new chairman of UAC’s board.
Rostec Exec, An Ex-Russian Defense Minister, To Head UAC Board 
Russian industrial giant Rostec has taken another step to swallow United Aircraft Corp., appointing ex-Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov as the new chairman of UAC’s board.
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