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 (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.

Articles
China’s Avic Still Pursuing Joint Helicopter Programs With Russia  1
Chinese demand for training helicopters probably explains much of Avic’s specific interest in the Mil Mi-34. Chinese helicopter operations are expanding fast, challenging schools to train enough pilots.
Aeroflot Consolidates Affiliates Under Rossiya Brand 
Aeroflot, Russia’s largest airline, is merging three airlines that will cover leisure and some business routes for the group. The bankruptcy of Transaero has left Aeroflot in an enviable position.
UAC Begins Building Ilyushin Il-112V Prototypes 
Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has started production of the first prototypes of the Ilyushin IL-112V light military transport.
China, Russia To Launch Heavy Helicopter In 2016  51
A Russo-Chinese cooperative program for an unusually large helicopter should move into full-scale development, with an agreement due to be signed this year.
Russia, China Launching Heavy Helicopter In 2016 
A Russo-Chinese cooperative program for an unusually large helicopter should move into full-scale development, with an agreement due to be signed this year.
Avic Eager To Build Russian Light Helicopter 
Russian Helicopters sees Avic as eager to begin a second Russo-Chinese cooperative helicopter production program, under which the small Mil Mi-34 would be built in China for the local market.
Avic Wants To Build Russian Light Helicopter 
Russian Helicopters sees Avic as eager to begin a second Russo-Chinese cooperative helicopter production program, under which the small Mil Mi-34 would be built in China for the local market.
Russia Places New Order For 50 Su-35S Fighters  43
The Russian air force is expanding its Sukhoi-35S fleet with a 100 billion ruble ($1.4 billion) order for 50 more of the twin-engine fighters.
Aeroflot Benefits From Route Shuffle After Transaero Demise 
The merger of Aeroflot’s subsidiaries is part of an effort to avoid competition between the groups carriers in a shrinking market, and strengthens the group’s position in all its segments.
Syrian Operations Highlight Russia’s Military Modernization  2
Russia’s upgrade of military capabilities continues, though economic problems are weighing on the defense budget and forcing hard choices to be made.
Bangladesh Receives Russian Rotorcraft 
Russian Helicopters says it has delivered five Mil Mi-171Sh military transport rotorcraft to the Bangladesh defense ministry.
Russian Air Force Receives First Russian-assembled Il-76MD  21
The Russian air force has taken into service the first modernized Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A heavy airlifter.
Russia Imposes Ban On Turkey-Bound Charter Flights 

Russian airlines are banned from making charter flights to Turkey, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Nov. 28, also citing other anti-Turkey measures. These sanctions were imposed after a Turkish air force F-16 downed a Russian Sukhoi Su-24M bomber near the Syria-Turkey border. The charter ban can seriously affect Russian carriers, as Turkey has been the most-popular foreign-leisure destination for Russian citizens. The ban can also affect business-aviation flights between the countries. Sanctions also include a ban on selling travel packages to Turkey.

Russian Military Receives Helicopter For Arctic Use 
Russian Helicopters has delivered the first prototype of an Arctic transport rotorcraft to the Russian defense ministry.
Russia Denies Su-24 Crew Received Turkish Infringement Warnings 
The Russian defense ministry says that no warnings of airspace infringement were received by the crew of a Sukhoi Su-24 fighter bomber shot down by Turkey.
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