Bradley Perrett

Asia-Pacific Bureau Chief,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Bradley Perrett, based in Beijing, covers China, Japan, South Korea and Australia. He is a Mandarin-speaking Australian who has lived in China since 2004.


Before joining Aviation Week in 2006 he was a macroeconomics, politics and aerospace journalist with Reuters. Perrett holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Macquarie University, Sydney.


RAAF Mulls A330 MRTT Upgrades For Modern Battle Conditions 
The service “is considering a number of options to keep the MRTT relevant, safe and effective in the modern battle space, including advanced technologies such as automatic boom refueling and communication-node capabilities,” a spokesperson said.
Thai Air Force H225M Order Exceeds Planning 
The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has ordered four more H225M Caracal utility helicopters, taking acquisitions of the type beyond a target set when the program began in 2012.
Airline Groups Maneuver As Opening Of Beijing’s New Airport Approaches 
Beijing’s business travelers are likely to prefer Capital International after the new airport at Daxing opens. But airlines see Daxing as having its own market.
Avic MA700 Turboprop First Delivery Planned For 2022 
The first Avic MA700 turboprop airliner will be delivered in 2022, the manufacturer has said in a program update.
Beijing Daxing International Airport To Open In Year 
The new airport serving China’s capital will be called Beijing Daxing International Airport, following the country’s usual geographic naming convention.
Japan Weighs Options For Attack Helicopter Program 
Airbus, Bell, Boeing, Leonardo and Sikorsky are likely contenders to supply or help develop a new Japanese attack helicopter.
China Eastern Hopes To Keep Shanghai Services At Capital 
China Eastern Airlines is urging authorities to let it keep Shanghai services at Beijing’s Capital International Airport after the city’s new airport opens next year, two industry sources said.
Australia Sees ‘Potential Upgrades’ For Super Hornets 
Upgrades to Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornets of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) are a possibility, the defense department in Canberra said.
The Rise Of New Navigation Satellites 
A look at some of the world’s up-and-coming positioning, navigation and timing constellations.
UH-X Development On Schedule, Japanese Ministry Says 
Development of the UH-X upgrade of the Bell 412 utility helo by Subaru is on schedule, partly thanks to limited development ambitions and specification changes.
Air China’s Beijing Airlines ‘Likely’ To Be Low-Cost Carrier 
Air China business aviation subsidiary Beijing Airlines will apply the low-cost model after its imminent conversion to scheduled commercial air transportation, industry sources said.
Beidou 3 Sat Navigation System Could Be Completed In 2020 
China’s Beidou 3 satellite navigation system may be completed in the first half of 2020, earlier than expected.
Guizhou Completes First FTC-2000G Export Fighter 
Avic unit Guizhou Aviation has completed the first FTC-2000G, an armed export version of the JL-9 trainer.
CAAC Approves Establishment Of YTO Express Freight Carrier 
A proposed airfreight carrier partly owned by China’s YTO Express Airlines will proceed to the organization phase, a step toward beginning operations, following approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
Air China To Sell Its 51% Stake In Air China Cargo 
Air China plans to sell its 51% direct shareholding in Air China Cargo, citing intense competition in the airfreight industry.
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