Bradley Perrett

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.

 

Articles
China Eastern To Boost Fleet Growth In 2016-20 
China Eastern Airlines plans to accelerate fleet expansion in the five years to 2020, despite the slowing national economy.
Chinese Astronauts Returning To Space In 2016 
By specifying the months this year in which the first flights of Long March 5 and 7 are due, CASC shows greater confidence in the development schedules for the rockets, both of which are running years late.
Hainan Airlines Temporarily Cuts Long-Haul Routes 
One factor behind the capacity constraints may be the airline’s need to allocate aircraft to other routes and to affiliate carriers in the HNA Group that are opening long-haul services.
China Confirms 2016 Manned Space Plans 
China has confirmed a schedule for major steps this year in its manned space program, with plans to send astronauts to a second orbital laboratory in preparation for building a space station.
MHI Fighter Demonstrator To Fly In February 
The Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) X-2 fighter technology demonstrator, formerly called ATD-X, is due to fly in February, testing systems that Japan’s defense technology agency is preparing for a possible future combat aircraft.
China Southern Boeing 787
China Southern To Build Up Urumqi Hub 
China Southern Airlines has launched a long-contemplated buildup at Urumqi in the northwest of China, aiming at opening Central Asian and European routes from that city.
Comac Opens Flight-Test Base  3
Comac has opened the base it will use for the most-challenging parts of the C919 narrowbody airliner’s flight-testing program.
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.
Australia Undecided On Extra CH-47Fs 
Although Australian defense officials are keen to increase the army’s Chinook fleet to 10 aircraft from the current seven, the defense department in Canberra says it has not yet decided even to ask the government to approve buying more of the aircraft.
Japan Ready For Next Fighter Engine Core  24
A full demonstrator engine for the F-3 is due to run in 2018, when the Japanese government should decide whether to go ahead with the indigenous fighter.
Civil, Military Units Likely For New Chinese Engine Company  10
Forging an integrated engine company out of the various Chinese government businesses will be a huge managerial challenge. Design institutes and factories are scattered across the country, and Chinese state organizations are jealous of their autonomy.
China Engine Maker To Have Civil, Military Units 
A new Chinese state company expected to be announced in late January is likely to be divided into civil aviation, defense aviation and surface-power divisions, incorporating Avic propulsion subsidiary Avic Engine and other government gas-turbine enterprises.
China Engine Maker To Have Military, Civil Units 
A new Chinese state company expected to be announced late this month is likely to be divided into civil aviation, defense aviation and surface-power divisions, incorporating Avic propulsion subsidiary Avic Engine and other government gas-turbine enterprises.
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.
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