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.


China Sends Relay Satellite To Moon To Prepare For Chang’e 4 
China launched a relay satellite for its upcoming Chang’e 4 lunar exploration mission on May 21 local time.
Air China Proposes Chengdu-London Gatwick Airbus A330 Service 
Air China’s new service between Chengdu and London, a route that British Airways (BA) dropped in 2017, will be to Gatwick Airport.
China To Build Reusable Version Of Long March 8 
Chinese state space industry group Casc will develop a space launcher with a reusable first stage, basing the program on its forthcoming Long March 8 rocket.
Indonesia Orders Two More C235 Maritime Patrollers 
Indonesian Aerospace has received an order for two additional C235 maritime patrollers for the Indonesian Navy, adding to five already ordered.
Japan Looking For Electronic-Intelligence Aircraft  1
Business jets are increasingly used for electronic intelligence. Japan makes none, but the MRJ is close in size.
Avic Y-20 Airlifter Begins Airdrop Tests 
The Avic Xian Y-20 Chinese airlifter has taken a step toward full operational capability with its first airdrop of supplies.
Private Chinese Suborbital Rocket Eyes May Launch 
A private Chinese company says it will launch its first rocket, a suborbital research vehicle, around May 17.
Australia Sticks To Defense Spending Target Of 2% Of GDP 
Australia is holding course on its military spending buildup.
Chinese Bomber Story Withdrawn 
We have withdrawn the story headlined "China Reveals New Aircraft, Very Likely H-20 Bomber."
Japan Wants Two New Types Of EW Aircraft 
Japan has issued two requests for proposals for intelligence and electronic warfare aircraft, one for the navy and one probably for the air force.
Japan Wants Two New Types Of Electronic Warfare Aircraft 
Japan has issued two requests for proposals for intelligence and electronic warfare aircraft, one for the navy and one probably for the air force.
Lockheed Martin Japan Fighter Proposal Based On F-22, Report Says  1
Lockheed Martin’s proposal for Japan’s next fighter program is based on the F-22 Raptor, says the Nikkei newspaper.
HNA’s Biggest Airline Will Lead In Long Haul 
The group’s future new long-haul routes will usually be launched by Hainan Airlines. Intercontinental development of other HNA carriers will be slowed.
Hainan Airlines Plans Paris Flights From Shenzhen, Chongqing 
Hainan Airlines plans to open routes to Paris from Shenzhen and Chongqing.
HNA Plans A350 Order, Raises Hainan Airlines’ Long-Haul Role 
HNA Group has signed a preliminary agreement to buy 15 Airbus A350s while moving to increase the role of Hainan Airlines as its mainland Chinese long-haul specialist, industry sources said.
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