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.


A350-900 Reliable In Service, Says China Airlines  6
Asked to compare the operability of the A350 and the similarly sized Boeing 777-300ER, China Airlines Chairman Nuan-Hsuan Ho had no complaints about either.
Beijing Capital Terminal 2.
American Moving Into China Southern’s Beijing Terminal 
American is based at Bejing Capital’s Terminal 3 along with its Oneworld alliance partners. However, the airline has told travel agencies that it will move to Terminal 2 in September.
Air China To Fly Between Shenzhen And Los Angeles 
The service, previously announced but delayed, is part of a build-up by Air China at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport.
China Southern Considers C Series To Replace Embraer 190s 
China Southern Airlines is considering an order for Bombardier C Series aircraft to replace Embraer 190s, says an industry source in China.
Joy Air Planning Jet Operations 
Timing for the move is unknown. The aircraft are likely to be Boeing 737s, since Okay operates only that type.
China Airlines Schedules To Suit Connecting Passengers 
Taiwan’s China Airlines has refined schedules to reduce waiting times for passengers on connecting flights, while also exploiting the range of new aircraft to replace one-stop services with direct flights.
China Airlines Airbus A350.
China Airlines Working More Closely With Subsidiaries 
Tighter integration with subsidiaries is one of a range of measures that Taiwan’s China Airlines has adopted to improve performance in response to strengthening competition.
Second North Korean ICBM Test Probably Used Lighter Payload 
North Korea appears to have achieved a greater altitude and implied maximum range in its second test of the Hwasong 14 intercontinental ballistic missile by reducing payload.
China Airlines To Decide On Narrowbody Order 
Another fleet decision about whether to exercise options on six Airbus A350s is likely to be made by early 2018.
China Airlines, Subsidiaries Step Up Cooperation  1
China Airlines is expanding codesharing, integrating with subsidiaries and exploiting the range of new widebody aircraft.
Tigerair Taiwan’s Immediate Aim Is Consolidation 
Since rival V Air closed in 2016, Tigerair Taiwan has been the only Taiwanese budget airline, but it certainly does not lack low-cost competition.
Mandarin To Use ATR 72 To Build Domestic Services 
Taiwan’s Mandarin Airlines says it will use a planned fleet of nine ATR 72s to increase the number of domestic routes that it serves.
Tigerair Taiwan Sees Scheduled Potential In Charter Services 
Facing an extraordinary level of competition from rival budget airlines, the China Airlines subsidiary is now profitable and hopes to open more routes in Southeast Asia.
South Korea Plans Meteor, IRIS-T Integration On KF-X 
The manufacturers have agreed to supply the weapons, says the office, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), presumably meaning that terms have been settled. But there is no mention of government permissions for exporting the missiles.
Two-Seat Version Confirmed For KAI KF-X Fighter 
The Korea Aerospace Industries KF-X fighter will have a two-seat version, developers have confirmed.
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