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.


Burgeoning Australian Flights Help Chinese Officials  1
Chinese cities want international air services. Routes to Australia cost them less.
Japan Seeks Anti-Ship Missile, UAV Programs, Reports Say 
A new ground-to-ship missile, a technology development program leading to a pilotless fighter demonstrator in the 2030s and maybe Boeing F-15 Eagle upgrades are among programs from the imminent Japanese defense budget request leaked to media.
China Test Fires 3-Meter-Dia. Solid Rocket Motor 
China has successfully test fired a large solid-propellant rocket motor that the manufacturer says could be used in a super-heavy launcher for manned Moon landings.
China Express Closes In On A320 Acquisition 
Regional jet operator China Express Airlines has secured a supply of Airbus A320-family aircraft or is close to doing so.
China Eastern Plans Up To Five New Australian Services 
Australians should keep their red carpets cleaned and ready, because China Eastern Airlines alone may open five more routes to their country between late October and late March 2017.
Transasia Closing Budget Subsidiary V Air 
V Air’s business was mainly leisure oriented. It operated most routes daily, or almost daily.
South Korea Reportedly Negotiating For Raytheon SM-3 
Equipping South Korean destroyers with SM-3s would be the latest in a series of measures in which Seoul and Washington are strongly reinforcing the country’s defenses against a growing North Korean ballistic-missile threat.
China Airlines To Lease 737-800s For Fleet Renewal 
China Airlines says it will begin receiving six Boeing 737-800s leased from BOC Aviation in September.
CAAC Relaxes Ban On New Airlines, Considers Candidates 
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), relaxing its safety-focused ban on new airlines, may approve 1–2 carriers setting up this year, industry sources said.
Rattled By North Korean Test, Japan Steps Up Missile Defense  14
A North Korean ballistic missile shot will encourage moves in Tokyo to strengthen defenses with imported U.S. systems.
South Korean Ballistic-Missile Defenses Strengthening  6
The next possible addition to Seoul’s defense against North Korean ballistic missiles could involve equipping destroyers with Raytheon SM-3 interceptors.
Japanese Forces Ordered To Shoot Down Missiles 
Japan has issued standing orders to its armed forces to shoot down foreign missiles, five days after the country was caught unaware by the closest impact so far of a North Korean ballistic weapon.
Beijing’s New Airport Allocated To SkyTeam 
As China Eastern, China Southern and their SkyTeam partners move to Daxing, Air China will take over the vacated space at Capital.
ST Aerospace Aims To Design And Make Aircraft Cabin Equipment  1
The Singaporean maintenance company sees manufacturing of seats and other interior equipment as a match for its refurbishment work.

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