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.

Fourth MRJ In Final Assembly 
The left and right wing boxes have been joined to the center wing box of the second aircraft, which also has its landing gear fitted, says Mitsubishi Aircraft.
UAC, Comac Working On Widebody Concept Designs 
Alternative concept designs are under study, a UAC official says. According to Denis Manturov, the Russian industry and trade minister, this phase will be completed within 18 months.
Airbus Qualifies Aleris’s Chinese Mill 
Bombardier and Comac qualified the plant in 2014.
KAI Flies Amphibious Assault Version Of Surion 
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has flown the first amphibious assault version of the Surion helicopter, aiming at completing test flying this year.
San Jose, Seattle Applications Boost Hainan’s North American Focus 
The moves to boost its U.S. West Coast presence comes on the heels of application revealed this month for a service between Shanghai and Boston.
Air China Adding KL, Mumbai, Melbourne Flights 
Four Japanese cities will also get new Air China connections, as will Jeju, South Korea, and Astana, Kazakhstan, the airline has told travel agents.
Beijing Airport Grows Slowly Amid Congestion 
With Capital handling only 2.9% more passengers last year than in 2013, Beijing is on the verge of losing its place as the Chinese city with the most passenger movements.
After Delay, China’s 9 Air Begins Scheduled Service 
The upstart budget carrier launched charter services between Guangzhou and Zhanjiang on Dec. 2, but has stopped them while it waits for approval of its request to start scheduled services.
Japanese Group Working On Foreign Cooperation For Arms Exports 
The Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies (SJAC) has opened talks with undisclosed foreign counterpart organizations with the aim of supporting Japan’s entry into the arms export market.
With ARJ21-700 Certified, Focus Shifts To Support 2
While certification of Comac’s first airliner—the ARJ21—is a big step, the real test will be whether the company can provide adequate after-sale support.
Hainan Airlines Applies For Shanghai-Boston Rights 
In its application to the U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) for the route, the Chinese carrier proposes to begin flying between Shanghai and Boston three times a week beginning in the second quarter of 2015.
Inexperience Challenges Japan In Weapons Sale  1
Used to producing only for the domestic market, arms producers in Japan must adapt to successfully develop their export business.
South Korean Defense 2014 Exports Hit $3.6 Billion 
South Korea’s role in the world defense market is expanding.
KAI Trying To Advance FA-50 Export Deliveries 
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) is trying to bring forward the first deliveries of FA-50 supersonic attack aircraft for the Philippines and Iraq while also pursuing new export contracts for the type.
Jan 26, 2015

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Jan 23, 2015

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Jan 22, 2015

10 Things To Watch In The 2016 Budget Request

Six years into his presidency, President Barack Obama is planning to finally submit his budget request to Congress on time—meaning the week of Feb. 2 this year....More
Jan 21, 2015

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Finds Icy Ceres Cratered 2

"We know so much about the solar system and yet so little about dwarf planet Ceres," said Marc Rayman, Dawn's mission manager. "Now, Dawn is ready to change that."...More
Jan 21, 2015

Peru Goes Dutch For SAR Helicopters

Peru will buy three used AB-412 search and rescue (SAR) helicopters from the Netherlands, Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert informed parliament Jan. 19....More
Jan 20, 2015

Belgian Army Patrols City Streets

It was not a long weekend like it was in the States, but I felt the presence of the Belgian army on the streets of Brussels Jan. 17 when I saw a Light Multirole Vehicle bristling with antennas turn the corner on Rue Royale and drive past the parliament....More
Jan 20, 2015

RNLAF F-35s Go To Edwards Air Force Base

Two Royal Netherlands Air Force F-35s flew to Edwards Air Force Base Jan. 16 for the operational test and evaluation phase....More
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The Case Of The Missing F-117 Parts (2001) 1

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