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.


Report: HNA, Tianjin City Establishing Freight Airline 
HNA Group is setting up a freight airline in partnership with the city government of Tianjin, China, with a business plan based partly on taking over transfer business from congested Beijing Capital International Airport.
HNA, Tianjin City Establishing Freight Airline 
HNA Group is setting up a freight airline in partnership with the Tianjin city government, with a business plan based partly on taking over transfer business currently using congested Beijing Capital International Airport.
China Eastern Agrees To Buy A350-900s, 787-9s 
China Eastern Airlines has agreed to buy 20 Airbus A350-900s and 15 Boeing 787-9s.
MHI X-2 Fighter-Technology Demonstrator Makes First Flight  5
The X-2 is intended to demonstrate such technologies as stealth shaping, skin sensors. fly-by-light controls and thrust vectoring.
Taiwan’s V Air Adds Taipei-Okinawa Service 
Small but steadily growing Taiwanese budget carrier V Air will make Okinawa its 10th international destination as it follows a strategy of flying mainly tourism routes, often with low frequencies.
HNA’s Capital Airlines Plans Mexico City Service 
HNA Group carrier Capital Airlines proposes to fly between Beijing and Mexico City in 2017, while also renewing its push into Europe.
Chengdu’s Second Airport Due To Begin Operation In 2020 
A second airport in Chengdu, China, is due to become operational in 2020, around the time the existing Shuangliu International Airport will reach capacity at 60 million passengers a year.
DCNS Wins Australian Program For 12 Submarines 
DCNS has won a competition to help build 12 submarines for Australia, offering a design for diesel vessels that will be vastly larger than any now in service.
Four Chinese Airlines Likely To Begin Operation By Mid-2016 
As Chinese local airlines proliferate, they are increasingly adopting the budget model.
MRJ Program Schedules Taxi Tests For Second Prototype 
The second prototype in Mitsubishi Aircraft’s MRJ program is due to begin taxi tests next month.
SF Express To Build Central China Cargo Airport 
Top Chinese freighter operator SF Express has won approval to build the country’s first dedicated cargo airport, with construction likely to begin within a year at a central location that looks ideal for serving most of the country’s population.
MHI X-2 Makes First Flight 
The Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) X-2 fighter-technology demonstrator flew on April 22, around five years later than expected when the program was launched in 2007.
BAE, Fincantieri, Navantia Shortlisted For Australian Frigates 
Australia has shortlisted BAE Systems, Fincantieri and Navantia for the design of nine locally built frigates.
Hanwha Thales To Build Prototype Radar For KF-X 
Hanwha Thales has been selected to develop a prototype radar for the Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) KF-X fighter, beating rival LIG Nex1, a company that previously seemed to be the country’s anointed fighter-radar specialist.
Comac Pushes Narrowbody Jet Delivery To 2019 
An extended flight-test plan for the C919 looks realistic to experts familiar with the program.

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