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.


Air China Could Boost Market Share At Beijing Capital To 70% 
Air China said it expects to raise its share of traffic at Beijing Capital International Airport to 70% after a new airport opens in the city’s Daxing district next year.
Air China Adding Panama City To Network In April 
Air China will begin connecting Panama City with Beijing via Houston from April 5.
Spending Big, China Working On Mach 10-25 Wind Tunnel 
China is developing a hypersonic wind tunnel capable of simulating speeds of Mach 10-25, state television says.
China Plans New Versions Of J-20 Fighter 
China is planning new versions of the Avic Chengdu J-20 fighter, while also working to fully exploit its current capability.
Mitsubishi Aircraft Provides Further Details On MRJ90 Modifications 
Mitsubishi Aircraft is upgrading avionics and flight-control software in its four U.S.-based MRJ90 prototypes while also making electrical harness changes related to a program delay announced last year.
Boeing P-8 Initially Operational With RAAF, Five Months Early 
The RAAF has achieved initial operational capability with the Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patroller, beating its target by five months.
MRJ90 Flight Testing Stopped For Modifications 
Mitsubishi Aircraft has temporarily ceased MRJ90 flight testing at Moses Lake, Washington, where four prototype MRJ90s are based, so that it can incorporate changes needed for certification.
Japan’s Ruling Party Wants F-35Bs, Ship To Use Them 
Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party will recommend the government buy F-35Bs and convert a helicopter carrier to operate them, the Nikkei newspaper says.
S. Korea Army Seeks More Surface-To-Surface Missiles 
The South Korean army requires almost four times as many surface-to-surface missiles as it currently deploys.
Taiwan Talks To U.S. About F-35 Purchase, Upgrades F-CK-1s 
F-35Bs would be especially useful for Taiwan because China is able to rain air-to-surface, cruise and short-range ballistic missiles on the island’s runways.
Moses Lake MRJ Prototypes Being Modified 
Mitsubishi Aircraft is upgrading the four prototype MRJs it bases at Moses Lake, Washington, ceasing flight testing while it does so.
Taiwan Talks To U.S. About F-35 Buy, Upgrades F-CK-1s 
Taiwan is moving to strengthen its fighter force, raising with Washington the possibility of acquiring Lockheed Martin F-35s and modernizing F-CK-1 fighters.
New Zealand Considering Singapore F-15 Training 
New Zealand is evaluating a proposal to host a long-term training program for Republic of Singapore Air Force Boeing F-15s squadrons.
HNA Denies Interest In Selling Capital Airlines To Air China 
HNA Group denied it is willing to sell Beijing-based subsidiary Capital Airlines to Air China. Aviation Daily reported March 14 that Air China, the state-owned carrier based in Beijing, was negotiating the possible acquisition of HNA’s Capital Airlines for use as a base airline at Beijing’s new airport to win traffic there.
Air China In Talks To Buy HNA’s Capital Airlines 
Air China is negotiating the possible acquisition of HNA’s Capital Airlines for use as a base airline at Beijing’s new airport to win traffic there.
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