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.


North America Focus Of Latest Chinese Long-Haul Plans 
North American destinations, notably in Mexico, account for half of the 12 long-haul services that Chinese airlines proposed to open in late July.
Thales to Sell Half Share of Hanwha Thales to Hanwha Group 
Thales will sell its half share of defense electronics business Hanwha Thales to partner Hanwha Group in a transaction that will strengthen the South Korean company’s leading position in the local defense market.
Avic AG600 Unveiled, Linked To South China Sea  2
Rescuing people at sea has long been mentioned as a role for the AG600. But a military newspaper adds that it will also be able to carry supplies to islands and reefs.
Skyteam Carriers Will Move To New Beijing Airport 
Skyteam airlines serving Beijing will all move to a new airport scheduled to open in 2019, losing the convenient location of Beijing Capital International but preserving their mutual flight connections.
Russia, China Agree On Long-Range, Widebody Airliner Partnership  6
Beijing, Moscow plan a joint company to develop their proposed airliner.
Japan, Israel Partner On Unmanned Surveillance Aircraft 
Israel Aerospace Industries and Elta are well placed to fill a Japanese requirement for up to eight unmanned surveillance aircraft that would economically complement the Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk.
KHI Begins Delivering C-2 Airlifter 
The Japanese air force’s Air Development and Test Wing at Gifu Air Base received the first C-2 on June 30, the defense ministry says.
Russia, China Widebody Aircraft To Be 50–50 Program 
An intergovernmental agreement has endorsed development of a proposed Russo-Chinese widebody airliner, defining the program as an equal partnership between United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) and Comac.
Avic Takes Control Of Formerly Russo-Chinese Heavy Helo 
The preponderance of Chinese demand for the aircraft, known as Advanced Heavy Lifter (AHL), is the likely reason for Avic taking over what was originally promoted as a joint program.
South Korea Exporting Glide Bombs To Unnamed Customer 
South Korea’s has begun exporting precision air-to-surface weapons to an unnamed country.
Avic Begins Y-20 Kunpeng Airlifter Deliveries 
Avic has begun deliveries of its Y-20 Kunpeng heavy airlifter to the Chinese air force, nine years after the program was launched.
Qingdao Details Subsidies For New Air Services 
The city of Qingdao, China, is offering airlines up to 80,000 yuan ($12,000) per flight for newly opened international air services to Asia, while also financially encouraging off-peak use of its airport.
MRJ Testing Reaches Maximum Speed, Altitude 
The Mitsubishi Aircraft MRJ program has tested the regional jet at its designed maximum speed and altitude, while preparing to fly the third and fourth prototypes within two months.
Will Subsidy Battles Be Renewed As New Players Enter Narrowbody Market?  12
The industry has known it was coming for years, but now it is getting real: the much-described end of the duopoly in the narrowbody segment is near. The most concrete near-term consequence is likely to be another bitter trade dispute over government funding.
Focus Turns To Support As ARJ21 Enters Service 
The CAAC has been extraordinarily cautious in overseeing the ARJ21’s entry into service.

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