Bradley Perrett

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.
 

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For Next Fighter, Japan Will Consider Joint Development 

BEIJING – The Japanese defense ministry is holding open the possibility of joint international development for the country’s next fighter, but appears wary of being trapped in a late-running cooperative effort over which it has little control. 

Avic Delivering C919 Parts With FACC Technology 

ZHUHAI, China—Avic is delivering its first composite parts for the Comac C919 airliner based on technology from its Austrian subsidiary, Fischer Advanced Composite Components (FACC). 

The parts are coming from a new plant that another Avic unit, Fesher Aviation Component, has established in Zhenjiang, in eastern China with help from FACC. Avic’s Xian Aircraft bought a controlling stake in FACC in 2009. 

MRJ Rate To Reach 10 A Month By 2022 

TOKYO—Mitsubishi Aircraft expects to achieve its new target for full-rate production of 10 MRJ regional jets a month about five years after beginning deliveries.

The ramp-up plans were revealed by Mitsubishi Aircraft President Teruaki Kawai at a meeting of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) this week, and provide good indication as to how many production slots the company has available between 2017 and 2022.

Hainan Airlines’ Fuzhou Subsidiary Begins Service 
The new subsidiary, Fuzhou Airlines, will compete at one of the two key bases of China’s sixth-largest carrier, Xiamen Airlines, which plans a big lift in capacity next year at Fuzhou. The new carrier has begun flying to Beijing, and other early destinations will be Shanghai, Xian, Haikou, Taiyuan, Chongqing, Hefei, Kunming and Tianjin.
Japanese Fighter Research Backs Range Over Speed 
Studies by the Japanese defense ministry’s Technical Research and Development Institute that point to the advantages of big fighters with the fuel capacity and aerodynamic optimization to keep them on station longer. Range alone is not enough, however. The aircraft also should be networked.
Japanese Research Points To Long Fighter Range 
Studies by the Japanese defense ministry’s Technical Research and Development Institute (TRDI) point to the advantages of big fighters with the fuel capacity and aerodynamic optimization to keep them on station for longer.
For Next Fighter, Japan Will Consider Joint Development 
The Japanese defense ministry is holding open the possibility of joint international development for the country’s next fighter, but appears wary of being trapped in a late-running cooperative effort over which it has little control.
MRJ Rate To Reach 10 A Month By 2022 
The ramp-up plans were revealed by Mitsubishi Aircraft President Teruaki Kawai at a meeting of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) this week, and provide good indication as to how many production slots the company has available between 2017 and 2022.
Japan Prepares Designs For Its Next Fighter 5
Flying far is more important than flying fast, Japanese fighter technologists have found in studies aimed at defining their country’s next combat aircraft. Researchers are also emphasizing that Japan’s next fighter should share targeting data and carry a big internal load of large, high-performance missiles.
Reputation A Priority For GE-Avic Company Aviage 
A key step in achieving the reputation will be good performance on the 158-seat C919, the development program for which prompted creation of the Shanghai-based company.
Hainan Airlines’ Fuzhou Unit Aims At Fleet of 40 
The carrier began flying on Oct. 30 from the east coast city after which it is named. The local government is a shareholder.
Avic Sees 7.6% Annual China Traffic Growth To 2033 
The figure calculated for the next 20 years is somewhat less than the annual average rate of 13.2% in the preceding 20 years, says the state manufacturer, which builds parts for Airbus, Boeing and Comac and makes its own regional turboprop aircraft.
Avic Proposes C-130-Size Y-30 Airlifter 5
A Chinese airlifter as big as the Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules will go into service in the 2020s if the factory behind the project, Shaanxi Aircraft, is given a go-ahead, as expected.
 
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