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.


China Begins Final Long March 5 Engine Hot Tests 
Chinese engineers have begun the final series of firing tests of the propulsion system of the Long March 5 heavy space launcher, an evaluation process the manufacturer describes as unusually complex.
Chinese Airline Growth Boosted By Inter-Asia Expansion 
Mainland Chinese airlines’ international traffic growth is galloping ahead of their domestic business this year, with Asian regional destinations—notably tourist markets in Japan—leading the way.
International Traffic Growth Eclipsing Domestic In China 
Mainland Chinese airlines’ international traffic growth is galloping ahead of their domestic business this year, with Asian regional destinations leading.
Xiamen Airlines Plans To Order Up To Six 787-9s 
Xiamen Airlines is eager to buy up to six Boeing 787-9s to add to the six 787-8s it has begun using to open long, thin routes to its home province, Chairman Che Shanglun says.
Plowing U.S. Airline Profits Into Foreign Airline Shares 
Some U.S. carriers are fiscally creative with profits, acquiring small stakes in some major airlines in potentially lucrative demographic areas.
Boeing Prepares T-X For First Flight As Competition Intensifies  15
Boeing and Saab are close to flying their new advanced trainer, but M-346 could be back in the race soon.
Sichuan Airlines Aims At Russian Far East, Northeast Asia 
Sichuan Airlines will set up a branch company at Harbin in far northeastern China with the aim of building a hub connecting the Russian Far East with northeast Asia.
Chinese Airlines Proliferate As Economy Slows 
Chinese regulators do an about-face on airline strategy; growth is now encouraged in light of straitened fiscal environment.
Asian Traffic, Especially To Japan, Leads Chinese Airline Growth 
Rapidly growing Chinese tourism, despite slower economic growth, is driving the increase in international air traffic, especially to other Asian nations.
CAAC Allows HNA Freight Airline Take Passengers  1
Until now, Hainan Airlines and other HNA carriers have lacked a passenger airline at Shanghai with local privileges. When they convert Yangtze River Express, they will have one
South Korea, Eyeing T-X, Upgrading T-50 Software 
South Korea is launching a software project as part of a wider effort evidently aimed at upgrading the Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) T-50 for the U.S. Air Force’s T-X competition.
UH-X Win With 412 Secures FHI’s Helo Business  1
By choosing the Bell 412, license-built by FHI, Japan has gone for low cost and low risk. The main alternative was the advanced Airbus H160, which KHI could have helped build for global customers.
China’s SF Express Likely To Order 30 767-300Fs 
Following the July 21 announcement of a FedEx order for 50 767-300Fs and options on 50 more, the SF Express contract, if finalized, will further strengthen the 767 program,
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