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 Easing Limits On Private Shares In Biggest Airlines 
The Chinese central government is moving to loosen ownership restrictions on its three biggest airlines, while ensuring it retains control.
KAI CEO Resigns Amid Allegations Of Wrongdoing
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) CEO Ha Sung-yong has resigned amid allegations of wrongdoing at the company, including some by him.
China To Allow More Private Ownership In Big Three Airlines 
An immediate reform will permit state shares to fall below 50% while keeping control. A later reform may merge two or all three of the largest Chinese airlines.
China Southern Beats Air China For Shenzhen-Melbourne Route 
China Southern Airlines has driven Air China out of an intercontinental route from the large and rich southern city Shenzhen.
S. Korean Watchdog Criticizes Surion; KAI Investigated 
A South Korean government watchdog has criticized the Korea Aerospace Industries Surion military helicopter project amid an investigation into corruption at the company.
Seoul’s Latest Ballistic Missile Close To Deployment  2
The reentry vehicle of Hyunmu 2C notably features fins, implying it is maneuverable and terminally guided. In the latest test, it fell within about 5 m of the target.
Chengdu Prominent In Lucky Air’s Long-Haul Plans 
Chengdu, China, features in two of four intercontinental routes planned by Lucky Air, the latest HNA Group carrier to move into long-haul operations.
Tianjin Airlines Plans Moscow And Australian Services 
HNA Group’s Tianjin Airlines proposes to open two routes to Australia in December, and two to Moscow in May 2018.
South Korea Testing Larger, Precision Ballistic Missile 
South Korea is testing a ballistic missile larger than the previously revealed Hyunmu 2A and 2B.
China’s LJ Airlines For Sale, With AOC As Key Asset 
LJ’s AOC is valuable because the CAAC has not accepted an application for a mainline passenger airline for more than a year.
No Specific Type In Lockheed Response To Japan Fighter RFI 
Lockheed Martin has sent a preliminary response to Japan’s request for information on options for a fighter to replace the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries F-2 in the 2030s.
Sales Tour For Airbus C295 In Southeast Asia 
The company will not comment on specific prospects or national requirements, but the scheduled stops of the aircraft indicate where Airbus expects it has chances of making sales: Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines and South Korea.
Donghai To Start Shenzhen-Darwin Flights 
Chinese narrowbody aircraft operator Donghai Airlines proposes to open the first scheduled services between China and Darwin in northern Australia, a tourism market.
Japanese Fighter Engine Program Advances To Core Testing  2
IHI Corp. has delivered a core demonstrator for a fighter engine that will be more than three times as powerful as any Japan has previously developed.
Airbus-China Deal Likely A Repeat Announcement 
Airbus’s July 5 announcement of a contract with the Chinese government for 140 commercial aircraft appears to include already ordered aircraft.
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