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.

 

Articles
Big F-15 Upgrade Planned As Japan Reportedly Seeks 100 F-35s 
Boeing and the U.S. have agreed to back a proposed Japanese upgrade program for F-15s, as Tokyo also reportedly plans to buy 100 more F-35 Lightnings.
Composite Substructure Planned For New Japanese Fighters  2
The MHI F-2 was a step forward in lightweight structural design. A new Japanese fighter would go further.
Concept Design Helps Build Japanese Inlet Capability 
Part of a technology acquisition effort for a fighter, a Japanese Mach 2 stealth inlet has been designed and tested.
HNA, City Government Trading Proportions In Urumqi Airlines 
The HNA Group is selling down its share in Urumqi Airlines to 30%, with the Urumqi city government taking the remaining stake.
IHI XF9-1 Engine Hits Thrust Targets for Japan’s Fighter Tech Program 
The IHI XF9-1 achieved its designed output before undergoing the usual tuning process to adjust a new engine for improvements.
With Glue, Japan Uses Composite For Fighter Substructure  6
Japanese engineers, working on replacing fasteners with glue, are applying composite to combat-aircraft substructure as well as the skin.
Comac C919 Testing Needs To Accelerate  2
By October, 17 months after the first flight, two C919s had flown for less than 150 hr. The program reportedly needs a total of 4,200 hr.
Japan Tests Weapon Bay For Fast Release, Fast Flight 
Tests have verified aerodynamic and mechanical performance of the bay. Supersonic release is confirmed.
CAAC Gives Preliminary Nod To China Southern Subsidiary 
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has given preliminary approval for setting up a China Southern Airlines subsidiary at the new Beijing airport that will open in 2019.
Australia Chooses Reaper For Expeditionary Operations 
Australia has chosen the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper for an armed drone requirement intended to support expeditionary operations.
Podcast: From China to New Zealand, the Latest in Launchers
China is drawing on existing technology with a proposed new manned launch vehicle, Moon rocket and is tweaking the design to make its Long March 8 reusable. Keep listening as Aviation Week editors reveal details of the Chinese space program and commercial endeavors by Rocketlab and SpaceX.
China’s SF Express To Use 5-Ton Pilotless Biplanes 
Chinese freight company SF Express plans to use pilotless Avic Y-5B biplanes, based on a 70-year-old Soviet design, in an air delivery operation set to be running by 2023.
China, Russia To Cooperate On CR929 Engine 
Chinese and Russian engine companies have agreed to jointly develop a turbofan for the CRAIC CR929, even though Aero Engine Corp. of China (AECC) displayed its own CR929 engine concept— the AEF3500—at Airshow China here Nov. 6–11.
China’s SF Express To Use 5-Ton Pilotless Biplanes 
Chinese freight company SF Express plans to use pilotless Avic Y-5B biplanes, based on a 70-year-old Soviet design, in an air delivery setup to be running by 2023.
China’s SF Express To Use 5-Ton Pilotless Biplanes 
Chinese freight company SF Express plans to use pilotless Avic Y-5B biplanes, based on a 70-year-old Soviet design, in an air delivery setup to be running by 2023.
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