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.

Bombardier Qualifies Aleris’s China Aluminum Mill 
Shipments will begin this quarter, Aleris says. Bombardier contracts Avic-unit SACC at Shenyang to build major assemblies for its CSeries and Q400 aircraft.
JAXA Proposes Disaster-Response UAV 
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is proposing to develop an unmanned disaster-monitoring aircraft with a ceiling of 18,000 meters (59,000 ft.) and endurance of more than 72 hr. that could enter service in the next decade.
Chinese Military Increases Temporary Civil Airspace 
Commercial airspace routinely takes a backseat to military airspace in China
KF-X Awaits Budget After Defense Ministry OK 
If the KF-X survives while production of older European and U.S. aircraft winds up, then next decade it may be the only alternative to the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning as a fighter engineered for compatibility with Western weapons and communications
Tianjin Airlines Opens Sanya Base 
Chinese carriers are reluctant to open bases, preferring instead to fly aircraft back to major cities each night and then dispatching them from those centers the next day
Space Cooperation Continues Despite Geopolitics 
Intra-nation tensions related to Ukraine situation and other matters have left space partnerships relatively unscathed
Temporary Airways Underpin Chinese Traffic Growth 
Allocation of temporary airways, introduced six years ago and regularized in 2012, is probably the main factor allowing commercial aviation to grow at all, though the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has an opportunity to help itself by wringing more capacity out of the space that it is given.
Eastern Air Lines Firms Order For 20 MRJ90s 
The aircraft will be MRJ90s, the manufacturer says.
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