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
S. Korea Eyeing P-8, Swordfish As S-3 Upgrade Dropped 
The South Korean navy has dropped a plan to buy and refurbish 16 Lockheed Martin S-3 Vikings, shifting its focus to the possibility of an order for new aircraft.
S. Korea Drops S-3 Upgrade, Eyes Swordfish, P-8 
The South Korean navy has dropped a plan to buy and refurbish 16 Lockheed Martin S-3 Vikings, shifting its focus to the possibility of an order for new aircraft.
Britain, Japan To Consider Joint Fighter Development  3
Britain and Japan will look at the possibility of jointly developing a fighter, probably for entry into service in the 2030s.
South Korea Renews Boeing Contract For F-15K Support 
South Korea has contracted with Boeing for an additional five years of support of the country’s 60 F-15K fighters.
China Eastern To Connect Houston With Shanghai 
China Eastern Airlines plans to open a service between Houston and Shanghai this year, while also adding two European services.
Air Astana Airbus A320neo.
Air Astana Planning 15% Annual Growth 
While the Airbus A321LR is taking a leading role in Air Astana’s fleet, the carrier is considering whether it still wants three Boeing 787s that it ordered in 2012.
Boeing’s Chinese Completion Center Likely To Get 737, 787 Order Reward  20
Boeing’s decision to set up a Chinese completion center for 737s is likely to be rewarded with orders from an airline based in the same province.
HNA’s Lucky Air To Introduce A350s, 787s 
The Chinese carrier regards its first widebody aircraft type, the Airbus A330-300, as merely transitional.
China’s J-20 Stealth Fighter In Service, Official Says  2
The Avic Chendu J-20 stealth fighter has entered service with the Chinese air force, state media in Beijing say.
Boeing And Bell See Chance Of Replacing Australian Tigers  1
Availability of Australia’s Airbus attack helicopters is improving—but maybe not quickly enough to stave off early disposal.
RAAF A330 MRTT.
Airbus, Australia Looking At A330 MRTT Upgrades  1
Airbus and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) have agreed to research possible improvements to the A330 MRTT tanker, focusing initially on automatic operation of the refueling boom.
Airbus, Australia To Look At Upgrades For A330 MRTT 
Airbus and the Royal Australian Air Force have agreed to research possible improvements to the A330 MRTT tanker, focusing initially on automatic operation of the refueling boom.
Cpl. Craig Barrett/Commonwealth of Australia Defense Department
$80 Million F-35As Possible, Say Program Chief And Lockheed Martin  33
Paying up front will cut Lightning costs, says the program office. So will a steady production ramp-up—and multiyear orders.
IAI, General Atomics Vie For Australian Armed UAV 
Israel Aerospace Industries is shaping up as the main competitor to General Atomics in Australia’s armed UAV program.
China’s Official Defense Budget Lags Economic Growth 
Chinese defense spending will grow more slowly than the economy for a second straight year in 2017, official figures suggest.
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