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’s Landspace Aims At 2020 Launch Of Main Rocket 
Chinese private space-launcher developer Landspace aims to make the first flight of its main rocket in 2020, following a complete engine test late this year or early next.
Faulty Mast Blamed In KAI Surion Crash 
A fault in manufacturing a rotor mast caused the crash of a Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) Surion helicopter of the South Korean marine corps on July 17, the Ministry of Defense said.
Leonardo’s Offer For Japan’s AH-X Includes Tech, Local Work 
Leonardo’s offer for Japan’s nascent AH-X attack helicopter program includes technology transfer and local manufacturing, the company says.
CAAC Fines Okay Airways For Poorly Fitted Landing Gear 
Chinese authorities have fined Tianjin-based Okay Airways for operating a Boeing 737-800 with wrongly assembled landing gear.
Third Comac C919 Flight Test Aircraft To Fly This Year 
Comac has confirmed its plan to fly the third C919 flight-test aircraft this year, as the program works toward a targeted first delivery in 2021, state media say, citing the company.
Japan's UH-X Is On Schedule, With Delivery Due In 2022  2
The Japanese defense ministry hopes to get funding to Subaru to begin production of UH-Xs in the fiscal year beginning in April 2019.
RAAF Mulls A330 MRTT Upgrades For Modern Battle Conditions 
The service “is considering a number of options to keep the MRTT relevant, safe and effective in the modern battle space, including advanced technologies such as automatic boom refueling and communication-node capabilities,” a spokesperson said.
Thai Air Force H225M Order Exceeds Planning 
The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has ordered four more H225M Caracal utility helicopters, taking acquisitions of the type beyond a target set when the program began in 2012.
Airline Groups Maneuver As Opening Of Beijing’s New Airport Approaches 
Beijing’s business travelers are likely to prefer Capital International after the new airport at Daxing opens. But airlines see Daxing as having its own market.
Avic MA700 Turboprop First Delivery Planned For 2022 
The first Avic MA700 turboprop airliner will be delivered in 2022, the manufacturer has said in a program update.
Beijing Daxing International Airport To Open In Year 
The new airport serving China’s capital will be called Beijing Daxing International Airport, following the country’s usual geographic naming convention.
Japan Weighs Options For Attack Helicopter Program 
Airbus, Bell, Boeing, Leonardo and Sikorsky are likely contenders to supply or help develop a new Japanese attack helicopter.
China Eastern Hopes To Keep Shanghai Services At Capital 
China Eastern Airlines is urging authorities to let it keep Shanghai services at Beijing’s Capital International Airport after the city’s new airport opens next year, two industry sources said.
Australia Sees ‘Potential Upgrades’ For Super Hornets 
Upgrades to Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornets of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) are a possibility, the defense department in Canberra said.
The Rise Of New Navigation Satellites 
A look at some of the world’s up-and-coming positioning, navigation and timing constellations.
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