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.


Australia Urges Multinational Upgrades For NH90 
Australia is pushing for a multinational effort at improving the NH90 military helicopter, with a larger payload and better sensors under consideration.
Fourth Of Five MRJ Prototypes Makes First Flight 
Mitsubishi Aircraft now has four of five MRJ prototypes in operation following the initial flight test on Nov. 22 of the aircraft designated FTA-3.
TransAsia Airbus A330
TransAsia Closes Following Crashes, Financial Losses 
Closure of the carrier leaves Airbus looking for new buyers for four A330-800s and six A321s that TransAsia has on order.
Airbus H135s Delivered For Australian Training 
Airbus has completed deliveries of 15 H135s for Boeing’s Australian military helicopter training program.
MRJ Program’s U.S. Test Base Receives Another Prototype 
The aircraft flew from the program’s final-assembly base at Nagoya Airport to Grant County International Airport, Moses Lake.
China’s Juneyao Airlines Signs MOU For Five Boeing 787-9s 
Juneyao Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding for five Boeing 787-9s, with the aim of building up a long-haul operation that will take business from China Eastern Airlines.
SkyTeam Members Like Both Beijing Airports 
Some SkyTeam member airlines may stay at Beijing Capital International Airport, despite most of the alliance members planning to shift to the city’s new airport once it is complete.
Malaysia Not Eyeing Chinese Fighters 
Malaysia has no plans to economize by buying Chinese combat aircraft, despite a budget squeeze that is forcing the Southeast Asian nation to defer equipment purchases.
Casic Plans Big Solid Launcher That Competes With CASC 
China's Casic says its KZ-11 can hurl 1 metric ton to a 700-km (430-mi.) sun-synchronous orbit, exactly the same that CASC attributed last year to Long March 6.
RAAF’s Maritime Surveillance Ability To Surge With P-8s, MQ-4s  6
The Australian P-8 Poseidon is due to arrive in November, heralding a decade of change.
China Eastern Transforming To Aviation Investment Company 
China Eastern Airlines Group says it proposes to become an aviation investment company, assisting in the reorganization of the Chinese industry.
New Zealand To Replace Orions, Hercules In 2020s 
A New Zealand program to replace six Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion maritime patrollers should be completed by 2026, according to an acquisition plan published on Nov. 16.
RAAF Maritime Surveillance Capacity Likely To Double 
The maritime surveillance capacity of the Royal Australian Air Force looks likely to at least double over the next decade or so.
Airbus: Chinese Air Travel Quadrupling By 2035 
Airbus forecast Chinese demand for 5,970 commercial aircraft in that timeframe, and predicted that China will account for half of the world’s 10 busiest air routes.
Nanshan Aluminum Supplying Boeing With Plate 2
Chinese company Nanshan Aluminum will supply aerospace-grade aluminum plate to Boeing, taking a key step in accessing the global market.
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