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.

Avic Delivering C919 Parts With FACC Technology 
The parts are coming from a new plant that another Avic unit, Fesher Aviation Component, has established in Zhenjiang, in eastern China with help from FACC. Avic’s Xian Aircraft bought a controlling stake in FACC in 2009.
Avic Electromechanical Says It Is Growing Fast
The onboard-equipment subsidiary of Avic provides electrical systems for such aircraft as the C919 mainline narrowbody airliner, ARJ21 regional jet, MA60 regional turboprop and the AG600 amphibious aircraft.
Chinese Lessor Signs MoU For 30 C919s
Comac says it has now received orders for 430 C919s from 17 customers.
Avionics Firms Gain As China Mandates HUDs 
A rough estimate finds Chinese airlines could spend $1.4 billion by 2020 on the safety devices, which allow pilots to look at flight data projected on a glass screen between them and the windshield.
New Chinese Airlifter Could Enter Service In 2020s
A Chinese airlifter revealed by Avic this week will go into service in the 2020s if the factory behind the project, Shaanxi Aircraft, is given a go-ahead.
Safran, Avic Expected To Advance Turboprop Work
French aerospace manufacturer Safran and Avic are likely to advance their proposed collaborative program for turboprop engine parts at Airshow China, to be held in Zhuhai Nov. 11-16.
Avic Fighter Unit Still Keen To Build Bizjets
Avic’s fighter unit is pursuing its plan to build large, high-performance business jets, despite the lack of interest among almost all of the possible foreign builders that could help it do so.
Faster A350 Rate Would Feed Chinese Demand
Chinese demand is a factor behind Airbus’s keenness to build the A350 faster than the rate of 10 a month planned for 2018.
SpaceX Proves Challenging To China's Long March Launcher 1
One of China’s strengths in the space game was thought to be cost, but SpaceX appears to be undercutting the country’s edge in this regard.
Avic Advances But Struggles To Maintain Focus 1
Six years after its reorganization into specialist subsidiaries, Avic is handling a wide range of civil aircraft programs, with a remarkable number of mostly secretive engine developments also coming into view. It still has challenges, however, beginning with its sheer size: it has 400,000 employees, many working in fields unrelated to building aircraft.
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