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.


BAE, Fincantieri, Navantia Shortlisted For Australian Frigates 
Australia has shortlisted BAE Systems, Fincantieri and Navantia for the design of nine locally built frigates.
Hanwha Thales To Build Prototype Radar For KF-X 
Hanwha Thales has been selected to develop a prototype radar for the Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) KF-X fighter, beating rival LIG Nex1, a company that previously seemed to be the country’s anointed fighter-radar specialist.
Comac Pushes Narrowbody Jet Delivery To 2019 
An extended flight-test plan for the C919 looks realistic to experts familiar with the program.
Comac Extends C919 Flight-Test Program Into 2019  2
Taking an increasingly cautious approach to its C919 narrowbody airliner program, Comac has extended its flight-testing program beyond two years, pushing an unannounced target for first delivery into 2019.
China Southern To Anchor Daxing, Beijing’s New Airport 
China Southern Airlines will become the major carrier at the airport due to open in Beijing’s southern suburbs in 2019, the Civil Aviation Administration of China said.
Indications Of A Chinese Bizjet Turnaround Appear 
The Greater China business aircraft fleet grew just 6.6% last year, but the aircraft are being used more intensively, a sign that orders may pick up.
Wealth Estimates Show Chinese Bizjet Potential Far Larger Than Fleet 
The potential mainland Chinese business aircraft market is perhaps six times as large as the current fleet, research based on the buying and chartering capacity of the country’s rich people suggests.
HNA’s Guilin Airlines In Last Stages Of Permit Process 
New HNA carrier Guilin Airlines is basically ready for operations, the Civil Aviation Administration of China says.
New Chinese Carrier LJ Air Plans First Service For June 
Privately owned Chinese carrier LJ Air expects to begin flying in June, following the expected arrival this month of its first aircraft, an Airbus A321.
New Carrier Northeastern Links With China’s Capital Airlines 
China’s Northeastern Airlines, not yet in operation, has agreed on unspecified cooperation with HNA Group carrier Capital Airlines.
Greater China Business Aircraft Fleet Grows Only 6.6% In 2015 
The fall in deliveries of business aircraft to Greater China is unrelenting, with 2015 fleet growth crawling along at 6.6% and predicted to drop further this year.
Dassault Assembling 18 Falcon 8Xs 
Dassault has 18 aircraft in its Falcon 8X program in assembly, as the new flagship type approaches entry into service this year.
Chinese Business Aircraft Purchasing Expectations Up Slightly 
Honeywell has picked up a faint signal of a recovery in Chinese demand for business aircraft, with a 2015 survey finding operators a little more inclined to buy aircraft than they were the year before.
Gulfstream Sees Need For Heavier MRO Capability In Beijing 
Four years after opening the first authorized service center for business jets in China, Gulfstream is considering expansion to handle heavy maintenance.
Hongtu Airlines Plans Fleet Of 100 Aircraft By 2026 
Hongtu Airlines is on the verge of commencing service from its intended base in Kunming in southwest China, with a plan to operate 20 aircraft within three years and 100 aircraft by 2026.

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