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
Long March 7, 5 First Flights Set For June-October  6
The second member of China’s new space launch family, Long March 7, is due to fly in June, with the third, Long March 5, following in late September or early October.
Avic Eager To Build Russian Light Helicopter 
Russian Helicopters sees Avic as eager to begin a second Russo-Chinese cooperative helicopter production program, under which the small Mil Mi-34 would be built in China for the local market.
Avic Wants To Build Russian Light Helicopter 
Russian Helicopters sees Avic as eager to begin a second Russo-Chinese cooperative helicopter production program, under which the small Mil Mi-34 would be built in China for the local market.
Taiwan Carriers Eye China-North America Traffic 
Taiwan’s main airline groups are looking forward to carrying passengers between China and North America, following Beijing’s decision to experimentally allow mainland citizens to transfer to international flights on the island.
Japan Moving To Build Core For New Fighter Engine 
Japanese engineers are preparing to build a combat-engine core, following progress in materials research for the low-bypass turbofan, intended for the country’s next fighter, the F-3.
L-3 To Supply ISR G550s To Australia  2
Australia has gone public on its airborne electronic intelligence program. In ordering two adapted Gulfstream business jets, it could hardly avoid doing so.
KF-X System Requirement Review Due This Month 
Korea Aerospace Industries will hold the system requirement review for the KF-X fighter program this month, kicking off full-scale development of the indigenous combat aircraft.
Mitsubishi Cuts MRJ Seat Count, Increases Pitch 

Mitsubishi Aircraft has cut the standard seating of both versions of its MRJ regional jet to allow for greater distance between rows.

Cautious Flight-Test Plan Accounts For MRJ Delay 
A cautious approach to flight testing, based on more extensive ground preparations, is the reason for the delay in the MRJ regional jet program announced by Mitsubishi Aircraft last month.
Cautious Flight-Test Plan Accounts For MRJ Delay 
A cautious approach to flight testing, based on more extensive ground preparations, is the reason for the delay in the MRJ regional jet program announced by Mitsubishi Aircraft last month.
Methodical Approach To Flight Testing Delays MRJ  11
Accepting that the MRJ will enter service only about two years before its close competitor, the Embraer 175-E2, the company is now allowing for far more ground testing in support of the flight-test program that began Nov. 11.
Australia Orders ISR G550s From L-3 
Australia is unexpectedly buying two Gulfstream G550s as intelligence and electronic warfare (EW) aircraft from L-3 Communications for $93.6 million.
Australia Buys ISR G550s From L-3 
Australia is unexpectedly buying two Gulfstream G550s as intelligence and electronic warfare (EW) aircraft from L-3 Communications for $93.6 million.
KF-X Full-Scale Development Goes Ahead  4
The defense ministry’s awarding of the contract to KAI was the company’s second big win for 2015. Far more than the first, for the LCH-LAH helicopter, the KF-X should be transformative for the company.
China Express Details Growth Plans 
The CRJ900 contract, announced on Jan. 1, takes the carrier’s orders of the type to 38. Twenty are in operation.
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