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
Avic AG600 Amphibian Flies After Delayed Development 
The prototype of the Avic AG600 Kunlong amphibian has made its first flight after an apparently difficult development program.
Aegis Ashore Should Be Operational In Japan In Five Years  11
The main effect of the acquisition is to take pressure off Japan’s Aegis destroyers, releasing them for non-BMD duties.
Avic AG600 Amphibian Flies After Delayed Development 
The prototype of the Avic AG600 Kunlong amphibian has made its first flight after an apparently difficult development program.
South Korea Studies 20 More F-35As, 6 F-35Bs  5
A day after Japan opted to study the purchase of F-35B fighters, South Korea is also studying the possibility.
Japan Considers Ordering F-35Bs for Helicopter Carriers 
The Japanese defense ministry may modify its helicopter carriers to operate the short-takeoff and vertical landing version of the F-35.
Craic Partners Approve CR929 Budget And Organization 
Sino-Russian commercial aircraft consortium Craic is taking over management of the program to develop the CR929 widebody aircraft, following the partners’ approval of a proposed budget and organizational structure.
KAI LCH-LAH Helicopter Passes Critical Design Review 
The Korea Aerospace Industries LCH-LAH civil and military helo is on track for prototype assembly in 2018 after the conclusion of the critical design review.
KAI LCH-LAH Helo Passes Critical Design Review 
The Korea Aerospace Industries LCH-LAH civil and military helo is on track for prototype assembly in 2018 after the conclusion of the critical design review.
Japanese Aegis Ashore Likely To Be Operational In 2022-23 
A Japanese decision to acquire two U.S. Aegis Ashore systems will offer national coverage against North Korean ballistic missiles but not until 2022–23.
Prototypes, Testing Planned For Japanese AESA Meteor 
Development of a version of the MBDA Meteor air-to-air missile with an advanced Japanese seeker is increasingly likely.
China Offers Plethora Of Australian, New Zealand Routes 
By the end of 2018 three Chinese airlines will serve about 50 Australian and New Zealand routes.
Skyteam’s China Southern Steps Up BA Cooperation 
Skyteam member China Southern Airlines, already showing some signs of drifting toward Oneworld, is increasing cooperation with British Airways, an anchor member of that alliance.
Japan Moves To Acquire Standoff Air-To-Surface Missiles  5
Japan is probably more interested in standoff air-to-surface missiles for defense against an amphibious attack than the North Korean ballistic threat.
Canada To Start Getting Surplus Australian Hornets In 2019 
Australia will begin handing over 18 surplus Boeing F/A-18A/B Hornets to Canada in 2019, the government in Canberra says, confirming that a sale is planned.
Sichuan Airlines Plans New Chengdu Long-Haul Routes 
Sichuan Airlines proposes to boost the strength of Chengdu as an intercontinental gateway by adding four long-haul routes next year, including one to Boston.
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