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
Deer Jet Stops Buying Bizjets, Eyes U.S. Market 
Chinese business aviation operator Deer Jet has stopped buying business jets for the foreseeable future and will instead focus on managing aircraft for other clients.
MRJ Flight-Testing Rejig Protects Delivery Target 
Ground-testing revealed a software bug and a need to change some of the MRJ structure, the company says.
Chinese Bizjet Market Seen Dropping Again In 2015 
As if weak Chinese demand were not bad enough for business jet makers, lessors in the country will be looking for homes for 30 aircraft this year. Gulfstream and Bombardier will be most challenged.
Chinese Bizjet Fleet Growth Seen Dropping Further 
The Chinese business aircraft market will probably weaken further this year, with fleet growth of only about 10% because such factors as an anti-corruption crackdown continue to hold down demand, a consultancy says.
Honeywell, Partners To Offer Small Satcom Antenna 
Honeywell, Inmarsat and satcoms technology specialist Kymeta are developing a Ka-band antenna for business and commercial aviation that should offer better broadband service and suit installation in smaller aircraft.
Honeywell, Partners To Offer Small Satcom Antenna 
Honeywell, Inmarsat and satcoms technology specialist Kymeta are developing a Ka-band antenna for business and commercial aviation that should offer better broadband service and suit installation in smaller aircraft.
BAE Upgrades Fourth Australian Anzac Frigate 
BAE Systems and partners are now halfway through the Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac frigate upgrade program, with the undocking of the fourth ship to be modernized, HMAS Warramunga.
Cirrus Sells 74 Aircraft To Chinese Customers 
General aviation manufacturer Cirrus Aircraft may take Chinese orders for about as many aircraft this year as it has delivered to China in the past eight, even as the scope for private flying in the country remains limited.
Tell Us Your Problems, AsBAA Urges Chinese Members 
It normally is not hard to find people with complaints, but one of the challenges for the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) is getting its Chinese members to share their problems.
Chinese Training Drives Local Cessna Skyhawk Sales 
Cessna continues to benefit from the growth of flight training in China, announcing the sales of 11 Skyhawk 172 aircraft as schools ramp up to meet the country’s voracious appetite for pilots.
Boeing Sees 777 Meeting Australian VIP Need 
Makers of traditional business jets are also awaiting the competition, since the government could decide to partly replace its two 737 Boeing Business Jets and three old Bombardier Challenger 604s with their products while relying on Airbus KC-30 tankers for carrying large passenger loads.
Boeing Sees 777 As Meeting Australian VIP Need 
Boeing expects that the 777 will be its candidate for an expected Australian government requirement for ministerial transport aircraft, though the 787 is also a possibility.
Bizjet Market Shows Faint Signs Of Recovery In China 
Chinese business jet orders appear to be tracing out the beginnings of a curve that looks like a bathtub.
Dassault, Deer Jet To Set Up 7X Service Center 
Deer Jet’s maintenance sector has grown to encompass a partnership with Dassault Aviation, giving the Beijing-based company a fourth partnership with a major business aviation manufacturer.
 
Blogs
Apr 28, 2015
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When the Pentagon First Let Women Fly in Combat (1993)

Twenty-two years ago, the U.S. defense secretary proposed allowing women to fly in combat. Now, the first female fighter pilot is a member of Congress....More
Apr 25, 2015
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Saturday's Progress 57 Space Station Departure Paves the Way for new Russian Re-supply Mission

Progress 59 is scheduled to lift off from Baikonur on Tuesday at 3:09 a.m., EDT, initiating a four orbit, six hour sprint to the International Space Station with three tons of supplies...More
Apr 24, 2015
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Airbus A380 Makes First Flight (2005) 2

The Airbus A380 made its first flight on April 27, 2005. The story since has been full of ups and downs. See our original coverage from 2005....More
Apr 23, 2015
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Airbus, Boeing Delivering Aircraft At The Last Minute? 1

An analysis of Airbus' and Boeing's delivery data from Aviation Week Intelligence Network's Fleet database reveals that both Airbus and Boeing tend to deliver a majority of their aircraft during the second half of each month....More
Apr 21, 2015
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Astronaut Scott Kelly Paces Start to ISS Marathon Mission, Chance to Sip Espresso

"We definitely look forward to the espresso machine," astronaut Scott Kelly, NASA's ISS marathoner, told Russia Today. "I know a lot of people are interested in it."...More

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