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.


Rattled By North Korean Test, Japan Steps Up Missile Defense  14
A North Korean ballistic missile shot will encourage moves in Tokyo to strengthen defenses with imported U.S. systems.
South Korean Ballistic-Missile Defenses Strengthening  6
The next possible addition to Seoul’s defense against North Korean ballistic missiles could involve equipping destroyers with Raytheon SM-3 interceptors.
Japanese Forces Ordered To Shoot Down Missiles 
Japan has issued standing orders to its armed forces to shoot down foreign missiles, five days after the country was caught unaware by the closest impact so far of a North Korean ballistic weapon.
Beijing’s New Airport Allocated To SkyTeam 
As China Eastern, China Southern and their SkyTeam partners move to Daxing, Air China will take over the vacated space at Capital.
ST Aerospace Aims To Design And Make Aircraft Cabin Equipment  1
The Singaporean maintenance company sees manufacturing of seats and other interior equipment as a match for its refurbishment work.
Triumph’s Thai Structures Plant Lures Outside Work 
Triumph’s composites-focused plant in Thailand is moving beyond its original remit of taking over labor-intensive work from the group’s plants in the U.K. and the U.S.
ST Aerospace Enters Cabin Equipment Manufacturing 
Maintenance company ST Aerospace is pushing into manufacturing, focusing on cabin equipment for its applicability to airline cabin refurbishments.
Aerospace Managers Are Keen On Thai Business Environment 
The industry is growing in Thailand, and not just because it can pay low wages there.
U.S., South Korea Working Out KF-X Tech Transfer Details 
South Korean and U.S. officials have begun hammering out details of technological transfers for the Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) KF-X fighter program, with Seoul seeking knowhow in such fields as avionics integration and twin engine installations.
North America Focus Of Latest Chinese Long-Haul Plans 
North American destinations, notably in Mexico, account for half of the 12 long-haul services that Chinese airlines proposed to open in late July.
Thales to Sell Half Share of Hanwha Thales to Hanwha Group 
Thales will sell its half share of defense electronics business Hanwha Thales to partner Hanwha Group in a transaction that will strengthen the South Korean company’s leading position in the local defense market.
Avic's AG600 Amphibious Aircraft To South China Sea  32
Rescuing people at sea has long been mentioned as a role for the AG600. But a military newspaper adds that it will also be able to carry supplies to islands and reefs.
Skyteam Carriers Will Move To New Beijing Airport 
Skyteam airlines serving Beijing will all move to a new airport scheduled to open in 2019, losing the convenient location of Beijing Capital International but preserving their mutual flight connections.
Russia, China Agree On Long-Range, Widebody Airliner Partnership  6
Beijing, Moscow plan a joint company to develop their proposed airliner.
Japan, Israel Partner On Unmanned Surveillance Aircraft 
Israel Aerospace Industries and Elta are well placed to fill a Japanese requirement for up to eight unmanned surveillance aircraft that would economically complement the Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk.

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