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.


AirAsia And State Partners Agree To Set Up Chinese Offshoot 
China’s big and influential airlines can only see the arrival of famously efficient AirAsia as a threat that must be contained.
Japanese Order For Aegis Ashore Increasingly Likely  1
Japanese acquisition of at least two Lockheed Martin Aegis Ashore installations for ballistic-missile defense looks increasingly likely.
AirAsia (China) Pieces Fall Into Place 
AirAsia has agreed with Chinese partners to set up a local franchisee airline that the Malaysian group said is the final piece in its business puzzle.
Latest North Korean Missile Nears ICBM Performance 
A new single-stage, liquid-propellant missile that North Korea tested on May 14 may fall only a little short of the conventional classification of an ICBM.
May 5, 2017: First flight of the Comac C919.
Comac Foresees A Future Of ‘Intelligent Aircraft’  39
Comac is looking at supersonic speed and unconventional configurations among the technologies for aircraft to follow the widebody airliner it will develop with UAC.
Construction Underway At Chinese 737 Center 
The completion center for 737 MAX aircraft that Boeing and Comac are setting up in China will go into operation in 2018, the U.S. company said.
Loong Air Could Start Widebody Aircraft Operations 
Small but ambitious Chinese carrier Loong Air could begin widebody aircraft operations as soon as this year, Chairman Liu Qihong said.
Australia Budgets 5.6% Higher Defense Spending For 2017-18 
Australia will increase military spending by 5.6% for the coming fiscal year as it targets a defense budget of 2% of gross domestic product within four years.
Tongcheng Group To Set Up One Airline, Buy Another 
The Chinese tourism company is preparing to set up an airline in imitation of rival Spring Travel and Germany’s TUI Group.
Japan Considering Tomahawk Acquisition, Kyodo Says  1
Japan is considering an acquisition of Raytheon BGM-109 Tomahawk missiles, Kyodo news agency says.
HUD Acceptance Gains Ground With Chinese Carriers 
The hyper political sensitivity over air safety in China helps to explain the CAAC’s willingness to take the worldwide lead in mandatory HUD installations for airlines.
CHC Extends SAR Services To Royal Australian Navy 
Rotorcraft operator CHC Helicopter is now providing all three of Australia’s armed services with search-and-rescue coverage.
South Korea’s LIG Nex1 Land-Attack Missile Cleared For Service  1
The Tactical Ship-to-Land Missile will supplement the larger Hyunmu 3 cruise missile already deployed on destroyers. Unlike Hyunmu 3, it will be entirely under the control of the navy.
In Pictures: First Flight Of China's C919 Narrowbody 23
The Comac C919 narrowbody airliner flew for the first time on May 5, taking off from Shanghai for a 79-min. flight that took it to an altitude of 3,000 m (10,000 ft.). The flight achieved all test objectives, says Comac.
Comac C919 Flies; Said To Meet All Test Objectives 
The Comac C919 narrowbody aircraft flew for the first time May 5, taking off from Shanghai for a 79-min. flight that took it to an altitude of 3,000 m (10,000 ft.).
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