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
How Taiwan’s Airline Industry Is Consolidating 
Low-cost competition for Taiwanese travelers is strong—Tigerair Taiwan counts more than 20 budget airlines from 10 countries serving the island.
China Airlines To Lift Tigerair Taiwan’s Charter Business 
China Airlines Group will shift part of the capacity of Tigerair Taiwan to charter operations after taking full control of the budget airline this quarter, aiming at improving capacity utilization.
China Airlines Shifting Some Tigerair Taiwan Capacity 
China Airlines Group will shift part of the capacity of Tigerair Taiwan to charter operations after taking full control of the budget airline this quarter, aiming at improving capacity utilization.
Third MRJ Prototype Joins U.S. Flight-Test Effort 
Three Mitsubishi Aircraft MRJ prototypes are now in the U.S. to support the main flight-testing effort of the regional jet program.
China To Research Heavy Launchers 
China is researching heavy-lift launchers and plans to send a probe to Mars in 2020, according to a new government white paper.
Japan’s 2017 Defense Budget Continues Upward Trend 
Japan’s fiscal 2017 defense budget request asks for a 2.3% increase over 2016’s, continuing the upward trajectory that began when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took power in December 2012.
South Korea’s Defense Budget Shifts Ministry Priorities 
The South Korean parliament has refused a defense ministry request to spend 30% more on Lockheed Martin F-35 acquisition in 2017 than originally planned.
Juneyao Airlines To Expand At Nanjing 
Privately owned Juneyao Airlines will strengthen its position at the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, again presenting a challenge to much larger rival China Eastern Airlines.
Comac Begins Taxi Tests On C919 
Comac has begun taxi tests with the first prototype of its C919 aircraft, as the program edges toward a likely first flight in first-half 2017.
Comac Begins Taxi Tests On C919  1
Comac has begun taxi tests with the first prototype of its C919 airliner, as the program edges toward a likely first flight in the first half of 2017.
Officials Renew Push for New Chinese Airline 
Despite reluctance by the Civil Aviation Administration of China to license new carriers, authorities in Northeastern China renew their push for a new airline that was supposed to be up and running six months ago.
Sukhoi Begins Su-35 Deliveries to China  29
The Sukhoi Su-35 is taking its place as China’s most powerful fighter, following the beginning of deliveries on Dec. 25.
F-35 Heads Japan’s Fiscal 2017 Defense Budget  2
The first Japanese F-35A was delivered to the Japanese air force detachment at Luke AFB, Arizona, in November 2016
Seoul’s Budget Meets Ministry Request, Shifts Priorities 
South Korean Parliament Refuses To Lift F-35 Budget
Canberra Ups Defense Budget; Some Neighbors Short Of Cash  1
Australia and Thailand in spending moods, buying new maritime patrol aircraft, helicopters and subs.
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