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.

Reputation A Priority For GE-Avic Company Aviage 
A key step in achieving the reputation will be good performance on the 158-seat C919, the development program for which prompted creation of the Shanghai-based company.
Hainan Airlines’ Fuzhou Unit Aims At Fleet of 40 
The carrier began flying on Oct. 30 from the east coast city after which it is named. The local government is a shareholder.
Avic Sees 7.6% Annual China Traffic Growth To 2033 
The figure calculated for the next 20 years is somewhat less than the annual average rate of 13.2% in the preceding 20 years, says the state manufacturer, which builds parts for Airbus, Boeing and Comac and makes its own regional turboprop aircraft.
Avic Proposes C-130-Size Y-30 Airlifter 5
A Chinese airlifter as big as the Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules will go into service in the 2020s if the factory behind the project, Shaanxi Aircraft, is given a go-ahead, as expected.
Avic Delivering C919 Parts With FACC Technology 
The parts are coming from a new plant that another Avic unit, Fesher Aviation Component, has established in Zhenjiang, in eastern China with help from FACC. Avic’s Xian Aircraft bought a controlling stake in FACC in 2009.
Avic Electromechanical Says It Is Growing Fast
The onboard-equipment subsidiary of Avic provides electrical systems for such aircraft as the C919 mainline narrowbody airliner, ARJ21 regional jet, MA60 regional turboprop and the AG600 amphibious aircraft.
Chinese Lessor Signs MoU For 30 C919s
Comac says it has now received orders for 430 C919s from 17 customers.
Avionics Firms Gain As China Mandates HUDs 
A rough estimate finds Chinese airlines could spend $1.4 billion by 2020 on the safety devices, which allow pilots to look at flight data projected on a glass screen between them and the windshield.
New Chinese Airlifter Could Enter Service In 2020s
A Chinese airlifter revealed by Avic this week will go into service in the 2020s if the factory behind the project, Shaanxi Aircraft, is given a go-ahead.
Safran, Avic Expected To Advance Turboprop Work
French aerospace manufacturer Safran and Avic are likely to advance their proposed collaborative program for turboprop engine parts at Airshow China, to be held in Zhuhai Nov. 11-16.
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