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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.

Demand For PW1100G-JM Engine Drives Mitsubishi Factory Investment 
Rising demand for the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM is the key reason for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) setting up an advanced factory at Nagasaki to exclusively build the combustor for the engine, which is used on the Airbus A320neo family.
As KSLV-II Approaches Flight, KARI Considers Derivatives 
Higher combustion chamber pressures for the first stage and staged-combustion for the second stage would improve the launcher.
Japan Finance Ministry Seeks Private Money For Future Fighter 
The Japanese finance ministry is demanding private investment in the country’s Future Fighter program, in part to ensure contractors are fully incentivized to prevent failure.
Japan Finance Ministry Seeks Private Money In Future Fighter 
The Japanese finance ministry is demanding private investment in the country’s Future Fighter program, in part to ensure contractors are fully incentivized to prevent failure.
Taiwanese Launch Company Plans 90% Cost Cut  4
The key to the cost reduction will be an efficient production setup and use of hybrid solid-liquid propulsion.
KAI Begins Building KF-X Prototype For 2022 Flight 
The KF-X has cleared its critical design review. A radar technology demonstrator has flown.
MHI Assembles H3 Second Stage, Ready For Captive Testing 
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has assembled the second stage of the first H3 medium-lift space launcher.
JAXA In Detail Design Of HTV-X Cargo Spacecraft 
HTV-X will succeed JAXA’s HTV spacecraft, which is due to make its ninth and final mission to the International Space Station in 2020. The spacecraft also is a candidate for supplying NASA's lunar-orbiting Gateway space station.
Taiwanese Company Aims At Launch Costs 10% Of Competitors’ 
A Taiwanese company plans to enter the market for light space launches with what it says will be 10% of the costs of current major operators.
Korean Air MUAV Surveillance Drone In Operational Testing 
The South Korean air force is putting the Korean Air MUAV surveillance drone through operational testing, aiming at entering the type into regular service in 2020, a program source said.
Japan’s Ispace Plans 2021 Lunar Flight 
The first mission has a customer, Japanese battery maker NGK, which wants to test a product on the Moon.
KARI Plans KSLV-II Third Stage Static Test 
The Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) will static test the complete third stage of its KSLV-II space launcher within a few months, with a static test of the first stage to follow in 2020 ahead of the planned first flight in 2021.
Avic Upgrades One Helicopter And Is Developing Two More 
The AC312E is close to certification, AC332 detail design is almost done, and the AHL should soon be submitted for launch approval.
U.S. OKs Possible AIM-120D Sale To South Korea 
The U.S. has approved a possible sale to South Korea of AIM-120D Amraams, foreshadowing introduction into Asia of the latest standard of the Raytheon air-to-air missile.
Colorful Guizhou Airlines To Introduce A320neos 
China’s Colorful Guizhou Airlines will receive its first Airbus A320neo this month, stepping up from the regional jet operations for which the carrier was established four years ago.

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