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.


China’s Landspace Tests Methane Main Engine 
Private Chinese space launcher builder Landspace has tested a complete methane-burning space launch main engine, laying the groundwork for a move to higher thrust.
IHI Seeks Foreign Partner As Japan Industry Mulls Fighter Co. 
IHI Corp. said it is aiming for international joint development of a combat-aircraft engine.
Korea Aerospace Industries Aims Above Ordinary Tier 1 Status 
KAI hopes to be a “super Tier 1” supplier, acting as a strategic partner to Airbus or Boeing, an integrator of aircraft sections.
China Eastern To Complete Shift To Beijing Daxing In 2020 
China Eastern Airlines said it will complete its transfer of operations to Beijing Daxing International Airport during the period of its 2020 summer flight schedule, following an initial shift during the 2019-20 winter schedule.
South Korea’s KAI Aiming To Be A ‘Super Tier-One’ Supplier 
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) said it wants to become a “super tier-one” supplier in commercial aviation—a contractor whose capability is closer to building a complete aircraft.
Looking To Lead Program, KAI Assesses Regional Airliner 
In 2008, Korea Aerospace Industries studied a T-tail 60-seat regional jet. It is looking at the same size again, but not necessarily a jet.
Korean Air Pursues Advanced Composites Manufacturing 
Korean Air wants its carbon-fiber products cured without autoclaves and integrated in form. The company also wants more automation in assembly.
Meet The Comac Business Jet, An ARJ21 Version  1
The first ARJ21-based CBJ business jet will be a demonstrator. Comac is marketing it mainly in China.
Luckily For Bizjet-makers, China Is Not Asia’s Only Market 
The Asia-Pacific business jet fleet grew just 1.4% in 2018. Growth in Southeast Asia offset a collapse in net deliveries in China.
China Southern’s Daxing Subsidiary Applies For License 
The China Southern Airlines subsidiary to be based at Beijing Daxing International Airport has completed preparations for the commencement of its operations and has applied for a license for public air transportation.
Korean Air Broadens Manufacturing Capabilities 
Korean Air is focusing on non-autoclave curing, integral carbon-fiber structures and further automation as it works to sustain and expand its commercial-aircraft manufacturing business.
Cooperation Challenges Slow CR929 Engine Selection 
Sino-Russian coordination has been a challenge in the Craic consortium, delaying progress.
Chinese Reusable Rocket Test Launches Waverider  1
One Chinese rocket shot achieves two landmarks, verifying launcher recovery technology and testing a waverider.
Coordination Challenge Slows Craic CR929 Engine Choice 
Challenges in multinational cooperation are slowing progress in Sino-Russian CR29 development, industry sources close to the program said.
China Eastern, Air China In Line For Shanghai-London Rights 
China Eastern Airlines and Air China are likely to add flights between Shanghai and London, following a notice of intended decisions in their favor by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
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