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.

Hainan Airlines Talks To GE, Rolls-Royce For 787-9 Engines 
Hainan Airlines is negotiating with General Electric and Rolls-Royce for engines for the 30 Boeing 787-9s that it plans to order, even though it uses GE GEnx engines for 10 new 787-8s it has in service, an industry official says.
Hainan Airlines Talks To GE, R-R For 787-9 Engines 
Hainan Airlines is negotiating with General Electric and Rolls-Royce for engines for the 30 Boeing 787-9s that it plans to order, even though it uses GE GEnx engines for 10 new 787-8s it has in service, an industry official says.
Growing In Long-Haul, Hainan Plans Big 787-9 Fleet 
Hainan Airlines may not be as comfortable as China’s big three state carriers, but it shows great ambitions for long-haul services.
Asian Airline Group Seeks Closer Safety Oversight 
Early this century, Asian airlines’ major accident rates improved markedly. Now they are drifting higher again, and the industry association wants tighter regulation.
VistaJet Close to Chinese Operation 
The Swiss charter company expects to enter the Chinese market “within weeks.”
Asia-Pacific Airlines Seek More Safety Oversight
The association’s data analysis shows that smaller Asian carriers, following years of dramatic safety improvements, are now suffering more crashes than they did around 2010. This seems to point to how new airlines are assessed as a cause for concern.
Hainan Airlines Seeking Six Leased 787-9s 
Hainan Airlines, China’s fourth-largest carrier, hopes to enter leased 787-9s into service from next year, an industry official familiar with the airline’s fleet plans said.
Deer Jet’s Jet Card Equalizes Int’l, Chinese Rates 
SHANGHAI – Rates for international flights are no higher than for domestic services in the latest version of the jet card program of Chinese business aircraft operator Deer Jet.
The package price is also lower than market prices, says Deer Jet, adding that it is offering further benefits with cards sold during the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition, held here from April 14-16. Jet cards, a way of selling charter services, allow buyers to purchase blocks of hours of aircraft usage.
Deer Jet is a major charter operator in mainland China.
Honeywell, Partners To Offer Small Satcom Antenna 
Honeywell, Inmarsat and satcoms technology specialist Kymeta are developing a Ka-band antenna for business and commercial aviation that should offer better broadband service and suit installation in smaller aircraft.
It will be the first truly flat-panel antenna for aviation, says Leo Mondale, president of the aviation business at Inmarsat.
“The smaller and more compact design will allow the antenna to be installed on a wider variety of aircraft, including smaller business aviation aircraft,” Honeywell says.
MRJ First Flight, But Not Delivery, Slips 
Ground testing has revealed a bug in the MRJ’s software, and some airframe changes are needed, too. Mitsubishi Aircraft plans to offset the delay by testing more aircraft in the sunny U.S.
Airbus Fails To Secure A330 Regional Orders, Looks At Cabin Upgrade 10
The transition from the current Airbus A330 to the A330neo was never going to be easy.
China’s Attention Shifts From A330 To Newer And Larger Widebodies 
FRANKFURT and BEIJING—Airbus’s chances of securing a large order from China for current-version A330 have become very small, according to industry sources, aggravating the manufacturer’s problems to fill production holes through the transition to the A330neo.
Air China Reaches Deal To Merge Maintenance Businesses Into Ameco 
BEIJING—Air China’s wholly owned maintenance operation, Air China Technics, will be merged into Ameco—the carrier’s joint venture with Lufthansa—by June, industry officials say.
Beijing Capital Airlines Plans European Services 
BEIJING—Beijing Capital Airlines, an affiliate of Hainan Airlines, is planning to move into long-haul operations this year, beginning with services between Beijing and Helsinki and Copenhagen.
KAI Campaigns To Sell 24 FA-50s To Peru 
South Korean President Park Geun-hye is backing a campaign by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) to sell 24 FA-50 attack aircraft to Peru.
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