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.


Mitsubishi MRJ Jet Completes Latest Round Of Flight Tests 
The Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) has completed a second and third round of flight testing from Nagoya Airport. Japan's first commercial jet made its maiden test flight on November 11.
MRJ Regional Jet Completes Next Two Test Flights 
Mitsubishi Aircraft has conducted the second and third test flights of its MRJ regional-jet program, first retracting the undercarriage and then the flaps of the aircraft.
Air China, Hainan Airlines Expand At Shanghai 
While the Chinese air transportation industry wonders whether the government will merge major carriers, China Eastern’s rivals keep building up at Shanghai.
Xiamen Airlines Plans Melbourne Service 
Xiamen Airlines plans to open a route to Melbourne next year, after launching its impending Sydney service.
Australian Navy May Need Bigger Supply Fleet 
Likely enlargement of Australia’s frigate force will add pressure to eventually add a third replenishment ship to the Royal Australian Navy, a Canberra, Australia, think tank says.
Hainan Airlines Adds Brussels To Shanghai Push 
Hainan Airlines is planning to further develop its long-haul business in Shanghai—the home of China Eastern Airlines—with a service to Brussels.
HNA’s Tianjin Airlines Moving Into Widebodies 
HNA is expanding former regional subsidiary Tianjin Airlines into a major long-haul widebody operator, beginning with a move into the Canadian market.
Jiangxi Airlines On Track To Fly Within Weeks 
Xiamen Airlines offshoot Jiangxi Airlines looks likely to begin operations within weeks, following its receipt of a public air transportation license from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
HNA Group Buys Large Stake In Azul 
HNA Group—the largest private airline group in China—is broadening its international footprint with a significant equity investment in Brazilian carrier Azul.
EVA Completes 787-10 Order 
Taiwan’s EVA Airways has finalized an order for 18 Boeing 787-10s, as part of a plan to expand its fleet by more than 50% by 2020.
Australia To Probably Upgrade Collins Submarines 
Slow progress in Australia’s submarine acquisition program will probably force the country to modernize its current six boats, a Canberra think tank says.
Air China Pushes Deeper Into Shanghai Market 
Air China is deepening its encroachment into the Shanghai home of rival China Eastern, planning to connect the city with Manchester in the U.K., and Barcelona, Spain.
MRJ Gear, Flaps To Operate After Second Flight 
Mitsubishi Aircraft plans to operate the landing gear and flaps of the first MRJ after its second flight, a spokesperson for the company tells Aviation Daily.
Test Period Compressed As Mitsubishi MRJ Makes First Flight  4
The sight of the MRJ flying past Mount Fuji will gladden the many Japanese who have long been frustrated by the mismatch between the country’s advanced aerospace technology, notably in manufacturing, and its failure to make its own complete airliner since the 1970s.
Okay’s Unprofitable Turboprops Moving To Joy Air 
Okay Airways will offload its unprofitable Avic MA60 turboprop operations and transfer them to Joy Air, a subsidiary of the aircraft’s manufacturer.

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