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.



Sources: China Eastern To Keep Beijing Capital-Shanghai Service 
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), appears to have changed its policy on how Chinese airlines will be split between Beijing airports after the new Daxing International Airport opens, allowing China Eastern Airlines to maintain Beijing-Shanghai flights from Beijing Capital International.
Japan Mulls Fighter Consolidation As LM Offers F-35 Code 
Japanese industry is discussing the creation of a joint company for fighter development.
Australian VIP Squadron Begins Receiving Falcon 7Xs 
Australia has received the first of three Dassault Falcon 7X business jets that will re-equip the VIP squadron based at Canberra.
Australian VIP Squadron Begins Receiving Falcon 7Xs 
Australia has received the first of three Dassault Falcon 7X business jets that will re-equip the VIP squadron based at Canberra.
Mitsubishi Aircraft Focuses On MRJ70 Refinements 
Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi Aircraft is close to finalizing a refined design for the MRJ70, the shorter version of its MRJ regional jet, and by the end of June, two additional MRJ90 prototypes will be ready for MRJ flight testing, Mitsubishi Aircraft president Hisakazu Mizutani said.
Russia Asserts First Craic CR929 Orders Expected In 2023 
The Russian chairperson of the Craic board expects the consortium to receive initial orders for its CR929 widebody airliner no earlier than 2023—a differing assessment compared to the late-2019 timing recently suggested by Comac, the Chinese partner in the program.
China Bay Plan Holds Out Hope For Smaller Bizjets 
A development plan for a major part of southern China is offering hope to general aviation that the region may support more balanced development of the industry in the next few years, including greater use of small and medium business jets.
Japan Offers To Help Fund Greater Bizav Access 
The Japanese government is promoting business aviation access to the country’s secondary airports, setting aside funds to help pay for new facilities.
Comac Expects First Craic CR929 Orders In Late 2019 
Craic is likely to book its first orders for the CR929 widebody airliner at the end of this year, according to the Chinese partner in the Sino-Russian consortium, Comac.
Comac Begins Building First CBJ, An ARJ21 Bizjet 
Comac is building the first aircraft of the ARJ21 regional jet’s corporate version, intending to complete it next year as a demo to show to prospective customers.
Capital Jet FBO At Daxing International To Open In 2020 
The worst capacity crunch in Chinese business aviation should be solved next year with the opening of Capital Jet’s ground facility at the new airport at Daxing.
KAI LAH Begins Engines-Running Ground Tests 
KAI has begun ground testing the prototype LAH battlefield helo with engines running, the last step before a first flight planned for no later than June.
Japan Grounds F-35As Following Crash 
Japan has grounded its 12 remaining Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightnings following the crash of one of its stealthy fighters over the Pacific Ocean on April 9.
One More Time, China Dashes Bizav Hopes 
Chinese demand for business aircraft has flopped again, disappointing manufacturers for the second time this decade.
ATR Working On Launch Orders For Short-Field 42-600 
ATR is working on accumulating launch orders for its proposed short-field version of the ATR 42-600, estimating a market of 800 aircraft over 30 years.
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