Sean Broderick

Sean Broderick
Managing Editor, MRO,
Aviation Week Intelligence Network

Sean Broderick's aviation career started in 1991, working for Airbus in Toulouse. His industry experience includes four years with an aviation consultancy, where he worked on the successful launch of a U.S. Part 121 carrier; 12 years with an airport association as a magazine editor and communications executive; and more than 15 years of full- and part-time work as a journalist for Aviation Week writing primarily about maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) and safety. He graduated from James Madison University with a B.S. in Communications ('91) and earned an M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications ('13) from West Virginia University.

Articles
Huerta Joins Delta Board Of Directors 
Former FAA Administrator Michael Huerta has joined the board of directors of Delta Air Lines, the carrier announced.
United Fleet Investments Include 20 Used Airbus A319s
United Airlines signed a deal to add 20 used Airbus A319s and moved another 23 aircraft it operates from leases to its own balance sheet, continuing its trend of re-shaping the capital costs of its operating fleet.
MRO Market Offers Optimism, But Labor Shortage Looms 
Operators are seeking greater efficiency, with prognostics beginning to emerge as a factor.
New Inspections And Limits Worsen Trent 1000 Issues  1
New blades that will solve issue are at least a year away. Regulators to slash ETOPS clearance for low-time aircraft to 140 min., down from 330 min.
Congress Pressures FAA On Safety Oversight 
House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Democrats, reacting to a CBS 60 Minutes report on safety standards at Allegiant Air and the April 17 inflight engine failure on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737, are leaning on FAA to review how it oversees airlines—and low-cost carriers in particular—and brief lawmakers as soon as possible.
LATAM Adds Boeing 747-400 To Help Offset Grounded 787s 
LATAM Airlines Group, already facing significant operational disruption dealing with Boeing 787s taken out of service for Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine maintenance, has added a fifth leased aircraft—a 747-400—to help fill gaps and could bring in more supplemental lift depending on the outcome of newly mandated Trent 1000 inspections.
House Unveils Bipartisan Five-Year FAA Bill 
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leadership introduced a five-year FAA reauthorization bill April 13.
Boutique Favored To Replace Great Lakes At Prescott 
Prescott, Arizona city officials are backing a bid from Boutique Airlines to replace air service lost at Prescott Municipal Airport (PRC) when Great Lakes ended its operations last month.
Analytics Establishing Its Place At Airlines 
Teams of data scientists, engineers and mechanics are delivering measurable value to airline maintenance.
Fitch: ULCCs Do Not Threaten Air Canada, WestJet 
Air Canada and WestJet will continue to face the biggest threats from each other rather than planned ULCC operators eyeing shares of the Canadian market dominated by the two carriers, Fitch Ratings said.
U.S. House Unveils FAA Reauthorization Bill 
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leadership introduced a five-year FAA reauthorization bill April 13—a bipartisan proposal that leaves efforts to reform the air traffic control system behind, focusing instead on stabilizing the agency with consistent funding.
Boutique Favored To Replace Great Lakes At Prescott 
Prescott, Arizona city officials are backing a bid from Boutique Airlines to replace air service lost at Prescott Municipal Airport (PRC) when Great Lakes ended its operations last month.
FAA Prepared To Oversee Its UK MROs Post-Brexit If Needed 
FAA, planning for a worst-case scenario, is prepared to take over surveillance of its 180 approved repair stations in the UK if a new regulatory bilateral agreement isn’t in place when the country leaves the European Union (EU) next year.
Remote Towers 'Inevitable' In U.S., FAA Safety Chief Says 
Only one U.S. airport has tested a remote air traffic control tower, but their integration into the National Airspace System (NAS) is "inevitable," FAA's top safety executive believes.
FedEx Debuts Containerized 767 Crew Rest 
FedEx Express has put its first containerized crew rest developed for its Boeing 767-300ERs into service, the company said.
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