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
PW1100G engine
Pratt’s A320neo GTF Fix Uses Old Knife-Edge Seal Configuration  1
Pratt & Whitney is reverting to a previous configuration of its PW1100G geared turbofan (GTF) engine’s high pressure compressor (HPC) aft hub knife-edge seal to get its production line moving again and fix in-service engines affected by issues with the modified design.
ALPA: Collision Highlights Need For Tighter Canadian Drone Rules 
The October 2017 collision between a small unmanned aircraft and a Beech King Air operating a commercial charter flight into Quebec City highlights the risks that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) pose to Canadian airspace users, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) warned.
Houston-Anchorage To Be Among First United MAX Routes 
United Airlines plans to place its first Boeing 737-9s into revenue service June 7 on routes connecting its Houston Intercontinental (IAH) hub and five cities, including its summer seasonal-nonstop route to Anchorage, Alaska.
Southwest Unveils First International Cargo Markets 
Southwest Airlines plans to start rolling out international cargo shipments in May, with Mexico City, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta at the top of the list, the carrier announced.
Engine on an Airbus A320.
FAA Adopts EASA’s A320neo GTF Directive  3
The FAA is requiring operators to make sure their Airbus A320neo aircraft have no more than one affected engine installed and banning extended range, twin-engine operations (ETOPS) flights.
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FAA Budget Bets On Efficiency, Resource Reallocation 

WASHINGTON—Faced with meeting increasing demands with a shrinking budget, the FAA has outlined plans to reallocate resources and change some processes in fiscal 2019, the agency’s detailed budget request shows.

Southwest To Challenge Delta On Atlanta-Nashville Route 
Southwest Airlines will go head-to-head with Delta Air Lines in the Nashville-Atlanta nonstop market starting Aug. 7, dropping in five-times-daily frequencies during the week and three roundtrips on Saturday and Sunday.
Republic Pilots Ratify Agreement 
Republic Airline pilots who are members of Teamsters Local 357 have ratified a contract extension of their 2015 collective bargaining agreement, the union said.
Alaska, Virgin America Flight Attendants Reach Merger Deal 
Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) reached a tentative merger agreement for the airline’s 5,400 flight attendants, the organizations announced.
FAA Budget Proposes Heavy R&D Cuts 
The FAA’s fiscal 2019 budget request of $16.1 billion is about 1.9% down from fiscal 2017’s approved level and includes a hefty cut in its research, engineering and development (RE&D) funding.
Trump TSA Budget Calls For More Screeners, Higher Passenger Fees 
The Trump administration’s fiscal year 2019 budget request for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration seeks to improve airport checkpoint efficiency.
BRIC Countries MRO Outlook Mixed Over Next Decade 
Aging fleets in growing markets jump-start aftermarket growth.
A380 MRO Market Will Be Steady, But Future In Doubt 
Recent Emirates order is boost to long-term production.
FAA Asks That Industry Help Improve MRO Guidance 
The repair station community will help the FAA ensure that its many guidance documents align with Part 145 and make recommendations to correct gaps or conflicts.
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