Sean Broderick

Sean Broderick
Senior Air Transport Editor,
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 helped launch a U.S. Part 121 carrier; 12 years with the American Association of Airport Executives, where he served as editor of Airport Magazine; and 20 years in full- and part-time roles with Aviation Week writing primarily about airline business, MRO, and safety. 

Broderick and Aviation Week colleague John Croft shared the 2015 Flight Safety International Cecil A. Brownlow Publication Award recognizing "significant contributions by journalists to aviation safety awareness." 

Based outside Washington, D.C., 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
Spirit’s Charlotte Service Not Seen As Disruptive Move 
New Spirit Airlines service between American Airlines’ Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) fortress hub and four other airports with significant major-airline presence may be eye-opening at first, but the long-term ramifications of the move—a single daily flight on each route—should be negligible, Bernstein analysts conclude.
Jetlines Advancing ‘Swoop-Avoidance’ Network Strategy 
Aspiring startup Jetlines—advancing its new strategy of building a route network that seeks to avoid WestJet ULCC subsidiary Swoop—plans to include Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) in its network, the airline and airport announced Feb. 13.
Amazon Air Seen As Little Threat To Incumbent Package Carriers 
Amazon’s 767 freighter fleet serves fulfillment centers, not end customers.
United And Bombardier Plan Reconfigured Large RJ 
Reconfiguring larger CRJ model fits United’s plan and suggests that no pilot-scope changes are coming.
Delta Debuts A220, Eyes ‘Coastal Gateways’ For Newest Fleet Type 
Delta Air Lines Feb. 7 became the first airline in the Americas to debut the Airbus A220, operating flights between New York LaGuardia (LGA) and both Boston Logan (BOS) and Dallas-Fort Worth International (DFW).
United’s Premium Push Includes Revamped 50-seat CRJ700s  3
United Airlines has unveiled a major increase to its premium-cabin inventory that includes introducing reconfigured Bombardier CRJ700s as 50-seat, two-class aircraft.
Chorus Adds 9 CRJ900s To Support New Air Canada Deal 
Canada’s Chorus Aviation confirmed Feb. 6 an order for nine Bombardier CRJ900s that will help support its recently-announced extension as an Air Canada regional-feeder partner.
WestJet Eyes Turnaround On Unit-Revenue Gains 
WestJet’s focus on emphasizing unit revenue growth over capacity additions is showing signs of paying off, giving carrier executives confidence that 2019 will not be a repeat of 2018.
EASA Orders More Frequent Trent 700 Inlet Inspections 
Operators of Rolls-Royce-powered Airbus A330s face more frequent inspections of engine inlet cowls following an EASA mandate based on revised recommendations from Airbus.
Air Canada, Chorus Aviation Firm Revamped Partnership 
A revised capacity-purchase agreement (CPA) with Air Canada gives Chorus Aviation long-term stability for its Jazz regional feeder and boosts its effort to diversify revenue streams by increasing its leasing income.
TSB Canada Recommends Taxiway Changes At Toronto Pearson  1
A Transportation Safety Board of Canada analysis of runway incursions at YYZ led the board to recommend reconfiguring part of the airfield and put a spotlight on how inconsistent airport-design standards can present risks for flight crews.
TSB Canada Recommends Taxiway Fixes At Toronto Pearson 
A Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) analysis of runway incursions at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) led the board to recommend reconfiguring part of the airfield and put a spotlight on how inconsistent airport-design standards can present risks for flight crews.
Shutdown Backlog Triggers Repair Station Certificate Extensions 
FAA and EASA have agreed to grant extensions to scores of dual-certified repair stations with certificate expiration dates in early 2019, ensuring that the recent U.S. government shutdown will not hold up routine renewals.
Shutdown Backlog Triggers Repair Station Certificate Extensions 
The FAA and EASA have agreed to grant extensions to scores of dual-certified repair stations with certificate expiration dates in early 2019,
ICCT: Study Demonstrates Need For SST Noise, Emissions Standards 

Supersonic transports (SSTs) under development could produce substantial noise pollution throughout projected global route networks and pose major challenges for aviation carbon-emissions reduction efforts within two decades if new environmental standards are not introduced, an International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) study concludes.

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