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.

Draft Rudder-reversal Guidance Released 
FAA has released draft guidance on how aircraft manufacturers can comply with new certification requirements that factor aerodynamic loads produced by rudder reversals into design standards.
Taking Stock of the 'Insider Threat'
An airline employee’s fatal flight in a stolen Bombardier Q400 causes airport, airline to rethink security protocols.
Canadian ULCC Swoop Adds Fourth Boeing 737-800 
Swoop, Westjet’s ULCC subsidiary, has placed its fourth aircraft into service and is using it to support previously announced seasonal flights between Abbotsford International and Winnipeg Richardson International airports.
IATA: No Talks Yet With Honeywell Over EC Complaint 
IATA and Honeywell have not started talks on a possible settlement of the European Commission (EC) complaint filed by the association against the supplier, even as discussions with CFM International over a similar complaint led to a settlement that both sides welcomed.
Low-Speed Rejected Takeoff Guidance Urged  3
An FAA-sponsored working group has recommended the agency develop guidance requiring demonstrations that aircraft can be controlled when an engine suddenly loses thrust during the low-speed portion of a takeoff run.
Low-speed Rejected Takeoff Guidance Urged 
An FAA-sponsored working group has recommended the agency develop guidance requiring demos that aircraft can be controlled when an engine suddenly loses thrust during the low-speed portion of a takeoff run.
FAA Again Extends MRO Parts-Approval Authority 
The FAA has rubber-stamped a one-year extension that permits U.S. repair stations with EASA certifications to inspect and OK parts that do not have certain EASA-required documentation.
FAA Plans Remote-Connectivity Guidance 
FAA plans to produce guidance for incorporating remote-connectivity technology, such as live video feeds, into inspection, training, and other procedures that manufacturers and maintenance providers use to follow the agency’s regulations.
Air Lease Corp. Unfazed By Boeing 737 Delays 
Air Lease Corp. (ALC) said at least two of its Boeing 737s will be delivered late because of the manufacturer’s mounting production-line challenges, but is not anticipating significant, long-term disruptions.
Exchange Rates Pull Down Chorus 2Q Profit 
Chorus Aviation increased its second-quarter (2Q) adjusted net income 9% thanks largely to its growing aircraft leasing business, but unfavorable currency exchange rates helped dragged down the company’s year-over-year (YOY) 2Q net income down 61%.
Air Canada: Rouge Can Compete With ULCCs 
As the Canadian ULCC market heats up, Air Canada said it is prepared to leverage the significant flexibility of its Rouge subsidiary to ward off competition, from adding flights in major domestic markets to re-configuring aircraft to match rivals’ all-economy offerings.
Aircastle Confident In Embraer E2 Demand Uptick 
Aircastle continues to struggle to place more of its Embraer E190-E2-series aircraft slated to begin arriving next year, but the lessor is confident that the Embraer-Boeing tie-up and the aircraft’s recent entry into service will help entice new customers.
Aircastle Bounces Back To Profit In 2Q 
Aircastle Ltd. posted an adjusted net income of $52.4 million in the second quarter, swinging to profit one year after recording a quarterly loss of $7.1 million, the company reported Aug. 7.
Low-Cost Operators Eye Canada 
Keeping Canadian passengers from opting for lower-cost U.S. airports will be key to new ULCCs’ success.
Bombardier CRJ Backlog At Two-Year High 
Double-digit orders from American Airlines and Delta Air Lines have pushed Bombardier’s CRJ backlog to 60 for the first time in nearly two years, even after the OEM removed a six-aircraft commitment from dormant Felix Airways.
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