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
OEM Supply Chain Squeeze Flowing Downstream, Into Aftermarket 

Efforts from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to wring costs and extract profits from supply chains are flowing downstream, triggering similar pressure from smaller suppliers and affecting aftermarket spares prices.

New Deals Set Stage For Joint IAM-TWU Talks At American 

US Airways mechanics, maintenance training, and fleet service work groups represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) each approved new three-year contracts over the weekend, clearing the way for a joint agreement that includes their colleagues at the merged American Airlines.

OEM Supply Chain Squeeze Flowing Downstream, Into Aftermarket 
Efforts by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to wring costs and extract profits from supply chains are flowing downstream, triggering similar pressure from smaller suppliers and affecting aftermarket spares prices.
New Deals Set Stage For Joint IAM-TWU Talks At American 
US Airways mechanics, maintenance training, and fleet service work groups represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) each approved new three-year contracts over the weekend, clearing the way for a joint agreement that includes their colleagues at the merged American Airlines.
Aftermarket Cooling, But Still Rebounding, Survey Finds 
Responses from more than 60 MRO providers revealed that each major global region reported slower year-over-year growth in the second quarter than in the first. Industry wide, growth was 3.4% compared to 2013, vs. 6.2% in the first quarter.
Rising Demand Putting Parked Aircraft Back To Work 
The parked fleet at the end of May totaled 2,573, UBS determined, down 2% from April and 7% from the same time a year ago.
Spares Market Spawns More Innovation
Independents, OEMs grapple to meet operators’ spare parts demands
Singapore Joint Venture Set To Be Boeing’s Largest MRO Partnership
Boeing’s planned maintenance services partnership with SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) represents the manufacturer’s most aggressive push into the lucrative commercial aftermarket and tracks with the company’s strategy of teaming up with partners that add value as it seeks to grow its services revenues.
As Aircraft Retirements Rise, Universal Recycling Standards Eyed 
Faced with record aircraft retirements, industry is embracing standards for recycling parts and materials, but work remains to boost both awareness of accepted processes and overall life-cycle sustainability, executives attending the recent Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association’s (AFRA) annual gathering say.
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Jul 21, 2014
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Belgian Leopards Given Royal Farewell

Belgium celebrated its independence day July 21 with four Leopard 1A5 tanks ending the military part of the traditional parade in front of the Royal Palace in Brussels....More
Jul 21, 2014
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UPDATE: DigitalGlobe's Before and After Images of MH17 Crash Site 2

U.S. commercial imagery provider DigitalGlobe posts electro-optical images of eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region....More
Jul 21, 2014
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Social Quiz Day 7: Can you name the tool?

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Jul 18, 2014
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Social Quiz Day 6: Can you name the aviation system?

Another aviation system spotted at Aviation Week’s MRO Americas 2014 exhibition. What is it?   Email your answer to Regina.Kenney@aviationweek.com by 1:00pm CT on July 20 and all correct answers will be put in a drawing to win Aviation Week stylus. (#6 of #7)  ...More
Jul 18, 2014
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Check 6 Podcast: Malaysia Flight MH17 Shootdown 3

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Jul 17, 2014
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The U.S. Space-Based Infrared System (Sbirs) and its predecessor Defense Support Program satellites are getting a lot of attention because of the tragic crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, allegedly shot down over Eastern Ukraine July 17....More

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