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
V2500 Overhauls On The Rise As Fleet Matures 
The V2500 has been in service since 1989—but when will the model’s annual overhaul volume peak?
Changes Could Mean New Era Of Slower, Steadier MRO Growth  2
Is the wait for a bigger MRO rebound being supplanted by a new normal growth rate?
European Task Force Touches Hot-Button Drug, Alcohol-Testing Issue 
Europe is on record as rejecting the kind of drug and alcohol tests required at U.S. MRO shops.
FAA Addressing Foreign Repair Station Oversight Shortcomings 
European authorities are now ensuring some 400 repair stations there meet U.S. regulations, but were they adequately prepped for the task?
Heavy Airframe MRO Demand Dip Hits Haeco’s Xiamen Facilities 
Xiamen, which accounted for 40% of the man-hour share in the first six months of 2015, saw demand fall about 3%.
Heavy Airframe MRO Demand Dip Hits Haeco’s U.S., Xiamen Facilities 
Declines in demand at its two largest airframe business units, Haeco Xaimen and Haeco Americas, contributed to an overall 1.8% year-over-year decline in total airframe manhour services sold through the first six months of the year, and those markets are not expected to rebound before 2016, Haeco Ltd., executives say.
Data Sharing, Analysis Growing In MRO World 1
Airlines, MRO providers are using data analysis for more than enhancing safety.
FAA To Boost Foreign Repair Station Oversight Guidance, Inspector Training 
FAA has pledged to improve internal guidance and training of foreign civil aviation authority inspectors in response to a U.S. Transportation Department Office of Inspector General (OIG) report that expresses concern about the shift in oversight of foreign repair station compliance with U.S. regulations.
Foreign Repair Station Oversight Guidance, Inspector Training To Be Boosted By FAA 
FAA has pledged to improve internal guidance and training of foreign civil aviation authority inspectors in response to a U.S. Transportation Department Office of Inspector General (OIG) report that expresses concern about the shift in oversight of foreign repair station compliance with U.S. regulations.
Foreign Repair Station Oversight Guidance, Inspector Training To Be Boosted By FAA
FAA has pledged to improve internal guidance and training of foreign civil aviation authority inspectors in response to a U.S. Transportation Department Office of Inspector General (OIG) report that expresses concern about the shift in oversight of foreign repair station compliance with U.S. regulations.
San Jose’s Solid Run Earns Bond Rating Upgrade 
A long run of monthly enplanement growth, continued boosts in demand and an uptick in non-aeronautical revenues has earned Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) upgraded ratings on its general airport revenue bonds (Garbs) from Fitch Ratings.
Strong AFI-KLM MRO Results Continue To Buck Rocky Aftermarket Trends 
The MRO unit boosted first-half third-party revenues by 35% to €776 million ($861 million).
Airline CFO Confidence Suggests Expansion-Rate Slowdown Ahead 
“Airline profit expectations for the year ahead have dipped from previous highs but remain positive,” IATA says it its latest Airline Business Confidence Index, the group’s quarterly survey of airline chief financial officers.
EVA Order Continues Fleet Renewal; Fills Five More 777 Slots 
The deal, which cemented an agreement announced at this year’s Paris Air Show, calls for deliveries to run from October 2017-September 2019, the airline says.
Intra-European Market Boost Helps Lift International Traffic Trends 

International market travel, driven by a long-awaited rebound in intra-Europe traffic, received a welcomed boost in May, but the premium share of loads continued to lag, IATA data show.

“The key driver of the faster growth in international air travel is acceleration [in] the Europe market,” IATA noted. “In May, the market was up 5.1%, almost double the rate of growth seen year-to-date, supported by gains in business confidence. which confirm that the economic recovery is on track.”

 

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