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.

FAA, EASA Promise A Better Bureaucracy 
Few regulatory issues frustrate the aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) world—and the aircraft product manufacturing business in general, for that matter—more than duplicative rules.
Mobile’s Capabilities Boosting Front-Line Operations 
Large and small IT players are finding customers for mobile apps.
MRO’s Digital Push Gaining Ground, Survey Finds 
Digital thread emerging as next key priority
Trent 800 Aftermarket To Waver Slightly Through 2021 
Rolls Trent 800 fleet, aided by transitions focus, seen as stable until next decade.
AAR Buys Two Premier Aviation Facilities; Retains Air Canada Work 
AAR Corp. Sept. 19 announced a deal to acquire two maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities from Canada’s Premier Aviation.
In New MRO World Order, AOG Prowess More Valuable Than Ever 
Supporting parts pools, far-flung networks are right in logistics specialists’ wheelhouse.
Issues With Newest Engines Provide Early MRO-Proving Opportunities 
Network partners are gaining early insight into MRO work they will be handling as new-generation engines mature.
Smaller E-Jets Offer MRO Potential Ahead Of Next-Gen Models 
Embraer eyeing expanded component work as OEM seeks more revenue from aftermarket services.
U.S. Distributors Seek Relief From New FAA-EASA Parts Requirement 
U.S. air safety agency is betting on change to alleviate need for workarounds when it comes to the matter of parts tagging.
Operators And Suppliers Push Parts-supply Envelope 
Demand shifts impact parts supply chain and MRO options in myriad ways.
Airbus Puts Analytics At Center Of New MRO Alliance 
Move pits Airbus against a few close partners.
Fuel Optimization Software Gaining Traction With Airlines 
Safety Line and other fuel optimization software systems seeing growth as they enable airlines to reduce fuel costs.
Incremental Improvements Driving Major MRO IT Changes
Bots, virtual reality hold great potential for making MRO processes and technicians more efficient.
New Platforms Offer Promise For PW150 
PWC sees market for several hundred more sales, and aftermarket looks robust as well.
Honeywell Eyes Broader Scope For New Predictive Maintenance Offering
The supplier is combining existing datasets to deliver actionable results.
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