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.

Data Comm Use For Aircraft Gains Momentum  2
Once airports are equipped for data communications, the next big phase is set for 2019.
EASA Mandates Engine Checks On Trent 900 Rubbing Issue 
Regulators, Rolls-Royce are unclear on the exact cause of an internal rubbing problem, so the EASA is mandating checks on the issue.
EASA Says Misassembled Engines Are Now Repaired 
Rolls-Royce updated production instructions to correct an issue with Trent XWBs at the source.
A320’s Popularity Make Its Aftermarket A Strong Bet  1
Dwindling number of parked aircraft underscores Airbus narrowbody model’s appeal.
Sanctions On MRO Support For Cuba Eased  1
Foreign countries still have advantages because of U.S. trade restrictions, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association notes.
Analytics Boosting Engine Workscoping Options 4
While OEMs and MRO providers eye analytics to gain an edge everywhere in the aftermarket, the engine support landscape is undergoing the biggest changes.
Mandate, Maturity Boosting V2500 Aftermarket  2
The mandate covers about 950 hubs on 670 engines flying on U.S.-registered aircraft. Hubs with more than 15,000 cycles must be checked within 1,500.
Saab Autopilot System Draws Scrutiny  12
Broader autopilot system overview recommended by UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch.
Aviation Authorities Cooperating On Regulatory Harmonization  1
FAA, EASA seeking even tighter ties to build on previous bilateral agreement.
Error Behind Air Asia X Diversion Preventable With Upgrade  23
Two issues per year linked to manual data-error entries, but Airbus-recommended upgrades were available to counter that.
Jetaire Bets On Foam To Improve Fuel-Tank Safety  3
Alternative to 737NG fuel tank inerting kit could open door wider for other flammability solutions.
Lufthansa Technik Already A Seasoned A350 MRO Provider 
Early A350 line maintenance, MRO support give company a head start.
FAA Certifies AAR’s New Rockford Facility 
AAR Corp.’s new maintenance, repair and overhaul facility in Rockford, Illinois, is expected to receive FAA Part 145 approval Sept. 30.
FAA Curtails Concerns Over Component Shop Needs Rules  5
A hangar is needed to fix a 747 part? Some at the FAA thought so.
Boeing 737NG Just Hitting Aftermarket Stride  2
The steady flow of new 737NGs is feeding a pipeline that will pay aftermarket dividends for years - an estimated $118 billion by 2026.
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