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.

Delta Benefiting From Refinery Ramp-Up 
The refinery turned a $19 million profit in the three months ending Sept. 30, Delta CFO Paul Jacobsen said.
Opinion: Airlines Growing More Efficient At Parts Management 
Projecting airline traffic demand is usually straightforward: As GDP goes, so goes passenger activity.
Pistole To Retire From TSA, Head Alma Mater 

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) head John Pistole will retire Dec. 31, the agency announced Thursday. Pistole, formerly the number two official at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has been the TSA administrator since June 2010. Pistole is slated to become the next president of Anderson University, located in his hometown of Anderson, Ind. Pistole earned his bachelor’s degree from the university in 1978.

Delta’s Capacity Adjustment Strategy Fuels Operating Margin, Revenue Boosts 
“Delta’s results are consistent with high-quality S&P 500 industrials,” CEO Richard Anderson said. “While we have more work ahead of us to achieve our long-term financial goals, we expect a record fourth quarter of 2014 with an operating margin of 10%-12%.”
Southwest, Virgin America Take Off At Love Field 

Southwest and Virgin America marked Monday’s end to the Wright Amendment at Love Field by launching services on 10 total routes, including two—Los Angeles and Washington Reagan—that pit the carriers against each other. Southwest will grow its seven destinations to 17 by early January. Virgin America, swapping one gate at Dallas/Fort Worth for two at Love Field, also serves San Francisco and will add New York LaGuardia later this month. Both airports are in Southwest’s Love Field plans.

Controllers Return To Work At FAA’s Chicago Center 

FAA’s Chicago En Route Center came back online early Monday morning, ending a 17-day outage that required creative approaches such as the use of adjacent facilities to maintain traffic flow and led FAA to stand up a review of air traffic center interruption-contingency plans.

Flight Tests Mark Next Step To Chicago Center Restoration 

FAA Thursday began flight tests to confirm that the agency is on track to transfer air traffic back to controllers at the Chicago En Route Center starting late Sunday night, the agency said.

Qantas Taps ATS For 737 Maintenance Guidance 

Qantas has tapped Aviation Technical Services (ATS) to help the carrier improve maintenance efficiency on its 737 fleet.  ATS, which counts 737 mainstay Southwest as one of its largest customers, will apply its engineering and maintenance management expertise to help Qantas fine-tune everything from material availability to staffing. “We want to step back and reassess what and how we should be managing our maintenance program,”  said Qantas Executive Manager of Engineering Chris Nassenstein.

Flight Tests Mark Next Step To Chicago Center Restoration 
A team including FAA employees from Chicago-area air traffic facilities, the adjoining en route centers, the FAA Command Center and labor and airline representatives has been formed to lead the shift back to the Chicago center by early Monday.
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