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
Southwest Eying Used 737NG Parts Market For Price Drops 
Southwest Airlines is keeping a close eye on the used-parts market, and may ramp up its spares stock if Boeing 737NG part-outs pick up, and prices on harvested parts begin to fall.
Corrosion Issue Prompts Boeing Vacuum Waste System Maintenance Updates
New maintenance, corrosion prevention procedures are being rolled out
Opinion: The Most Important Data Of All
FAA is working to add safety-centric maintenance data.
Failure To ID Duct Liner Piece Preceded Q400 APU Smoke Incident
Piece found behind aircraft two days earlier was clue of problem
OEM Aftermarket Presence Here To Stay, Suppliers Say
Suppliers are increasingly convinced that growing OEM emphasis on product support is a long-term play that will lead to a structural shift in the aftermarket, new Canaccord Genuity research shows
Closing The Workforce Gap
Direct pipelines from technical schools to employers shows promise.
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.
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