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
Cancellations Signal A320ceo Orders Shifting To A320neos, Airbus Says 
Cancellations booked by Airbus in this year’s first half included only one surprise and were dominated by operators switching from current-generation A320s to A320neo models, Airbus CEO Tom Enders says.
ANA Spikes Planned Investment In Myanmar’s Asian Wings 
The deal, announced last August, would have seen ANA invest $25 billion for a 49% stake in what was then one of only two profitable carriers in Myanmar. But a push by both domestic and foreign carriers to add capacity in Myanmar’s newly opened market has changed the landscape.
United Eyeing Used Narrowbody Market 
“We are working to meaningfully reduce our capital expenditures over the next four years by working with the aircraft manufacturers and continuing to explore opportunities in the used aircraft market,” United CFO John Rainey told analysts on the carrier’s recent second quarter earnings call.
TSA Guidance Clarifies Repair Station Security Requirements 
New Transportation Security Administration (TSA) guidance clarifies several key points about its repair station security rule
FAA Drug, Alcohol Testing Push Stuck Between U.S. Mandate, International Law 

The congressional mandate that FAA impose drug and alcohol testing standards on some workers at foreign repair stations has the agency between a rock and a hard place: opponents say the requirements would be unnecessary or illegal, while many U.S.-based entities believe the playing field can’t be leveled soon enough.

Allegiant Eyes Mexico In Late 2015; Still Bullish On Domestic Growth 

Allegiant’s long-planned and now-pending push into Mexico will not signal a souring of the carrier’s U.S. domestic growth prospects, the airline’s top executive emphasizes.

Farnborough Deals Point To Changing MRO Market
MRO deals underscore provider diversification and OEM aspirations
Ukraine Shootdown May Spur Risk-Assessment Reform 2
MH17 forces airlines, regulators to confront flaws in conflict-zone procedures
Allegiant Eyes Mexico In Late 2015; Still Bullish On Domestic Growth 
Allegiant’s long-planned and now-pending push into Mexico will not signal a souring of the carrier’s U.S. domestic growth prospects, the airline’s top executive emphasizes.
Ben Gurion Ban Underscores Airspace Risk Assessment Challenges 

Less than a week after a missile attack brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) and triggered calls for a coordinated approach to airspace risk assessment, conflicting responses to a perceived threat around Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) underscore the challenging realities facing airlines, regulators, and governments. 

Domestic Strength, Improving Atlantic, Pacific Boost Delta Earnings 

Delta Air Lines rode continued strength in major domestic markets, steady improvements on both trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific routes and across-the-board capacity discipline to a 17% boost in second quarter net income, and CEO Richard Anderson says the momentum should continue through the rest of the year.

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