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
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 1
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.

Earnings Roundup: U.S. Carriers Focus On Operations, Not Growth 
Keeping capacity discipline top of mind, large U.S. airlines are cashing in on product-related strategies and, in some cases, aggressive cost-reduciton initiatives to maintain momentum on revenue and profit growth.
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.
OEM Supply Chain Squeeze Flowing Downstream, Into Aftermarket 

Efforts from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to wring costs and extract profits from supply chains are flowing downstream, triggering similar pressure from smaller suppliers and affecting aftermarket spares prices.

New Deals Set Stage For Joint IAM-TWU Talks At American 

US Airways mechanics, maintenance training, and fleet service work groups represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) each approved new three-year contracts over the weekend, clearing the way for a joint agreement that includes their colleagues at the merged American Airlines.

UTC Sees Better Second Half For Commercial, Military Markets 
United Technologies Corp. executives expect second-quarter stagnation in both market segments and key programs should ease in the second half of the year.
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