Sean Broderick

Sean Broderick
Senior Air Transport Editor,
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 helped launch a U.S. Part 121 carrier; 12 years with the American Association of Airport Executives, where he served as editor of Airport Magazine; and 20 years in full- and part-time roles with Aviation Week writing primarily about airline business, MRO, and safety. 

Broderick and Aviation Week colleague John Croft shared the 2015 Flight Safety International Cecil A. Brownlow Publication Award recognizing "significant contributions by journalists to aviation safety awareness." 

Based outside Washington, D.C., 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
United CEO: Response Coming To Air Italy’s U.S. Expansion 
The Big Three U.S. carriers plan a “strong retort” to Air Italy’s planned service additions, calling the recent and planned moves into U.S. gateways a “clear violation” of an agreement between U.S. and Qatari government officials, United Airlines’ top executive said.
Leap Cold-Soak Software Fix Expanded To -1Bs 
European and U.S. regulators have expanded a software-upgrade mandate to CFM International Leap-1B engines that ensures Boeing 737 Max-powered aircraft will not experience engine-fan-speed issues caused by extremely cold weather.
Court Reversal Frees Boeing And Embraer To Finalize Deal 
A Brazilian appeals court has reversed a lower, provisional decision that would have prevented Embraer and Boeing from finalizing terms of their proposed joint venture (JV).
Court Reversal Frees Boeing, Embraer To Finalize Deal 
A Brazilian appeals court has reversed a lower, provisional decision that would have prevented Embraer and Boeing from finalizing terms of their proposed joint venture (JV).
Embraer, Brazil Appeal Court Order Block Of Boeing JV 
Embraer and the Brazilian federal government plan to challenge a Brazilian court order that stops Embraer and Boeing from finalizing their proposed commercial-aircraft joint venture (JV) before the country’s new administration is in power.
Embraer, Brazil Appeal Court Order Blocking Boeing JV 
Embraer and the Brazilian federal government plan to challenge a Brazilian court order that stops Embraer and Boeing from finalizing their proposed commercial-aircraft joint venture (JV) before the country’s new administration is in power.
Southwest’s Load Factor Decline Underscores Revenue Push 
Southwest Airlines continues to see its capacity growth out-pace revenue passenger mile (RPM) additions, underscoring the airline’s need to boost unit revenues through efforts such as its recent fare increases.
Embraer, Brazil Appeal Court Order On Boeing JV 
Embraer and the Brazilian federal government plan to challenge a Brazilian court order that stops Embraer and Boeing from finalizing their proposed commercial-aircraft joint venture (JV) before the country’s new administration is in power.
Tablets Driving Efficiency For United’s Line Mechanics 
United’s growing digital MRO Initiative will move to base maintenance teams next.
Strong Balance Sheets Giving Airlines More Outsourcing Options 
Fleet scale remains primary driver of insourcing versus outsourcing decisions for MRO.
JAL Subsidiary Japan Air Commuter Completes Q400 Phase-out 
Japan Air Commuter (JAC) has completed its large-turboprop fleet transition with the removal of its final Bombardier Q400 from service at the end of November.
Alaska Sees 2% Capacity Growth In 2019, Steady Acceleration Thereafter 
Alaska Airlines plans to grow capacity 2% in 2019 and accelerate its expansion rate soon after, but will carefully monitor the competitive environment before making firm commitments, the airline’s top executive said.
Qantas A380 Turn-back Highlights Ground-damage Ramifications 
Passenger-door seal damage caused by a catering truck created an unnerving onboard noise that led a Qantas Airbus A380 to return to Sydney 2 hr. into a scheduled flight to the U.S., an Australian Transport Safety Board (ATSB) report found.
United: Lower Fuel Won’t Trigger Large Capacity Additions 
Falling fuel prices could trigger a small increase in near-term capacity but not major network additions at United Airlines, in part because of the airline’s success in passing through costs during fuel’s rise, a top United executive said.
Lion Air Interim Report Highlights Confusion And Dysfunction  21
Mechanics failed to fix reported faults following several previous flights of the accident aircraft.
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