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
Upgrades, Issues Test Nascent GEnx MRO Network 
OEM learning lessons that should improve engine lifecycle.
Aerospace Cybersecurity Challenges Need To Be Identified, Addressed  2
The aerospace industry lacks adequate policy to manage risks. Efforts show that strides are being made, however.
Boeing Breaks New Ground With Oman Air Engine LRU Support Deal
Boeing's first long-term deal involving engine components supports drive for organic aftermarket growth.
MTU, Citing Older-Engine Demand, Boosts Parts-Sales Outlook
CF6, PW2000 joins venerable V2500 in driving mature material demand.
Aviation Not Well-Built To Withstand Cybersecurity Threats, Report Says 
Aviation’s march towards an increasingly digital future is opening it to significant cybersecurity threats, and the industry must move purposefully and quickly to adapt.
Composites Keep 787s Flying Like Nothing Before It 
From pooling to PMA parts, MRO providers offering wide range of choices as 787 fleet continues strong growth.
FAA, EASA Promise A Better Bureaucracy 
Few regulatory issues frustrate the aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) world—and the aircraft product manufacturing business in general, for that matter—more than duplicative rules.
Mobile’s Capabilities Boosting Front-Line Operations 
Large and small IT players are finding customers for mobile apps.
MRO’s Digital Push Gaining Ground, Survey Finds 
Digital thread emerging as next key priority
Trent 800 Aftermarket To Waver Slightly Through 2021 
Rolls Trent 800 fleet, aided by transitions focus, seen as stable until next decade.
AAR Buys Two Premier Aviation Facilities; Retains Air Canada Work 
AAR Corp. Sept. 19 announced a deal to acquire two maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities from Canada’s Premier Aviation.
In New MRO World Order, AOG Prowess More Valuable Than Ever 
Supporting parts pools, far-flung networks are right in logistics specialists’ wheelhouse.
Issues With Newest Engines Provide Early MRO-Proving Opportunities 
Network partners are gaining early insight into MRO work they will be handling as new-generation engines mature.
Smaller E-Jets Offer MRO Potential Ahead Of Next-Gen Models 
Embraer eyeing expanded component work as OEM seeks more revenue from aftermarket services.
U.S. Distributors Seek Relief From New FAA-EASA Parts Requirement 
U.S. air safety agency is betting on change to alleviate need for workarounds when it comes to the matter of parts tagging.
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