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.

Airline Executives Optimistic On Volumes, Yields 

Passenger and cargo airline executives, already reaping the benefits of a demand upswing, are bullish that the next 12 months will see a rise in traffic volume and further boost in profits, an International Air Transport Association (IATA) survey found.

Airline Executives Optimistic On Volumes, Yields 
Third-quarter traffic figures are still coming in, but IATA noted that the early returns are positive and that the rate of traffic growth for October has increased compared to July.
Cost-Conscious United Tapping Legacy Lift To Meet Demand 
The news—revealed with a record-setting third-quarter net profit of $924 million that indicates the carrier may be joining the U.S. airline industry’s financial turnaround—will help fill gaps created by other fleet moves.
Boeing, Citing Strong Demand, Confident In 777 Production Transition 
Boeing—which ended the third quarter with a record commercial backlog of 5,550 aircraft—is getting its supply chain ramped up for announced 737 and 787 production increases.
Delta Benefiting From Refinery Ramp-Up 
The refinery turned a $19 million profit in the three months ending Sept. 30, Delta CFO Paul Jacobsen said.
Opinion: Airlines Growing More Efficient At Parts Management 
Projecting airline traffic demand is usually straightforward: As GDP goes, so goes passenger activity.
Pistole To Retire From TSA, Head Alma Mater 

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) head John Pistole will retire Dec. 31, the agency announced Thursday. Pistole, formerly the number two official at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has been the TSA administrator since June 2010. Pistole is slated to become the next president of Anderson University, located in his hometown of Anderson, Ind. Pistole earned his bachelor’s degree from the university in 1978.

Delta’s Capacity Adjustment Strategy Fuels Operating Margin, Revenue Boosts 
“Delta’s results are consistent with high-quality S&P 500 industrials,” CEO Richard Anderson said. “While we have more work ahead of us to achieve our long-term financial goals, we expect a record fourth quarter of 2014 with an operating margin of 10%-12%.”
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