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.

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.
Operators And Suppliers Push Parts-supply Envelope 
Demand shifts impact parts supply chain and MRO options in myriad ways.
Airbus Puts Analytics At Center Of New MRO Alliance 
Move pits Airbus against a few close partners.
Fuel Optimization Software Gaining Traction With Airlines 
Safety Line and other fuel optimization software systems seeing growth as they enable airlines to reduce fuel costs.
Incremental Improvements Driving Major MRO IT Changes
Bots, virtual reality hold great potential for making MRO processes and technicians more efficient.
New Platforms Offer Promise For PW150 
PWC sees market for several hundred more sales, and aftermarket looks robust as well.
Honeywell Eyes Broader Scope For New Predictive Maintenance Offering
The supplier is combining existing datasets to deliver actionable results.
OEMs And Suppliers Face Off For Aftermarket Revenues 
Integrated aftermarket services are gaining traction, and not just among OEMs
3D Printing, Connectivity And VR Will Be Plentiful In Paris
LeBourget visitors will be able to fly aircraft ­virtually.
Repair-Station Reporting Requirement Needs Refining 
Proposal: evaluate each defect noted by repair-station personnel and determine if any are unusual or unknown. If so, the defects are then cross-referenced against the FAA’s SDR-filling criteria for design-approval holders.
Airlines Get Alternative Inerting-System Suppliers 
Airlines are on track to meet the FAA-mandated installation of fuel tank flammability-reduction systems by yearend.
Airlines Seeking OEM-Part Alternatives Seeing More Options
FAA rules favor agility, and alternative-parts providers are stepping up
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