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’s Departure Clearance Datacomm Program Ahead Of Schedule 
FAA’s introduction of data communications between pilots and air traffic control (ATC) towers is about one year ahead of schedule, executives at Harris report.
FAA’s Departure Clearance Datacomm Beats Scheduling Expectations 
FAA’s introduction of data communications between pilots and air traffic control (ATC) towers is about one year ahead of schedule, executives at Harris report.
BE Aerospace Predicts Bizav Will Struggle; Strong Commercial Revenues Ahead 
The company saw fourth-quarter commercial sales jump more than 9%, and is projecting a companywide revenue boost of 3% this year and 7.5% in 2017, even factoring in an expected dip in business aviation sales that will last for most of 2016.
BE Aerospace Sees Strong Commercial Revenues Ahead; Bizav Will Struggle 
The company saw fourth-quarter commercial sales jump more than 9%, and is projecting a companywide revenue boost of 3% this year and 7.5% in 2017, even factoring in an expected dip in business aviation sales that will last for most of 2016.
GE90 ‘Growth’ MRO Adjusts To Meet Customer Needs  1
New GE90 deliveries may be slowing soon, but the aftermarket is just now picking up steam.
Industry Balks At Proposed 757 Freighter Wiring Fix  1
How at-risk are freighters to fuel tank-related explosions? It depends on whom you ask.
Europe Green-lights Effort For More Efficient Safety Rules 
Europe seeks to inject broader policy goals into safety rules—and industry approves.
Mid-Single-Digit MRO Growth Expected In 2016 
Initial prognostications on the 2016 commercial aftermarket are forming a consensus around tempered optimism of mid-single-digit growth, with prime areas to watch including the aircraft retirement rate and how much more efficiency airlines can drive into their MRO supply chains.
Fatal Occurrences In All Airliner Categories Continue Decline 
ASN’s figures list 16 fatal accidents and apparent intentional acts in 2015 involving civil aircraft certified to carry at least 14 passengers.
EASA Cautions On Organic Salt Deicing Fluid  3
As the Northern Hemisphere’s winter season sets in, Europe’s regulator is cautioning industry about the harmful effects of organic, salt-based, aircraft-deicing fluids.
Expect New Maintenance Manual Distribution Guidance From FAA In 2016  2
New standards should change how mechanics are taught and how manuals are distributed.
Technology, Strategy Shifts Reshape Growing MRO Market  2
Retirements are down, MRO efficiency is up—what’s it all mean for the aftermarket?
AAR MRO Business Demand Strong In 3Q 
AAR Corp. leveraged strong growth in its Aviation Services segment to offset sluggishness elsewhere in the company that saw net earnings fall 47% in its fiscal third quarter, which wrapped up Nov. 30.
Aftermarket’s New Realities Trigger Meggitt’s Strategic Shift 
Component supplier Meggitt’s revised approach to its aftermarket business underscores some fundamental changes reshaping MRO, notably the growing roles of surplus parts, strategic partnerships, and reliability data in successful support strategies.
Freight Falter Continues As Belly Capacity Chokes Global Market 
A drop in global freight ton-kilometers (FTKs) from September to October underscores the air-cargo sector’s continued doldrums, particularly in markets affected most by passenger belly-freight capacity expansion.
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