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
Air Berlin CFO Adds Role Managing Etihad Partnerships 
Air Berlin said Monday that Huettmeyer will remain as its CFO and take on the roles in Etihad’s finance organization as additional responsibilities.
Flights Into Chicago Area At ‘Reduced Rate,’ FAA Says 
Flights into FAA’s Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center airspace were moving at a “reduced rate” early Friday afternoon as the agency, airlines, and area airports coped with the en-route center’s closing following an early morning incident.
Incident Closes FAA Chicago ATC Center
An early Friday morning incident at FAA’s Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZAU) forced the agency to close the facility, re-routing aircraft en route and halting all routings into the airspace.
Japanese Investigators Urge More Testing For Lithium-ion Batteries 
JTSB’s final report on the incident concluded that the onboard fire, which forced the 787 to divert to Takamatsu Airport, destroyed the aircraft’s main battery after a single cell, Cell 6, short-circuited, which caused it to swell and vent.
Airbus Forecast Bullish On Widebodies 
Widebody demand will lead to 9,300 deliveries of new passenger and freighter models—about 300 more than Airbus calculated in last year’s 20-year outlook.
AAR Work Indicates Rising Widebody Demand For North American MROs
In yet another indication of rising demand for widebody maintenance in North America, AAR’s newest facility, operating at a deficit since it opened, is expected to swing to profit soon on the strength of several new contracts, company CEO David Storch said.
Industry Seeks Rule Change To Stop Unnecessary Maintenance Reports 
The problem stems from FAA’s removal of the word “serious” from a section of the regulation that requires repair stations to report failures, malfunctions, or defects via SDRs.
Avolon Sees Balance Between Retirements, 25-Year Aircraft Lives 

World airline fleet growth over the next 20 years will support record backlogs at Airbus and Boeing while parking 63% of today’s fleet, but at a rate that will keep average useful lives at historical norms, lessor Avolon projects in its latest forecast.

Avolon’s forecast is based on average annual global economic growth, as measured by a gross domestic product (GDP) of 3.2% annually, a traffic increase of 5.2% per year and a capacity bump of 5.1%. It pegs cargo growth at 5.6%.

Avolon Forecast Sees Balance Between Retirements, 25-Year Aircraft Lives 
Avolon’s forecast is based on average annual global economic growth, as measured by a gross domestic product (GDP) of 3.2% annually, a traffic increase of 5.2% per year and a capacity bump of 5.1%. It pegs cargo growth at 5.6%.
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