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.

Analytics Boosting Engine Workscoping Options 3
While OEMs and MRO providers eye analytics to gain an edge everywhere in the aftermarket, the engine support landscape is undergoing the biggest changes.
Mandate, Maturity Boosting V2500 Aftermarket  2
The mandate covers about 950 hubs on 670 engines flying on U.S.-registered aircraft. Hubs with more than 15,000 cycles must be checked within 1,500.
Saab Autopilot System Draws Scrutiny  12
Broader autopilot system overview recommended by UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch.
Aviation Authorities Cooperating On Regulatory Harmonization  1
FAA, EASA seeking even tighter ties to build on previous bilateral agreement.
Error Behind Air Asia X Diversion Preventable With Upgrade  23
Two issues per year linked to manual data-error entries, but Airbus-recommended upgrades were available to counter that.
Jetaire Bets On Foam To Improve Fuel-Tank Safety  3
Alternative to 737NG fuel tank inerting kit could open door wider for other flammability solutions.
Lufthansa Technik Already A Seasoned A350 MRO Provider 
Early A350 line maintenance, MRO support give company a head start.
FAA Certifies AAR’s New Rockford Facility 
AAR Corp.’s new maintenance, repair and overhaul facility in Rockford, Illinois, is expected to receive FAA Part 145 approval Sept. 30.
FAA Curtails Concerns Over Component Shop Needs Rules  5
A hangar is needed to fix a 747 part? Some at the FAA thought so.
Boeing 737NG Just Hitting Aftermarket Stride  2
The steady flow of new 737NGs is feeding a pipeline that will pay aftermarket dividends for years - an estimated $118 billion by 2026.
Lawsuit Claims AerSale Copied Fuel-Tank STC Data 
Modifications specialist Jetaire says aftermarket provider AerSale illegally based its design for a fuel-tank safety system on Jetaire data and is falsely claiming to have FAA certification for the product.
Low Fuel Prices Boost PW4000 Flying  3
Anyone seeking evidence that sustained low fuel prices are giving older aircraft new lives need look no further than the Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engine fleet.
EASA Pushes IAE V2500 Fix 
Production-line fixes on engine fire extinguisher pipes to prevent cracking were implemented, but work is still needed, EASA says.
Operators Deal With Mandate On Trent 800 Reverser-Wall Fixes 
Most operators have already made the repair, based on OEM instructions.
Jetaire Close To Approval For Foam Fuel-Tank Safety Kits 
An Atlanta-based aircraft-modifications specialist is close to earning FAA approval for Boeing 737NG and Airbus A320 flammability reduction systems, to would give operators an alternative to inerting systems offered as part of a push to meet an FAA mandate.

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