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.

Aeromexico Simplifies Fleet With MAX Set To Enter Service 
Aeromexico’s fleet transformation hit two major milestones in late February with the delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX and the retirement of its last 777, leaving the carrier with three basic fleet types.
NTSB: United PW4000 Shutdown Linked To Fan Blade Loss 
Investigators probing the Feb. 13 inflight shutdown of the no. 2 Pratt & Whitney PW4077 engine on a United Airlines Boeing 777-200 heading to Honolulu have traced the issue to a fan-blade separation, a preliminary NTSB report revealed.
Panama’s Copa Plans November Move To New Tocumen Terminal 
Copa Airlines expects to start service out of Panama City Tocumen International Airport’s new Terminal 2 (T2) in November and be “fully operational” in the new facility by mid-2019, the airline’s top executive said.
Copa Not Planning Third-Party MRO Offerings
Panama-based Copa Airlines does not plan to use its soon-to-be-expanded maintenance capabilities to branch out into third-party work, a top executive at the airline said.
Air Lease Corp. Execs: Long-Haul LCCs Here To Stay 
Long-haul LCC operators may struggle to turn regular profits amid seasonal variances and competitive pressures, but so long as these airlines have strategies that help balance marketplace realities, the business model has staying power, Air Lease Corp. (ALC) executives contend.
InterCaribbean Fleet Expansion Includes 4 ERJ145s 
InterCaribbean Airways continues to expand its network and will soon boost capacity with the addition of its first two Embraer ERJ145 regional jets, with two more to follow, its top executive told Aviation Daily.
FAA Changes Airline, Repair Station Data-Collection Process 
The FAA has ordered inspectors to stop asking airlines and repair stations to submit data that supports the agency’s new certificate oversight methodology following industry input that the process doesn’t have required higher-level government approval.
FAA Changes Airline, Repair Station Data-collection Process 
The FAA has ordered inspectors to stop asking airlines and repair stations to submit data that supports the agency’s new certificate oversight methodology.
Delta-Aeromexico JV Keeps Adding Connections 
Aeromexico and Delta Air Lines will offer nonstop service between Detroit and Leon, Mexico, starting April 30, connecting two major automotive-industry regions and taking another step in leveraging their joint venture (JV).
PW1100G engine
Pratt’s A320neo GTF Fix Uses Old Knife-Edge Seal Configuration  3
Pratt & Whitney is reverting to a previous configuration of its PW1100G geared turbofan (GTF) engine’s high pressure compressor (HPC) aft hub knife-edge seal to get its production line moving again and fix in-service engines affected by issues with the modified design.
ALPA: Collision Highlights Need For Tighter Canadian Drone Rules 
The October 2017 collision between a small unmanned aircraft and a Beech King Air operating a commercial charter flight into Quebec City highlights the risks that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) pose to Canadian airspace users, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) warned.
Houston-Anchorage To Be Among First United MAX Routes 
United Airlines plans to place its first Boeing 737-9s into revenue service June 7 on routes connecting its Houston Intercontinental (IAH) hub and five cities, including its summer seasonal-nonstop route to Anchorage, Alaska.
Southwest Unveils First International Cargo Markets 
Southwest Airlines plans to start rolling out international cargo shipments in May, with Mexico City, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta at the top of the list, the carrier announced.
Engine on an Airbus A320.
FAA Adopts EASA’s A320neo GTF Directive  3
The FAA is requiring operators to make sure their Airbus A320neo aircraft have no more than one affected engine installed and banning extended range, twin-engine operations (ETOPS) flights.
FAA Budget Bets On Efficiency, Resource Reallocation 

WASHINGTON—Faced with meeting increasing demands with a shrinking budget, the FAA has outlined plans to reallocate resources and change some processes in fiscal 2019, the agency’s detailed budget request shows.

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