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 France Group Backing MRO As Part Of Growth Plan
Air France-KLM Group will leverage its growing third-party maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) operations—particularly engine and component work—with an eye on adding up to €80 million ($104 million) in pre-tax earnings to the group’s bottom line by 2018 through a mix of organic growth and strategic acquisitions.
Airlines Cut 747s From Asia-Pacific Networks 12
Boeing 747s face shrinking role on transpacific routes
Global Cargo Uptick Lifting Regional Market Confidence 
The expanding string of encouraging monthly reports on global air cargo activity is giving regional operators the confidence to make moves and tap pent-up demand, an executive at Air Transport Service Group (ATSG) reports.
 
ATSG—which counts two all-cargo carriers and a leasing business among its subsidiaries—reports improved demand in its dry- and wet-lease businesses, Chief Commercial Officer Rich Corrado said at the recent Cowen and Co. global aerospace conference.
Airports Plan More Aggressive Push To Boost PFCs 
Leaders of U.S. airports know that a major opportunity in their quest boost the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) cap to $8.50 is just around the corner, and they plan to re-shape their message and be “much more aggressive” when making their case to lawmakers, airport executives assert.
 
FAA is authorized through Sept. 30, 2015 thanks to a four-year bill passed in 2012.
Airports Plan More Aggressive Push To Boost PFCs 
FAA is authorized through Sept. 30, 2015 thanks to a four-year bill passed in 2012.
Airlines Eye MRO Software Enhancements
Maintenance executives from 31 airlines responded to the survey, conducted by Aviation Week’s MRO Edition with assistance from the International Air Transport Association.
Airline Strategy Shifts Are Mixed Bag For Small U.S. Airports 
The study looked at 411 airports that, based on annual enplanements, qualify as small hubs or below and have at least 2,500 annual boardings.
EASA Decides Against Engine Ash Intake Standards 

A version of this article appears in the September 8 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology.

FAA Repair Station Rule Revamp Ignores Key Issues 

A version of this article appears in the September 8 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology.

The current ratings system for U.S.-approved repair stations, introduced in 1962 and in FAA’s crosshairs since the late 1980s, has received yet another lifeline.

Surge In Narrowbody Demand Bolsters V2500 Aftermarket
The V2500 has lots of life and plenty of shop visits left
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