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.

EVA Order Continues Fleet Renewal; Fills Five More 777 Slots 
The deal, which cemented an agreement announced at this year’s Paris Air Show, calls for deliveries to run from October 2017-September 2019, the airline says.
Intra-European Market Boost Helps Lift International Traffic Trends 

International market travel, driven by a long-awaited rebound in intra-Europe traffic, received a welcomed boost in May, but the premium share of loads continued to lag, IATA data show.

“The key driver of the faster growth in international air travel is acceleration [in] the Europe market,” IATA noted. “In May, the market was up 5.1%, almost double the rate of growth seen year-to-date, supported by gains in business confidence. which confirm that the economic recovery is on track.”

Boeing Commercial Delivers Solid Quarter 
“Market demand for the 777 remains very strong,” Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg told analysts during Boeing’s second-quarter earnings call July 22.
FAA Enplanement Figures Show Consolidation’s Effect On Smaller Airports 
An Aviation Daily analysis of FAA’s recently released preliminary 2014 enplanement figures shows relative health shared nearly equally among the nation’s large hubs.
European Task Force Recommends Random Drug Tests For Pilots 
EC-created body looks at lessons learned from Germanwings disaster, with recommendations such as random drug and alcohol testing
Boeing Boosts Aftermarket Work With Oman Air 787 Support 

Boeing, boosting the number of aircraft covered by some part of its aftermarket-services offerings, will support Oman Air’s 787 fleet, the manufacturer announced.

Oman Air’s deal includes Boeing’s Component Services parts-exchange program, Loadable Software Airplane Parts (LSAP) and condition-monitoring through Airplane Health Management (AHM). The carrier has six GE-powered Boeing 787s, a mix of -8s, and -9s, on order and is expected to take delivery of two of them this year.

European Report Eyes Better Pilot Screening, Suggests Random Drug Testing 
The six recommendations came in a report delivered to the EC earlier this week and released July 17.
Heavy MRO Specialist Aviation Technical Services Continues Diversification 
As one of the few MRO providers with extensive 787 experience, ATS is ready for the future, but is not sitting still.
FAA Codifies Updated Guidance For Radomes, Other External Mods 
The in-flight connectivity craze pushes certification limits, and FAA pushes back.
EU-Wide Safety Certification Of Non-EU Operators Takes Off
New EASA protocol harmonizes foreign-carrier safety approvals
AAR’s Surgical Moves Restructure, Boost Commercial MRO Focus 
AAR Corp. remains bullish on near-term upside for its aviation services segments and plans to keep making targeted investments and exiting non-performing business lines, company executives say.
Fokker Services Supported 10 Jet Placements In 1H 2015 
Fokker aircraft-support specialist Fokker Services says it helped place 10 Fokker jets with operators in the first half of 2015.
China Aircraft Leasing Group’s Disassembly Facility Plan Advances 
The facility, China Aircraft Disassembly Centre (CADC), will be ramped up over the next 10 years, with an initial goal of dismantling 20 aircraft annually by 2018, and 50 within five years.
Vietnam Airlines Launches Airbus A350 Aftermarket-Support Program 
The 12-year deal—a Flight Hour Service (FHS) Component agreement signed as part of the delivery ceremonies for the airline’s first A350 held June 30 in Hanoi, Vietnam—will provide guaranteed access to line-replaceable units and pool access to spare parts.
‘Asset-Light’ LCC Strategy Re-Shaping Airline Business, Avolon CEO Says 
Slattery’s remarks came during Avolon’s first investor day, held recently in New York. He cited several instances of airlines acting as disruptors of established markets, and each of them are classic or ultra-LCCs.

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