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
TaxiBot Nears EASA Certification; Gets Charles de Gaulle Trials 
The towbar-less system has been certified by Israeli authorities and completed EASA certification testing in July.
AeroTurbine, Lufthansa Technik To Reveal Formalized Partnership
Unveiled last October as a tentative agreement, the strategic partnership gives LHT a reliable pipeline of USM that it can use to cost-effectively support customers on long-term, performance-based support agreements.
Spares Sales No Longer Locked To Traffic Demand, Data Suggest 
Evidence of a shift away from the historical trend of commercial aftermarket spares sales fluctuating based on traffic demand—and aircraft utilization—continues to mount, with several factors emerging as primary drivers.
 
A recent Canaccord Genuity supplier survey underscored that 2014 spare parts sales are lagging behind a steady climb in global available seat kilometers (ASKs), which the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported were up 5.6 % year-over-year through August.
Bombardier Q400 Push Turns To New Markets, Variants 
Emphasis on Q400 sales has not slackened, even as Bombardier concentrates on CSeries
EASA Unveils New Organizational Structure 
A strategy and safety management (SSM) directorate have been added to EASA
FAA Refines Method For Prioritizing Certification Projects 
Industry reacts to FAA’s proposals for streamlining certification process
Spares Sales No Longer Locked To Traffic Demand, Data Suggest 
A recent Canaccord Genuity supplier survey underscored that 2014 spare parts sales are lagging behind a steady climb in global available seat kilometers (ASKs), which the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported were up 5.6 % year-over-year through August. Spare parts sales, however, are not following suit on predictable basis—even within the same companies.
Suppliers Wary Of Further Narrowbody Rate Increases
Airframe suppliers are comfortable with manufacturers' plans to push narrowbody production rates up to a combined 100 per month, but express concern that anything beyond that could strain the supply chain or dampen demand after a few years, a Canaccord Genuity survey reports.
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