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
Domestic Strength, Improving Atlantic, Pacific Boost Delta Earnings 
Delta Air Lines rode continued strength in major domestic markets, steady improvements on both trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific routes and across-the-board capacity discipline to a 17% boost in second quarter net income, and CEO Richard Anderson says the momentum should continue through the rest of the year.
OEM Supply Chain Squeeze Flowing Downstream, Into Aftermarket 

Efforts from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to wring costs and extract profits from supply chains are flowing downstream, triggering similar pressure from smaller suppliers and affecting aftermarket spares prices.

New Deals Set Stage For Joint IAM-TWU Talks At American 

US Airways mechanics, maintenance training, and fleet service work groups represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) each approved new three-year contracts over the weekend, clearing the way for a joint agreement that includes their colleagues at the merged American Airlines.

UTC Sees Better Second Half For Commercial, Military Markets 
United Technologies Corp. executives expect second-quarter stagnation in both market segments and key programs should ease in the second half of the year.
OEM Supply Chain Squeeze Flowing Downstream, Into Aftermarket
Efforts by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to wring costs and extract profits from supply chains are flowing downstream, triggering similar pressure from smaller suppliers and affecting aftermarket spares prices.
New Deals Set Stage For Joint IAM-TWU Talks At American 
US Airways mechanics, maintenance training, and fleet service work groups represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) each approved new three-year contracts over the weekend, clearing the way for a joint agreement that includes their colleagues at the merged American Airlines.
Aftermarket Cooling, But Still Rebounding, Survey Finds 
Responses from more than 60 MRO providers revealed that each major global region reported slower year-over-year growth in the second quarter than in the first. Industry wide, growth was 3.4% compared to 2013, vs. 6.2% in the first quarter.
Rising Demand Putting Parked Aircraft Back To Work 
The parked fleet at the end of May totaled 2,573, UBS determined, down 2% from April and 7% from the same time a year ago.
Spares Market Spawns More Innovation
Independents, OEMs grapple to meet operators’ spare parts demands
Singapore Joint Venture Set To Be Boeing’s Largest MRO Partnership
Boeing’s planned maintenance services partnership with SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) represents the manufacturer’s most aggressive push into the lucrative commercial aftermarket and tracks with the company’s strategy of teaming up with partners that add value as it seeks to grow its services revenues.
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