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.

OEMs And Suppliers Face Off For Aftermarket Revenues 
Integrated aftermarket services are gaining traction, and not just among OEMs
3D Printing, Connectivity And VR Will Be Plentiful In Paris
LeBourget visitors will be able to fly aircraft ­virtually.
Repair-Station Reporting Requirement Needs Refining 
Proposal: evaluate each defect noted by repair-station personnel and determine if any are unusual or unknown. If so, the defects are then cross-referenced against the FAA’s SDR-filling criteria for design-approval holders.
Airlines Get Alternative Inerting-System Suppliers 
Airlines are on track to meet the FAA-mandated installation of fuel tank flammability-reduction systems by yearend.
Airlines Seeking OEM-Part Alternatives Seeing More Options
FAA rules favor agility, and alternative-parts providers are stepping up
A319 Still Notable Player In Airbus Narrowbody Story 
The model continues to hold its own as a versatile and cost-effective running mate in many fleets.
Standing Up Services
Boeing isn’t the only one betting on a new, aftermarket-focused business unit.
An Opportunistic Approach
Chorus Aviation's MRO businesses could grow to support its diversification.
Inside MRO Airframe Services Struggle To Gain Traction
Forecasts underscore importance of diversification
Airframe Services Struggle To Gain Traction 
A Canaccord Genuity analysis projects a 1-3% uptick in heavy maintenance volume this year, while airframe MRO pricing will not improve more than 2%.
Pemco MRO, Conversions Work Providing Lift At ATSG
New business helps offset Amazon hub logistics changes.
Big Bounces
First-quarter figures from some of the big engine overhaul providers suggest that the consensus bullish outlook for engine MRO is warranted, but those pining for quarter-to-quarter certainty will continue to be frustrated
American ‘Back To Basics’ Prepping For Big Data 
As airlines and MRO providers embrace data analytics to help drive efficiencies, their organizations must first ensure they have basic protocols in place to properly navigate what is proving to be a complex and evolving path.
Southwest Eying Used 737NG Parts Market For Price Drops 
Southwest Airlines is keeping a close eye on the used-parts market, and may ramp up its spares stock if Boeing 737NG part-outs pick up, and prices on harvested parts begin to fall.
Corrosion Issue Prompts Boeing Vacuum Waste System Maintenance Updates
New maintenance, corrosion prevention procedures are being rolled out
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