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
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
Opinion: The Most Important Data Of All
FAA is working to add safety-centric maintenance data.
Failure To ID Duct Liner Piece Preceded Q400 APU Smoke Incident
Piece found behind aircraft two days earlier was clue of problem
OEM Aftermarket Presence Here To Stay, Suppliers Say
Suppliers are increasingly convinced that growing OEM emphasis on product support is a long-term play that will lead to a structural shift in the aftermarket, new Canaccord Genuity research shows
Closing The Workforce Gap
Direct pipelines from technical schools to employers shows promise.
Data Comm Use For Aircraft Gains Momentum  2
Once airports are equipped for data communications, the next big phase is set for 2019.
EASA Mandates Engine Checks On Trent 900 Rubbing Issue 
Regulators, Rolls-Royce are unclear on the exact cause of an internal rubbing problem, so the EASA is mandating checks on the issue.
EASA Says Misassembled Engines Are Now Repaired 
Rolls-Royce updated production instructions to correct an issue with Trent XWBs at the source.
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