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
CFM56 Aftermarket Boom Is Imminent
MRO shops, OEMs see growing market for CFM56 maintenance
EASA Certification Figures Down Slightly In 2013 
EASA’s home turf is rife with aerospace manufacturers and service providers so certifications are always in high demand, although there was a bit of downtick last year
FAA Eyeing Repair Station Rule Modification 
What’s in word? Plenty if the word is “serious.” The FAA and various repair & overhaul associations square off about reinstating it as part of the regs
U.S. Airline Strategies Leave Room For Ultra-Low-Cost Carriers 
“Airports are generally thirsty for more volume right now,” Spirit Airlines president and CEO Ben Baldanza said.
Underwater Mapping Done, MH370 Search Set To Intensify 

The coming days will see an acceleration to the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370), as a third vessel will transition from survey work to scouring the vast section of seafloor already mapped and surveyed, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said. 

Underwater Mapping Done, MH370 Search Set To Intensify
The underwater search—which ATSB emphasizes is the latest phase in an effort that hasn’t ceased since the aircraft disappeared on March 8—is divided into two stages.
JetBlue Could Detail Ancillary Fee Strategy In Coming Weeks 

The top spot at JetBlue Airways doesn’t change hands for several months, but at least one analyst believes some key strategic changes at the carrier could be unveiled in a matter of weeks.

Robin Hayes, currently JetBlue’s president, will assume the role of CEO on Feb. 16, 2015, replacing Dave Barger, who will leave at the end of his contract (Aviation DAILY, Sept. 22). But analysts at CRT Capital are eyeing the carrier’s Nov. 19 Investor Day as a likely time for a few highly anticipated changes to be unveiled.

Airline Executives Optimistic On Volumes, Yields 

Passenger and cargo airline executives, already reaping the benefits of a demand upswing, are bullish that the next 12 months will see a rise in traffic volume and further boost in profits, an International Air Transport Association (IATA) survey found.

JetBlue Could Detail Ancillary Fee Strategy In Coming Weeks 
Robin Hayes, currently JetBlue’s president, will assume the role of CEO on Feb. 16, 2015, replacing Dave Barger, who will leave at the end of his contract (Aviation Daily, Sept. 22).
Airline Executives Optimistic On Volumes, Yields 
Third-quarter traffic figures are still coming in, but IATA noted that the early returns are positive and that the rate of traffic growth for October has increased compared to July.
Cost-Conscious United Tapping Legacy Lift To Meet Demand 
The news—revealed with a record-setting third-quarter net profit of $924 million that indicates the carrier may be joining the U.S. airline industry’s financial turnaround—will help fill gaps created by other fleet moves.
 
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