Sean Broderick

Sean Broderick
Study: High 'Extras,' Not Fares, Driving Canadians To U.S. Airports 
Airport charges, general taxes, and the fact that 75% of Canada’s population lives within about 90 min. of the U.S. border give U.S. airports close to Canada the advantage. (Image: ADM)
WestJet Increases Q400 Commitments To 25 
Five firm orders will be delivered in the second half of 2015. WestJet has 20 remaining Q400 options taken as part of an August 2012 order.
Aeromexico Adds Tokyo, Shanghai Frequencies 
The fourth weekly Tokyo flight will start next month and be operated with Boeing 787s, which have been flying the route since October. The third weekly Shanghai frequency will start in July and be flown with Boeing 777-200s.
AAR MRO Work Tumbles, Underscoring Diversification
The declines may be well-understood, but AAR is not leaving recovery to chance. (Image: AAR)
Delta Rolls Out Wi-Fi On First International Aircraft
Delta’s 747 fleet is the first to get the service. Three have been modified, and the other 13 will be done by mid-year.
Four Carriers Vying For Ex-Frontier DCA Slots 
The Department of Transportation (DOT) temporarily allocated the slots to Southwest after Republic Airline Inc. told DOT on Jan. 24 that subsidiary Frontier would stop flying its daily DCA-MCI route on Feb. 1. (Image: MWAA)
Rouge Adding New Canadian Stations, U.S. Destinations 
Air Canada’s low-cost Rouge subsidiary is doubling its Canadian stations and adding five U.S. cities by launching service in Calgary and Vancouver.
GOL Gets More Ex-Im-Backed Funds For Delta Tech Ops Work 
Meanwhile, Tech Ops parent Delta Air Lines remains a plaintiff in three lawsuits against Ex-Im related to backing aircraft purchases by some of Delta’s competitors.
Routine Data Analysis Helped Pinpoint MH370's Path
A key calculation done by Inmarsat was determining the “Doppler shift,” or the effect of slight movement of the satellite in space relative to the aircraft’s position.
EASA Cautions ANSPs On Go-Around Procedure Deviations 
EASA calls on ANSPs and civil aviation authorities to heed specific recommendation in a 2013 study by France’s BEA accident investigation agency.
Pilot Monitoring Effort Narrows Focus To Flight Path 
The revamped focus has affected the group’s ambitious one-year timeline to generate a report with recommendations and training aids, which will now be released by mid-year.
MRO Input Lacking In Regulatory Data-Sharing Efforts
Some MROs may be steering away from FAA’s data-intensive volunteer programs due to a lack of agency resources that hampers their effectiveness, but FAA pledges to back programs that provide valuable data through voluntary sharing. (Image: AAR)
Gogo Earns 777, A330 Supplemental Type Certificates
Gogo expects to have Delta’s 16 747s outfitted by mid-year, and will complete Delta’s international fleet by 2016.
787 Program Review Spotlights Gaps In FAA OEM Oversight 
The review also found that FAA’s production approval procedures don’t differentiate between a simple supply chain and a more complex one, like the 787’s, in which entire aircraft subsections are made by risk-sharing partners and shipped to Boeing facilities for integration into final assembly lines. (Image: Boeing)
Plans, Weather Keeping Large U.S. Carrier Capacity In Check 
United’s full-year plans call for a slight capacity increase, while at Southwest it is expected to remain flat.
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