Sean Broderick

Managing Editor, MRO, Aviation Week Intelligence Network

Posts by Sean Broderick

in Things With Wings Jan 27, 2014

When 767 Bellcrank ADs Were News

The most interesting aspect of an otherwise unremarkable FAA mandate on Boeing 767 elevator bellcrank assemblies ....More
in Things With Wings Jan 23, 2014

3-D Printing Re-stocks BAE Systems RJ Part

Additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, is slowly but surely beginning to make its mark in the aviation business. While some envision wholesale....More
in Things With Wings Dec 10, 2013

Boeing Snapshot On Finance Outlook Shows Improvement

Boeing has released its 2014 commercial aircraft finance outlook, and one look at its dashboard shows increasing confidence in key funding sources....More
in Things With Wings Dec 07, 2013

The A340's Second Wind?

Give Airbus credit. The OEM isn't just talking about a rosy picture for the A340 secondary market--it is doing its best to help paint one....More
in Things With Wings Dec 04, 2013

Monarch MRO On The Move

Monarch Aircraft Engineering has opened the doors on its new heavy maintenance facility in Birmingham, and if all goes to plan, the facility will see....More
in Things With Wings Dec 02, 2013


The latest version of the Maintenance Annex Guidance (MAG) between FAA and EASA goes into effect today.Change 3 of the MAG includes 15 notable....More
in Things With Wings Nov 22, 2013

Maintenance For Fire Safety

The FAA and the U.K. CAA have teamed up to remind maintenance providers about the role they play in preventing onboard fires, particularly "hidden"....More
in Things With Wings Nov 20, 2013

No Ordinary C Check

Single-aircraft C check contract announcements don't usually warrant dedicated write-ups, but it says here that the subject of AerSale's recent win ....More
in Things With Wings Nov 13, 2013

Component Supplier Outlook Mixed

Canaccord Genuity's first Global Commercial Aerospace Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) survey, released late last month, revealed some....More
in Things With Wings Nov 06, 2013

Will 737 Ramp-up Trigger Aftermarket Slowdown?

Boeing's Oct. 31 announcement that it will push 737 production rates to 47/month in 2017 has obvious ramifications for the program's suppliers, and....More
From The Archives

Aviation Week is approaching its 100th anniversary in 2016. In a series of blogs, our editors highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.


Aug 27, 2015

Aviation Week Lifts Veil On Boeing B-52 Bomber (1952) 19

In 1952, Aviation Week provided the first details on the new Boeing B-52 bomber....More
Aug 14, 2015

Bonanza Travel Pays 3

The legendary Beechcraft Bonanza has an impressive production record, so perhaps the marketers back in 1949 were onto something when they coined the phrase "Bonanza travel pays."...More
Aug 14, 2015

Venerable Boeing 727 Prototype To Fly Again 29

The most famous 727, the prototype aircraft which would join United as N7001U, was delivered to the airline in October 1964 having served its time as a Boeing test aircraft....More
Aug 13, 2015

Aviation Week And The Bomb

Aviation News did not predict how nuclear weapons would change the world. But neither did anyone else....More
Aug 13, 2015

Collins Radar Takes The Ups And Downs Out Of Flying

Turbulence? Rockwell Collins had a solution for those bumpy rides in the early 80s with its WXR-700 Doppler Weather Radar....More
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