Sean Broderick

Senior Air Transport & Safety Editor

Washington, DC


Sean Broderick covers aviation safety, MRO, and the airline business from Aviation Week Network's Washington, D.C. office. 

Broderick's aviation career started in 1991, working for Airbus in Toulouse. His industry experience includes four years with an aviation consultancy, where he helped launch a U.S. Part 121 carrier; 12 years with the American Association of Airport Executives, where he served as editor of Airport Magazine; and 20 years in full- and part-time roles with Aviation Week writing primarily about airline business, MRO, and safety.

Broderick was named the 2020 Aerospace Journalist of the Year by the Aerospace Media Awards. He also shared in a 2020 Neal Award for Best News Coverage with Aviation Week Network colleagues. Broderick and Aviation Week colleague John Croft shared the 2015 Flight Safety International Cecil A. Brownlow Publication Award recognizing "significant contributions by journalists to aviation safety awareness."

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.


Cracks Led To E170 Winglet Loss, Prompting Emergency Directive
Embraer has linked the inflight loss of an E170 winglet to cracking, prompting regulators to issue an emergency airworthiness directive calling for inspections. 
natalia.pelayo… Fri, 05/13/2022 - 20:23
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Daily Memo: FAA Sheds ‘Slow-Mover’ Moniker In Certification Process Revamp
The FAA isn’t known for moving quickly on many things.
natalia.pelayo… Fri, 05/13/2022 - 20:05
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Air Traffic Recovery Is Straining Aftermarket Supply Chains

By Sean Broderick May 13, 2022
Can material and labor supply keep pace with aftermarket demand as flight activity recovers?
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