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.


Grounded 737 MAXs Face Mandatory Repairs; Should Return Within Weeks


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Southwest Airlines Projecting Near Pre-Pandemic Capacity For June

By Sean Broderick Apr 22, 2021
Rising leisure demand has Southwest Airlines projecting second-quarter (Q2) capacity levels approaching 90% of 2019’s figure, with June’s anticipated flying nearly matching pre-pandemic levels.
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Robert T. Francis, 1938-2021
The former NTSB vice chairman and prominent international aviation safety advocate, passed away April 17. He was 83.
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