Sean Broderick

Senior Air Transport & Safety Editor

Washington, DC


Sean Broderick covers aviation safety, MRO, and the hardware side of 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 safety and the aftermarket.

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.


By Sean Broderick
AAR Corp. is using lessons learned from a challenging but ultimately beneficial expansion to help avoid similar start-up headaches, its top executive shared.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Sean Broderick
A new FAA policy mandates longer minimum off-duty periods between air traffic controller shifts as soon as possible.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By Sean Broderick
A Boeing engineer has come forward to challenge claims made by the OEM on the long-term safety of the 787, sparking a new round of scrutiny for the beleaguered manufacturer. Aviation Week editors break it all down.
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