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.


Boeing 737 Ramp-Up Plan Adds Assembly Line In Everett, Capacity In Renton

By Sean Broderick Jan 30, 2023
Boeing says it will stand up its dormant third 737 final assembly line and add a fourth one at Everett to meet its ramp-up plans.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Boeing Takes 737 MAX Retrofit Hit, Says Certifications Progressing

By Sean Broderick Jan 26, 2023
Boeing is shedding little light on when it expects to be done certifying the final two 737 MAX family variants.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Boeing Flags Supply-Chain ‘Stability’ As Main Near-Term Concern

By Sean Broderick Jan 25, 2023
Meeting near-term 737 and 787 delivery and production-rate targets hinges upon stabilizing a turbulent supply chain, Boeing executives report.
Aircraft & Propulsion