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.


Commercial Business Climbs At AAR Corp.

By Sean Broderick Sep 24, 2021
Commercial business at AAR Corp. was up sequentially and year-over-year (YOY) last quarter, pointing to signs of increased airline activity filtering down to the company’s variety of services that range from selling parts to overhauling airframes. 
Maintenance & Training

Gourdji Recognized With Air Safety Award

By Sean Broderick Sep 22, 2021
Henry Gourdji has been named the 2021 recipient of the Laura Taber Barbour Air Safety Award.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Alaska-based Startup Plans Boeing 757 Passenger Services

By Sean Broderick Sep 22, 2021
The new startup plans to use Certified Aviation Services for maintenance and is working on required regulatory approvals.
Aircraft & Propulsion