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.


Canada Funds Back Cargo Infrastructure Projects

By Sean Broderick Jun 30, 2022
The Canadian government has pledged more than C$100 million to three Nav Canada projects targeting airport and airspace-related pinch points in the Canadian air freight ecosystem.
Airports & Routes

Daily Memo: Congressional Mandates Give FAA Ample Chances For Positive Change

By Sean Broderick Jun 29, 2022
Sometimes, the U.S. Congress gets it right. Several requirements in a sweeping 2020 law aimed at improving FAA’s safety oversight offer a few examples.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

FAA Starts Consideration Of Petition For Republic Training Exemption

By Sean Broderick Jun 28, 2022
The FAA is kicking off consideration of a Republic Airways request to provide an exemption for graduates of a tailored program in its training academy that would allow them to qualify as airline pilots with 750 hr. of flight experience.
Safety, Ops & Regulation