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.


Daily Memo: MRO Shops Brace For PW1100G Overhaul Surge

By Sean Broderick Sep 25, 2023
Pratt’s latest figures have about 140 engines coming off wing by October, followed by 600 or so in the next 6-7 months.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Pratt’s Unexpected Wave Of GTF Checks Roils Airlines And Aftermarket

By Sean Broderick Sep 22, 2023
Accelerated checks of PW1100G geared turbofans are underway, increasing fleet availability pain for many A320neo operators.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Boeing Granted Exemption On 737-7 Yaw Damper Software

By Sean Broderick Sep 22, 2023
Boeing has been given 42 months to bring new 737 MAX yaw damper system software into compliance with current rules.
Safety, Ops & Regulation