Sean Broderick

Sean
Broderick
Aviation Week

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United Airlines Boeing 787-9
Kirby: United to focus on flexibility in growth plan 
United Airlines will continue its aggressive growth for as long as it helps meet fundamental goals the airline sets, such as margin and earnings-per-share targets, president Scott Kirby said.
Analysts: Boston Logan can benefit both Delta, JetBlue 
The ramp-up in Boston Logan International Airport by both Delta Air Lines and JetBlue Airways could end up benefitting both carriers as they gain loyal customers and other operators scale back, Cowen & Co. analysts suggest.
Muilenburg: Regulatory variance could slow MAX return 
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg remains confident regulators will clear the 737 MAX to fly again this year, but suggested the volume of requests and growing variance between regulators is making that target more difficult to meet.
AirBaltic A220-300
FAA proposes A220, E2 engine checks after inflight shutdowns
FAA is proposing inspections and replacement of certain Pratt & Whitney geared turbofan oil system components to eliminate an issue linked to at least two inflight shutdowns.
Hurricane Dorian worsens 3Q guidance for Spirit, JetBlue
Disruptions caused by Hurricane Dorian created more financial headwinds during an already sagging 2019 third quarter for Spirit Airlines, removing an estimated $25 million in revenue and pushing unit costs up, the Florida-based ULCC calculates.
Air Transat Airbus A321LR
Air Canada looks at ways to improve Air Transat fleet utilization 
Air Canada continues to reveal little about its plans for Air Transat beyond keeping the leisure airline’s brand and Montreal headquarters, but a senior executive said that getting its aircraft flying more often will be a near-term focus.
Jetstar Airbus A320
Jetstar A320 thrust reverser incident prompts maintenance changes 
A forgotten maintenance lockout pin that prevented a Jetstar Airbus A320 thrust reverser from operating has led Qantas and Airbus to change maintenance procedures, an Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) incident report revealed.
Norwegian's damaged Trent engine
Rolls fast-tracks Trent blade modifications after Norwegian 787 incident 
Rolls-Royce is fast-tracking the removal of certain older Trent 1000 intermediate pressure turbine (IPT) blades and modifying its blade-life calculation methods in the aftermath of a Norwegian Boeing 787 engine failure near Rome linked to blades that cracked before established life limits.
United Airlines Boeing 737-800 at DEN.
United refines two Denver banks; affirms Hong Kong changes 
United Airlines, continuing to tweak its hub schedules in search of higher margins, will flip two banks at Denver International Airport (DEN) to accommodate earlier arrivals from the west coast and slightly later arrivals from the eastern US.
Report cites airport, pilots in Air India Maldives landing incident
Inadequate airfield markings, combined with insufficient preparation and coordination by pilots, led to an Air India Airbus A320neo landing on an under-construction runway at Velana International Airport (MLE), a report from the Maldives Accident Investigation Coordinating Committee (AICC) said.
EASA calls for inspections of ATR hydraulic parts for leak risk
Insufficient clearance between a wire-bundle bracket screw and a hydraulic pipe feeding an engine component on certain ATR aircraft is causing damage to the pipe, leading the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to call for modifications of the bundles.
Alaska Airlines Airbus A321neo
Alaska weighs A321neo, Boeing 737 fleet mix 
Dedicated Boeing operator Alaska Airlines continues to be coy about whether it will hold onto any of its Airbus aircraft acquired in its Virgin America purchase, but one of the airline’s top executives acknowledges the A321neo has advantages not found in the 737 family.
Delta Air Lines Airbus A350-900
Delta confident in hitting 3Q guidance on strong revenue environment 
Delta Air Lines continues to see strong demand into the fall and is confident it will hit its third-quarter guidance, although cost pressures are increasing.
SAS CEO: Key to zero emissions goal is to offer more sustainable options 
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is working to reduce its negative carbon footprint with more fuel-efficient aircraft, president & CEO Rickard Gustafson said as the company delivered what he called “disappointing” third-quarter results.
SAS CEO: Key to zero emissions goal is to offer more sustainable options 
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is working to reduce its negative carbon footprint with more fuel-efficient aircraft, president & CEO Rickard Gustafson said as the company delivered what he called “disappointing” third-quarter results.
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