Sean Broderick

Aviation Week
Engine ebris suspected to have fallen to the ground after a bird strike
FAA, wildlife experts pitching new bird strike risk metric
Wildlife mitigation experts are working with FAA to develop a new basic standard for calculating bird-strike risk at airports that would replace the decades-old measurement of strikes per 10,000 movements.
Lufthansa Technik’s growth stunted by competition, selective airline spending 
More intense competition and careful airline aftermarket spending helped Lufthansa Technik’s (LHT) year-over-year sales fall in the second quarter, breaking a one-year streak of quarterly growth.
First MH370 report details confusion in hours after flight was lost 
The Malaysia Transport Ministry’s first report on the probe of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370), released Thursday, adds few relevant details to the little already known about why the flight disappeared, while recommending that the industry explore real-time tracking of aircraft.
Data analysis helped Inmarsat pinpoint MH370’s path 
Mobile satellite communications specialist Inmarsat leveraged a “groundbreaking but traditional mathematics-based process” to analyze data from other flights that use its satellite network and establish a pattern that helped investigators nail down Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 final flight path as traveling south over the Indian Ocean, an Inmarsat executive explained.
FAA recalls 800 aviation safety staff from furlough  1
FAA, sticking to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) plan laid out to cope with a prolonged partial government closure, has called in more than 800 Office of Aviation Safety employees responsible for both field inspections and certification of “critical” products.
Allegiant Air working through MD-80 slide compliance issue 
Las Vegas-based low-cost carrier Allegiant Air expects to need at least another week before its flight schedule is disruption-free and its entire MD-80 fleet is available as it works to get the model’s evacuation slides in compliance with manufacturer recommendations.

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