Lee Ann Shay

Lee Ann
Chief Editor, MRO,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

As chief editor MRO, Lee Ann Shay directs Aviation Week's coverage of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), including the Aviation Week & Space Technology MRO Edition.
She won the World Leadership Forum’s Aerospace Journalist of the Year Awards in 2009 (propulsion category) and in 2002 (maintenance category), and has been a finalist in other years.
She holds a B.A. in English and political science from Luther College and an M.A. in nonfiction writing from John Hopkins University.

Rolls-Royce Changes Aftermarket Support To Foster Competition 
Rolls-Royce sells about 90% of its Trent engines with aftermarket-support packages, and this has contributed to criticism that it has a more-closed aftermarket network than competitors. In the last month, however, it has announced changes to try to dispel the anti-competitive concerns.
Cathay Pacific Airbus A340
Cathay Starts Retiring And Dismantling A340s
Cathay Pacific Airways is retiring its Airbus A340 fleet, including four this year, as part of its modernization plan.
Vanity Fair: Airline Industry Unsafe 42
What was the purpose of Vanity Fair’s December issue article blasting outsourced maintenance? Is it a propaganda tool?
New Entrants Attracted To Aircraft Dismantling Arena 
With 9,900 aircraft forecast to retire in the next decade, nontraditional players are chasing the disassembly market.
British Airways 747 in flight
Teardown Numbers Attract New Entrants  4
Aviation Week forecasts that more than 9,900 aircraft will retire over the next decade as airlines take delivery of new types.
GMF AeroAsia Opens Massive Hangar In Indonesia 
GMF AeroAsia has opened a 16-line narrowbody aircraft hangar at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, and the facility also includes a dedicated paint bay.
China's 1000th Boeing
Asia-Pacific Region To Have Biggest Fleet Size, MRO Value 
Within a decade, the Asia-Pacific region will surpass others in fleet size and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) market value.
Delta Becomes First Independent Rolls-Royce Maintenance Center 
Before Delta Air Lines signed a $5 billion contract with Rolls-Royce last year to supply Trent engines to power 25 Airbus A350s and 25 A330neos, it had also sought gaining maintenance approval for those engines as part of the “ancillary support that comes with those selections,” Delta TechOps MRO Services President Jack Arehart said.
Opinion: Airlines Often Waste Millions on Each Aircraft Redelivery 4
Reading the small print, an always important component of business, is imperative when it comes to aircraft redelivery charges.
New Lufthansa Technik CEO And His Strategic Vision
Johannes Bussmann became chairman of Lufthansa Technik’s executive board in April. He talks with Aviation Week’s MRO Edition editor-in-chief about what’s in store for LHT.
SR Technics Gains SAS, Air Europa Cabin-Upgrade Work In Zurich 
SR Technics’ strategy to transform its Zurich base into a center of excellence for cabin modifications rather than focusing on base maintenance is paying off, as evidenced by new contracts from Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) and Air Europa.
Expect More Horizontal and Vertical Integration In MRO Market
Entry into service of new commercial airliners, along with growing stream of data from aircraft and parts, creating challenges and opportunities for MRO providers.
Airlines Wasting Billions On Extra Lease-Return Costs  2
Airlines could be overpaying an average of $1.65 million per narrowbody when redelivering aircraft to lessors, according to a new International Bureau of Aviation (IBA) white paper.
Air Djibouti Aims To Be Operating In First-Quarter 2016 
Cardiff Aviation—which offers maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), training and commercial-operations services—is creating a European-standard national carrier for Djibouti in eastern Africa.
Bruce Dickinson Discusses Synergies between MRO and Music
Before his keynote speech at MRO Europe, Bruce Dickinson discussed what lessons have Dickinson has learned from Iron Maiden Tour and how it applies to MRO.

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