Lee Ann Shay

Lee Ann
Shay
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.

Articles
Aviation Week Network MRO Launching Integrated News Suite 
The suite will comprise a new destination website, MRO-Network.com, with a daily e-letter, MRO Network Daily, and a monthly magazine, Inside MRO.
U.S. Airlines Detail 2016 Fleet Changes, MRO Projects 
U.S. airlines outline key MRO projects, fleet additions and retirements, at MRO Americas 2016.
Industry Collaboration for Innovation MRO Americas
Dr. Helge Sachs, head of corporate innovation management and product development for Lufthansa Technik, recommends opening up and collaborating with diverse partners to further innovation in the aviation MRO industry.
Drone Applications for MRO at MRO Americas
Gavin Goudie, operational director at Blue Bear Systems, says that drones will soon assist in automatic damage assessment in his interview with Lee Ann Shay, at MRO Americas in Dallas.
Southwest Airlines To Retire 129 Boeing 737 Classics 
Southwest Airlines expects to retire 118 Boeing 737-300s and 11 -500s by the end of 2018.
Market Downturn A Possibility, Expert Predicts  1
Oversold backlog means the bubble will eventually burst, says Pilarski.
Doan Receives MRO Lifetime Achievement Award
Industry veteran Doan has more than 45 years of airline, maintenance and manufacturing experience with various companies.
American Sets Sights On Fleet Transformation 
American Airlines is focusing on fleet modernization and improving operational reliability.
GE Simplifies Aftermarket Offerings Into Four Groups 
GE Aviation is rebranding its aftermarket services portfolio into four pillars that are designed to clarify and simplify the offerings for its airline, lessor and MRO customers.
Lufthansa Technik Sets Americas Growth Targets  1
Lufthansa Technik’s strategy for the Americas can be summarized by one word—growth—says the MRO’s chief salesperson for the region.
MRO Coopesa Resumes New Hangar Construction
MRO Coopesa expects to resume constructing new hangars soon, after recently receiving Costa Rica government permits to run water to the facility.
American Airlines’ Tulsa Maintenance Base  1
The carrier's technical operations base completed 549 aircraft visits and 38 heavy maintenance overhauls in 2015.
United Expects To Complete Tech Ops Integration By 2017  4
Technical operations groups at American and United are making positive major changes behind the scenes. They might not grab as many headlines, but they should.
American Airlines’ Tech Ops Focus For 2016 
Integrating fleets and MRO processes proves challenging for American Airlines Tech Ops after merger with US Airways, but progess is being made.
American Sets Sights On Fleet Transformation 
American Airlines is focusing on fleet modernization and improving operational reliability, as it expects to receive 90 new aircraft this year—in addition to 215 since 2014.
 

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