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 Inside MRO.

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
Top-Performing MROs Buck Trends, Invest In New Technologies
MRO industry showing solid growth and strong prospects, but is also facing technical and workforce challenges that have to be resolved.
Fast 5: Strategy Behind Lufthansa Technik’s Sofia Growth Plans
Daniel Hoffmann, Lufthansa Technik Sofia CEO, talks with Lee Ann Shay in Bulgaria about the MRO’s new hangar and expansion of consolidated services for the group—with an eye towards Asia.
Airlines’ Changing Line Maintenance Needs Challenge Service Providers
Airlines’ changing line maintenance needs can be hard to fulfill by aftermarket service providers
Top-Performing MROs Buck Trends, Invest In New Technologies 
MRO industry showing solid growth and strong prospects, but is also facing technical and workforce challenges that have to be resolved.
Top 10 MROs Worldwide Unveiled 
Ranking the world’s largest MRO providers in Aviation Week Network’s popular biennial survey.
Industry Monitoring EASA Revision’s Impact On MRO 
The proposed revision of the EASA’s Basic Regulation.was published in December 2015.
Shifts In Line Maintenance Challenge MRO Providers 
As maintenance checks get broken into shorter phased checks—and tasks such as engine or landing gear changes shift from base to line maintenance—line needs become more complex, airline MRO officials agreed.
Mixed Signals For MROs in Central, Eastern Europe and Russia
Mixed opinions exist about airline and MRO growth and capabilities in Central and Eastern European, as well as Russia, according to executives speaking at Aviation Week Network’s MRO Baltics, Eastern European and Russian conference.
Opinions Mixed On MRO Growth In Eastern Europe
Airlines and MROs address growth possibilities and incorporating next-gen capabilities in Eastern Europe and Russia.
Opinions Mixed On MRO Growth In Eastern Europe 
Mixed opinions exist about airline and maintenance, repair and overhaul growth and capabilities, executives said at Aviation Week Network’s MRO BEER conference.
MRO Holdings Forges Long-Term Deal with Delta, Aeromexico 
The 10-year agreement means MRO Holdings will add TechOps Mexico, the joint venture between Delta Air Lines and Grupo Aeromexico, as its third facility.
United’s Orlando Base To Begin Boeing 737NG Bridging 
United Airlines plans to introduce optimized maintenance plans for the Boeing 737NG to smooth turnaround times for the fleet.
Industry Calls For Action To Limit LLP Documentation 
The industry has created such complicated documentation requirements for life-limited parts that many players are feeling adverse impacts.
A United employee installs a Split Scimitar winglet.
Top Priorities Set For United Airlines Tech Ops 
United Airlines’ technical operation is focusing on five pillars in 2017 to gain better operational reliability and more flexibility, Mike Arata, United’s managing director of fleet engineering, said at the airline’s briefing at Aviation Week’s MRO Americas conference here.
Meet The World’s Most Advanced Telecom Satellite  14
How technical advances are enabling space-based challengers to take on terrestrial internet services.
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