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 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. In 2017, Lee Ann won the Aerospace Media Awards' Best Future Tech submission. 

She holds a B.A. in English and political science from Luther College and an M.A. in nonfiction writing from John Hopkins University.

Copa Prepares For First 737 MAX 
PANAMA CITY—Copa Airlines is in a growth mode—it plans to increase its fleet by 25% by 2020—with the first of 71 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft arriving in August.
Taxes, Customs And 3D Printing Effects On MRO Expansion 
Some countries’ regulations deter business, but Dubai is taking the opposite approach to attract aviation work
TS&S To Use Honeywell Voice Recognition System for MRO
Engine mechanics will be able to log diagnosis observations just by speaking.
Podcast: What's Ahead for a $183 Billion Market
What’s in store for aviation MRO in 2018.
MRO: The Year Of Possibilities For 2018 
The year 2018 presents new opportunities for MRO, as new-generation aircraft need shop visits and air cargo growth fuels conversions.
American Airlines Tries Analytics To Boost Efficiency 
Using advanced data analytics, American identifies structural factors in scheduling that can improve reliability.
Commercial Spending Will Lead MRO Field In 2018  4
How do MRO markets compare across aviation sectors for 2018?
Top 10 MRO Trend Predictions For 2018  2
With 2,100 new commercial aircraft entering the world market, MROs will be looking for technologies that increase their efficiency.
Non-Conformists, Startups And Next Big Thing In 2018 
Adam Grant’s book Originals shows how to unleash creativity and propel groundbreaking ideas forward—but not how you would think.
American Airlines To Insource CFM56-5B MRO 
The carrier’s base in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will perform the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) work and American expects to input 45 CFM56-5B engines per year after it sets up the capability.
 Hainan Airlines Flight HU497 lands Nov. 21, 2017, at Chicago O'Hare.
Hainan Airlines Completes First Transcontinental Biofuels Flight 
The GEnx engines on the 13-hour flight, HU497, between Beijing and Chicago, were powered by a mix of jet fuel and a biofuel derived from used cooking oil.
Aeromexico Completes First 787 C Check In House 
To prepare for the maintenance event, which took 13 days and 6,030 maintenance man hours to complete, Aeromexico developed a detailed plan.
Engine-Wash Timing Still Under Evaluation For New Powerplants 
Determining when to wash new engines—the process of which reduces fuel burn and lowers exhaust gas temperature (EGT)—is still under evaluation for a couple of new powerplants.
Engine-Wash Timing Still Under Evaluation For New Powerplants
To wash or not to wash? That is the question.
Asia-Pacific Emerging As Stronger Aerospace Manufacturing Force 
There’s “no aircraft in production that has content exclusively from an OEM’s region,” said Subhranshu Sekhar Das, Frost & Sullivan’s vice president and practice head for aerospace.
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