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. 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.

Articles
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.
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.
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.
MRO Lab In Singapore Creates 787 Operators Portal 
AFI KLM E&M’s MRO Lab in Singapore developed a portal for its Boeing 787 customers to interact about MRO issues.
Delta’s Predictive Analytics Drive On-Time Performance Gains 
Delta Air Lines says it has avoided 1,000 potential engine events over the last 12 months.
Analytics Driving Delta's Performance Gains 
Delta Air Lines says it has avoided 1,000 potential engine events over the last 12 months.
Could Politics Impede Aviation’s Safety Record? 
The aviation system works most effectively when all stakeholders are working together, but are there fissures developing that could limit this? Could the industry be moving toward a more partisan, or divisive, approach, similar to what's happening in politics around the world?
Siemens Software Chief’s Advanced Manufacturing Playbook 
Siemens President/CEO Tony Hemmelgarn weighs in on smart airplanes, 3D printing, cybersecurity and the gaps in IoT.
Rendering of Boeing 737NG in WestJet livery.
WestJet Receives First 737 MAX Aircraft 
WestJet is in growth mode for its fleet and operational scope.
Airbus Expects More MRO Market Consolidation 
Airbus forecasts the global market demand for new civil aircraft from 2017-36 will be $5.3 trillion, compared to $3.2 trillion for global services.
Podcast: Blockchain Is More Than Buzz
Blockchain goes far beyond Bitcoin and its potential in the aviation industry is enormous. In this Aviation Check 6 podcast, Chief Editor MRO Lee Ann Shay sits down with John Schmidt, who leads Accenture’s Global Aerospace and Defense Practice, and Craig Gottlieb, the practice’s principal director for innovation and thought leadership.
GE Aviation Successfully Pilots Augmented Reality In Maintenance 
Colloboration between GE Aviation and Upskill software making progress in applying augmented reality to MRO processes.
Opinion: Google Glass 2.0: Seeing Is Believing 
GE Aviation’s pilot program with Glass and an augmented-reality system showed it could save millions in manufacturing and maintenance.
How American Measures Line Maintenance at ORD 
What happens on the ground to keep American’s flights on time at one of the world’s busiest airports.
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