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
Pratt & Whitney Expands Engine Capabilities in Asia 
Pratt & Whitney is shifting some of its aftermarket capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region, in part due to the ramp-up of the geared turbofan engine.
Sabena Technics Targets Initial Singapore MRO Components 
Sabena Technics on Sept. 26 opened a component repair shop in Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace Park.
Podcast: The Connected Aircraft 6
Aircraft are ever more connected to the internet, in the cabin, the cockpit and to the maintenance shop.
Boeing’s New Material Service Leader Targets Reduced Lead Times 
Lynne Hopper brings data analytics, customer support and mechanical engineering backgrounds to Boeing’s Material Service organization
Ways MRO Is Expanding In Asia-Pacific 
Training, techniques and tools for the anticipated burgeoning Asia-Pacific MRO workforce must be honed and implemented as soon as possible there and elsewhere.
Fast 5: How AAC Gains First 787 Limited Airframe Rating 
Mark McDonald, Associated Air Center’s deputy chief inspector, talks about how the MRO obtain the first FAA Boeing 787 series limited airframe rating approval.
Analysis: What Is Behind SR Technics’ Ownership Change? 
HNA Aviation’s acquisition of a majority stake in SR Technics is indicative of consolidation trends among global MRO providers.
United Airlines Uses Data Visualization To Improve Safety  3
Innovative data visualization program is helping United Airlines to mine existing data to identify problems proactively, improving both reliability and safety.
Friday’s Fast 5: Magnetic MRO
A Fast 5 interview with Jonas Butautis, CEO of Magnetic MRO in Estonia.
IoT: Ending Unscheduled Maintenance  11
The Internet of Things is at the tipping point for aviation to deliver unprecedented transformation—quickly.
Fast 5: Bill Brotherton, Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions 
The distilled interview with Bill Brotherton, president for the engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company that has facilities in San Antonio, Texas and in Montreal, following Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions (LMCES ) winning a contract from Air Wisconsin to perform CF34-3 engine MRO in Montreal.
Internet of Things: Fueling Unprecedented Change  3
MRO providers are expecting big things from the Internet of Things, reaping the benefits of big data analytics.
Gogo Broadens Its Business To Harness IoT Capabilities  2
Gogo is poised to be one of the big Internet of Things players in connected aviation.
Fast 5: Travel Service  1

Answered by Ludek Stasek, technical director for Czech carrier that provides scheduled, charter and business-jet flights to more than 300 airports. Travel Service launched scheduled service in 2004. It flew 5.7 million passengers in 2015.

Fast 5: Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Co. Ltd. (Gameco)
The distilled interview: Gameco. Five questions. Answered by Norbert Marx, the MRO’s CEO and general managers. What you need to know in a minute.
 

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