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.

Oliver Wyman Adds AVISA To European Operation 
Oliver Wyman purchased UK-based AVISA Aviation Safety Systems on Sept. 1 to expand its European aviation technical services.
Jetstar’s Engineering Head Details Aircraft Updates, Cooperation With Qantas 
Qantas’ low-cost carrier is in the process of selecting a vendor for half of its Airbus A320 interior updates.
How Aviation MRO Industry Is Modernizing Training 
It's back-to-school time, and the aviation maintenance industry is tackling its evolving skills needs by working to change regulations through localizing recruiting and training.
One-Stop OEM Shopping? 
The aviation aftermarket is getting jolted by some bold moves from OEMs that could challenge conventional business models.
Podcast: Battle for the Aftermarket
Why Pratt & Whitney thinks an OEM grab for more of the aftermarket could upend its business model.
SF Airlines Inducts First 737 At Boeing Shanghai Facility 
It is part of a new maintenance contract covering the carrier's Boeing 737 and 767-300 freighters.
Fast 5: Supporting the A350
Lufthansa Technik's partnerships with Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Honeywell are shortening repair times.
Details Of Boeing’s Revamped Services Business 
Becoming a more agile operation is part of what Boeing needs to do in its quest to grow its support and aftermarket services business.
Digital Analytics For MRO Progressing On Several Fronts 
Recent progress in aircraft connectivity and predictive analytics means MROs must embrace these trends or risk being left behind.
Wizz Air Prepares For A321neos, Growth Beyond Eastern Europe 
How the Budapest-based airline is expanding its fleet and network, and at the same time, dealing with reindeer avoidance.
Will MRO + Boeing = $50 Billion? 3
Boeing plans to use the Paris Air Show to set the stage for its July 1 launch of new Global Services division that aims to capture a much larger share of the services work on Boeing and other aircraft.
Will MRO + Boeing = $50 Billion? 
Boeing plans to use the Paris Air Show to set the stage of its July 1 stand-up of new Global Services division.
Pratt & Whitney Launches ‘EngineWise’ for MRO
Pratt & Whitney has unveiled “EngineWise” as a new approach to aftermarket service designed to provide more predictive and responsive solutions to customers.
Fast 5: United’s Maintenance Seeing Big Impact 
Don Wright, United Airlines' vice president of maintenance operations, spoke with Inside MRO’s Lee Ann Shay in Chicago about how United’s technical operations (Tech Ops) has streamlined its process and structure.
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