Lee Ann Tegtmeier

Lee Ann Tegtmeier
Chief Editor, MRO,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

As chief editor MRO, Lee Ann Tegtmeier directs Aviation Week's coverage of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), including the Aviation Week & Space Technology MRO Edition.
 
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
Latin America and Middle East Poised for MRO Growth, But Face Challenges 

Is Latin American MRO ready for growth? The region accounts for 8% of the 27,531 aircraft in the 2014 global fleet and 6% of the MRO value of $62.1 billion—but Jonathan Berger, vice president of ICF International, predicts this MRO market will grow to $5.9 billion by 2024, at 5.2% per annum. 

Sustained Low Fuel Prices Could Harm Profits Longer Term 
Speaking at Aviation Week’s MRO Latin America Conference, ICF International Vice President Jonathan Berger points out fuel typically accounts for about 30% of an airline’s budget.
Aerolineas Argentinas Fleet Renewal Includes More A330s
The carrier operates 69 aircraft, comprised of seven Airbus A340-200/300s, four A330-200s, 36 Boeing 737-700/800s and 22 Embraer 190s.
Top 10 Near-Term MRO Trends For 2015 
We are betting on these near-term MRO trends for 2015.
MRO’s Market Nuances In 2015 
The commercial aviation MRO market value is predicted to be $56.3 billion in 2015.
MRO Around the World
Take a look at some of the news in the world's regions that will influence the civil aviation aftermarket in 2015. That market will be worth about $56.3 billion in 2015, according to an Aviation Week forecast.
Aftermarket Relationships Evolving, JVs Expected to Proliferate 
Relationships between industry companies are evolving as greater importance is placed on asset residual values.
Delta Opens First Line-Maintenance Hangar Outside the U.S. 
Delta Air Lines’ mainline fleet has achieved more than 120 days without a maintenance cancellation and 79 days of 100% completion of mainline operations, a record for which line maintenance plays a big role, according to Lee Gossett, vice president-line maintenance.
Opinion: Cebu Pacific And PAL Analyze Fleets 
Airline industry is measured by many metrics, from on-time performance to available seat kilometers.
The MRO Business Is More Complicated Than It Needs To Be  2
If we were to step back and look at MRO logically and holistically, would we structure it as it is now? Probably not.
Leasing Companies Debate Use of Alternative Parts, Repairs 
Not all national airworthiness authorities allow Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) parts, and some enable their use but restrict them—for instance—on non-rotating parts, explained Chris Gruener, senior VP technical of lessor BOC Aviation.
ST Aerospace Plans Widebody MRO Expansion In U.S. 
The city of Pensacola will build the greenfield hangar complex on 18.66 acres of land and lease it to VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering (MAE), one of two large MROs in the U.S. operated by ST Aerospace subsidiary VT Systems, for 30 years.
 
Blogs
Jan 29, 2015
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Supersonic Scoop (1947)

Aviation Week scored one of the biggest aerospace scoops of the 20th century when on December 22, 1947, it revealed that the fabled sound barrier had been broken by U.S. Air Force Capt. Charles ‘Chuck’ Yeager in the Bell XS-1....More
Jan 26, 2015
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New Photos: Chilled Lightning 5

F-35 begins extreme climate testing....More
Jan 26, 2015
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Boeing 777 -- Unveiling A Design Classic (1990) 3

No matter how you gauge the success of Boeing’s 777, whether in terms of sales, profitability, safety, versatility, longevity or derivatives, few can argue the remarkable impact the twinjet has made on the industry since entering service almost 20 years ago....More
Jan 23, 2015
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When Lockheed Martin Won The JSF Award (2001) 18

During its nearly 100 years of coverage, Aviation Week & Space Technology has covered many controversial programs. Perhaps none has been as big in terms of sheer value and global reach as the nine-nation, stealthy F-35 fighter project....More
Jan 22, 2015
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10 Things To Watch In The 2016 Budget Request

Six years into his presidency, President Barack Obama is planning to finally submit his budget request to Congress on time—meaning the week of Feb. 2 this year....More
Jan 21, 2015
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NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Finds Icy Ceres Cratered 2

"We know so much about the solar system and yet so little about dwarf planet Ceres," said Marc Rayman, Dawn's mission manager. "Now, Dawn is ready to change that."...More
Jan 21, 2015
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Peru Goes Dutch For SAR Helicopters

Peru will buy three used AB-412 search and rescue (SAR) helicopters from the Netherlands, Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert informed parliament Jan. 19....More
Jan 20, 2015
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Belgian Army Patrols City Streets

It was not a long weekend like it was in the States, but I felt the presence of the Belgian army on the streets of Brussels Jan. 17 when I saw a Light Multirole Vehicle bristling with antennas turn the corner on Rue Royale and drive past the parliament....More

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