Lee Ann Shay

Executive Editor, Business Aviation & MRO

Chicago, IL


As executive editor of MRO and business aviation, Lee Ann Shay directs Aviation Week's coverage of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), including Inside MRO, and business aviation, including BCA.

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 Johns Hopkins University.



Checklist: Flying To Oshkosh For EAA AirVenture

By Lee Ann Shay Jul 21, 2021
Before flying to EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, consider...
Airports, FBOs & Suppliers

A Tribute to Ray Valeika: 1942-2021

By Lee Ann Shay Jul 20, 2021
A tribute to Ray Valeika, an aviation leader who contributed much to the industry and to those who knew him.

MRO Memo: Fixing Fingers and Engines

By Lee Ann Shay Jul 09, 2021
Looking at hospital visits.