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.



By Lee Ann Shay
Listen in to the first-ever MRO Podcast to be recorded live in front of an audience as Aviation Week's team share their takeaways from MRO Americas 2024 in Chicago.
MRO Podcast

By Lee Ann Shay
A380 demand increased in 2022 and is forecast to remain fairly steady.
MRO Americas

By Lee Ann Shay
SR Technics signed a five-year extension with VAS Aero Services at Aviation Week Network’s MRO Americas for Pratt & Whitney PW4000-100-in. engine maintenance.
MRO Americas