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.



United Airlines Appoints New Tech Ops Leader

By Lee Ann Shay Dec 02, 2022
Maria Deacon will take over the aftermarket job vacant since April.
Workforce & Training

M&A Activity in Avionics, Instruments MRO

By Lee Ann Shay Dec 01, 2022
A New York investment firm acquires a Part 145 repair station in Monroe, North Carolina.

A Permanent Shift in Business Aviation?

By Lee Ann Shay Nov 22, 2022
A Wall Street analyst shares why this change could be lasting.
Aircraft & Propulsion