Lee Ann Shay

Executive Editor, Business Aviation & MRO

Chicago, IL

Summary

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.

 

Articles

How Are Insects Affecting Parked Aircraft Pitot Tubes?

By Lee Ann Shay Apr 05, 2021
Ask the Editors: Aftermarket providers inspect all probes and ports to ensure they are not contaminated by insects or foreign objects.
Airlines & Lessors

Fast 5: HAECO's Outlook For Engine MRO

By Lee Ann Shay Apr 01, 2021
Christopher Gibbs, HAECO’s group director components and engines, shares insights into the next steps for its engine business.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Podcast: Why Delta Is Testing Airplane Structural Monitoring Sensors

By Lee Ann Shay Mar 23, 2021
Delta Air Lines installed sensors on the WiFi antenna area of an aircraft to test structural health monitoring. Could this be a step toward moving airframe MRO to a more predictive maintenance model, similar to that used by engines?
Podcast