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
The Portuguese MRO is investing to develop more CFM Leap 1A engine MRO capabilities, including updating its engine test cell to accommodate the powerplant.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Lee Ann Shay
The aircraft’s interior took 10 months to complete.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Lee Ann Shay
A view of timely elements impacting Latin America’s aftermarket.