Lee Ann Shay

Lee Ann
Chief Editor, MRO,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

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

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.

USAF, Delta TechOps, Georgia Tech Partner on C-5 MRO 
The U.S. Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office hopes to gain airline maintenance best practices to reduce sustainment costs and improve readiness of its C-5 Galaxy fleet.
People Should Worry About Shortfalls In MRO System 
People fear new technologies will encroach on the way they do their jobs, which can be disconcerting.
Delta TechOps Opens New Test Cell, Ready For Future Engines 
Delta TechOps opened a $100 million test cell Feb. 21 capable of running an engine at 150,000 lb. thrust at its Atlanta facilities, which not only makes it the largest test cell in the world, according to the airline MRO, but also sets it up for the next 50-100 years because it will be capable of testing engines not even designed.
Boeing: Middle East Fleet Will Generate $745 Billion Services Market 
Boeing projects the Middle East will require 63,000 new technicians and 2,990 new aircraft over the next two decades to support the region’s growth.
American Airlines’ New Maintenance Hangar Opens At Chicago O’Hare 
American Airlines is expanding its operation at Chicago O’Hare International (ORD)—from gates and a dozen new destinations to maintenance operations.
2019 Starts With Ups and Downs For MRO 
Monarch Aircraft Engineering sold its line maintenance business and is closing, while Eagle Services Asia announced induction of its first geared turbofan as part of a big ramp-up.
Avianca Seeks Expansion In Columbia Through Star Alliance 
Interview with Miguel Montoya, senior vice president of engineering and maintenance at Avianca.
Fast 5: Norm Baker on How Airbus is Transforming Its Digital Operation
Airbus' senior vice president of digital solutions talks about how he quickly led Airbus’ digital solutions from developing products to developing capabilities—and its impact.
What Are The MRO Market Trends Going To Be in 2019?
The civil aviation MRO market is predicted to be $73 billion in 2019? Take a look at what the trends will be this coming year.
Canadian Safety Board Calls for Fatigue Regulation, Improved Safety Management Systems 
Citing a recent U.S. National Transportation Safety Board report naming pilot fatigue as a contributing factor in an Air Canada plane’s near miss of a crowded taxiway, the safety organization renewed its call for modernizing flight duty time regulations and finalizing a March 2017 proposal that would impose more stringent pilot limitations.
Why The Global MRO Outlook For 2019 Is Different 
Expect the number of new transport aircraft deliveries to steadily grow over the next decade, especially in 2019.
Top 10 MRO Market Predictions for 2019  1
Civil aviation MRO trends to monitor in 2019 as the market grows to $73 billion.
Expect Cautious Optimism Across Aviation MRO Sectors in 2019 
The MRO demand across civil, military, helicopters and business aviation will amount to $170.8 billion in 2019.
FAA Considers Organization Designation Authorization For Practical Testing 
The FAA is considering incorporating examiner functions into its Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) program.
Rolls-Royce Looks To Industrial AI For Trent Improvement 
Rolls-Royce and Uptake are about halfway through a two-month proof of concept to ascertain whether a different data-science approach will improve Trent engines’ reliability—including detecting problems before they occur.
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