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Lee Ann Shay

Lee Ann
Chief Editor MRO,
Aviation Week Network

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.

A Toast To The MD-80 
People who knew that aircraft inside and out shared a true appreciation of its craftsmanship.
E-Commerce Impact On Cargo Conversions 
As e-commerce grows, so too will passenger-to-freighter aircraft conversions.
How A European Project Aims To Cut Maintenance-Related Delays 
In Europe, 5.8% of all flights are delayed due to aircraft technical issues that subsequently delay other flights.
Embraer Designs Enhanced Data Connectivity Into E2 
Embraer’s IKON big data analysis system works with connectivity built into the E2 to provide greatly enhanced predictive data for MRO.
Boeing Plans More Vertical Integration 
Vertical integration is adding to Boeing’s portfolio “in a way that is creating more value for customers, given the way that [they're] doing it to change the acquisition side of the cost equation and the life-cycle side," the head of Boeing Global Services says.
Boeing Product Support Tops With Airlines
Airlines’ ranking of OEMs’ product support largely reflects what has happened with new aircraft and engine deliveries over the past year.
Fast 5: ST Engineering Expands Global Reach And Tech Capabilities 
Lim Serh Ghee, president of ST Engineering’s Aerospace Sector, talks global growth plans ahead of the Paris Air Show.
Rolls-Royce Pursuing Repair Partners For Next-Gen Engines 
Rolls-Royce is expanding MRO capacity and repair capabilities for Trent 1000 and XWB engines.
Airline Survey Ranks Boeing Highest In Aftermarket Customer Support 
A survey by Inside MRO, ATW and AeroDynamic Advisory shows Boeing ranked highest in airlines’ satisfaction with OEMs’ aftermarket support.
Advice To MROs: ‘Dream Big And Execute’ 
An MRO executive shares his wisdom on diversifying an aftermarket business.
Seasonal Layoffs Send Mixed Signals 
The commercial aviation MRO industry needs hundreds of thousands of new mechanics and job prospects are vast. Caveat emptor: summer season layoffs are possible.
Results Of Aviation Week’s Biennial Top 10 MRO Survey 
Top 10 airframe MRO providers stand out from others by expanding facilities and adopting new technologies.
American Airlines Adjusts Pre-Peak Schedule for Tech Ops 
American Airlines has invested more than $25 billion in its fleet, operation and staff over the last five years and has completed the bulk of integrating U.S. Airways into its operation.
Rolls-Royce, Qatar Airways Debut VR MRO Training 
Rolls-Royce and Qatar Airways have introduced virtual reality (VR) training in what the engine manufacturer expects to be the beginning of widespread adoption of the technology.
Spirit Airlines Seeks Fleet Expansion, Interior Upgrades 
Spirit Airlines plans to make a couple noticeable changes to its fleet in the near future; for starters, it plans to continue growing its fleet.

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