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.



Sounding Board: Five Minutes With Mark Burns, Gulfstream President

By Lee Ann Shay Aug 02, 2022
Gulfstream’s leader talks about the company’s new aircraft certification progress, customer base and service center network.
Aircraft & Propulsion

JetBlue, Binter Start Digital Maintenance Communication Tool Trials

By Lee Ann Shay Jul 20, 2022
The Beacon platform allows maintenance event information to be shared and recorded for a shared knowledge base.
Farnborough Airshow

Staeco Adds 737-800 Conversion Line, Boeing Delivers 90th 737-800BCF

By Lee Ann Shay Jul 20, 2022
Boeing has steadily been adding conversion lines worldwide to keep up with its growing 737-800BCF orderbook.
Farnborough Airshow