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.



A Permanent Shift in Business Aviation?

By Lee Ann Shay Nov 22, 2022
A Wall Street analyst shares why this change could be lasting.
Aircraft & Propulsion

MRO Memo: A Team Sport And 10 Tips

By Lee Ann Shay Nov 18, 2022
When it comes to cybersecurity, each team member needs to play their part—that was the message from Collins Aerospace’s chief information security officer, who shared some practical information that all aviation companies should heed.

Podcast: Boeing’s Supply Chain Play

By Lee Ann Shay Nov 16, 2022
Given supply chain bottlenecks around the world, we explore why Boeing is expanding its distribution business in Germany and what it means for its wider operation.
Air Transport