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: Interview With Nick Weber, ExecuJet

By Lee Ann Shay Mar 16, 2023
Nick Weber, regional VP Middle East at ExecuJet MRO Services in Dubai, spoke with Lee Ann Shay at the company’s facility at Dubai International Airport (DXB).
Aircraft & Propulsion

Eve Air Mobility Vice President On eVTOL Maintenance Plans

By Lee Ann Shay Mar 10, 2023
Luiz Mauad, Eve’s vice president of services and fleet operation, discusses the development of eVTOLs—including maintenance expectations.
Aircraft & Propulsion

As Operators Rebound, OEMs Refocus On Aftermarket Support

By Sean Broderick Mar 10, 2023
How OEMs are ramping up aftermarket support as air carriers struggle to meet resurgent demand.
Aircraft & Propulsion