Lee Ann Shay

Lee Ann
MRO Americas: American 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 US Airways into its operation.
MRO Americas: Frontier Airlines rolls out iPads for maintenance 
Frontier Airlines is in the process of implementing e-mobility across its maintenance group.
Spirit Airlines Airbus A319
MRO Americas: Spirit Airlines to expand fleet, upgrade interiors 
Spirit Airlines is planning a fleet expansion and is “in the market for a fleet order,” according to Spirit VP-technical operations Kirk Thornburg.
Boeing sees $745 billion services market in Middle East 
An aging fleet of widebody aircraft in the Middle East and the need to refresh them will drive higher than average maintenance and engineering growth in the region, according to Boeing.
American Airlines new hangar ribbon cutting
American opens new maintenance hangar 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.
UK CAA plans for ‘hard Brexit’ 
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) wants to stay within the EASA system after the UK exits the European Union (Brexit) next year, but given that the UK government has not determined how it will exit, the CAA is preparing for a hard Brexit, a scenario where no mutually beneficial deal is reached.
Survey: Airlines find fault with OEMs' aftermarket service 
AeroDynamic surveyed 224 respondents from 130 airlines around the world, asking them to rate aircraft, engine, component and interior commercial aviation OEMs.
Survey predicts jump in airline technology spending 
Airlines are on the cusp of making large investments to make their aircraft more connected, a survey released Tuesday indicates.
SINGAPORE: China Southern, Triumph agree to nacelle MRO JV 
Triumph Aviation Services forged an agreement with China Southern Airlines that has short- and long-term implications for the airline’s nacelle maintenance—and could provide Triumph with a potential footprint in China.
TAP meets mechanic demand with two-prong approach 
TAP Maintenance & Engineering will celebrate its 30th anniversary of ab initio training for mechanics in November, which is a milestone for its EASA pat 147 training school in Portugal.
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Apr 29, 2019

Mr. Muilenburg: please let the investigation teams determine the MAX crash causes

A golden rule of good industry journalism when the publication you work for covers the air transport business is that you never pre-judge the cause of an airliner crash. It is, I believe, something that holds true across the professional air transport industry: Let the investigation take its course and professionals determine the real cause....More
Apr 24, 2019

Boeing knows its hardest cost is restoring confidence

Boeing will have been glad to get today behind it, the latest in a series of grim days since the second 737 MAX crash and the new narrowbody was grounded....More
Mar 25, 2019

When KLM decided to take over Ryanair…

Five leading European airline CEOs had some fun during the recent Airlines for Europe (A4E) Aviation Summit, saying which rival airline they would like to run for a week and why....More

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