California based Clay Lacy Aviation (CLA) and Chicago based Priester Aviation (Priester) proudly announce a newly developed strategic alliance. Both companies maintain strong independent brands and will continue to operate under their respective operating certificates, focus on their core businesses and work together to provide clients additional value wherever possible.
CLA and Priester aim to create a true nationwide service area for aircraft management, charter, maintenance, avionics, interior refurbishment, sales, acquisition and consulting. With a combined fleet of nearly 100 managed and 70 charter ready large, super midsize, midsize and small cabin aircraft based throughout the U.S., the alliance creates one of the largest aircraft management and charter networks in the country.
“This alliance represents greater nationwide services and support, additional charter supply and demand, and stronger buying power, as well as reduced costs and downtime for our current and future clients. We look forward to further enhancing the services both our great companies provide,” said CLA President Brian Kirkdoffer.
“Priester is proud to have formed this alliance with Clay Lacy Aviation, which has complimentary capabilities and a rich heritage similar to ours,” said Andy Priester, President and COO, Priester Aviation. “We are confident this alliance will continue to strengthen as we improve product offerings and deliver greater efficiencies to the business aviation community.”
As pioneers for over 65 years, the CLA and Priester families have dedicated themselves exclusively to providing the highest level of safety, service and value in the aviation industry.