03.05.24-Press Releases-Maintenance
03.05.24-Press Releases-Maintenance

Clay Lacy Aviation Becomes Authorized Dealer, Installer for Starlink

Satellite-Based Internet Solution Now Available for Leading Business Jet Models at Clay Lacy’s East and West Coast MROs.

(Los Angeles—March 5, 2024) Clay Lacy Aviation has agreed to become an authorized dealer and installer for Starlink, complementing its suite of maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services at its repair stations in Los Angeles and Oxford, Connecticut. The satellite-based internet solution engineered by SpaceX enables inflight 4K video calls, streaming, online gaming, and virtual private networks. Starlink is part of the largest satellite constellation, with over 4,700 satellites in low Earth orbit and constantly launching more.

Starlink is now entering the business aviation market and is expanding its list of certifications and supported aircraft. Supplemental type certificates (STCs) are currently available with Clay Lacy for the Bombardier Global 6000, Express and XRS, and the Gulfstream G650/ER. Additional models are expected throughout the year including the Challenger 300/350, Global 5000/5500/6500/7500, Gulfstream G550/G450/GIV/GV, Embraer Legacy 600/650, Praetor, and Phenom 300, among many others.

“We’re proud to be able to add to our list of comprehensive avionics and communications maintenance and installation options,” said Eddy Diaz, Avionics Manager for Clay Lacy Aviation. “Starlink offers business aviation high-speed, global-coverage solutions that can transform the flight experience for passengers, as well as enhance the operations for crew members. We anticipate many aircraft owners will be eager to add this reliable connectivity technology.”

Clay Lacy Part 145 Repair Station at Van Nuys Airport.

Expert Installation Services

Clay Lacy Aviation operates FAA Part 145 Repair Stations with experienced maintenance technicians and installation teams at its locations in Van Nuys Airport (KVNY) near Los Angeles, and Waterbury-Oxford Airport (KOXC) in Connecticut, serving New York and the Northeast. Its comprehensive in-house capabilities include airframe and engine maintenance, line maintenance, inspections, avionics and cabin entertainment, and interior upgrades and refurbishing. Its extensive AOG support and on-site parts inventory helps reduce downtime and costs for operators.

The private aviation services provider has extensive experience performing avionics installations and modifications on leading business models including Gulfstream, Dassault Falcon, Bombardier and Hawker aircraft. It is also an Embraer Authorized Service Center for the Phenom, Legacy and Praetor airframes.

The anticipated downtime for Starlink installation ranges from 15 to 25 days, depending on the aircraft model. Aircraft owners and operators are encouraged to contact Clay Lacy Aviation to reserve their installation spot as additional STCs are made available. A custom quote can be provided by contacting Eddy Diaz, Avionics Operations & Sales Manager, at ediaz@claylacy.com or 818.947.5405.


About Clay Lacy Aviation

Founded in 1968 by legendary aviator and industry pioneer Clay Lacy. Today, Clay Lacy Aviation is the world’s most experienced operator of private jets. Prominent individuals and leading corporations trust Clay Lacy for aircraft management, charter, maintenance, avionics, interiors and FBO services. The company has aircraft operations and regional offices across the U.S., including full-service FBOs at Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, and Orange County’s John Wayne Airport, with a third FBO opening at Waterbury-Oxford Airport in 2024. Clay Lacy also has FAA Part 145 aircraft maintenance centers in Los Angeles and Oxford, Connecticut. With the most knowledgeable team in the industry, Clay Lacy delivers superior safety, service and value to aircraft owners and jet travelers worldwide. Visit claylacy.com

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Clay Lacy Aviation
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