07.09.24-Press Releases-Maintenance
07.09.24-Press Releases-Maintenance

Clay Lacy Aviation Completes First Five Starlink Installations

Satellite-Based Internet Solution Installed on Gulfstream and Global Jets at Connecticut and California Repair Stations

(Los Angeles—July 9, 2024) Clay Lacy Aviation has expanded its capabilities in its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services completing its first five installations of Starlink. Expert maintenance technicians at Clay Lacy’s Waterbury-Oxford Airport (KOXC) and Van Nuys Airport (KVNY) FAA Part 145 Repair Stations completed the work on three Gulfstream G550s, a G650ER, and a Bombardier Global 6000.

The work comes just months after Clay Lacy became one of the first authorized dealers and installers for the satellite-based internet solution that enables inflight 4K video calls, streaming, online gaming, and virtual private networks. The first installations have averaged three weeks and have been paired with additional inspections and upgrades to best optimize the downtime of the aircraft.

“There has been high demand for this transformative, connectivity technology,” said Edward Diaz, Avionics Operations & Sales Manager for Clay Lacy Aviation. “Our team is moving quickly to provide low-downtime, expertly completed installations so that owners and operators can get the most out of their aircraft. Starlink will enhance operations for crew members, as well as provide a better flight experience for travelers.”

Starlink Aero Terminal installation in process at Clay Lacy.

Additional Aircraft Coming Online

Clay Lacy Aviation also performs supplemental type certificate (STC) installs on the Gulfstream G450 and GV, the Bombardier Global 6500/7500, Express and XRS. Additional models are expected throughout the year including the Challenger 300/350, Global 5000, Gulfstream GIV, Embraer Legacy 600/650, Praetor, and Phenom 300, among many others.

With over 4,700 satellites in orbit, the Starlink constellation covers land, oceans, and polar regions providing global coverage. Aircraft owners and operators are encouraged to contact Clay Lacy Aviation to reserve their installation spot as additional STCs become available. A custom quote can be provided by contacting Edward Diaz at ediaz@claylacy.com or 818.989.2900.

Clay Lacy Avionics Technicians preparing fuselage for Starlink Aero Terminal installation.

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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