Clay Lacy-Overair Partnership Shows Promise of eVTOL Flights

Aviation, sustainability and infrastructure industries take notice of Clay Lacy Aviation’s recent announcement of a partnership with eVTOL aircraft manufacturer Overair. “Ultra-quiet all-electric aircraft bring the promise of convenient and efficient transportation, easing traffic congestion and reducing travel times,” said Scott Cutshall, SVP Strategy and Sustainability at Clay Lacy. “This collaboration with the Overair team […]

Clay Lacy Aviation and Overair Partner to Introduce Advanced Air Mobility to Southern California

Partnership will concentrate on vertiport and aircraft operations development Electric charging infrastructure planned for John Wayne Airport and Van Nuys Airport These facilities aim to support ultra-quiet, convenient, and efficient transportation options   Published: Overair Santa Ana, CA, January 24, 2024 — Overair, an emerging global leader in advanced air mobility (AAM) and developer of […]

Joby and Clay Lacy Partner to Bring First Electric Air Taxi Charger to Southern California

Published: Joby Aviation Santa Cruz and Los Angeles, CA, January 8, 2024 — Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a company developing electric air taxis for commercial passenger service, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement with Clay Lacy Aviation to install Southern California’s first electric air taxi charger at John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County, […]

NBAA Names Myrthe Simons to Distinguished ‘40 Under 40’ List

Published: NBAA, October 13, 2023 Myrthe Simons is passionate about excellent customer service. That passion led to an internship in business aviation with Clay Lacy Aviation, where she was welcomed to the industry by a team of seasoned professionals. She began her career working in the aircraft management division, providing research, analysis and support in […]

First Phase of Clay Lacy’s Northeast Expansion Marks Sales Milestone

Published: Long Island Business Aviation Association, September 21, 2023 Every day brings the first phase of Clay Lacy Aviation’s expansion and development of its Waterbury-Oxford Airport (KOXC) facilities closer to completion. While the team makes progress with every shovel full of dirt moved or power panel installed, it recently passed one major milestone outside of […]

Clay Lacy Sponsors Greater Delaware Valley ‘Girls in Aviation Day’

Published: Aviation Influence Hundreds of young ladies and their parents/guardians are invited to attend the upcoming ‘Girls in Aviation Day’ (GIAD) Greater Delaware Valley event on Saturday, September 23 at Atlantic Aviation PNE. The event opens to registered attendees at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. Lunch by veteran caterer, Franco’s of Marlton – […]

Clay Lacy Answers Call to Help Maui Disaster Victims

Published: NBAA, August 18, 2023 After devastating wildfires on Maui, Clay Lacy Aviation’s team came together quickly to fly critically needed supplies to the island. An Embraer Legacy 600 flew 1,200 pounds of supplies from Van Nuys, California, to Maui – including blankets, food, diapers and baby formula for families who have lost everything. The […]

Plugging Into Electric Airplanes

Published: Energized by Edison, June 22, 2023 Article Written By: Mary Ann Milbourn, Energized by Edison Clay Lacy Aviation will break ground this summer on a new terminal and hangar facility at Orange County’s John Wayne Airport with an eye toward an electrified future. The state-of-art facility will be the first in the world to be […]

Corporate Jet Investor Names Scott Cutshall Sustainability Power Player

  Published: Corporate Jet Investor, September 6, 2022 The power of one can be an irresistible force. One person, either leading a team or embedded within it, can have a disproportionally large effect on outcomes. It is these people we have set out to honour in our new CJI Sustainable Power Players 2022 list. Our […]

Scott Cutshall, Clay Lacy SVP, Featured on NBAA Sustainability Podcast

Published: NBAA, July 18, 2022 Listen to the full podcast on NBAA.org. Business aviation has a long-term commitment to make the industry more sustainable. While many flight operations already have implemented programs to reduce their carbon emissions and other waste products, the process can seem daunting for those that haven’t yet started. Three members of […]

FBOs Prepare for the Inaugural Fleet of Electric Aircraft

Published: Aviation Week, Spring 2022 Article Written By: Bill Carey, Aviation Week, AAM on the Ground, FBOs Eye New Market. Hard on the heels of new advanced air mobility (AAM) projects, ground infrastructure developers are building or planning launch and landing sites for a new generation of electric aircraft. The fast-emerging AAM segment also presents […]

NATA Business Journal Highlights Clay Lacy’s Journey to Sustainability

Published: NATA Business Journal, Fall 2021 Article Written By: Scott Cutshall, Clay Lacy Aviation, SVP Development and Sustainability In late fall of 2018 I received a call about an event being planned by a coalition of international business aviation associations in cooperation with local civic leaders at Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles. The event […]

Michael Eisner Stays Connected at 40,000 Ft and Beyond – Honeywell

  Feature Published: Honeywell, September 2021 Business mogul and philanthropist Michael Eisner stays connected from takeoff to landing on his Bombardier Global 6000 thanks to aircraft upgrades with Honeywell Forge and JetWave Ka-Band satellite communications. Michael Eisner, former CEO of the Walt Disney Company from 1984-2005, and current owner of the Portsmouth Football Club, Founder […]

Eviation Partners with Clay Lacy Aviation for Alice All-Electric Aircraft Charging Stations

Press Release Published: Cision PR Newswire, September 14, 2021 Eviation Aircraft, a global manufacturer of all-electric aircraft, announced a partnership with Clay Lacy Aviation to provide electric charging as part of its Fixed Based Operator (FBO) network of services. The partnership is the first FBO agreement for Eviation that will allow for the charging of Alice, […]

Van Nuys Airport Goes Electric as Tenants Install Over 100 EV Chargers

Press Release Published: Los Angeles World Airports, August 25, 2021 In another major step toward its industry-leading sustainability goals, the businesses at Van Nuys Airport (VNY) now offer more than 100 new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for use by customers and employees. Five Van Nuys Airport businesses installed EV charging stations, including: Western Jet […]

Scenery Developers Reveal Clay Lacy Van Nuys in Microsoft Flight Simulator

Featuring: Orbx July 2021 Microsoft Flight Simulator is one of the longest-running, best-known, and most comprehensive home flight simulator programs on the market. Orbx, the leading developer of scenery for flight simulation, revealed their renderings of Van Nuys Airport (KVNY), including Clay Lacy’s campus. Located in San Fernando Valley, California, Van Nuys Airport is the […]

Honeywell Creates Great Flying Experience for Mark Wahlberg

Feature Published: Honeywell, April 2021 Mark Wahlberg built a reputation as one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars by playing characters like soldiers, firefighters, cops and boxers who are willing to put everything on the line. But when it comes to flying to acting gigs, charity events, business meetings and family vacations, safety, efficiency and comfort […]

All the Benefits of Jet Ownership, None of the Hassles – AIN

Feature Published: Aviation International News (AIN), April 2021 It has been one year since the World Health Organization’s declared COVID-19 a pandemic and life as we know it changed. Private aviation has been among the industries profoundly affected. As people have sought ways to travel safely and securely, the benefits of noncommercial air transportation have […]

A Conversation with Brian Kirkdoffer in AIN: The Future of Aircraft Management

Feature Published: Aviation International News (AIN), June 2021 Industry consolidation, technological advancement, environmental accountability, and a post-COVID surge in demand: positive changes are sweeping the aircraft management field, and few companies are better positioned to assess and address them than Clay Lacy Aviation. The family-owned firm, founded by its namesake over 50 years ago, has […]

Paragon Aviation Group Welcomes Clay Lacy Orange County – KSNA to the Network

Press Release Published: Paragon Aviation Group, April 28, 2021 Paragon Aviation Group is excited to announce the addition of Clay Lacy Aviation’s newest FBO in Orange County – KSNA (Santa Ana, CA) to their network of prestigious FBOs worldwide. Located at a private terminal at John Wayne Airport, the newly-renovated FBO is ideally located mid-field […]

43 Air Elite Network Members Achieve Carbon Neutrality

Press Release Published: AirElite Network, March 18, 2021 Air Elite® by World Fuel now has 43 member locations that have become carbon neutral. Working with Air Elite’s network locations, World Fuel Services’ affiliate, World Kinect Energy Services, analyzed the member’s energy use and retired carbon offsets to compensate for their 2019 scope 1 and scope 2 […]

4AIR Announces Clay Lacy Aviation as Official Rating Partner – 4AIR

Press Release Published: 4AIR, February 17, 2021 4AIR, the first and only sustainability rating program dedicated to private aviation, today announced that it will be partnering with Clay Lacy Aviation to offer a 4AIR sustainability rating to Clay Lacy aircraft while also certifying the company’s facilities in Oxford, CT; Van Nuys, CA; San Diego, CA; […]

How to Keep Your Options Open When Flying Private – CSQ Magazine

Article Published: CSQ Magazine, January 2021 Written by: Scott Cutshall, C-Suite Advisor Flying private can be confusing. It’s often thought of as a luxury—a nonessential service reserved for the uber wealthy—even as many travelers justify paying top dollar for first-class seats on commercial airlines. Whether you are exploring private jet travel for the first time […]

Clay Lacy named one of LA500 Most Influential People – Los Angeles Business Journal

Article Published: LA500 Los Angeles Business Journal June 11, 2020 Publisher: Josh Schimmels The Business Journal’s fifth annual LA500 list honors the most influential leaders and executives in Los Angeles. This year’s collection of the leading figures from the city’s business community highlights the work that took place and the progress that was made in […]

Passion & Positive Difference – Spring 2020 Edition of EVA Magazine

Article Published: Executive & VIP Aviation International, Spring 2020 Written by: Paul Eden Clay Lacy Aviation has remained true to its legendary founder’s principles for more than 50 years. Senior Vice President, Business Operations Scott Cutshall says a combination of passion, professionalism and commitment is building on that legacy for generations to come. After a […]

CSQ Magazine Profiles Clay Lacy & Brian Kirkdoffer’s 27 Years in Business Aviation

Clay Lacy Aviation’s Key to Sky-High Success Article by: Kirk Hawking | CSQ Winter 2017 Issue | Read Full Article Brian Kirkdoffer has traveled all around the world several times. He has met business titans, world leaders, and A-list celebrities. The Seattle-area native never would have lived a life many can barely comprehend in their wildest […]

Clay Lacy Aviation continues to revolutionize in-flight connectivity as a new hardware sales, certification and installation partner for SmartSky Networks

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – When the SmartSky 4G network takes flight later this year, Clay Lacy Aviation will be a partner for hardware sales and installations, as well as supplemental type certificate (STC) developer on four Gulfstream models: the G200, G-IV, G-IVSP, and G-V. The Company, founded in 1968 as the first aircraft management and jet […]

Bespoke Magazine Features Clay Lacy’s Jim Lauer on the Business Benefits of FANS-1/A

TrueNorth’s BESPOKE | Airborne Connectivity & Style Magazine Article by Jim Lauer, Director of Avionics | BESPOKE Magazine 2015 Edition As a pilot who flies in oceanic regions, particularly the North Atlantic routes and in Europe, you’ve probably heard about the new future air navigation system, or FANS. Initially it may seem like a technical […]

AOPA Features Aviation Legends: The world according to Clay Lacy

AVIATION LEGENDS: THE WORLD ACCORDING TO CLAY LACY Article by: Julie Summers Walker | AOPA Pilot September 2015 Issue Aviation legend Clay Lacy has become synonymous with jet aircraft and Southern California, so it’s with some surprise that when he appears at a Wichita Aero Club luncheon, he’s introduced as a native son. Yes, Clay […]

Clay Lacy’s FANS 1/A+ Solution Highlighted in Avionics News

INNOVATIVE, ENTREPRENEURIAL AND HIGH-QUALITY STANDARDS Story by Thomas Inman | Avionics News May 2015 Issue In March, Clay Lacy Aviation announced that its FANS 1/A+ solution for the Gulfstream GIV and GIVSP received FAA supplemental type certificate approval via STC–ST03423CH. The comprehensive upgrade provides a feature-rich, lowcostsolution with minimal downtime. The company is installing the new technology at its Van […]

San Fernando Valley Business Journal Interview with Clay Lacy

“7 OVER SEVENTY” | Interview with Clay Lacy by MARK MADLER San Fernando Valley Business Journal | January 12, 2015 Clay Lacy | 82 | Chief Executive Clay Lacy Aviation, Van Nuys Clay Lacy’s love affair with airplanes began as a young boy growing up in Wichita, Kan. where he started flying at 12 years old. Seventy years later, […]

Clay Lacy Interview with Business Airport International Magazine

“Record Breaker” | Interview with Clay Lacy by Hazel King Business Airport International Magazine | July 2014 With a career spanning over 60 years and 29 world speed records under his belt, Clay Lacy is one of the world’s most experienced aviation entrepreneurs. Business Airport International spoke with the veteran about his illustrious career and what […]

Clay Lacy Aviation Profiled in Professional Pilot Magazine

Clay Lacy Aviation is a provider of aircraft management, sales, charter, maintenance, fuel, avionics, interiors and Phenom 100/300 service at its VNY headquarters. Managing more than 75 bizjets ranging from 30-series Learjets and an Embraer Phenom 300 up to Globals, Gulfstreams and BBJs, CLA continues to be one of the most experienced international business jet […]