New NBAA, Clay Lacy Collaboration Welcomes Company’s Managed Aircraft Customers

Published: NBAA Washington, DC, June 10, 2024 — The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and Clay Lacy Aviation today announced a new pilot program that will make a host of association services accessible to the firm’s managed aircraft clients, optimizing the benefits of business aviation to this important, diverse industry segment. Under the collaboration, Clay […]

Clay Lacy Prepares to Open Waterbury-Oxford FBO Summer 2024; Hangar Space Still Available

Maria Garceau named FBO General Manager for new FBO serving New York and New England (Oxford, CT—May 13, 2024) Clay Lacy Aviation’s newest Fixed-Based Operation (FBO) and hangar complex at Waterbury-Oxford Airport (KOXC) serving New York and the greater Northeast is nearing completion and scheduled to open this summer. Featuring 120,000 square feet of new […]

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, […]

Clay Lacy Aviation Line Service Technicians Complete Gulfstream Ground Handling Training Program

FBO Teams Train Ground Handling and Servicing for Improved Safety and Dispatch Reliability (Above: VNY Line Service Technicians) (Los Angeles—February 6, 2024) More than 60 Clay Lacy Aviation line service technicians have completed Gulfstream-authorized ground handling and service training for Gulfstream aircraft. The specialized training developed by Gulfstream Aerospace and FlightSafety International is designed to […]

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, […]

Clay Lacy Reaches Milestone in $20 Million, 11-Acre FBO, MRO and Operations Center Development at Waterbury-Oxford Airport

Connecticut facility answers market demand for aircraft hangar storage and provides more space for companies growing fleet and operations in the Northeastern United States. (Oxford, CT—October 3, 2023) The first phase of Clay Lacy Aviation’s expansion and development of its Waterbury-Oxford Airport (KOXC) facilities approaches its scheduled completion this winter. Clay Lacy announces the passing […]

Clay Lacy Aviation Adds to Charter Fleet, Grows Market Availability

Fleet growth is supported by opening of new Oxford, CT, FBO this winter and continued expansion of MRO capabilities in the Northeast. (Los Angeles—June 27, 2023) Clay Lacy Aviation, the world’s most experienced operator of private jets, has added nine aircraft to its Part 135 charter certificate. The new aircraft open more availability for charter […]

FAA Validates Clay Lacy Aviation’s SMS Program in Top 2% Nationally

(Los Angeles—March 28, 2023) Clay Lacy Aviation has been recognized as a leader within private aviation for its Safety Management System (SMS). Its organization-wide approach has been validated and recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to meet the new standards of the FAA SMS Voluntary Program. The validation places Clay Lacy in the top […]

Clay Lacy Aviation Commits Over $500,000 in Pilot and Mechanic Scholarships

Building rewarding aviation careers and supporting the local communities where we live and work (Los Angeles—February 28, 2023) Clay Lacy Aviation has strengthened its commitment to the future of aviation by funding scholarships in diverse areas within the industry and geographic regions. The 55-year-old private aviation company, specializing in aircraft management, charter, maintenance and FBO […]

Independent Auditing Firms IS-BAO and ARGUS Extend Clay Lacy Aviation’s Industry-Leading Safety Certifications

Clay Lacy is awarded the ARGUS Platinum rating for 13th consecutive year, IS-BAO Stage III certification for 5th (Los Angeles—November 1, 2022) Clay Lacy Aviation, the world’s most experienced operator of private jets, has been recognized again for its safety and operational processes. The aircraft management, charter, maintenance and FBO services provider has recently been awarded […]

Mexico’s Aviation Authority Grants Clay Lacy AFAC Repair Station Authorization

Federal Civil Aviation Agency (AFAC) joins Europe’s EASA and Transport Canada in authorizing Repair Station maintenance services (Los Angeles—September 7, 2022) Clay Lacy Aviation’s FAA Part 145 Repair Stations in San Diego and Los Angeles, California, have received authorization by Mexico’s Civil Aviation Agency (Agencia Federal de Aviación Civil, AFAC) to provide maintenance services on […]

Clay Lacy Completes 10th Garmin G1000 NXi Upgrade on Embraer Phenom

Integrated flight deck upgrade installed by avionics experts at CLA’s Embraer Authorized Service Center (Los Angeles—July 21, 2022) Clay Lacy Aviation provides comprehensive maintenance, repair, and overhaul services, including full-suite avionics installations, system upgrades and modifications. The company recently completed its 10th installation of the Garmin G1000® NXi avionics suite at their FAA Part 145 […]

Six Large Cabin Jets Join Clay Lacy Charter Fleet to Meet Client Demand

The aircraft expand charter capabilities in Northeast U.S., Northern and Southern California (New York—June 7, 2022) Clay Lacy Aviation continues to expand its private jet charter fleet in three key markets to meet an unprecedented demand for private aviation services. Already possessing one of the country’s most exclusive and diverse charter fleets of large and […]

EPA Recognizes Clay Lacy Aviation Among Nation’s Leading Green Power Users

Certification recognizes impact of company’s green power use and leadership in utilizing renewable energy sources. (Los Angeles—April 21, 2022) Clay Lacy Aviation has been a leader in sustainability within business aviation by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and transitioning to renewable energy sources. In recognition of those efforts, the company has been certified as a member […]

Clay Lacy Becomes First Company Certified to 4AIR Facilities Neutral Sustainability Rating

Independent audit validates carbon neutral rating and proactive steps taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at its facilities. (Los Angeles—January 25, 2022) Clay Lacy Aviation is the first company to receive a 4AIR sustainability rating of Facilities Neutral, validating that the company’s private aviation facilities have been operating carbon neutral since 2019. Clay Lacy is […]

Clay Lacy Becomes First Company Certified to NATA Sustainability Standard for Aviation Businesses

New standard certifies actions taken to reduce carbon footprint at FBOs and other business aviation service providers. (Los Angeles—December 14, 2021) Clay Lacy Aviation is the first company certified to the National Air Transportation Association’s (NATA) Sustainability Standard for Aviation Businesses. NATA’s new sustainability initiative was created to encourage FBOs, airports, and other aviation businesses […]

Transport Canada Awards TCCA Maintenance Certification to Clay Lacy FAA Repair Station in Connecticut

Expert Clay Lacy MRO services for Canadian-registered business jets in the Northeastern U.S. (Oxford, Conn.—November 8, 2021) Clay Lacy Aviation’s FAA Part 145 Repair Station in Connecticut at the Waterbury-Oxford Airport (KOXC) is now certified by Transport Canada to provide aircraft maintenance services for Canadian-registered business jets. Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) certification is based […]

Clay Lacy Earns EASA Part 145 Repair Station Certification

(Los Angeles—June 15, 2021) An EASA Part 145 Maintenance Organization certification approval was granted to Clay Lacy Aviation MRO Services by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This certification authorizes Clay Lacy to provide maintenance services on business jets that are registered in member countries of the EU. EASA is responsible for civil aviation safety throughout the […]

Clay Lacy Teams with World Fuel Services and World Energy to Offer Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) at Van Nuys and Orange County FBOs, Transitions Ground Support Vehicles to Renewable Diesel

(Los Angeles—March 22, 2021) Clay Lacy Aviation will offer Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) at the company’s two FBOs at Van Nuys Airport and John Wayne Orange County Airport. SAF is an important component of Clay Lacy’s comprehensive sustainability strategy. World Fuel Services (World Fuel) begins monthly SAF deliveries to both locations this month, with 2021 […]

Clay Lacy Completes First Install of Honeywell JetWave Ka-band on a Bombardier Global 6000

JetWave high-speed satellite Wi-Fi enables passengers to stream seamlessly worldwide (Los Angeles—December 8, 2020) Clay Lacy Aviation, an authorized Honeywell Dealer, has installed a Honeywell JetWave Ka-band connectivity hardware system on a Bombardier Global 6000 ultra-long-range jet. The advanced, multi-component JetWave system is the only solution that enables business jets to connect to Inmarsat’s Global […]

Gulfstream GV, G450, GIV-SP and Citation CJ3 Join Clay Lacy Jet Charter Fleet

(Los Angeles—October 20, 2020) Clay Lacy Aviation has added a 14-passenger Gulfstream GV, a 14-passenger Gulfstream G450, an 11-passenger Gulfstream GIV-SP and a seven-passenger Citation CJ3 to its nationwide charter fleet of managed business jets. For over 52 years, corporate travel departments, business leaders, luminaries and private individuals trust Clay Lacy for safe, efficient, luxurious […]

Clay Lacy Aviation Awarded FBO Lease at John Wayne Airport, Orange County

(Orange County, Calif – September 23, 2020) – The Orange County Board of Supervisors has awarded Clay Lacy Aviation a thirty-five year lease at John Wayne Airport (KSNA) to build and operate a world-class Fixed Base Operation (FBO) that will serve as a business gateway for Orange County and contribute to a thriving general aviation […]

Five Jets Join Clay Lacy Managed Charter Fleet in Los Angeles and Boston

Global 6000, Gulfstream GV, Gulfstream GIV-SP, Challenger 350 and Falcon 2000 offer new long-range jet charter options for clients (Los Angeles—June 16, 2020) Clay Lacy Aviation has added five Wi-Fi-equipped jets to its fleet of managed aircraft available for charter in Los Angeles and Boston. Corporate and private business jet owners trust Clay Lacy for […]

Clay Lacy Scholarship Funds Awarded to 26 Students at LAUSD Aircraft Mechanic School and Orange Coast College Pilot Program

Scholarships help aircraft maintenance and aviation science students prepare for rewarding aviation careers (Los Angeles—June 10, 2020) Clay Lacy Aviation continues to nurture the next generation of aviation professionals, with scholarship funds for 22 students at the LAUSD’s Aircraft Mechanic School at Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, and for four student pilots in the […]

Local Hospital Receives N95 Masks from Clay Lacy

May 15, 2020 Clay Lacy Aviation has donated 800 N95 masks to Valley Presbyterian Hospital in our home town of Van Nuys, California. We ordered the N95 masks before the Centers for Disease Control limited purchases to healthcare institutions and professionals, first responders and others on the front lines fighting COVID-19. We delivered the masks […]

Clay Lacy Completes Tenth Embraer Phenom 120-Month Inspection

Popular additions to 120-month inspections include Gogo AVANCE L3, Garmin NXi avionics suite, and soft goods reupholstery all completed onsite to reduce downtime (Los Angeles—May 7, 2020) Clay Lacy Aviation, an Embraer Authorized Service Center, recently completed its tenth 10-year/120-month inspection on Embraer Phenom 100 and 300 aircraft, with five additional inspections underway. Inspections are […]

Clay Lacy Launches Aircraft Cleaning and Disinfecting Services

(Los Angeles—April 28, 2020) Clay Lacy Aviation now provides comprehensive aircraft cleaning and disinfecting services at the company’s maintenance centers and through its mobile response teams. Wearing full-body Tyvek suits, goggles, gloves and face masks, detailing experts use bipolar ionization equipment and EPA-registered, aviation-approved products to clean and disinfect the aircraft interior. The procedure kills […]

Clay Lacy Aviation Engages World Kinect Energy Services to Develop Comprehensive Sustainability Program

      Multifaceted approach will significantly reduce carbon footprint of Clay Lacy facilities and enable business aviation clients to operate sustainably (Los Angeles—February 10, 2020) Clay Lacy Aviation has engaged World Kinect Energy Services a subsidiary of World Fuel Services Corporation, to assist Clay Lacy Aviation in developing a comprehensive sustainability program with the […]

Embraer Expands Clay Lacy Service Center Authorization to include Legacy and Praetor Aircraft

Clay Lacy Aviation becomes one-stop authorized service center for entire Embraer business jet product line. (Los Angeles—January 13, 2020) Embraer has expanded Clay Lacy Aviation’s Service Center Authorization to include Legacy and Praetor business jets. Established as the first authorized service center on the West Coast in 2009, Clay Lacy has performed over 10,000 hours […]

Gulfstream GV in Naples, Florida, Adds to Clay Lacy Aviation South Florida Charter Fleet

Now available for charter, this 12-passenger GV joins a Global 6000 in West Palm Beach and Miami-based Challenger 350 in Clay Lacy’s growing South Florida jet charter fleet. (Los Angeles—August 8, 2019) Clay Lacy Aviation expands its South Florida jet charter fleet with a 12-passenger Gulfstream GV at Naples Municipal Airport (KAPF) in Naples, Florida, […]