Clay Lacy Aviation Joins D-Day Squadron Effort to Fly Historic Aircraft to Normandy

(Oxford, Conn. – May 23, 2019) – Clay Lacy Aviation, the world’s most experienced operator of private jets, has joined the D-Day Squadron mission by donating significant fuel for the King Air support aircraft that will add an extra level of safety and logistical support for the C-47 and DC-3 pilots as they fly the original […]

Clay Lacy Aviation selects FL3XX to Provide Sales, Operations, and Dispatch Technologies

(Los Angeles—May 17, 2019) Culminating a year of evaluations and test of over 10 aviation software systems, Clay Lacy Aviation has selected FL3XX as its technology partner providing a complete software solution for sales, operations, dispatch, crew coordination, and customer service.  After 30 years working with an internally developed system, Clay Lacy required a more complete, robust […]

Learjet 70 and Citation Sovereign Join Nationwide Clay Lacy Charter Fleet

Learjet 70 available for charter from Oregon’s Portland International Airport, Citation Sovereign charters from Waterbury-Oxford Airport near New York City (Los Angeles—April 9, 2019) Clay Lacy Aviation has expanded its charter fleet in Oregon and Connecticut with a six-passenger Bombardier Learjet 70 and a nine-passenger Cessna Citation Sovereign with high-speed streaming Wi-Fi. The Learjet 70 […]

FAA Approves Clay Lacy FANS 1/A+ STC for Gulfstream GV

Operators can use Honeywell Aero H Satcom, Gogo ST-4300 Iridium or standalone datalink connection (Los Angeles—March 26, 2019) Clay Lacy Aviation has earned FAA approval to amend the company’s FANS 1/A+ STC, which includes ADS-B Out, CPDLC, ADS-C and Link 2000+/ATN B1, to include the Gulfstream GV. The STC provides operators the choice of using […]

Clay Lacy Opens New Aircraft Maintenance Facility at Van Nuys Airport

FAA Part 145 operation provides 24/7 business jet maintenance, repair and overhaul services, large parts and rotables inventory and AOG mobile response for southwestern U.S. (Los Angeles — February 13, 2019) Clay Lacy Aviation has opened a new round-the-clock aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul facility for its FAA Part 145 repair station at Van Nuys […]

Clay Lacy Announces Factory New Global 6000 Available for Charter at Palm Beach International Airport

Miami-based Challenger 350 also joins company’s East Coast jet charter fleet (Los Angeles — January 9, 2019) Clay Lacy Aviation expands its East Coast charter fleet with a factory-new Bombardier Global 6000 ultra-long-range jet at Palm Beach International Airport (KPBI). Seating up to 13 passengers, and featuring next-generation, streaming enabled, Ka-band high-speed satellite internet, this […]

Amid the Global Shortage of Aircraft Mechanics, Students Flock to L.A.’s Top Training Program for Hands-On Learning and Promise of High-Skilled Jobs

Clay Lacy Aviation is awarding student aircraft mechanics over $10,000 in annual scholarship funds to attend Van Nuys Airport’s Aviation Center, where opportunities for women are soaring (Los Angeles, Calif. – November 5, 2018) Across the nation, airframe and power plant (A&P) mechanics are retiring faster than they can be replaced. However, for the 150 […]

Clay Lacy Opens New York Office at Westchester County Airport

Nationwide charter fleet expands in second quarter with five new aircraft.  (New York – June 26, 2018) Clay Lacy Aviation, the world’s most experienced operator of private jets, has opened a new office at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York. This office is an extension of the company’s East Coast headquarters in Oxford, […]

Clay Lacy Certified as Green Business by City of Los Angeles

  (Los Angeles — May 18, 2018) Clay Lacy Aviation announced that the company’s Van Nuys Airport headquarters and maintenance facility is now officially certified by The City of Los Angeles as a Green Business and member of the California Green Business Network. This certification signifies that the company is conducting business using strategies aimed […]

Clay Lacy Hosts 1,500 Local Students for Van Nuys Airport Aviation Career Day

(Los Angeles — May 2, 2018) Clay Lacy Aviation hosted 1,500 local high school students at the 13th Annual Aviation Career Day on Friday, April 27, at Van Nuys Airport (KVNY) in Los Angeles. Called “The Sky Is the Limit,” the event is co-sponsored by Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez, Los Angeles World Airports […]

Clay Lacy Celebrates Opening of Maintenance Facility at Waterbury-Oxford Airport

Factory trained technicians providing light line maintenance for engine and airframe, avionics repairs and mobile response. (Oxford, Conn. — April 18, 2018) Clay Lacy Aviation hosted an open house and lunch on April 4 to celebrate the opening of the company’s 65,000-square-foot aircraft maintenance facility at Waterbury-Oxford Airport (KOXC) in Oxford, Connecticut. Staffed by factory […]

Clay Lacy Installs Gogo AVANCE L5 4G in Gulfstream G450

(Los Angeles.—April 3, 2018) Clay Lacy Aviation has installed a state-of-the-art Gogo AVANCE L5 4G technology platform in a Gulfstream G450. Gogo AVANCE L5 transforms the domestic in-flight internet experience with streaming 4G video and audio for business and entertainment, from conferences, web browsing, social media and email to on-demand movies, television and publications. The […]

Clay Lacy Adds Factory-New Bombardier Global 6000 for Worldwide Jet Charter

(Oxford, Conn. – March 12, 2018) Clay Lacy Aviation, the world’s most experienced operator of private jets, announced that a factory-new Bombardier Global 6000 is now available for charter, with seating for 13 passengers and comfortable berths for six. This class-leading business jet features high-speed satellite internet connectivity over Ka-band, enabling passengers to conduct seamless […]

Clay Lacy Adds New Jets and Locations for Private Jet Charter in Q1 2018

Reports 23 percent annual increase in charter activity (Los Angeles—February 5, 2018) Exhibiting this week at the 2018 NBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference, in Long Beach, Calif., Clay Lacy Aviation announced the addition of ten new charter jets and three new cities to meet growing client demand. Driving the expansion is the increase in charter […]

Clay Lacy Aviation Announces Third Year of Scholarships at L.A.’s Leading Aircraft Mechanic School

Applications are available now for students pursuing careers as airframe and powerplant technicians. (Los Angeles—September 28, 2017) Clay Lacy Aviation announced that applications are available for 2018-2019 Maintenance Technician Scholarships at the NVOC Aviation Center at Van Nuys Airport. Now in its third year, the Clay Lacy scholarship initiative fosters the next generation of airframe […]

Clay Lacy Raises $24,000 for Homeless Students in Orange County

(Fullerton, California—September 7, 2017) Clay Lacy Aviation helped raise $24,000 for homeless students in Orange County at the second annual FLOCK Dinner Gala on August 19. Clay Lacy donated flights aboard the company’s fleet of business jets during a live auction at the event. FLOCK (Fullerton’s Love of Orange County Kids) is a nonprofit organization […]

Clay Lacy Scholarship Fund Helps Orange Coast College Aviation Science Students

(Santa Ana, California—May 9, 2017) Clay Lacy Aviation, the world’s most experienced operator of private jets, has established a scholarship fund to help students attending the Orange Coast College Aviation Science program earn their private, instrument and commercial pilot license. Flight training takes place at the Orange County John Wayne Airport where the college maintains […]

Clay Lacy Adds ADS-B Out Solution for Gulfstream GIV, GIV-SP and GV to FANS 1/A+ STC

Feature-rich STC offers lower cost, less downtime and greater flexibility than competing solutions (Los Angeles—March 28, 2017) Clay Lacy Aviation has added ADS-B Out to its FANS 1/A+ STC for Gulfstream GIV, GIV-SP and GV business jets. This STC complies with the January 1, 2020 mandates for ADS-B Out and FANS 1/A+. For less than […]

Clay Lacy Adds Learjet 45XR Charter Jet at Oregon’s Portland International Airport

(Los Angeles—February 9, 2017) Clay Lacy Aviation, the world’s most experienced operator of private jets, announced that an eight-passenger Learjet 45XR is now available for charter at Portland International Airport (KPDX) in Portland, Oregon. This Learjet 45XR joins the growing number of Clay Lacy charter jets based in the Pacific Northwest, including a Hawker 800XP […]

Clay Lacy Awards Scholarships to 22 Students in LAUSD Aircraft Mechanic Program

(Los Angeles—February 6, 2017) Clay Lacy Aviation, the world’s most experienced operator of private jets, has awarded scholarships totaling $10,200 to 22 students in the Aircraft Mechanic Program, operated at Van Nuys Airport by the L.A. Unified School District’s North Valley Occupational Center. The FAA-approved curriculum prepares students for the licensing examination in General Airframe […]

Clay Lacy and Key Air Become One

Together expanding nationwide coverage for jet charter, aircraft management and maintenance support with new locations in Greater New York and throughout the Northeast. (New York– September 14, 2016) Clay Lacy Aviation, the world’s most experienced operator of private jets, has united with Key Air, an aircraft management and charter company with a rich 30-year history, […]

Clay Lacy Aviation Announces Second Year of Scholarships at LA’s Leading Aircraft Mechanic School

Fostering the next generation of airframe and powerplant technicians. Applications available now. (Los Angeles—August 30, 2016) Clay Lacy Aviation, the world’s most experienced operator of private jets, is delighted to announce applications are now available for 2017-2018 Maintenance Technician Scholarships. Now entering its second year, the Clay Lacy scholarship initiative provides funds toward tuition, tools […]

Twelve Jets Join Clay Lacy Aviation Fleet

(Los Angeles—August 25, 2016) Clay Lacy Aviation, the world’s most experienced operator of private jets, has added twelve business jets to its expanding fleet since the start of 2016. The new additions include seven long-range, large-cabin aircraft, two super-midsize jets, and three light jets from Bombardier, Dassault Falcon, Embraer and Gulfstream. Nine of these aircraft […]

Clay Lacy Aviation Welcomes Seven New Aircraft to its Charter Fleet

New additions include models from Gulfstream, Bombardier, Falcon, Embraer and Textron, all equipped with Wifi Internet connectivity. (Los Angeles, Calif. – January 19, 2016) Clay Lacy Aviation, the most experienced operator of private jets in the world, welcomes seven aircraft to its growing fleet at three Southern California airports. All aircraft are equipped with high-speed […]

Clay Lacy Aviation Opens 2.5 Acres of New Ramp Space at Van Nuys Airport

Its completion marks phase one of a $10 million, 6-acre expansion and upgrade project to create Los Angeles’ most exclusive and secure private jet facility.  (Los Angeles, Calif. – November 2, 2015) Clay Lacy Aviation has opened 2.5 acres of new ramp space at its Van Nuys Airport FBO to provide additional space for arrivals […]

Clay Lacy Aviation Launches Annual $10,000 Scholarship Program for Students at Los Angeles’ Leading Aircraft Mechanics School

Offering day and night classes, the Aviation Center located at Van Nuys Airport prepares graduates for high-skilled jobs in business, commercial and military aviation. (Los Angeles, Calif. – September 29, 2015) Clay Lacy Aviation has awarded $10,200 in scholarship funds to 24 students enrolled at the Aviation Center (AV-Center), a leading aircraft mechanics school located […]

Clay Lacy Aviation Announces FANS-1/A+ STC for Challenger 601-3A/R

(Los Angeles, Calif. – September 15, 2015) Clay Lacy Aviation has received FAA STC approval for a FANS-1/A+ solution that enables Challenger 601-3A/R owners to meet worldwide mandates for preferential routing in the North Atlantic Track region and other oceanic airspace.  This comprehensive upgrade provides a feature-rich, low-cost and versatile solution with minimal downtime, and […]

Clay Lacy Aviation Welcomes Learjet 75 to its Expansive Charter Fleet

From the company that pioneered aircraft charter with the original Learjet, comes today’s best equipped and most spacious light cabin aircraft in its class. (Los Angeles, Calif. – Mar. 18, 2015) Clay Lacy Aviation—the most experienced operator of private jets in the world–introduces the Bombardier Learjet 75 for charter in Los Angeles, featuring evolutionary aerodynamics, […]

Clay Lacy Aviation Receives FANS Certification for Gulfstream GIV, GIVSP

The STC meets worldwide mandates while improving safety, lowering operating costs and reducing flight times. (Los Angeles, Calif. – March 16, 2015) Clay Lacy Aviation’s FANS 1/A+ solution for the Gulfstream GIV and GIVSP has received FAA STC approval. (STC – ST03423CH) This comprehensive upgrade provides a feature-rich, low-cost solution with minimal downtime. Now accepting […]

Clay Lacy Aviation Welcomes Hawker 800XP to Serve Nashville Charter Market

One of the most popular mid-size business jets, this “conference room in the sky” offers a spacious interior with stand-up headroom throughout the entire cabin. (Los Angeles, Calif. – Feb. 23, 2015) Clay Lacy Aviation—the most experienced operator of private jets in the world—welcomes a Hawker 800XP based in Nashville, Tenn. to its global charter […]

Mayor Garcetti, Councilwoman Martinez and Student Mechanics Celebrate Groundbreaking of $10 Million, 6-acre Development at Van Nuys Airport

Investment by Clay Lacy Aviation, the airport’s longest-term tenant, will create middle class jobs, boost the economy and generate millions of dollars in revenue to Los Angeles  (Los Angeles, Calif. – Feb. 12, 2015) Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilwoman Nury Martinez (CD-6) today joined San Fernando Valley leaders in business, community and education […]

Clay Lacy Aviation Certifying FANS Solution for Challenger 601-3A/R

As North Atlantic mandates rapidly approach, innovative cockpit technology places company at the forefront of global air traffic modernization efforts. (Los Angeles, Calif. – Oct. 10, 2014) Clay Lacy Aviation—home to an expanding avionics sales, installation and repair facility—is certifying a FANS solution for the Challenger 601-3A/R that will enable aircraft owners and operators to enjoy […]

Legendary Pilot Clay Lacy Donates Iconic Business Jets to Los Angeles-Based Aviation School

Marking the school’s largest single gift, the retired Learjet 24 and Gulfstream GIISP bring valuable training opportunities and a piece of aviation history to student aircraft mechanics at Van Nuys Airport. (Van Nuys, Calif. – June 5, 2014) Veteran pilot and business aviation pioneer Clay Lacy has donated two retired corporate jets—a Learjet 24 and […]

U.S. Congressman Tony Cardenas, L.A. City Councilmember Nury Martinez and Student Mechanics Honor Legendary Pilot Clay Lacy for Jet Donations

Retired Learjet 24 and Gulfstream GIISP bring valuable training opportunities and a piece of aviation history to Los Angeles-based aviation school.  WHAT: Veteran pilot and business aviation pioneer Clay Lacy will donate two iconic business jets, a non-flying Learjet 24 and Gulfstream GIISP, to an aircraft mechanics school at Van Nuys Airport, marking the largest […]

CLAY LACY AVIATION INTRODUCES THE GULFSTREAM G650 TO ITS GLOBAL CHARTER FLEET

An additional Gulfstream GIVSP and Gulfstream G200 have also joined the diverse fleet to serve a rising demand in the company’s growing charter business.  (Los Angeles, Calif. – May 19, 2014) Clay Lacy Aviation—the most experienced operator of private jets in the world—welcomes the ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G650 for global charter, along with the popular […]

NATA Awards Clay Lacy Aviation Five Stars for Aviation Maintenance Training

Adding to a long list of industry accolades, award honors leadership in employee training and development. (Los Angeles, Calif. –March 26, 2014) Clay Lacy Aviation—the most experienced operator of private jets in the world—is the recipient of the National Air Transportation Association’s (NATA) 2014 Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Five-Star Award. The award recognizes premier aviation […]