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January 24, 2022 Even to a seasoned owner, the number of unknowns and complexities of operating a jet can drain your time and budget. An…

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January 4, 2022 Your annual business operating budget requires careful consideration. Here are some guidelines to help you accurately plan for the year ahead. 1….

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November 19, 2021 Considering the purchase of a private jet? Evaluating whether to buy a factory-new jet direct from the manufacturer or a top-quality preowned…

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November 5, 2021 Proper aircraft maintenance includes keeping business jets current with upgrades and enhancements as earlier technologies and equipment become obsolete and manufacturers discontinue…

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November 4, 2021 The shortage of skilled pilots and aircraft mechanics, abated temporarily by the COVID-19 pandemic, has returned even stronger and is more pressing…

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August 23, 2021 Our private aircraft management services include various types of support. Each iteration, however, includes flight coordination from experienced dispatchers for wherever your…

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July 29, 2021 Owners who manage their aircraft with Clay Lacy Aviation enjoy having a personalized flight department, including a dedicated private jet crew consisting…

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June 30, 2021 Proven over more than 50 years, Clay Lacy Aviation’s individual approach to aircraft management delivers the industry’s highest quality charter. Owners in…

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June 21, 2021 Available today, carbon offsets are a starting point to make a positive impact on our environment. The aviation industry is tirelessly innovating…

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December 1, 2022 No longer “a fuel for the future,” sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is increasingly available at airports and FBOs across the United States…

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May 27, 2021 Aircraft management with Clay Lacy Aviation offers a unique benefit to business jet owners: segregated business checking accounts. Why do these matter?…

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April 27, 2021 Large corporations with multiple aircraft often establish a corporate flight department to manage aircraft operation. For individual owners and family offices, though,…

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March 30, 2021 Have your travel needs outgrown your charter, fractional or jet card program? Clay Lacy Aviation’s aircraft management professionals help first-time buyers find,…

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February 25, 2021 Eloy Freitas, Aircraft Programs Manager Connect on LinkedIn From onboarding a jet through its ongoing operation, our aircraft programs team streamlines and…

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February 25, 2021 For more than 50 years, Clay Lacy Aviation has been well known throughout the western United States for its personalized aircraft management…

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January 26, 2021 We offer custom aircraft management solutions built around aircraft owners’ operational needs and financial objectives. Each offering comes with Clay Lacy Aviation’s…

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November 2, 2020 Aircraft owners routinely ask aircraft management companies: How can I maximize charter revenue for my aircraft? The most common answer is often…

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By Joe Barber, VP Fleet Development, CAM July 15, 2020 Savvy business jet owners know how to maximize operational efficiency and safety, in the air…

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By Joe Barber, VP Fleet Development, CAM July 9, 2020 In a perfect world, the due diligence process to select the right aircraft management company…

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July 6, 2020 We recently introduced two key initiatives to add greater value for our clients. First, a Financial Planning and Analysis department, with a…

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July 6, 2020 These are tough economic times, and let’s face it, corporations and ultra high-net-worth individuals are not immune from the economic downturns brought…

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By Joe Barber, VP Fleet Development, CAM January 18, 2018 | Updated June 10, 2020 I am often asked, “How much revenue should I expect…

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Justin Rosen Vice President, Aircraft Management & Business Strategy In a recent conversation, Justin Rosen, Clay Lacy’s Vice President of Aircraft Management & Business Strategy,…

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Our clients value their time as well as their money, and Clay Lacy’s in-house maintenance services save both. Leveraging our more than 50 years of…

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Ownership of a business jet represents an ongoing investment, which means that aircraft management is actually asset management. Complete, accurate and timely reporting are critical….

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Clay Lacy attracts the best and the brightest, highly accomplished professionals with vision as well as expertise. Joe Barber, our Vice President of Fleet Development,…

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In late 2018, Clay Lacy initiated a comprehensive qualitative and quantitative client feedback survey. Working closely with the Seefeld Group, an established marketing research consultancy…

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September 6, 2019 Our aircraft management team serves as the executive point of contact for our aircraft owners. Each executive brings wide-ranging business aviation expertise…

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Entrusting your aircraft to a professional aircraft manager is a significant decision with long-term implications on safe operations, ownership experience, overall enjoyment of your plane,…

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A growing number of private jet owners are chartering their aircraft when not in use to reduce the cost of ownership. Before a jet can…

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Through pooled purchasing and thoughtful decision making, an aircraft management company can save a private jet owner 25-30% in annual operating expenses over a single…

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In the realm of private aviation, there is an abundance of choices as to how an aircraft is managed and operated— with topics ranging from…

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A professional pilot is a necessary extension to any aircraft, but equally important is the private jet flight attendant to enhance the safety environment during…

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The benefits and appeal of owning a business jet are inarguably far reaching. More time spent with family. ‘Mobile office’ capabilities resulting in better focus…

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“The best aircraft management is not the most expensive nor the least. Rather, it’s the one who deals fairly, advocates in the client’s best interest…

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In business aviation, jet fuel is the highest variable cost of jet ownership. Professional pilots must calculate the optimized flying speed and altitude, based on…

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What’s behind the buyer’s market and how you can benefit If you missed recession-era opportunities to buy a business jet for a much lower cost,…

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By Richard Hodkinson Aircraft Sales & Acquisitions Clay Lacy Aviation I miss the good old days. I’ve been buying and selling corporate jets for clients…

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October 18, 2016 Fifteen years ago, a Gulfstream GIV was considered the epitome of luxury in private jet travel. The GIV was the largest, fastest,…

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January 24, 2022 Even to a seasoned owner, the number of unknowns and complexities of operating a jet can drain your time and budget. An…

Read more

January 4, 2022 Your annual business operating budget requires careful consideration. Here are some guidelines to help you accurately plan for the year ahead. 1….

Read more

November 19, 2021 Considering the purchase of a private jet? Evaluating whether to buy a factory-new jet direct from the manufacturer or a top-quality preowned…

Read more

November 5, 2021 Proper aircraft maintenance includes keeping business jets current with upgrades and enhancements as earlier technologies and equipment become obsolete and manufacturers discontinue…

Read more

November 4, 2021 The shortage of skilled pilots and aircraft mechanics, abated temporarily by the COVID-19 pandemic, has returned even stronger and is more pressing…

Read more

August 23, 2021 Our private aircraft management services include various types of support. Each iteration, however, includes flight coordination from experienced dispatchers for wherever your…

Read more

July 29, 2021 Owners who manage their aircraft with Clay Lacy Aviation enjoy having a personalized flight department, including a dedicated private jet crew consisting…

Read more

June 30, 2021 Proven over more than 50 years, Clay Lacy Aviation’s individual approach to aircraft management delivers the industry’s highest quality charter. Owners in…

Read more

June 21, 2021 Available today, carbon offsets are a starting point to make a positive impact on our environment. The aviation industry is tirelessly innovating…

Read more

December 1, 2022 No longer “a fuel for the future,” sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is increasingly available at airports and FBOs across the United States…

Read more

May 27, 2021 Aircraft management with Clay Lacy Aviation offers a unique benefit to business jet owners: segregated business checking accounts. Why do these matter?…

Read more

April 27, 2021 Large corporations with multiple aircraft often establish a corporate flight department to manage aircraft operation. For individual owners and family offices, though,…

Read more

March 30, 2021 Have your travel needs outgrown your charter, fractional or jet card program? Clay Lacy Aviation’s aircraft management professionals help first-time buyers find,…

Read more

February 25, 2021 Eloy Freitas, Aircraft Programs Manager Connect on LinkedIn From onboarding a jet through its ongoing operation, our aircraft programs team streamlines and…

Read more

February 25, 2021 For more than 50 years, Clay Lacy Aviation has been well known throughout the western United States for its personalized aircraft management…

Read more

January 26, 2021 We offer custom aircraft management solutions built around aircraft owners’ operational needs and financial objectives. Each offering comes with Clay Lacy Aviation’s…

Read more

November 2, 2020 Aircraft owners routinely ask aircraft management companies: How can I maximize charter revenue for my aircraft? The most common answer is often…

Read more

By Joe Barber, VP Fleet Development, CAM July 15, 2020 Savvy business jet owners know how to maximize operational efficiency and safety, in the air…

Read more

By Joe Barber, VP Fleet Development, CAM July 9, 2020 In a perfect world, the due diligence process to select the right aircraft management company…

Read more

July 6, 2020 We recently introduced two key initiatives to add greater value for our clients. First, a Financial Planning and Analysis department, with a…

Read more

July 6, 2020 These are tough economic times, and let’s face it, corporations and ultra high-net-worth individuals are not immune from the economic downturns brought…

Read more

By Joe Barber, VP Fleet Development, CAM January 18, 2018 | Updated June 10, 2020 I am often asked, “How much revenue should I expect…

Read more

Justin Rosen Vice President, Aircraft Management & Business Strategy In a recent conversation, Justin Rosen, Clay Lacy’s Vice President of Aircraft Management & Business Strategy,…

Read more

Our clients value their time as well as their money, and Clay Lacy’s in-house maintenance services save both. Leveraging our more than 50 years of…

Read more

Ownership of a business jet represents an ongoing investment, which means that aircraft management is actually asset management. Complete, accurate and timely reporting are critical….

Read more

Clay Lacy attracts the best and the brightest, highly accomplished professionals with vision as well as expertise. Joe Barber, our Vice President of Fleet Development,…

Read more

In late 2018, Clay Lacy initiated a comprehensive qualitative and quantitative client feedback survey. Working closely with the Seefeld Group, an established marketing research consultancy…

Read more

September 6, 2019 Our aircraft management team serves as the executive point of contact for our aircraft owners. Each executive brings wide-ranging business aviation expertise…

Read more

Entrusting your aircraft to a professional aircraft manager is a significant decision with long-term implications on safe operations, ownership experience, overall enjoyment of your plane,…

Read more

A growing number of private jet owners are chartering their aircraft when not in use to reduce the cost of ownership. Before a jet can…

Read more

Through pooled purchasing and thoughtful decision making, an aircraft management company can save a private jet owner 25-30% in annual operating expenses over a single…

Read more

In the realm of private aviation, there is an abundance of choices as to how an aircraft is managed and operated— with topics ranging from…

Read more

A professional pilot is a necessary extension to any aircraft, but equally important is the private jet flight attendant to enhance the safety environment during…

Read more

The benefits and appeal of owning a business jet are inarguably far reaching. More time spent with family. ‘Mobile office’ capabilities resulting in better focus…

Read more

“The best aircraft management is not the most expensive nor the least. Rather, it’s the one who deals fairly, advocates in the client’s best interest…

Read more

In business aviation, jet fuel is the highest variable cost of jet ownership. Professional pilots must calculate the optimized flying speed and altitude, based on…

Read more

What’s behind the buyer’s market and how you can benefit If you missed recession-era opportunities to buy a business jet for a much lower cost,…

Read more

By Richard Hodkinson Aircraft Sales & Acquisitions Clay Lacy Aviation I miss the good old days. I’ve been buying and selling corporate jets for clients…

Read more

October 18, 2016 Fifteen years ago, a Gulfstream GIV was considered the epitome of luxury in private jet travel. The GIV was the largest, fastest,…

Read more