Groundbreaking Ceremony
Waterbury-Oxford Airport (OXC)

 

Clay Lacy Aviation, a privately owned business aviation services company founded in 1968, will make one of the largest private investments in the history of the Connecticut Airport Authority’s general aviation airport system, creating over 600 jobs, and investing in the local economy.

 

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

 

Groundbreaking Ceremony
10:30am – 11:30am
Development Site
360 Christian Street, Oxford, CT 06478

Welcome and Introductions
Brian Kirkdoffer, President and CEO, Clay Lacy

Remarks
Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E., Executive Director, Connecticut Airport Authority
David Lehman, Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development

Presentation of Annual Scholarship Fund
Chris Hand, Senior VP Northeast, Clay Lacy
Buddy Blackburn, Senior VP Oxford FBO, Clay Lacy
John Ryan, Principal, CT Aero Tech School for Aviation Maintenance Technicians

Official Groundbreaking

 

Lunch & Open House
11:30am – 1:30pm
Clay Lacy Aviation
9 Juliano Drive, Suite 200, Oxford, CT 06478

Development Overview

Following the award of a 30-year lease with the Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA), Clay Lacy is investing $20 million to expand its existing facilities at Waterbury-Oxford Airport. The first 11-acre phase, expected to open Winter 2023, will feature a passenger terminal, executive offices, and 40,000 square feet of hangar.

The site is able to accommodate additional phases, and an additional investment of $20 million, that would add 80,000 sf hangar and office space.

Development Overview

Clay Lacy OXC Today

Founded in 1968, Clay Lacy is one of the world’s most experienced and respected business aviation operators, with the highest independent safety ratings and award-winning service.

Clay Lacy established its operation at Waterbury-Oxford Airport in 2015 with the acquisition of Key Air, moving into a 65,000-square-foot facility and further expanding its East Coast aircraft management, maintenance, and business jet charter services. In 2019, Clay Lacy received FAA approval to open a Part 145 Repair Station, and has continued to broaden its capabilities and services.

 

High-Paying Jobs for Connecticut.

Clay Lacy is committed to job creation and economic growth for the Oxford community. Our investment will generate new revenue for Connecticut, strengthen the airport’s infrastructure and boost the local economy.

  • 200 new high-paying jobs with an annual payroll in excess of $32 million
  • 420 additional indirect jobs during construction process

Annual Maintenance Scholarships.

Clay Lacy has announced a new annual scholarship program for students pursuing FAA certifications as aircraft and powerplant technicians. The partnership is with CT Aero Tech School, a Connecticut-based aircraft mechanics school. Along with a history of hiring Aero Tech graduates, Clay Lacy will contribute:

  • $16,000 in annual scholarships
  • $10,500 in on-the-job internships

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint with Sustainable Facilities & Operations.

Clay Lacy has a long-term holistic strategy for sustainable operations, on the ground and in the air. The new OXC development will be certified carbon neutral, and will focus on sustainable facilities and operations including:

  • Solar panel provisions
  • EV charging
  • Electric aircraft charging
  • Efficient building design
  • Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)

Media Resources

Provided in the link below is access to the following resources:

  • Media Advisory
  • Clay Lacy Logos
  • New Development Renderings
  • New Development Video
  • New Development Overview
  • Leadership Headshots
  • Photography of Current OXC Facilities

Download Media Resources

Development Overview

Following the award of a 30-year lease with the Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA), Clay Lacy is investing $20 million to expand its existing facilities at Waterbury-Oxford Airport. The first 11-acre phase, expected to open Winter 2023, will feature a passenger terminal, executive offices, and 40,000 square feet of hangar.

The site is able to accommodate additional phases, and an additional investment of $20 million, that would add 80,000 sf hangar and office space.

Development Overview

Clay Lacy OXC Today

Founded in 1968, Clay Lacy is one of the world’s most experienced and respected business aviation operators, with the highest independent safety ratings and award-winning service.

Clay Lacy established its operation at Waterbury-Oxford Airport in 2015 with the acquisition of Key Air, moving into a 65,000-square-foot facility and further expanding its East Coast aircraft management, maintenance, and business jet charter services. In 2019, Clay Lacy received FAA approval to open a Part 145 Repair Station, and has continued to broaden its capabilities and services.

 

High-Paying Jobs for Connecticut.

Clay Lacy is committed to job creation and economic growth for the Oxford community. Our investment will generate new revenue for Connecticut, strengthen the airport’s infrastructure and boost the local economy.

  • 200 new high-paying jobs with an annual payroll in excess of $32 million
  • 420 additional indirect jobs during construction process

Annual Maintenance Scholarships.

Clay Lacy has announced a new annual scholarship program for students pursuing FAA certifications as aircraft and powerplant technicians. The partnership is with CT Aero Tech School, a Connecticut-based aircraft mechanics school. Along with a history of hiring Aero Tech graduates, Clay Lacy will contribute:

  • $16,000 in annual scholarships
  • $10,500 in on-the-job internships

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint with Sustainable Facilities & Operations.

Clay Lacy has a long-term holistic strategy for sustainable operations, on the ground and in the air. The new OXC development will be certified carbon neutral, and will focus on sustainable facilities and operations including:

  • Solar panel provisions
  • EV charging
  • Electric aircraft charging
  • Efficient building design
  • Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)

Media Resources

Provided in the link below is access to the following resources:

  • Media Advisory
  • Clay Lacy Logos
  • New Development Renderings
  • New Development Video
  • New Development Overview
  • Leadership Headshots
  • Photography of Current OXC Facilities

Download Media Resources