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 […]

Clay Lacy & Ross Wine Tours Argentina Itinerary

August 31, 2021 By David Lincoln Ross, Ross Wine Tours Channel your inner-Vulcan and sign up with Ross Wine Tours to Argentina to grill up a storm and drink up some great reds and wines from across this remarkable country. Let expert wine adventurer David Lincoln Ross, Founder of Ross Wine Tours (RWT), personally curate […]

Experienced Flight Coordination with Clay Lacy Aviation

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 travels take you. Reliable Dispatch Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) licensed dispatchers are one part of your flight coordination team at Clay Lacy Aviation. These experts offer 24/7 live support as […]

Private Winery Tours in New Zealand

August 9, 2021 New Zealand, Land of Sauvignon Blancs By David Lincoln Ross, Ross Wine Tours Imagine a voyage to one of the Southern Hemisphere’s most innovative, gorgeous wine destinations: New Zealand. Let your expert, “Lord of the Wines” adventurer David Lincoln Ross, Founder of Ross Wine Tours (RWT), personally curate a tour of one […]

Private Jet Membership vs. Custom Jet Charter Services

July 28, 2021 Demand for flying by private jet increased significantly in the final quarter of 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and travelers looking for a more private way to travel. New entrants to the industry grew the customer base for both private jet membership and charter providers. These newcomers have three […]

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 […]

Private Jet Wine Tour Itinerary in South Africa

July 16, 2021 By David Lincoln Ross, Ross Wine Tours Imagine taking an exciting “wine safari” to one of the Southern Hemisphere’s most innovative, yet historic wine destinations: South Africa. Let expert wine adventurer David Lincoln Ross, Founder of Ross Wine Tours (RWT), personally curate a tour of this amazing country. Today, South Africa is […]

Clay Lacy Aviation Raises the Bar on Charter Revenue

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 our program earn 15-20% more charter revenue annually than they would earn through other aircraft management companies. The analysis proves it. Here’s what makes us different.   Charter Revenue vs. […]

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 […]

What are Carbon Offsets for Business Jets?

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 to develop more fuel-efficient engines and alternate energy sources like hydrogen and electric propulsion. And develop more sustainable fuels from feedstock and refuse that would otherwise go to landfills. While […]

Jet to a Warm Weather Adventure in Washington State

June 17, 2021 The Pacific Northwest is known for its mountainous landscape and exclusive ski resorts, such as in Big Sky, Montana, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. But what do you do when the season changes, weather warms and the powder disappears? Take a private jet to Washington, the jewel of the Pacific Northwest, for warm […]

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 […]

Time to Switch to Sustainable Aviation Fuel? Answering Questions About SAF.

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 and around the world. Business jet owners and operators now have a genuine and practical alternative to the fossil-based fuels that have powered aircraft since the Wright brothers at Kitty […]

Spain – Rioja, Land of Tempranillo Wines

June 2, 2021 By David Lincoln Ross, Ross Wine Tours Spain is home to some of the most diverse wine growing regions of any country, and in this ancient land none is more famous than Rioja. Located in the north along the Ebro, Rioja is the home of the Tempranillo grape. Fly by private jet […]

Book a Private Jet to Florida or Wherever Vacation Takes You

May 18, 2021 During early winter and late spring, our charter customers in the Northeast often schedule a private jet to Florida for its ever-sunny beaches in Miami, Naples and West Palm Beach. With more than 60 aircraft based at airports in states across the region, Clay Lacy Aviation is well-equipped to charter travelers from […]

France – Burgundy, Land of Pinot Noir Wines

May 5, 2021 By David Lincoln Ross, Ross Wine Tours Climb aboard a Clay Lacy Falcon jet and fly to Paris for a once-in-a-lifetime tour through Burgundy and private visit with a top vineyard owner and taste his Premier Cru Pinot Noir wines at his 1,000-year-old château home, all arranged by Ross Wine Tours. Philippe […]

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 […]

What Does an Aircraft Management Company Do?

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, flight departments are not a practical or cost-effective solution for aircraft management. Utilizing a top aircraft management company like Clay Lacy Aviation offers the same personalization of having your own […]

Round Trip, One-Way and Empty Leg Charter Flights

April 20, 2021 Our private jet charter services offer round trip, multi-leg, one-way and empty leg charter flights on one of the country’s most diverse fleets of business jets. For more than 50 years, Clay Lacy Aviation has helped clients and corporations find the right aircraft for each and every flight. Round Trip Our round […]

Argentina – Mendoza, Land Malbec Wines

April 2, 2021 By David Lincoln Ross, Ross Wine Tours During the last two decades, Argentina’s Mendoza vineyards have achieved world-class status in the wine world. In the shadow of Andes mountains and featuring excellent soil and climate conditions, a growing number of small, family-owned wineries there are excelling in the production of the noble […]

The Importance of Aviation Management for First-Time Buyers

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, purchase and manage their new aircraft in a process that starts and continues with one point of contact leading a team of subject matter experts. That’s the importance of aviation […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jet Card vs Fractional Ownership vs Charter: Which is Best for You?

March 16, 2021 Jet cards, fractional ownership or private jet charter… which option is best for you? That’s the question we ask ourselves for each charter proposal we develop for our clients. Why? Because we want you to travel with confidence that you are flying with the program that makes the most sense for your […]

Clay Lacy’s Aircraft Programs Team: Simplifying Complexity, Saving Clients Money and Time

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 simplifies the management of warranties and other subscription-based services for the cockpit, cabin, avionics, airframe and engines. Our expert team manages contracts in excess of $18 million across 30 different […]

Northeast Aircraft Management Solutions

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 solutions, but our presence stretches beyond our headquarters in Southern California. We provide private aircraft management, jet charter, FBO and maintenance services in the northeastern U.S. In fact, one third […]

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; […]

Various Factors that Affect Private Jet Costs

February 18, 2021 Flight hours refer to the cumulative number of hours an aircraft has flown. Hours of use, in the case of aviation, is more important than age. Flight hours is also how charter companies like Clay Lacy Aviation charge for private jet charter flights. While there are a number of factors that affect […]

Safe Business Jet Charter in a Healthy Environment

January 27, 2021 With many travelers concerned about their health and safety, the business aviation industry is seeing greater interest in charter, fractional and jet card services. At Clay Lacy Aviation, we welcome first-time charter flyers searching for the healthiest option for their travel: private jet charter. The Safest Business Jet Charter Since 1968, our […]


Comprehensive corporate sustainability strategy introduced, carbon offsets program expanded.


Clay Lacy opens a new FBO at Orange County’s John Wayne Airport.


In response to COVID-19, Clay Lacy develops and implements the new CleanCheck health and safety standard throughout every aspect of its operations.


Newly expanded FAA Part 145 Repair Station opens at Van Nuys Airport, offering comprehensive maintenance for Gulfstream, Falcon, Embraer, Learjet and Hawker aircraft.