FBOs Prepare for the Inaugural Fleet of Electric Aircraft

Published: Aviation Week, Spring 2022 Article Written By: Bill Carey, Aviation Week, AAM on the Ground, FBOs Eye New Market. Hard on the heels of new advanced air mobility (AAM) projects, ground infrastructure developers are building or planning launch and landing sites for a new generation of electric aircraft. The fast-emerging AAM segment also presents […]

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 […]

Washington Wine Adventures

January 6, 2022 By David Lincoln Ross, Ross Wine Tours Washington is the premier wine producer in the Pacific Northwest. The Evergreen State has almost 1,400 wineries spread across 19 designated American Viticultural Areas, AVAs. Reds, whites, rosés, and sparklers, Washington has them all. Three of its most prominent AVAs are centered around in the […]

Pinot Noir Power in Oregon

December 17, 2021 By David Lincoln Ross, Ross Wine Tours While Cabernet lovers thrill to visiting and tasting in Napa Valley, adventurous wine lovers should not forget the Pinot Noir riches on offer in Oregon. And there’s great skiing there too. Winter wine adventures await where it’s fun to combine downhill descents in deep powder […]

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 […]

Investing Wisely: The Right Upgrades Add Value to Your Jet

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 support. Upgrades can improve operational safety, performance and efficiency. They can also add real value, making the plane more enjoyable for the owner, while broadening the appeal to charter customers […]

NATA Business Journal Highlights Clay Lacy’s Journey to Sustainability

Published: NATA Business Journal, Fall 2021 Article Written By: Scott Cutshall, Clay Lacy Aviation, SVP Development and Sustainability In late fall of 2018 I received a call about an event being planned by a coalition of international business aviation associations in cooperation with local civic leaders at Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles. The event […]

Historic Pilot Shortage: How Jet Owners Can Retain Their Crews

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 than ever. Back in 2019, it was the year’s top aviation story. Boeing’s CEO said that a global pilot shortage was one of the greatest challenges facing the airline industry. […]

Michael Eisner Stays Connected at 40,000 Ft and Beyond – Honeywell

  Feature Published: Honeywell, September 2021 Business mogul and philanthropist Michael Eisner stays connected from takeoff to landing on his Bombardier Global 6000 thanks to aircraft upgrades with Honeywell Forge and JetWave Ka-Band satellite communications. Michael Eisner, former CEO of the Walt Disney Company from 1984-2005, and current owner of the Portsmouth Football Club, Founder […]

Upgrade Your Travel Experience with Clay Lacy Aviation

September 21, 2021 Since our founding in 1968, business and world leaders, including five U.S. Presidents and a British Prime Minister, have entrusted Clay Lacy Aviation with their private jet charter needs.  Chartering a private jet with us invites you and your passengers on a memorable trip from departure to destination featuring the legendary service […]

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 […]