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.

Custom Aircraft Management Solutions

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 detailed data analysis and reporting, our global connections and purchasing power as well as sustainability options. Three Customizable Management Solutions Aircraft Management, No Charter is the ideal solution for owners […]

How to Keep Your Options Open When Flying Private – CSQ Magazine

Article Published: CSQ Magazine, January 2021 Written by: Scott Cutshall, C-Suite Advisor Flying private can be confusing. It’s often thought of as a luxury—a nonessential service reserved for the uber wealthy—even as many travelers justify paying top dollar for first-class seats on commercial airlines. Whether you are exploring private jet travel for the first time […]

1855 Bordeaux Classification

December 29, 2020 1855 Bordeaux Wine Classification: Why It Still Informs Today’s Wine Prices By David Lincoln Ross, Ross Wine Tours In 1851, at one of the first great world’s fairs, millions of affluent tourists beat a path to the famous Crystal Palace exhibition in London. Another imperial power, France, and its Emperor, Napoleon III, […]

Wine & Food Excursions to Start 2021

December 29, 2020 Three Thrilling, Safe Luxury Wine & Food Excursions for January, February, March 2021 By David Lincoln Ross, Ross Wine Tours Throughout the 2021 calendar year, Ross Wine Tours (RWT) and Clay Lacy Aviation (CLA) will be pleased offer custom-tailored luxury wine voyages, including private flights featuring great wines served by sommeliers and […]

Clay Lacy Completes First Install of Honeywell JetWave Ka-band on a Bombardier Global 6000

JetWave high-speed satellite Wi-Fi enables passengers to stream seamlessly worldwide (Los Angeles—December 8, 2020) Clay Lacy Aviation, an authorized Honeywell Dealer, has installed a Honeywell JetWave Ka-band connectivity hardware system on a Bombardier Global 6000 ultra-long-range jet. The advanced, multi-component JetWave system is the only solution that enables business jets to connect to Inmarsat’s Global […]

Trends Transforming Aircraft Interiors

November 16, 2020 Aircraft owners want elegant, eye-catching cabin interiors made from materials that last. We looked at the latest trends in aircraft interior design and identified the top changes we are likely to see in interior refurbishment. Looking Cooler, Feeling Modern Trends highlight a color family movement from earthy warm to modern cool tones, […]

Four Actions to Increase Quality Charter Revenue for Your Aircraft

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 something like “charter the aircraft more hours.” It is a simple answer—it is also wrong. While flying more hours increases gross revenue, you will sacrifice hourly profit margin which does […]

Gulfstream GV, G450, GIV-SP and Citation CJ3 Join Clay Lacy Jet Charter Fleet

(Los Angeles—October 20, 2020) Clay Lacy Aviation has added a 14-passenger Gulfstream GV, a 14-passenger Gulfstream G450, an 11-passenger Gulfstream GIV-SP and a seven-passenger Citation CJ3 to its nationwide charter fleet of managed business jets. For over 52 years, corporate travel departments, business leaders, luminaries and private individuals trust Clay Lacy for safe, efficient, luxurious […]

Clay Lacy Aviation Awarded FBO Lease at John Wayne Airport, Orange County

(Orange County, Calif – September 23, 2020) – The Orange County Board of Supervisors has awarded Clay Lacy Aviation a thirty-five year lease at John Wayne Airport (KSNA) to build and operate a world-class Fixed Base Operation (FBO) that will serve as a business gateway for Orange County and contribute to a thriving general aviation […]

Aircraft Management: The Aviation Professionals Every Jet Owner Needs

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 and on the ground, while minimizing costs, complications and inconveniences. In short, how to enjoy the full benefits of jet ownership. How to own a private jet? There are five […]

Choosing Your Aircraft Management Company: Five Keys to Successful Due Diligence

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 would be straightforward and objective. Competing proformas would be formatted identically with the same terms for every line item. There would be no hedging or ambiguity. No hollow promises or […]

Phenom Inspections: Owners Gain From Clay Lacy Experience

July 6, 2020 Embraer Phenom 100 and 300 aircraft manufactured in 2010 are coming due for their extensive 10-year, 120-month inspections; 2011 models must be inspected next year. To perform these inspections, Phenom owners throughout the Southwest are trusting their planes to the highly skilled specialists at Clay Lacy’s Embraer Authorized Service Centers at Van […]

Greater Client Value: Data-driven Decision Making, Segregated Accounts

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 dedicated FP&A Analyst, to transform aircraft data into actionable insights and enable true data-driven decision making. Second, segregated, interest-bearing checking accounts provide owners exceptional transparency, and make it easy and […]

Three Ways to Reduce Your Business Jet Ownership Costs

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 about by COVID-19. Thousands of companies rely on private aviation, or more aptly business aviation, to safely, efficiently and conveniently transport their teams where and when they are needed most. […]

Five Jets Join Clay Lacy Managed Charter Fleet in Los Angeles and Boston

Global 6000, Gulfstream GV, Gulfstream GIV-SP, Challenger 350 and Falcon 2000 offer new long-range jet charter options for clients (Los Angeles—June 16, 2020) Clay Lacy Aviation has added five Wi-Fi-equipped jets to its fleet of managed aircraft available for charter in Los Angeles and Boston. Corporate and private business jet owners trust Clay Lacy for […]

Clay Lacy named one of LA500 Most Influential People – Los Angeles Business Journal

Article Published: LA500 Los Angeles Business Journal June 11, 2020 Publisher: Josh Schimmels The Business Journal’s fifth annual LA500 list honors the most influential leaders and executives in Los Angeles. This year’s collection of the leading figures from the city’s business community highlights the work that took place and the progress that was made in […]

Clay Lacy Scholarship Funds Awarded to 26 Students at LAUSD Aircraft Mechanic School and Orange Coast College Pilot Program

Scholarships help aircraft maintenance and aviation science students prepare for rewarding aviation careers (Los Angeles—June 10, 2020) Clay Lacy Aviation continues to nurture the next generation of aviation professionals, with scholarship funds for 22 students at the LAUSD’s Aircraft Mechanic School at Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, and for four student pilots in the […]

Offsetting Aircraft Ownership Costs With Charter Revenue

By Joe Barber, VP Fleet Development, CAM January 18, 2018 | Updated June 10, 2020 I am often asked, “How much revenue should I expect from chartering out my jet?” My response is that they are asking the wrong question. The more valid question is, “How much of my fixed costs should I expect to save […]

Jet Charter Helps Businesses Drive Economic Recovery

May 28, 2020 We’re all adjusting to the many changes in our lives over the past few months. Finally, though, it appears we’re on a path to reconnection, rather than isolation. As businesses start to ramp back up it’s clear that private aviation will play a big part in our economic recovery and restoration of […]

Local Hospital Receives N95 Masks from Clay Lacy

May 15, 2020 Clay Lacy Aviation has donated 800 N95 masks to Valley Presbyterian Hospital in our home town of Van Nuys, California. We ordered the N95 masks before the Centers for Disease Control limited purchases to healthcare institutions and professionals, first responders and others on the front lines fighting COVID-19. We delivered the masks […]

Clay Lacy Completes Tenth Embraer Phenom 120-Month Inspection

Popular additions to 120-month inspections include Gogo AVANCE L3, Garmin NXi avionics suite, and soft goods reupholstery all completed onsite to reduce downtime (Los Angeles—May 7, 2020) Clay Lacy Aviation, an Embraer Authorized Service Center, recently completed its tenth 10-year/120-month inspection on Embraer Phenom 100 and 300 aircraft, with five additional inspections underway. Inspections are […]

Clay Lacy Launches Aircraft Cleaning and Disinfecting Services

(Los Angeles—April 28, 2020) Clay Lacy Aviation now provides comprehensive aircraft cleaning and disinfecting services at the company’s maintenance centers and through its mobile response teams. Wearing full-body Tyvek suits, goggles, gloves and face masks, detailing experts use bipolar ionization equipment and EPA-registered, aviation-approved products to clean and disinfect the aircraft interior. The procedure kills […]

Passion & Positive Difference – Spring 2020 Edition of EVA Magazine

Article Published: Executive & VIP Aviation International, Spring 2020 Written by: Paul Eden Clay Lacy Aviation has remained true to its legendary founder’s principles for more than 50 years. Senior Vice President, Business Operations Scott Cutshall says a combination of passion, professionalism and commitment is building on that legacy for generations to come. After a […]

Spring Break in Kyoto, Japan by Private Jet

A Spring Break Destination Full of Flowers The days are getting longer, the temperatures are starting to rise, and you can see Mother Nature begin to awaken in all her beauty. It must be spring. This year’s spring equinox falls on March 19, which means you can finally put away your heavy winter layers and […]

Clay Lacy Aviation Engages World Kinect Energy Services to Develop Comprehensive Sustainability Program

      Multifaceted approach will significantly reduce carbon footprint of Clay Lacy facilities and enable business aviation clients to operate sustainably (Los Angeles—February 10, 2020) Clay Lacy Aviation has engaged World Kinect Energy Services a subsidiary of World Fuel Services Corporation, to assist Clay Lacy Aviation in developing a comprehensive sustainability program with the […]

Q&A with Justin Rosen: Transforming the Ownership Experience

Justin Rosen Vice President, Aircraft Management & Business Strategy In a recent conversation, Justin Rosen, Clay Lacy’s Vice President of Aircraft Management & Business Strategy, discussed how the company is continually enhancing the aircraft ownership experience. “We optimize every aspect of our management services to serve and support our clients,” Rosen said. “Our approach is […]

New 24/7 Aircraft Maintenance Facility at Van Nuys Airport

Serving clients throughout the Western U.S., Clay Lacy moved into a newly refurbished and enlarged 24/7 aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul facility for our FAA Part 145 repair station at Van Nuys Airport. Clients benefit from around-the-clock capabilities, including mobile AOG support, as well as a multi-million-dollar parts inventory, shorter repair times and greater value. […]

Top 3 Ski Resorts to Travel to in the Pacific Northwest

A three-hour charter flight from Seattle, Washington, will get you out of the city and onto the slopes of these top Pacific Northwest ski resorts — and January is the best month to go skiing. By the middle of January, the holiday crowds have left the mountains. Spring skiers will not arrive for another two […]

Embraer Expands Clay Lacy Service Center Authorization to include Legacy and Praetor Aircraft

Clay Lacy Aviation becomes one-stop authorized service center for entire Embraer business jet product line. (Los Angeles—January 13, 2020) Embraer has expanded Clay Lacy Aviation’s Service Center Authorization to include Legacy and Praetor business jets. Established as the first authorized service center on the West Coast in 2009, Clay Lacy has performed over 10,000 hours […]

Three fall-inspired recipes for the sky

The weather is not the only thing changing around here. A new season brings with it a new line of fresh produce to prepare and serve at 41,000 feet. Clay Lacy Aviation cabin attendants always strive for excellence, and that means incorporating fresh, seasonal and local food throughout their menu. We asked three of our […]