For the past six years, Clay Lacy has centered its East Coast operations in Connecticut around its FAA maintenance repair station and operations facility at the Waterbury-Oxford Airport (KOXC), providing aircraft management, jet charter and maintenance repair and upgrade services. Now, it’s making an investment to build a new FBO and add over 120,000 square feet of hangar capacity, answering the market demand for New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut users.
“We already offered turnkey solutions for clients – from jet charter services to professional aircraft management to maintenance inspections and cabin upgrades. We offer all of it right here in Connecticut, delivering tremendous value to business jet owners and operators,” said Chris Hand, Clay Lacy Aviation’s Senior Vice President of the Northeast Region.
That’s because – as private jet owners already know – space is such a premium in the immediate vicinity of New York City. With that in mind, operators see great savings by housing their aircraft at Oxford – up to 30% of what can be found at New York City facilities, in addition to a lower cost of living for their crews.
Buddy Blackburn, Clay Lacy Aviation’s Senior Vice President of FBO Operations is overseeing the development, construction and operations of the new Oxford FBO, hangar and maintenance facility. Buddy brings decades of experience at the Oxford airport, having overseen the addition of over 295,000 square feet of hangar and office in his 30 years at the airport.
Aircraft Management Close to Home
Aircraft owners benefit from Clay Lacy Aviation’s data-driven approach to management, regularly optimizing their aircraft to ensure lower operating costs and get the greatest return on investment.
Managing aircraft with Clay Lacy Aviation offers:
- Dedicated financial analyst providing insight and perspective
- Fleet management and purchasing solutions
- Fuel consumption and optimization strategies
- Segregated accounting in FDIC insured, interest bearing accounts
- Sustainable operating solutions
- Higher, more consistent charter revenue contribution
For Part 135 aircraft management, Clay Lacy Aviation’s vast industry experience, nationwide sales team, and returning client ratio means owners receive consistently higher charter revenue for their aircraft.
Bigger, Better MRO in the Northeast
Clay Lacy Aviation’s robust MRO services benefit aircraft owners in the Northeast, without the congestion and higher prices of other New York City-adjacent facilities.
They service Dassault Falcon, Embraer, Gulfstream aircraft as well as Bombardier Global and Challenger jets. Services include:
- A mobile response team for AOG support
- Avionics and other add-ons, such as cabin management and inflight entertainment systems
- Interior upgrades
- Scheduled and unscheduled maintenance
Additionally, Clay Lacy Aviation is an authorized dealer and installer for the ACA Air and Surface Purification System, which keeps aircraft cabins continuously clean and healthy.
Expanding facilities and ongoing growth to offerings, services and sustainability make Clay Lacy Aviation at KOXC the home aircraft owners have needed in the Northeast.