Clay Lacy expands east coast operation, adds 10 new charter jets in first quarter


Clay Lacy, the Los Angeles-based charter and management specialists, will be expanding its east coast presence during the first quarter of 2018, as well as adding 10 new jets to its charter fleet.

The new aircraft will be joining the fleet in Miami-Opa Locka Airport, Portsmouth International Airport, and Lewis University Airport which is outside Chicago/Romeoville, Illinois.

Clay Lacy say it is adding the new aircraft following 23% rise in charter activity in 2017.

Among the new aircraft types to join the fleet are new-build Bombardier Challenger 350 and Bombardier Global 6000 business jets.

Other types joining include two Dassault Falcon 2000 family aircraft, and a pair of Cessna Citation CJ3s.
Van Nuys Airport, home to Clay Lacy, will see the most aircraft additions, with two Gulfstream G550s, a Falcon 2000 and a Falcon 2000LX joining the fleet.

Clay Lacy Aviation was set up as the first business-jet charter services in the Western United States. Its founder, Clay Lacy, is an aviation pioneer who was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 2010.

A pilot himself, Lacy has flown over 300 different aircraft types, including airliners and private jets.