Clay Lacy now authorised dealer for Starlink


Clay Lacy Aviation has agreed to become an authorised dealer and installer for Starlink, the SpaceX-operated satellite internet constellation.

The satellite-based internet solution engineered by enables inflight 4K video calls, streaming, online gaming and virtual private networks. Starlink is part of the largest satellite constellation, with over 4,700 satellites in low Earth orbit and counting.

Entering the business aviation market, Starlink is expanding its list of certifications and supported aircraft. Supplemental type certificates (STCs) are currently available with Clay Lacy for the Bombardier Global 6000, Express and XRS and the Gulfstream G650/ER. Additional models are expected this year include the Challenger 300/350, Global 5000/5500/6500/7500, Gulfstream G550/G450/GIV/GV and Embraer Legacy 600/650, Praetor and Phenom 300.

Eddy Diaz, Avionics Manager for Clay Lacy Aviation, said: “We’re proud to be able to add to our list of comprehensive avionics and communications maintenance and installation options. Starlink offers business aviation high-speed, global-coverage solutions that can transform the flight experience for passengers, as well as enhance the operations for crew members. We anticipate many aircraft owners will be eager to add this reliable connectivity technology.”

Clay Lacy Aviation operates FAA Part 145 Repair Stations at its locations in Van Nuys Airport near Los Angeles, and Waterbury-Oxford Airport in Connecticut, serving New York and the northeast US. Its in-house capabilities include airframe and engine maintenance, line maintenance, inspections, avionics and cabin entertainment and interior upgrades and refurbishing.

The anticipated downtime for Starlink installation ranges from 15 to 25 days, depending on the aircraft model. Aircraft owners and operators are encouraged to contact Clay Lacy Aviation to reserve their installation spot as additional STCs are made available.