Clay Lacy Waterbury-Oxford expansion ‘on track’ for 2024 opening


The first phase of Clay Lacy’s development at Waterbury-Oxford Airport is on track for completion this winter. 

The expansion of facilities has been built in response to anticipated demand for more hangar space throughout the northeast US and New York metropolitan area. The first 40,000sqft hangar is now sold out ahead of its planned opening in early 2024, said the firm. 

“We considered aircraft owners’ needs first and foremost when developing this project,” said Buddy Blackburn, senior vice president for Fixed-Based Operations at Waterbury-Oxford. “The overwhelming response has shown that aircraft owners and flight departments have been searching for space to accommodate both current and future aircraft models, and a tailored aircraft storage solution that allows maximum protection and access for clients.”

The $20m, 11-acre development will feature a new FBO passenger terminal, executive offices and hangar space able to accommodate large-cabin and ultra-long range jets, including the Bombardier Global 7500, Falcon 10X and Gulfstream G700. 

Clay Lacy is still taking reservations for hangars two and three, which are currently in the structural steel phase of construction.

“This investment in Connecticut expands and enhances all the services Clay Lacy provides,” Blackburn added. “It further cements the company’s commitment to Northeast operators, and helps them achieve their aviation goals.”

All the facilities are being built in line with Clay Lacy’s sustainability strategy and will be certified carbon neutral. The facilities include solar panel provisions, electric vehicle (EV) charging, electric aircraft charging provisions and Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).