Clay Lacy updates progress of newest FBO

The latest FBO by Clay Lacy Aviation will provide savings of up to 30% compared to other New York City options, the company says.

By Doug Gollan, May 13, 2024

Clay Lacy Aviation said its newest Fixed-Based Operation and hangar complex is nearing completion.

It is located at Waterbury-Oxford Airport (KOXC) and is scheduled to open this summer.

The facility features 120,000 square feet of new hangars.

The complex will be certified and operated carbon neutral.

The facilities include solar panel provisions, electric vehicle charging, electric aircraft charging, efficient building design, and Sustainable Aviation Fuel, or SAF.

New York City FBOs

According to Clay Lacy, tenants will save 30% on hangar and office rentals and gain sales tax benefits compared to other facilities in the New York City region.

“The facility still has room to accommodate more super-mid, large-cabin, and ultra-long-range jets,” said David Buddy Blackburn, Chief Business Officer for Clay Lacy FBOs.

He added, “Corporate flight departments with two or more aircraft can be hangared together, a feature that is considerably rare in the tight Tri-State market.”

The hangars feature 29-foot doors and floor space to accommodate larger wingspan aircraft.

That includes the Bombardier Global 7500, the Falcon 10X, and the Gulfstream G700.

The superstructure and concrete pours for all three hangars have been completed.

Construction of the FBO building continues as the framed-in glass lobby will be a visible marker for its progress.

The taxiway to access Connecticut’s longest business aviation runway is completed.

The remaining ramp and parking facilities are expected to be finished shortly.

Clay Lacy names Garceau

The private aviation company also named Maria Garceau as General Manager for the FBO.

Garceau has spent much of her career at Connecticut-based aviation facilities.

She joined Clay Lacy in March with more than 20 years of related experience.

“It’s an honor to be able to help design and implement the ultimate customer experience at Clay Lacy’s first Northeast FBO that matches the experience travelers have come to expect from Clay Lacy nationwide,” Garceau said.

Clay Lacy offers an as-available jet card marketed under the Preferred banner.

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