Clay Lacy adds four private jets to its charter and jet card fleet

Clay Lacy private jet charter

Van Nuys-based Clay Lacy, which offers an as available jet card program, has added a Gulfstream GV, G450, GIV-SP and Citation CJ3

Clay Lacy Aviation has added a 14-passenger Gulfstream GV, a 14-passenger Gulfstream G450, an 11-passenger Gulfstream GIV-SP, and a seven-passenger Citation CJ3 to its nationwide charter fleet of managed business jets. Its as-available jet card program offers roundtrip pricing.

Clay Lacy awarded FBO lease at Orange County’s John Wayne Airport

Clay Lacy FBO Orange County John Wayne Airport

The Part 135 private jet charter operator offers an as available jet card program

The Orange County Board of Supervisors has awarded Clay Lacy Aviation a 35-year lease at John Wayne Airport (KSNA) to build and operate a Fixed Base Operation (FBO) that will serve as a business gateway for Orange County and contribute to the general aviation ecosystem at the airport.

Wheels Up gets $74 million in CARES Act funds

Wheels up CARES Act

Wheels Up Partners Holdings LLC incorporates Wheels Up, Gama Aviation Signature, Delta Private Jets, TMC Jets, and Avianis

If it’s Friday night, it’s a good time to check the Treasury Department’s website for updates about CARES Act awards. Tonight’s reveal showed on June 10 a payroll support agreement providing $74.2 was executed with Wheels Up Partners Holdings LLC.

Clay Lacy awards 26 aviation scholarships

The grants support studies by future business aviation professionals

Clay Lacy Aviation, which offers a roundtrip pricing, as available jet card program under Clay Lacy Preferred, is continuing to assist the next generation of aviation professionals.

NBAA, NATA take CNBC to task for Clay Lacy and CARES Act coverage

Clay Lacy

Two private jet trade groups are accusing the cable network of misrepresenting Clay Lacy and the importance of business aviation

A letter issued yesterday by the top executives of the National Business Aviation Association and National Air Transport Association said CNBC coverage of the CARES Act distorted the impact of Covid-19 on business aviation.

A post on NBAA’s website was titled, “CNBC Distorts Pandemic’s Impact on Business Aviation, Specifically Charter Company Clay Lacy.”

Bankrupt JetSuite’s sister JSX nets $8.9 million in CARES Act funds

JetSuite bankruptcy

After shutting down and filing for Chapter 11, JetSuite’s jet card customers may lose $50 million in unused flight credits. Sister JSX, which is still flying, just received $8.9 million in COVID-19 relief

OneSky Flight, parent of Flexjet, Sentient Jet, and PrivateFly; Airshare; FlyExclusive, and Tradewind all received CARES Act funding, according to the updated Treasury Department list

View the entire list, including all 202 aviation companies receiving COVID-19 payroll support

This may not sit well with JetSuite’s 1,000 or so SuiteKey customers who have around $50 million in unused flight credits. Delux Public Charter, LLC, a related company that flies under the JSX brand received $8.96 million in CARES Act COVID-19 relief funds.

Clay Lacy, Jet Linx lead private jet CARES Act recipients

Clay Lacy

Clay Lacy Aviation received $26.9 million while Jet Linx Aviation was given $20 million, according to U.S. Treasury documents

NetJets, Wheels Up, Flexjet, XOJET Aviation and related companies were notably absent from the Treasury Department’s list of COVID-19 aide recipients

See the full list of aviation companies receiving CARES Act Coronavirus financial support

In a list dated April 27th, the U.S. Department of the Treasury published names of 96 companies receiving some of the $32 billion earmarked to preserve aviation jobs. The list includes both airlines and private jet operators.

The act specified grants needed to be based on payroll expenses from April 2019 through September 2019, subject to proration. Funds must be used for the continuation of payment of employee wages, salaries, and benefits. 

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