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Clay Lacy puts pen to paper for Waterbury-Oxford lease
Clay Lacy established ops at Waterbury-Oxford in 2015 with the acquisition of Key Air, moving into a 65,000 sq ft facility and expanding its maintenance and charter services. It also has a Part 145 repair station there.
Clay Lacy added 50 new jobs at Waterbury-Oxford last year.

The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) is expanding its partnership with Clay Lacy Aviation involving a 30-year lease on 16 acres of land at Waterbury-Oxford airport in Oxford, Connecticut, which will expand Clay Lacy Aviation's northeast US base of operations. Clay Lacy will invest $20 million to build a new FBO and maintenance, repair and overhaul facility, bringing 100 new jobs to Connecticut. This news comes hot on the heels of Clay Lacy's recent announcement that it is opening an FBO at John Wayne airport in Santa Ana.

Founded in 1968, Clay Lacy is an experienced and respected business aviation operator, with the highest independent safety ratings and award-winning service. It established ops at Waterbury-Oxford in 2015 with the acquisition of Key Air, moving into a 65,000 sq ft facility and further expanding its east coast aircraft management, maintenance and business jet charter services. In 2019, Clay Lacy received FAA approval to open a Part 145 repair station at the airport, and has continued to broaden its capabilities and services, adding 50 new jobs.

Clay Lacy Aviation has been an outstanding business partner at Waterbury-Oxford airport, and we are thrilled with the expansion of its depth and breadth of services on the airfield,” says Kevin A. Dillon, executive director of the Connecticut Airport Authority. “In addition to industry-leading aircraft management, maintenance, and jet charter services, a brand-new FBO and hangar complex will attract new business and bring more jobs to our local economy.”

“We are honoured to bring Clay Lacy's 52 years of experience and full complement of general aviation services to this new opportunity at Waterbury-Oxford,” adds Brian Kirkdoffer, president and CEO of Clay Lacy Aviation. “We look forward to this long-term partnership with the CAA, and are committed to continuing our support of the local community and the state of Connecticut for many years to come.”

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