Clay Lacy prepares to open Waterbury-Oxford FBO summer 2024

Clay Lacy prepares to open new FBO

Clay Lacy Aviation’s newest Fixed-Based Operation (FBO) and hangar complex at Waterbury-Oxford Airport (KOXC) serving New York and the greater Northeast is nearing completion and scheduled to open this summer.

Featuring 120,000 square feet of new hangars, the large corporate facilities answer the need for new hangar space in the region, combined with the convenience and reduced costs associated with basing an aircraft in Connecticut.

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

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

Following a mild Northeast winter, the construction is entering its final phase. 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 with the remaining ramp and parking facilities expected to be finished shortly.

Blackburn said: “We are nearly complete with the infrastructure,” .

“While it is easy to see the physical aspects of this ambitious project nearing completion, there has been just as much activity behind the scenes customizing build-to-suit office spaces, organizing fueling and operational equipment, and building out our team to provide legendary service to our customers.”

Clay Lacy Aviation also announces the addition of Maria Garceau as FBO General Manager for the new facility.

Garceau has spent much of her career at Connecticut-based aviation facilities. She joined Clay Lacy in March with more than 20 years of FBO experience, including previous General Manager positions that oversee every aspect of the customer experience, including line service, training and operations.

Garceau said: “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.

“Every interaction they have will reflect the passion for aviation and dedication to service that we share.”