Clay Lacy Aviation completes phase one of US$10m development at Van Nuys Airport


Clay Lacy Aviation has completed phase one of its US$10m, 6-acre development and improvement project at its Van Nuys FBO with the opening of 2.5 acres of new ramp space, which will provide additional space for arrivals and departures, accommodate overnight parking and reduce the frequency of aircraft towing.

“We are excited that significant progress is being made toward completion of our much-anticipated South Campus,” said Clay Lacy Aviation president and CEO Brian Kirkdoffer. “Every detail of our new and improved facilities has been designed with the privacy, comfort and safety of our clients in mind.”

Work on the new South Campus commenced in February 2015 and is scheduled for completion in summer 2016. The project features:

• 63,000ft2 of hangar space to house long-range aircraft

• 21,000ft2 of new office, training and meeting space to accommodate corporate flight departments and private events

• An indoor event space featuring the display of Clay Lacy’s iconic Lear 23, the first business jet to land at Van Nuys Airport in 1964

• 3.5 acres of aircraft ramp space

The physical orientation of the new buildings, combined with the refurbishment of existing facilities, is intended to provide the most private and secure location on the airport.

“This development is another example of Clay Lacy Aviation’s ongoing commitment to delivering the highest levels of safety, service and value,” Kirkdoffer said. “Today, our vision remains the same as it was when our company was founded in 1968 – great people, providing an exceptional aviation experience.”

To view time-lapse video of the new ramp during construction, visit

November 3, 2015

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