Clay Lacy Aviation opens new MRO facility at Van Nuys

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Clay Lacy Aviation has opened a new around-the-clock aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility for its FAA Part 145 repair station at Van Nuys Airport.

The facility provides light and heavy maintenance and repair services, avionics and cabin entertainment upgrades and installations, interior design, modifications and refurbishing, and 24/7 AOG support for the southwestern USA.

Employing over 70 technicians, avionics experts, interior craftsmen and support specialists, the facility sits on 7.6 acres with a 66,000ft² (6,130m²) hangar and 86,000ft² (7,990m²) of office and shop space. New features include an expanded parts and rotables department, interior design suite, battery refurbishment center, client office suites and conference room.

The repair station services Gulfstream business jets; Bombardier’s Learjet, Challenger and Global models; Dassault Falcon jet models; Hawker aircraft; and is an authorized service center for the Embraer Phenom 100 and 300. Line maintenance is available on all other business jet models.

Ed Mirzakhanian, vice president, maintenance and business development, Clay Lacy Aviation, said, “We leveraged our 50 years of aviation experience to create the best one-stop aircraft maintenance center in Southern California.

“Our new Van Nuys facility can accommodate as many as 15 large-cabin aircraft and the needs of every client, from general inspections to airframe repair, domestic and international wi-fi installations to cabin management systems and complete interior upgrades.”

The facility is an authorized Gulfstream supplier and an Embraer Authorized Service Center for Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 aircraft. It is also an authorized dealer for Gogo, SmartSky and Honeywell high-speed internet solutions, and Honeywell, Rockwell Collins, and Garmin avionics warranty programs. The US$3.4m parts inventory includes 6,000 line items and 55,000 parts for shipping worldwide.

Also on-site is a full-service interior shop where craftsmen perform complete cabin design, reconfiguration and refurbishing, lighting conversions, and cabinetry construction and refinishing.

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