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Just in time for the holidays, Clay Lacy introduces three new Wi-Fi equipped aircraft for private jet charter to the New York market

Clay Lacy Aviation has added a 16-passenger, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G650ER, a 16-passenger, long-range and fuel-efficient Dassault Falcon 7X tri-jet and the East Coast’s first Pilatus PC-24 midsize jet for charter to its Northeastern U.S. fleet.

All three aircraft are based at Waterbury-Oxford Airport (KOXC), a short flight from Teterboro, White Plains, Farmingdale, Stewart, Newark and other local airports serving the greater New York City area.

All three jets are equipped with Wi-Fi, satellite phone and other desirable amenities. With cruising speeds approaching Mach 1, the ultra-long-range Gulfstream G650ER can quickly transport passengers up to 7,500 nautical miles in remarkable quiet and luxury.

The fast, richly featured Falcon 7X is ideal for transcontinental and transoceanic journeys. For destinations throughout much of the U.S. and Canada, including airports where other business jets cannot land, clients will appreciate this Pilatus PC-24, the first PC-24 available for charter in the Eastern U.S.

“Our clients throughout the Northeast can easily find the perfect jet for any journey,” said Veriar Collins-Jenkins, Vice President, Charter Services at Clay Lacy Aviation. “Whether their flight is regional, transatlantic or worldwide, our growing fleet can accommodate their business or personal travel needs in the latest, most modern jet aircraft.”

 

Gulfstream G650ER at Waterbury-Oxford Airport

Traveling up to Mach 0.925, this 16-passenger Gulfstream G650ER is the ultimate choice for worldwide jet charter. It sleeps nine in three double and three single beds. Since the G650ER offers the lowest pressurized cabin altitude of any business aircraft, passengers experience less fatigue, sleep better, and arrive refreshed.

In the cabin, leather executive chairs and divans are upholstered in shades of taupe and light gray, complemented by swirl-figured wood veneers in a sophisticated matte finish. The 16 cabin windows are the largest in the industry, bathing the spacious interior with natural light. Domestic and international high-speed streaming Wi-Fi and satellite phone maximize communications and the entertainment experience.

The fully equipped forward galley features a refrigerator, ice drawer and sink, oven and microwave, coffee pot and Nespresso maker. The forward and aft lavatories feature granite sinks. Other amenities include Airshow moving map, Apple TV connection, external cameras, three monitors and power outlets at every seat.

Gulfstream G650

Falcon 7X at Waterbury-Oxford Airport

This fuel-efficient, 16-passenger Falcon 7X can travel 5,590 nautical miles at speeds up to Mach .80. The spacious, whisper-quiet cabin features beautiful tan leather executive chairs and divans, complemented by polished wood veneers and natural light throughout.

The divans convert to beds which sleep four in comfort. Passengers can stay entertained and in touch with domestic and international high-speed streaming Wi-Fi and a satellite phone. Other amenities include Airshow moving map, Bluetooth audio, two large monitors and power outlets throughout the cabin.

The full galley has conventional and microwave ovens, ice drawer, chiller and Nespresso coffeemaker. The aft passenger lavatory has a full vanity, and there is a forward lavatory for crew members.

Falcon 7X

Pilatus PC-24 at Waterbury-Oxford Airport

With a nonstop range 2,000 nautical miles, the Pilatus PC-24 is the only business jet that can operate from even unpaved surfaces as short as 2,930 feet. Onboard this PC-24, the airy cabin has six executive chairs, upholstered in light-gray leather, four of which convert to beds.

Tasteful, dark wood veneers add a further touch of elegance. Passengers will enjoy domestic high-speed Wi-Fi, international satellite phone, two iPads and Airshow moving map. Every seat has cabin environment controls, USB and power outlets.

Additional amenities include a refreshment center with chiller and coffee maker, as well as an enclosed lavatory with vanity.

Pilatus PC-24

Gulfstream G700

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), today introduced its new flagship, the most spacious, best-performing aircraft in the business-jet industry, the Gulfstream G700TM. The G700 blends proven ultralong-range, speed and performance with flight-deck innovation and cutting-edge cabin creation to offer customers an unprecedented aircraft experience.

Gulfstream announced the G700 on the eve of the 2019 National Business Aviation Association Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas. During the event, Gulfstream President Mark Burns revealed a full-scale mockup of the G700 and showed a video of the aircraft taxiing under its own power at Gulfstream headquarters in Savannah.

“The Gulfstream G700 takes the very best elements from our most innovative products and unites them with cutting-edge advances to create an all-new, advanced-technology aircraft that redefines safety, comfort and range at speed,” said Burns. “This announcement is the biggest news in business aviation history and is the result of the investments General Dynamics made to develop Gulfstream technology for Gulfstream products. Thanks to our nearly 18,000 employees around the world, the G700 is continuing a long Gulfstream tradition: raising the bar for ourselves and the industry.”

The G700 heralds a new era for Gulfstream, building on the company’s decades-long investment in research and development and ensuing successes. The aircraft boasts the tallest, widest and longest cabin in the industry with leading range and speed capabilities. The G700 can fly 7,500 nautical miles/13,890 kilometers at Mach 0.85 or 6,400 nm/11,853 km at Mach 0.90.

Gulfstream G700

Design Innovation

The all-new cabin on the G700 allows customers to extend their personal and professional lifestyle to their aircraft. With up to five living areas, the G700 offers an extra-large ultragalley with a passenger lounge or crew compartment; a six-place dining or conference room; and a master suite with shower. The Gulfstream Cabin Experience promotes and enhances wellness through 20 Gulfstream panoramic oval windows, the largest in the industry; the industry’s lowest cabin altitude, 100 percent fresh air and a whisper-quiet cabin.

“Gulfstream has a long tradition of listening to our customers, and the G700 cabin is the evolution of that collaboration,” said Burns. “Customers shared how much they value flexibility and comfort in the cabin, all without compromising the speed and range advantages they have come to expect from Gulfstream. The G700 delivers all that and more.”

The aircraft also offers a range of cabin amenities that revolutionize the benefits of business-jet travel, including the most advanced circadian lighting system in aviation. The Gulfstream-developed technology recreates sunrise and sunset through thousands of white and amber LEDs, gently coaxing passengers into their new time zone and greatly reducing the physical impact of traveling halfway around the world nonstop.

Gulfstream G700

Safety And Performance

The G700 features the award-winning Symmetry Flight Deck and other new safety advancements. Along with active-control sidesticks and the industry’s most extensive use of touch-screen technology, the flight deck also comes standard with another Gulfstream award-winner, the Predictive Landing Performance System. The system gives pilots advanced warning of potential runway excursions so they can adjust approaches or go around. The G700 Symmetry Flight Deck also comes standard with Gulfstream’s Enhanced Flight Vision System and Synthetic Vision on dual head-up displays.

All-new, high-thrust Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines power the G700 and, along with newly designed Gulfstream winglets, ensure the aircraft achieves high performance capabilities with its larger cabin. The aircraft offers excellent takeoff and landing performance and can operate easily at weight-restricted, short-runway and high-altitude airports.

The ability to fly at faster speeds (Mach 0.90 versus Mach 0.80) gives customers more time, lower annual expenses for maintenance, parts and services, and shorter crew days for safer operations.

Program Maturity

In preparation for first flight, Gulfstream has already accomplished nearly 14,000 hours of lab testing in its integration- and cabin-test facilities, Systems Integration Bench and Iron Bird. The company has successfully completed ground vibration testing, engine runs, loads calibration and all structural testing required for first flight.

The G700 flight-test fleet will incorporate five traditional test aircraft and one fully outfitted production test aircraft. Manufacturing for all test aircraft is well underway.

Gulfstream anticipates G700 customer deliveries in 2022.

This year at EBACE 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland, we had the privilege to Interview with Brian Dickerson – Chief Pilot, Large Cabin Demonstration at Gulfstream.