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Scott Cutshall, vice president marketing, Clay Lacy Aviation | Photo courtesy: ©Dylan Patrick Photography Inc.

WICHITA, Kan. – Today the benefits of business aviation are well understood, but when Clay Lacy Aviation launched in 1968, the industry was still in its infancy. Over the past half century, the industry has matured. So has Clay Lacy Aviation. Its robust growth recently led it to name Wichita-based Greteman Group its agency of record.

“Clay Lacy Aviation has added locations on both East and West coasts, and expanded our services for the business aviation community,” says Scott Cutshall, vice president marketing. “The time has come for us to elevate our branded outreach and strategic, targeted marketing to accurately reflect who Clay Lacy Aviation is today.”

Clay Lacy has operations and offices across the county. Its four core services include aircraft management, charter, maintenance and a full-service fixed-base operation (FBO) in Van Nuys, Cal. Earlier this year, it opened a state-of-the-art, 66,000-square-foot maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Oxford, Connecticut, and another 86,000 square foot of office and shop space at Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles. This FAA Part 145 repair station services Gulfstream business jets; Bombardier Learjet, Challenger and Global family of aircraft; Dassault Falcon jet models and Hawker aircraft. It is an authorized service center for the Embraer Phenom 100 and 300 and offers line maintenance on all other business jet aircraft.

Greteman Group will provide data-driven marketing, advertising and public relations designed to build the brand and generate leads.

“Clay Lacy Aviation’s iconic aviation brand stands apart,” says Ashley Bowen Cook, Greteman Group vice president. “We’ve admired the company for years. Its historic ties to Wichita and our aviation-focus led to this partnership. It feels right.”

Founded in 1968 by legendary aviator and industry pioneer Clay Lacy. Today, Clay Lacy Aviation is considered the world’s most experienced operator of private jets. Prominent individuals and leading corporations trust Clay Lacy for aircraft management, charter, maintenance, avionics, interiors and FBO services. The company has aircraft operations and regional offices across the U.S., including a full-service FBO at Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, and aircraft maintenance centers in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Oxford, Connecticut. Clay Lacy is the authorized dealer for the Quest Kodiak 100 Series II in the Northeastern U.S. With the most knowledgeable team in the industry, Clay Lacy delivers superior safety, service and value to aircraft owners and jet travelers worldwide.

Greteman Group has developed an international reputation as an aviation-specialty marketing agency based in Wichita, Kan. – the Air Capital. Leading aircraft manufacturers, flight support, aftermarket services, fractional ownership, insurance, in-flight Wi-Fi, regional airlines and airport analytics have entrusted their brands to Greteman Group. Clients include FlightSafety International, SmartSky Networks, Wichita Eisenhower National Airport, Clay Lacy Aviation, USAIG, King Aerospace, Piedmont Airlines, Aviation Partners and APiJET. The firm is a founding member of the Wichita Aero Club and a longstanding member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). Since its founding in 1989, this certified women-owned business enterprise (WBE) has developed a team of purpose-driven pros. The agency celebrated its 30th anniversary April 1, 2019.