Clay Lacy Aviation (Booth B71) has ended a year of evaluation and testing of more than 10 software systems by selecting FL3XX to provide its new internal systems for managing sales, operations, dispatch, crew coordination, and customer services. Its existing software, developed internally, is now around 30 years old, leading the company to seek “a more complete, robust and flexible system.”
FL3XX offers a web-based, automated aviation management platform for charter and scheduled operators, which helps with everything from rostering to aircraft management, maintenance, and sales—also offering a family of apps for the various aviation business functions. It says that some 51 operators already use its system. Clay Lacy said its evaluation was “conducted by charter sales, accounts, ground ops, flight ops as well as other departments including finance, FBO services, and maintenance.”
David Lamb, COO of Clay Lacy Aviation, said, “We look forward to long-term collaboration with FL3XX and we are confident FL3XX can meet our current needs while positioning us to deliver even higher levels of service to our clients in the future.” Paolo Sommariva, CEO of FL3XX, said the deal represents “a landmark agreement that sets our presence in the USA.” Over the next few weeks, FL3XX said it will establish an office in Los Angeles “to closely support Clay Lacy's switch to FL3XX and future customers throughout the United States.”
Clay Lacy Aviation is based at Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, where it also operates an FBO, and has maintenance bases at New York's Waterbury-Oxford Airport, Seattle Boeing Field, and California's San Diego McLellan-Palomar Airport. The company is also an authorized dealer for the Quest Kodiak turboprop single in the northwestern U.S.