Business Airport: Hawthorne Global opens new FBO in Chicago


Hawthorne Global Aviation Services has opened its newly built FBO at Chicago Executive Airport, which features hangar and office space and a range of services for passengers, crew and private jet owners.

The Hawthorne Chicago FBO comprise 30,000ft² of Class A hangar space and is able to accommodate a range of private jets up to a Gulfstream G-650. It also has a 10,000ft² terminal for passengers and first class amenities such as pilot lounges and conference facilities. With extensive services for pilots, the Hawthorne Chicago FBO features computer flight planning and weather service, de-icing and after-hours fuel and emergency services. It is also a full-service Shell fueling station.

“We built this brand new facility to meet the growing demand for premier corporate and business aviation services in the Chicago area, a vibrant top three general aviation market in the USA,” said Steven Levesque, president and CEO of Hawthorne Global Aviation Services. “With this FBO, it broadens our geographic footprint of FBOs throughout the USA to now include the largest market in the Midwest.”

The FBO at Chicago Executive Airport expands the Hawthorne Global Aviation Services network of FBOs across North America that includes FBOs at MacArthur Airport in Islip, NY and Lakefront Airport in New Orleans.
“We are very excited to bring the world class service of Hawthorne Global Aviation Services to the Chicago market,” said David Annin, general manager of the Chicago FBO. “With this brand new, state-of-the art facility at Chicago Executive Airport we offer the corporate and business aviation traveler the best and most convenient means of doing business in Chicago.”

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