Hawthorne Global Aviation Announces Plans for Onsite Customs at its Atlanta (KRYY) Cobb County FBO


Sept. 18, 2014 – Hawthorne Global Aviation announced its plans to offer U.S. Customs inspection at its Atlanta Executive Jet Center /Cobb County Airport (KRYY) FBO, with on-site staffing and a dedicated U.S. Customs inspection building.  Cobb County Airport will be the first Atlanta metro-area general aviation airport to offer on-site U.S. Customs inspection and staff, with customs services available in 2015.

“Travelers to our Atlanta FBO will soon have easy access to U.S. Customs, making it an international destination for private jet travelers,” said Steven Levesque, CEO of Hawthorne Global, at the groundbreaking ceremony yesterday.  “This makes our new Atlanta FBO an even more attractive option for private jet travelers to the Atlanta area.”

 “We are excited to break ground today on the customs building, and we anticipate that customs inspection services will be available starting in July 2015,” said Karl Von Hagel, Airport Manager, Cobb County Airport.  “This new U.S. Customs facility and service will make it more convenient for international travel to and from our airport.”

The new Hawthorne Atlanta FBO has more than 500,000 square feet of hangar space capable of accommodating up to G-650, a 6,000-square-foot passenger terminal, and first class amenities such as pilot lounges and conference facilities. Hawthorne Atlanta also features extensive services for pilots including computer flight planning, weather service and after-hours fuel and emergency services.   It is a full-service Shell Aviation fueling station. 

Cobb County Airport is the second busiest general aviation airport in Georgia, and is poised to become an international destination, with the addition of onsite U.S. Customs in 2015.  The airport offers the longest general aviation runway in the Atlanta area.  Recent airport improvements include new taxiways, and a new control tower now under construction.  The airport is managed under the guidance of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners.

About Hawthorne Global Aviation Services 

Hawthorne Global Aviation Services is a premier provider of general aviation services, with a rich history in the industry dating back to 1932. Hawthorne operates four premier Fixed Based Operators (FBO) located at MacArthur Airport in Islip, NY (KISP); Cobb County Airport in Atlanta, GA (KRYY); Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, IL (KPWK) and Lakefront Airport in New Orleans (KNEW).  For more information, please visit. www.hawthorne.aero.  

For more information, contact:
Lisa Hendrickson, LCH Communications for Hawthorne Global Aviation