ATLANTA, GA - June 29, 2016 –More than 300 people attended the business aviation event today at Cobb County International Airport, hosted by Hawthorne Global Aviation Services, the Cobb County International Airport (KRYY) and the Georgia Business Aviation Association.    Held from 11- 2 p.m., the event showcased the new improvements and services at Cobb County International Airport, the first Atlanta metro-area general aviation airport to offer on-site U.S. Customs inspection and staff, with customs services. 

In addition, more than six business jets were on display, including an Embraer Legacy and Phenom 300, Gulfstream G550, Dassault Falcon 2000, Citation Latitude and King Air 350.

“We got a great turn out from Atlanta area business travelers, pilots and industry executives, to see firsthand the world class facilities and services at Cobb County International Airport, including our new control tower and on-site customs,” said Dave Kucko, General Manager, Hawthorne Global Aviation Services FBO.  “Travelers to our Atlanta FBO have easy access to U.S. Customs, making it a compelling and convenient option for private jet travelers to the Atlanta area.”

The Hawthorne Atlanta FBO has more than 500,000 square feet of hangar space capable of accommodating up to G650, 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.

“Our Atlanta FBO offers the best services for private jet travelers and we are thrilled to show it off and share it with the local community at this terrific event today,” said Bryon Burbage, president and CEO of Hawthorne Global Aviation Services.

Cobb County International Airport is the second busiest general aviation airport in Georgia, and offers the longest general aviation runway in the Atlanta area.  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 premiere Fixed Based Operators (FBO) located at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip, NY (KISP); Cobb County International Airport in Atlanta, GA (KRYY); Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, IL (KPWK) and Chippewa Valley Regional Airport in Eau Claire, WI (KEAU).  For more information, please visit www.hawthorne.aero.  

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For more information, contact:

Lisa Hendrickson, LCH Communications for Hawthorne Global Aviation Services