Scheduled for completion in late fall, the new addition will give the company an additional 33,000 square feet of hangar and office space to better serve its growing list of tenant-based corporate customers.

Chicago, IL, April 06, 2018 — Hawthorne Global Aviation Services has announced that the growing FBO chain has begun construction of a major office/hangar addition at its existing Chicago Executive Airport (KPWK) location.

“We are extremely proud to announce that the construction of our new 33,000 square foot office/hangar complex is underway,” stated Hawthorne Global Aviation Services President and CEO Bryon Burbage. “With the growth of business aviation here in the Chicago area, we will double our hangar space to serve the growing list of corporate flight departments and individuals who are anxious to get their aircraft into our beautiful new facility.”

“Since opening their new FBO at Chicago Executive Airport in 2014, Hawthorne has played an active part in our mission to provide world-class services to the General Aviation community,” explained Jamie L. Abbott, C.M., Executive Director of Chicago Executive Airport. “David Annin, his staff, and the executive team at Hawthorne Global Aviation Services understand what an important role CEA plays in the Chicago aviation system, and we appreciate their continued investment at our airport. It has been a pleasure to work with David and his team on their newest corporate hangar, and it’s exciting to watch Hawthorne grow their business at CEA.” 

“In the four-years since we opened our FBO here at Chicago Executive, the number of corporate flight departments and aircraft that are based with us has grown to a point where we need a dedicated office/hangar facility for their use that is separate from our transient customers,” stated David Annin, General Manager of Hawthorne Global Aviation Services’ Chicago Executive facility. “Whether they are a tenant or transient aircraft, our customers expect the best passenger and crew experience. Having two dedicated facilities will enable us to continue to deliver the exceptional service they expect from Hawthorne.”

“To provide maximum convenience to our corporate customers, the new office/hangar complex is located on the northern side of the existing FBO just off the Charlie taxiway”, said Annin. “This location is not only very convenient for taxiing aircraft, but the street entrance is directly off Milwaukee Avenue, which provides easy access to the expressways, downtown Chicago, O’Hare and the surrounding communities.”

The new office/hangar facility will include all of the convenient amenities and services that have made the current Hawthorne FBO a leading destination, including:

• Professional concierge services including lodging, catering and ground transportation

• Courtesy shuttle, crew and rental car availability

• Wireless internet access

• Private conference/meeting rooms for up to 10-plus guests

• Spacious and comfortable pilot lounge and computer flight planning

• U.S. Customs Services (pre-notice required)

• Shell AeroClass Rewards Facility

• Participation in most contract fuel programs (CAA Preferred Provider at PWK)

• And more.

“Whether here at Chicago Executive or at any of the other five Hawthorne Global Aviation Services FBOs, our corporate goal is to build customer loyalty one experience at a time,” stated Burbage. “This brand new, state-of-the-art facility is proof of Hawthorne’s dedication to the value we place on customer satisfaction and retention.”

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 six premier Fixed Based Operators (FBO), including Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip, NY (KISP), Cobb County International Airport in Atlanta, Ga. (KRYY), Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, Ill. (KPWK), Chippewa Valley Regional Airport in Eau Claire, Wis. (KEAU), Tuscaloosa Regional Airport in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (KTCL) and Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City, Iowa (KSUX).  Its Long Island MacArthur Airport FBO in Islip, NY (KISP) offers private jet charter, maintenance and avionics; the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport in Eau Claire, Wis. (KEAU) FBO offers private jet charter and maintenance; the Tuscaloosa Regional Airport FBO in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (KTCL) offers private jet maintenance and the Sioux Gateway Airport FBO in Sioux City, Iowa (KSUX) offers private jet maintenance and avionics. For more information on Hawthorne Global Aviation Services, please visit www.hawthorne.aero.  


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Hawthorne Global Aviation Services (KPWK) New Hangar Ground Breaking. Featured from left to right:

Jamie Abbott, Airport Manager, Chicago Executive Airport

Nicholas Helmer, Mayor of Prospect Heights

Will Harton, Senior Vice President of Development, Hawthorne Global Aviation Services

David Annin, General Manager, Hawthorne Global Aviation Services

Pat Horcher, President of the Village of Wheeling