Hawthorne Global Opens New FBO in Chicago (KPWK): Expands Network of FBOs

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Mar 11, 2014) - Expanding its FBO network, Hawthorne Global Aviation Services today announced the opening of its newly-built FBO at Chicago Executive Airport (KPWK), featuring hangar and office space, along with a range of services for passengers, crew and private jet owners.

The Hawthorne Chicago FBO features 30,000 square feet of Class A hangar space, and is able to accommodate a range of private jets up to a Gulfstream G-650. In addition, it has a 10,000-square foot 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.

Hawthorne began construction on the FBO at the Chicago Executive Airport in May 2013, and completed it in March 2014.

"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 United States," said Steven Levesque, President and CEO of Hawthorne Global Aviation Services. "With this FBO, it broadens our geographic footprint of FBOs throughout the U.S. 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 (KISP) and Lakefront Airport in New Orleans (KNEW).

"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."

Chicago Executive Airport is the fourth busiest airport in Illinois and plays a crucial role as a reliever for the region, which includes O'Hare International Airport. It includes three active runways on more than 412 acres. The airport is managed under the guidance of the Chicago Executive Airport Board of Directors, an advisory board of members from each municipality.

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. For more information, please visit. www.hawthorne.aero.

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Lisa Hendrickson
LCH Communications for Hawthorne Global Aviation Services