Hawthorne Breaks Ground on Hangar at KPWK

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 concierge services for lodging, catering and ground transportation, courtesy shuttle, crew and rental car availability,wireless internet access, conference rooms, pilot lounge and U. S. Customs Services with prior arrangement.

“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.” 

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