Hawthorne Global Aviation Services has broken ground on a new hangar at Chicago Executive Airport.
The 33,000 sq. ft. office/hangar complex will double the company’s hangar space at the airport, Hawthorne Aviation said in a statement.
The new facility will include: a 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; Shell AeroClass Rewards Facility; and participation in most contract fuel programs.
“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,” said David Annin, general manager of Hawthorne Aviation’s 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.”
The project is expected to be complete in late fall this year. Meanwhile, Hawthorne Aviation plans to build another hangar at the airport in the future.