Hawthorne Global Aviation Services Opens FBO at MacArthur Airport in New York

Hawthorne FBO Plans Hangar Expansion With Space to Accommodate BBJ-Sized Aircraft

RONKONKOMA, NY--(Marketwire - May 3, 2012) - Hawthorne Global Aviation Services today announced that it has opened a Fixed Base Operation (FBO) for private jets at Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) in Islip, New York, co-located with ExcelAire, a premier provider of aircraft management, charter and maintenance services. The Hawthorne-branded FBO, the largest private jet facility on Long Island, is the cornerstone of its developing FBO network across North America.

Hawthorne also announced plans to add up to 32,000 square feet of hangar and office space to the FBO at MacArthur, with space to accommodate the Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) and the latest generation of other ultra-long-range business jets, including the Gulfstream 650, Falcon 7x and Bombardier Global 6000, 7000 and 8000. The first-class FBO offers a range of services for passengers, pilots, crews and owners, including:

  • Executive passenger terminal and lounge with free WIFI and high speed Internet
  • Helicopter transfer to New York City, the Hamptons and the surrounding areas
  • Easy access to the Long Island Expressway
  • Full concierge services including ground transportation and hotel reservations
  • Most competitive fuel price in New York Metro area
  • Washington Reagan National (KDCA) portal airport
  • FAA Approved Part 145 Repair station for skilled on-site maintenance
  • Ramp accommodates up to Boeing 767 size aircraft
  • Crew lounge and snooze room

"Expanding into the New York Metro market is a natural fit for us, providing private jet travelers with the highest levels of service in this FBO, whether they are traveling in North America or abroad," Steven Levesque, President & CEO of Hawthorne.

He added, "For private jet travelers, MacArthur Airport and our FBO is a smart alternative to the other airports in the Metro New York City area that are congested and expensive. At MacArthur, taxi delays and ATC delays are almost unheard of -- making for hassle-free and time-efficient travel. Jets can be at our ramp in five minutes from their wheels touching down, and departures are equally fast and hassle-free."

Hawthorne is a general aviation services company which was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Charleston, SC. Through its 80 year history it has been involved in all aspects of the aviation industry.

Moelis Capital Partners and Hawthorne Corporation formed Hawthorne Global Aviation Services in November of 2011 and Moelis Capital Partners, alongside its equity investment, provides the company with strategic advice. 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.

For more information on the Hawthorne FBO at MacArthur Airport in Islip, call 631-931-7102 for 24-house on-call reservations.

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