Greg Brinkman Named President of ExcelAire

RONKOKOMA, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 25, 2015) -  Hawthorne Global Aviation Services today announced that Greg Brinkman was named president of ExcelAire, its private jet charter and management company, headquartered at MacArthur Airport. Previously, Brinkman held the position of COO, ExcelAire for more than 14 years.

Since earning his pilot's license in the late 1970s, Mr. Brinkman has worked as a corporate pilot, aircraft owner, entrepreneur and as COO of ExcelAire. Before joining ExcelAire in 2001, he was a corporate pilot for the investment firm, Kidder, Peabody. Then, in 1989, Mr. Brinkman launched Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), the largest operator of Sikorsky S-76 helicopters on the East Coast, which was acquired by Sikorsky in 1999.

"Greg has extensive aviation experience and a deep understanding of the private jet charter management business," said Bryon Burbage, President and CFO of Hawthorne Global Aviation. "As we grow the ExcelAire business, Greg will lead that effort and ensure we provide the highest levels of service to meet the needs of our customers."

A Hawthorne Global Aviation Services company, ExcelAire is one of the nation's leading private jet charter firms, specializing in worldwide jet charters, aircraft management, maintenance and sales. The company maintains office and hangar space at Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP), with aircraft based throughout the Northeast and Midwest available for worldwide charter. Further information about the ExcelAire fleet, including photos and individual aircraft specifications, is available at, or by calling 631-737-0477. 

About Hawthorne Global Aviation Services

Hawthorne is a premier provider of general aviation services, including first class FBO services, tailored charter solutions, turnkey aircraft management and FAA approved aircraft maintenance. Hawthorne operates four premiere Fixed Based Operators (FBOs) located at: MacArthur Airport in Islip, NY (KISP); Cobb County Airport in Atlanta, GA (KRYY); Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, IL (KPWK); and Chippewa Valley Regional Airport in Eau Claire, WI (KEAU). For more information, please visit

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