Chicago's Premier Private Jet Facility Hawthorne Global Aviation Hosts Primo Classico Event Benefitting Primo Center for Women and Children

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 16, 2015) -  Hawthorne Global Aviation Services sponsored Primo Classico d'Europa, a celebration of food, fashion and classic automobiles, benefitting Chicago's Primo Center for Women and Children. Hawthorne hosted the event on Oct. 10th at its private jet FBO at Chicago Executive Airport (KPWK).

Held at Hawthorne Global Aviation Services private jet facility in Chicago, Primo Classico showcased a collection of private jets and exotic cars, such as Ferraris, and a rare and one of a kind vintage Aston Martin DB5, in its 30,000 square feet hangar. Guests also enjoyed great food from Pelago Ristorante and a tasting of fine wines provided by Wine Channel TV, featuring Tenute Rubino of Italy and the Meiomi wines of California.

"We are proud to support the Primo Center and to host this extraordinary event, benefitting the lives of so many Chicagoans," said David Annin, General Manager, Hawthorne Global Aviation, Chicago. 

"We are so thankful to Hawthorne Global for hosting our event in its incredible facility, helping to make it a truly unique and memorable night," said Quintin E. Primo III, Chairman of the Primo Center, as well as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capri Capital Partners.

For 30 years, The Primo Center has fought to reduce homelessness in the greater Chicago area by empowering women and children to become productive, responsible and independent members of their communities. The group provides transitional housing, counseling and support services including education, parental training and employment retention services.

The Hawthorne Chicago FBO opened its a new building in March 2014, and features 30,000 square feet of Class A hangar space -- able to accommodate a range of private jets -- up to a Gulfstream G-650. In addition, it has a 10,000-square foot private terminal for corporate and private passengers with first class amenities such as a stunning and unique lobby and conference facilities. With extensive services for aircraft owners and pilots, the Hawthorne Chicago FBO features computer flight planning and weather service, de-icing and after-hours fuel and emergency services. 

In addition to Chicago Executive Airport, Hawthorne operates three premier Fixed Based Operators (FBO) located at MacArthur Airport in Islip, NY (KISP); Cobb County Airport in Atlanta, GA (KRYY) and Heartland in Eau Claire, WI (KEAU). 

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