Hawthorne Global Aviation Services, one of three service providers at New York’s Long Island MacArthur Airport, has broken ground on an expansion of its FBO. The project, which is expected to be completed by the end of this year, consists of nearly 30,000 sq ft of hangar space and 2,000 sq ft of tenant offices.
That will bring the facility to 120,000 sq ft of aircraft storage space, capable of sheltering jets up to the size of a Gulfstream G650. The location, which has an on-site Part 145 repair station and U.S. Customs facilities, is currently home to approximately 15 large-cabin business jets.
“We are continuing our partnership with L.I. MacArthur Airport and the town of Islip by expanding our footprint,” said company president and CEO Bryan Burbage, adding the new structure will allow it to maintain the level of service that its customers have come to expect. “Since we acquired this location six years ago, we have outgrown our space and need to expand to be able to accommodate all of our customers.”
The facility offers a 10,000-sq-ft terminal and is home to ExcelAire, the company’s aircraft charter/management division.