Hawthorne Global Aviation Services bought Atlanta Executive Jet Center at Cobb County Airport for an undisclosed amount.
Cobb County Airport is the second busiest general aviation airport in Georgia and is poised to become an international destination with the addition of onsite U.S. Customs in 2015. The airport offers the longest general aviation runway in the Atlanta area. Recent airport improvements include new taxiways, and a new control tower is now under construction. The airport is managed under the guidance of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners, the company reported.
Cobb County Airport will be the fourth Fixed Based Operator (FBO) in North Charleston, S.C.-based Hawthorne’s nationwide network. The new Hawthorne Atlanta FBO has more than 500,000 square feet of hangar space, a 6,000-square-foot passenger terminal and amenities such as pilot lounges and conference facilities.
The other three FBOs in Hawthorne’s network are at: MacArthur Airport in Islip, N.Y., Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, and Lakefront Airport in New Orleans.
Hawthorne Atlanta also features extensive services for pilots including computer flight planning, weather service and after-hours fuel and emergency services. It is a full-service Shell Aviation fueling station, according to the company.