Hawthorne acquires Alabama FBO


Hawthorne Global Aviation Services is expanding its FBO network with the acquisition of Bama Air, one of two service providers at Alabama’s Tuscaloosa Regional Airport.

This is the fifth Hawthorne location, after facilities at New York’s Long Island MacArthur, Chicago Executive, Atlanta Cobb County and Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley Regional Airports. The company itself is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, and dates back to 1932.

Features of its new Alabama acquisition include more than 75,000ft² of hangar space, and a 5,000ft² passenger terminal. The spacious lobby has a fireplace, wall-mounted widescreen TVs and wi-fi, plus meeting and flight planning rooms.

Bryon Burbage, Hawthorne president and CEO, said, “We are continuing to expand our FBO network, and Hawthorne Tuscaloosa broadens our US geographic footprint. This location is a full-service FBO with a wide range of amenities, including aircraft management and maintenance along with the warm hospitality you can expect from all of our FBOs nationwide. We are very pleased to be a part of the Tuscaloosa community and look forward to a long and productive relationship with the airport and the city.”

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