Hangar Network: Airport Improvements, New FBO at Chicago Executive Airport (PWK)


Chicago Executive Airport (PWK) is doing what it takes to not only make their 5,001 foot runway safer, but to encourage more business jet travel into the Chicagoland area. In February, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced $5.3 million in capital improvements for the airport.

Construction will begin in May and include a large area of specially engineered crushable concrete at the end of Runway 16/34 to significantly improve safety margins for stopping of aircraft.

Hawthorne Global Aviation Services announced the opening of its brand new FBO at the airport including 30,000 square feet of Class A hangar space, 10,000 square feet of terminal and office space, and a range of services for passengers, crew and private jet owners.

The state-of-the art hangar itself is large enough to accommodate the Gulfstream 650 aircraft."We are very excited to bring the world class service of Hawthorne Global Aviation Services to the Chicago market," said David Annin, General Manager of the Chicago FBO.

Signature Flight Support is a favorite choice for travelers and pilots into PWK, offering 480,000 square feet of hangar space and a full range of ground handling and passenger services as well. The popular FBO is known industry-wide for its exceptional customer service, local information and amenities.

The airport, the third busiest in the Chicago area, serves the general and business aviation sector. Approximately three hundred aircraft are based on the field and approximately 200,000 take-offs and landings occur annually.


Boatman, Casey (2014, March 13). Airport Improvements, New FBO at Chicago Executive Airport (PWK). Hangar Network. Retrieved March 13, 2014, from www.hangarnetwork.com