A Message from the Supervisor

“Welcome to Islip, the 3rd largest town in New York State, but with an endearing small town feel. We are so proud of our town…our beaches, golf courses, marinas, parks, housing opportunities for all, businesses, industrial parks, healthcare and educational institutions including our own Islip MacArthur Airport that provides many job opportunities. I sincerely hope you find this website helpful.” - Angie

Town officials stand in the new hangar at Islip MacArthur Airport. They are cutting a ribbon to launch the unveiling of the new 32,000 sq facility.

October 14th, 2020 Today, Long Island MacArthur Airport formally commemorated the completion and opening of a new 31,800 square foot hangar and office facility for Hawthorne Global Aviation Services. This new addition brings Hawthorne’s commitment to MacArthur Airport to over 100,000 square feet of leasable space, and will enhance their service offering to Long Island’s aviation customers.

Hawthorne Global Aviation Services is a premier provider of general aviation services, with a rich history in the industry dating back to 1932. Hawthorne operates six-premier Fixed Based Operations (FBO) across the country, including its based at MacArthur Airport. Hawthorne also serves as a FAA Part 145 Repair Station, and provides aircraft charter and management through its sister company, ExcelAire.

“The new hangar space is a beautiful and welcoming showcase facility for Long Island and for visitors coming to Long Island,” said Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “The facility represents the Town’s vision for continuing enhancements to our Fixed Base Operators and general aviation space at MacArthur Airport,” she added.

Hawthorne has operated at MacArthur Airport for over 8 years, and began work on the new facility in Spring of 2019. The hangar was completed September 1, 2020, and the airport formally celebrated today with a ribbon cutting.

“Along with our commitment to developing commercial aviation service and our passenger Terminal, we also understand and appreciate the importance of our general aviation (GA) community,” said Airport Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken. “GA is a critical component of our airport. The new hangar represents GA’s real and potential growth and the benefits that brings to business on Long Island,” added Deputy Commissioner Rob Schneider.

The new hangar and office facility includes all of the convenient amenities and services that have made the current Hawthorne FBO a leading destination, including:

  • Professional concierge services; lodging, catering and ground transportation
  • Courtesy shuttle, crew and rental car availability
  • Spacious and comfortable passenger and pilot lounge
  • U.S. Customs Services (pre-notice required)
  • And all of the amenities our customers have grown to expect from Hawthorne
  • In addition, Hawthorne complies with the strict NATA Safety 1st guidelines for cleaning and sanitizing to keep our employees and customers safe during COVID-19.

“We are delighted to continue our partnership with MacArthur Airport and the Town of Islip with these expanded and enhanced facilities. This enables Hawthorne to maintain the exceptional service that our customers have come to expect,” said Hawthorne President and CEO, Bryon Burbage.

“Hawthorne and our other valued general aviation tenants help us bring jobs, opportunity, professional pilot training, business charters, and more to Long Island,” said Supervisor Carpenter. “This airport is truly a resource for our region and an economic engine now, and for the future,” she added.

About Hawthorne Global Aviation Services

Hawthorne Global Aviation Services is a premier provider of general aviation services, with a rich history in the industry dating back to 1932. Hawthorne operates six-premier Fixed Based Operators (FBO), at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip, NY (KISP), Cobb County International Airport in Atlanta, GA. (KRYY), Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, IL (KPWK), Chippewa Valley Regional Airport in Eau Claire, WI (KEAU), Tuscaloosa Regional Airport in Tuscaloosa, AL (KTCL) and Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City, IA (KSUX). Its Long Island MacArthur Airport FBO in Islip, NY (KISP) offers private jet charter, maintenance and avionics; the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport in Eau Claire, WI. (KEAU) FBO offers private jet charter and maintenance and the Tuscaloosa Regional Airport FBO in Tuscaloosa, AL. (KTCL) offers private jet maintenance. For more information on Hawthorne Global Aviation Services, please visit

Hawthorne Global Aviation Services offers premier services, unsurpassed safety, and is conveniently located on the airport, with easy access to expressways to downtown and surrounding communities.

ABOUT LONG ISLAND MACARTHUR AIRPORT: Long Island MacArthur Airport customers enjoy flights on three major US domestic air carriers: American Airlines, Frontier Airlines and Southwest Airlines. Together these carriers currently provide service to 11 cities nonstop, and connect to hundreds of destinations worldwide. The airport serves 1.6M passengers annually and employs 6000 people directly and indirectly, with a $19M annual operating budget and an economic impact of $600M to the region and local economy.

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