July 19, 2010
The new Wolfe Air/Gyron Base at Hawthorne Airport is quickly moving towards full operational status.
The facility, on 2 plus acres of land is the former Northrop Grumman headquarters. It is the historic home of the original flying wing, B-2 bomber and numerous other revolutionary aircraft designs. During World War II it turned out thousands of planes for the US Army Air Corps.
Dan Wolfe, President of Wolfe Air and Gyron recognizes the historic importance of the facility and says that while major renovations are underway to fulfill the needs of the companies “we recognize the history and plan to blend the old with the new, including a permanent gallery of historic pictures and memorabilia from the Northrop Grumman era.”
The massive hangar will accommodate Wolfe Air’s Learjet, Twin-Cessna, A-Star and Turbo-Arrow as well as a Gulfstream G-V and Falcon 900. State-of-the-art security and an ultra-modern office complex will complement the facility and make it the home base for all world-wide operations.
Wolfe also said that Hawthorne is the perfect location for other aviation operations in the LA area. “We are 3 miles from LAX, without the hassles, and don’t have to deal with the traffic and congestion of Van Nuys. Additionally, the city of Hawthorne has been wonderful, they are 100% behind the airport and want it to succeed. We don’t have to worry about a ‘Santa Monica situation’ where there is an active campaign to close the airport. Hawthorne Airport is a source of pride for the community and they have overwhelmingly welcomed us.”
In addition to the large hangar, already housing the Wolfe Air fleet and the office complex, the facility will house the service and rental divisions of the Gyron gyrostabilized aerial camera gimbal. Part of the renovation includes a beautiful new clean-room.
The hangar/aircraft section is already operational and the Gyron complex is currently under construction. The final phase, completion of the 2-story office building, will begin soon and Wolfe expects the whole base of operations to be up and running by 2nd quarter 2011.
For more information, contact Richard Ivler, Wolfe Air Aviation Director of Marketing at (626) 584-4060 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.