U.S. Customs Opens at Cobb County International Airport

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Beechcraft Premier I N719D was the first aircraft to use the new U.S. Customs facility at Cobb County International Airport. The twinjet flew to the Atlanta-area airport directly from Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau on June 25, the day the Customs facility opened. (Photo: Hawthorne Global)

Cobb County International Airport-McCollum Field on June 25, 2015 became the first Atlanta metro-area general aviation airport to offer on-site U.S. Customs services with full staffing, according to Hawthorne Global, the sole FBO provider at the field. “Travelers to our Atlanta FBO now have easy access to U.S. Customs, making it an international destination for private jet travelers,” said Hawthorne Global president Bryon Burbage.

A Beechcraft Premier I was the first aircraft to use the Customs facility, flying directly from Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau, according to FlightAware. The Customs office is located near Hawthorne’s south terminal at the airport. In addition to on-site Customs, the Hawthorne Atlanta FBO has more than 500,000 sq ft of hangar space and a 6,000-sq-ft passenger terminal on the north side of the field.

McCollum Field is the second busiest general aviation airport in Georgia and offers the longest general aviation runway—6,295-foot Runway 9/27—in the Atlanta area. Recent airport improvements include repaved taxiways and a new control tower.

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McCollum Field is owned by Cobb County, operated by the County Department of Transportation characterizing it as a municipal airport. It is managed by a full-time, professional airport manager. The airport employs almost 185 people, and had an annual economic impact of more than $47 million to the local economy in 2002.

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