Hawthorne Global Aviation Services (Hawthorne) announced the acquisition of Heartland Aviation at Chippewa Valley Regional Airport (KEAU) in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Heartland is the fifth Fixed Based Operation (FBO) in Hawthorne’s nationwide network, and its third acquisition in the last six months. The new Hawthorne Eau Claire FBO has a recently-renovated passenger terminal and first class amenities, such as pilot lounges and conference facilities. Hawthorne Eau Claire is a full-service FBO and also conducts commercial airline fueling at the airport. In addition to the FBO, Heartland has a robust aircraft charter and management operation with four well-appointed Citation Jet aircraft, and a strong maintenance department capable of servicing both piston and turbine aircraft.