Hawthorne Municipal Airport

Hawthorne Municipal Airport, also known as Jack Northrop Field, is an FAA-designated general aviation reliever airport owned by the City of Hawthorne. Hawthorne Airport LLC—a strategic partnership of Kearny Real Estate Company, Wedgewood and Howard CDM—has entered into a 45-year ground lease agreement with the City to operate all non-runway portions of the Airport.

The Airport features 24-hour operation, private VIP facilities, easy freeway access and a free shuttle to LAX, in addition to a 4,956-foot long, 100-foot wide lighted runway that can accommodate aircraft weighing up to 90,000 pounds (with dual tandem wheel loading). The Airport is also home to an FAA-operated Air Traffic Control Tower, and houses Northrop Grumman Aviation, Inc., a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corporation.

Hawthorne Airport LLC has immediate plans to build a new maintenance hangar, in addition to re-roofing the largest existing hangar and repainting many of the other hangars. Additionally, Hawthorne Airport LLC will begin the process of developing up to 190,000 square-feet of new hangar space.

Hawthorne Airport LLC also operates Century Aviation, the Airport’s fixed base operations provider, which was acquired in November 2004 under the name Security Aviation.

Security Aviation still maintains a FAA Part 145 Repair Station, Cessna Service Center and Parts Sales Center.


  • 12101 S. Crenshaw Blvd., Hawthorne, CA 90250. The 80-acre property lies three miles from LAX and ten miles from downtown Los Angeles, located near the intersection of the 405 and 105 freeways.
  • For more information on hangar/tie-down rentals, fuel sales, the flight school or aircraft rentals, please contact Century Aviation at (310) 676-4673,

The Airport office hours are:
Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
On alternating Fridays 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
In conformance with the City Hall, the office is closed every other Friday.

Links to other Sites

Southern California Historical Aviation Foundation (SCHAF)

  • Non-Profit organization with a focus on aviation development in Southern California

Western Museum of Flight

Jet Center Los Angeles

Radio Frequencies

  • Tower 121.1
  • Ground 125.1
  • ATIS 118.4