FBO Takes Off

Webster’s defines the word “rectrix” as the large stiff tail feathers of a bird that are used to control the direction of flight. In aviation, Rectrix Commercial Aviation Services, a Bedford, Mass.-headquartered firm that consistently ranks among...


The Worcester facility will further expand the company’s maintenance operations with a regional aircraft maintenance facility that is hoped to establish Worcester as a destination for aircraft maintenance, according to a Massport press release.

The $5 million project at Worcester Airport will create 27,000 square feet of hangar and office space, while the $15 million project at Hanscom Field will develop 96,000 square feet of hangar and office space. Both facilities, Worcester slated to open this fall and Hanscom expected to open by year’s end, will accommodate large corporate aircraft, such as the Gulfstream 650. And, both developments are expected to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification standards as established by the U.S. Green Building Council.

“These are state-of-the-art facilities with all the amenities, cleanliness and openness our customers expect in perfect locations, at perfect airports,” says Cawley.

When looking at what the future holds for this soaring aviation firm, the flight path seems to lead straight up. Says Cawley: “We’re going everywhere. We are going to have more FBOs, more MROs and more charters.”

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