WORCESTER, Mass., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray, Congressman Jim McGovern, the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), local elected officials and community and business leaders today joined Rectrix Aviation for the official launch of the company's business operations at Worcester Regional Airport.
Rectrix, which provides premium private jet, aircraft management and fixed-based operations services in Florida and Massachusetts, is now an official service provider at Worcester Regional Airport, which is owned and operated by Massport.
"Worcester is an ideal location between Boston and New York, and we're excited to mark the official launch of business operations here," said Rich Cawley, president and CEO of Rectrix Aviation. "The general aviation industry contributes hundreds of millions of dollars to our local economy, and we're committed to bringing new jobs and economic growth to Massachusetts."
Rectrix recently won a multi-million dollar contract from Massport to develop world class fixed-base operations (FBO) services at Worcester Regional Airport and L.G. Hanscom Field. The development will create nearly 100 new jobs and each location will be large enough to accommodate large corporate aircrafts. Rectrix is also investing about $5 million to develop 27,000 square feet of hangar and office space in Worcester.
"Governor Patrick and I are thrilled to welcome Rectrix Aviation's business expansion to Worcester Regional Airport," said Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray. "With this investment, Rectrix is not only expanding its footprint in Massachusetts but also supporting the state's aviation industry and regional economy."
The general aviation industry, which includes airports, maintenance facilities, manufacturers, suppliers and other support businesses, is a $150 billion industry in the United States – creating more than a million jobs nationwide. In Massachusetts alone, the state's 30 general aviation airports generated more than $443 million and supported more than 4,300 jobs in 2010, according to the Massachusetts Statewide Economic Impact Study, published recently by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Aeronautics Division.
"This announcement is great news for Massachusetts aviation and for the greater Worcester community," said Congressman Jim McGovern. "I am excited to welcome Rectrix to Worcester, and thrilled that they are going to be part of the future of Worcester Regional Airport."
The Worcester and Bedford facilities are expected to be completed within two years and both will qualify for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification standards that were established by the U.S. Green Building Council.
"An investment in Worcester Regional Airport is an investment in the economy of Massachusetts,'' said Massport CEO Thomas P. Glynn. "Rectrix's investments in Worcester and Hanscom Field will create jobs and are tangible examples of Massport facilities being economic engines for the region."
"I am excited to see investment and job creation at this level in Worcester and at the Worcester Regional Airport," said Worcester Mayor Joseph Petty. "This demonstrates Worcester Regional Airport is an expanding economic driver in our community."
Thursday's event at Worcester Regional Airport included remarks and a tour of aircraft onsite.
"Massport's airline industry reach, market relationships and reputation are second to none and are why Rectrix will now be flying our friendly skies," said Worcester City Manager Michael O'Brien. "Rectrix's strong record of quality service is a welcome addition to the Airport. They will invest millions, create 100 new jobs and meet the aviation needs of our growing global business community. We welcome them with open arms for it is a true win-win-win for our local economy."
"It's an exciting time in Massachusetts and the Commonwealth has the opportunity to take advantage of the growing aviation industry to create jobs and generate new economic development," added Cawley.
About Rectrix Aviation
Rectrix Aviation offers premium private jet, aircraft management and fixed-base operations (FBO) services. Since its founding in 2005, Rectrix has set the gold standard in the world of aviation. The company has a long history of expansion and has revolutionized the FBO concept through the operation of high quality FBO services in key locations on the East Coast, including Bedford and Hyannis Massachusetts and Sarasota, Florida. In 2009 Rectrix acquired global jet operating authority with the purchase of New World Jet Corporation, enabling the company to offer travel in a cost-effective manner by utilizing state-of-the-art Rectrix Aerodrome Centers.
Exceptional service is the core principle of how Rectrix operates, and the company is committed to growing the general aviation industry in Massachusetts and throughout the nation.
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