Rectrix Consolidates at SQR with APP Jet Center Purchase

 - July 5, 2013, 12:50 AM

Rectrix Commercial Aviation Services has acquired APP Jet Center’s FBO facility at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SQR), Fla., for an undisclosed cash amount. The move consolidates the Massachusetts-based company’s holdings on the field while reducing the number of service providers there to two. The Rectrix Aerodrome Center now encompasses 24 acres with more than 180,000 sq ft of hangars and passenger service areas. The addition allows the FBO to service up to four aircraft at a time, with space to accommodate another 60 aircraft.

The company is in the midst of a growth spurt, having purchased fellow Massachusetts-based aviation services and maintenance provider AirFlyte in January. With the additional space now available at SQR, the company plans to open a southern satellite AirFlyte maintenance department.

The Massachusetts Port Authority recently awarded Rectrix a contract to develop new FBOs at Worcester Regional Airport and Laurence G. Hanscom Field. Rectrix currently operates five FBOs in Massachusetts and Florida, as well as its Cape Cod Air subsidiary.