By: Hugh Drummond
How do you celebrate a major aviation milestone? With a water cannon salute and Bruins legend Bobby Orr of course.
On Monday, June 5, Rectrix Commercial Aviation Services marked its 20,000th charter flight at a ceremony at Worcester Regional Airport (ORH). With Bobby Orr onboard, a Rectrix charter jet was saluted with water sprayed by airport fire trucks as it taxied to the company’s Aerodrome. Congressman Jim McGovern, Worcester Airport Director Andy Davis, State Representative John Mahoney, Worcester City Manager Ed Augustus and Worcester Chamber President Tim Murray, joined Boston Bruin legend Bobby Orr and Rectrix CEO Richard Cawley, along with Rectrix employees and airport staff, to recognize this important achievement for the company.
Rectrix was founded in 2005 and its charter division began in 2010. The company reached its 20,000th charter flight milestone in just seven years – a big accomplishment in the charter space. Today Rectrix is the largest private jet operator based in Massachusetts. Its charter flights, state-of-the-art terminals and top-rated maintenance facilities are recognized in the industry for their exceptional customer service and safety.
“I am thrilled to be here with Rectrix to mark this important moment in their company history—it is a proud moment for both Rectrix and the City of Worcester,” said Congressman Jim McGovern. “Worcester Regional Airport is a vital stimulus for the Central Massachusetts economy and we value Rectrix’s commitment to fostering business and job growth in Worcester.”
“We are committed to being a partner to Massport and Worcester and look forward to seeing continued success at ORH in the coming years as the airport’s new CAT III instrument landing system comes into operation,” said Rectrix CEO Richard Cawley.