Rectrix buys Mass.-based AirFlyte

January 8, 2013 

MANATEE -- Rectrix Commercial Aviation Services has acquired AirFlyte, Inc. of Westfield, Mass., the company announced Tuesday.

Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

AirFlyte is an executive terminal fixed base operator.

"We're pleased to welcome AirFlyte's employees into the Rectrix family," said Thomas J. Russell, executive chairman of Rectrix Commercial Aviation Services. "The substantial reputation enjoyed by AirFlyte is consistent with our company's mission of offering high quality services to all aviation segments in which we operate. Further, this acquisition represents a strategic link in the East Coast expansion of RECAS."

AirFlyte founder Gary Potts will remain as president of AirFlyte.

"An important factor in our decision to make this acquisition was the agreement of Gary to stay on as President of AirFlyte, thus assuring a seamless continuity of business," said Richard A. Cawley, president and CEO of Retrix. "By joining Rectrix, AirFlyte now has access to resources that will allow it to expand the quality services for which the company is known. A number of satellite operations are already in the planning stages, and will be implemented once the appropriate authorizations are received."

AirFlyte's provides maintenance for most corporate jet aircraft within its 43,000 square foot facility at Westfield's Barnes Regional Airport. The company provides business suites, concierge services, crew lounge, quiet rooms, refueling services, aircraft deicing and a conference center.

Rectrix Commercial Aviation Services, which has an operation at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, is a holding company with four operating divisions including Rectrix Aviation; Rectrix FBO JetCenters, Rectrix Aircraft Maintenance and Rectrix Business Solutions.

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