Rectrix Aviation

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Rectrix Aviation
Rectrix Aviation Logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Commenced operations2017 (commercial)
Ceased operations2019
AOC #6RXA771M[1]
Fleet size2 commuter 7 charter
Parent companyRoss Aviation
HeadquartersConcord, MA, United States

Rectrix Aviation was a jet charter and commuter airline service that primarily served New England, Florida and the east coast of the United States. Its commercial operations were primarily based at Nantucket Memorial Airport and Barnstable Municipal Airport in Nantucket and Hyannis, Massachusetts, respectively. Rectrix Shuttle, the commuter service, was founded when Island Airlines of Nantucket shut down. In December 2019 new parent company Ross Aviation ceased all commercial flights and began the shutdown of the charter department consolidating Rectrix to only an FBO operation.

Rectrix's charter flights were based at Sarasota, Florida, Bedford, Massachusetts, Hyannis, and Westfield, Massachusetts. Rectrix acquired its worldwide jet operating authority in 2009 with its acquisition of New World Jet Corporation.[2]

Fixed-Base Operation Services[edit]

Rectrix currently has FBOs at the following locations. Parent company Ross Aviation announced after acquiring that despite complete integration to their network the brand would remain unchanged at current locations for the foreseeable future.


On November 4, 2015, Rectrix Aviation purchased Five Star Jet Center at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport and announced plans to expand its services and staff at the airport, making it the only fixed base operator or FBO at the Westfield-Barnes.[3]

On February 8, 2016; Submitted an application to the Department of Transportation to conduct scheduled air service as a commuter carrier. The application proposed scheduled service between Hyannis, MA (KHYA) and Nantucket, MA (KACK).

On June 26, 2017, Rectrix announced commercial service dubbed the Rectrix Shuttle which connected Worcester Regional Airport and Barnstable Municipal Airport that featured one round-trip flight daily from Thursday to Monday. "It's the first major expansion of Rectrix's current Hyannis to Nantucket shuttle service," the company said.[4]

On October 25, 2017, Rectrix introduced new non-stop scheduled weekend service between Cape Cod and New York City’s LaGuardia Airport and Westchester County Airport. [5] Service to Worcester was suspended in the Summer of 2019 due to low demand.

In February 2019, Rectrix was acquired by Ross Aviation.[6] On December 2, 2019, Ross Aviation announced the end of commercial operations[7] and began liquidating their charter department.


Rectrix Shuttle flew scheduled charter flights to the following destinations:

Hubs/Focus cities
Future destinations
Terminated destinations
State City IATA Airport Notes
 Massachusetts Hyannis HYA Barnstable Municipal Airport HUB
 Massachusetts Nantucket ACK Nantucket Memorial Airport Charter service only
 Massachusetts Worcester ORH Worcester Regional Airport Service temporarily suspended
 Massachusetts Vineyard Haven MVY Martha's Vineyard Airport Charter service only
 New York White Plains, New York HPN Westchester County Airport Charter service only
 New York New York City/Queens LGA LaGuardia Airport Service temporarily suspended


Charter fleet[edit]

The following chart shows all the aircraft owned by Rectrix Aviation that were available for charter.

Charter fleet
Aircraft In fleet Orders Passengers Routes Notes
J Y Total
Lear 45XR 5 10 10 2,268 sm
Challenger 300 2 9 9 3568 sm

Commuter fleet[edit]

Rectrix Shuttle[edit]

The following chart shows all the aircraft Rectrix Aviation used for commuter flights.

Commuter Fleet
Aircraft In fleet Orders Passengers Routes Notes
J Y Total
Beechcraft King Air 300 2 9 9

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Federal Aviation Administration - Airline Certificate Information - Detail View". Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  2. ^ "About Rectrix - Rectrix". Rectrix. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  3. ^ "Rectrix Aviation buys competitor Five Star Jet Center at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport". Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  4. ^ "Flight service linking Worcester to Cape Cod debuts this week". Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  5. ^ "Rectrix Aviation to Launch Non-Stop Scheduled Passenger Service Between Cape Cod and New York City". Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  6. ^ "Ross Aviation - Ross Acquires Rectrix Aviation". Retrieved 2019-10-15.
  7. ^ "Commuter Flight - Rectrix". Archived from the original on 2020-06-30. Retrieved 2020-06-30.

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