Rectrix Environmental Assessment

Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Public Meeting - Worcester Regional Airport - Rectrix FBO Improvements

Rectrix Commercial Aviation Services, Inc., through a lease agreement with the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), proposes to construct replacement Fixed-Base Operator (FBO) facilities at the Worcester Regional Airport.  This work would be advanced as a two-phased project. In Phase 1, Rectrix plans to replace an outdated FBO building with a new FBO hangar and facilities and replace the Airport’s existing underground fuel tank facility with new above-ground fuel tanks.  In a later Phase 2, Rectrix expects to replace two hangars immediately adjacent to the FBO site. 

Because the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) must approve the change to the Airport Layout Plan, Rectrix has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) in accordance with FAA’s National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations that discloses the environmental consequences that may result from this project.  The EA is available on Massport’s website at /hanscom-worcester-airports.  The public is invited to attend a public meeting to learn more about the proposed project and the EA.  The public meeting will be held on July 29, 2013 at 7 PM at the Worcester Regional Airport terminal.

All interested parties are encouraged to attend the public meeting to provide comments concerning this EA.  Written comments on the EA can be submitted by mail or email to Rectrix, c/o Lisa Standley, VHB Inc., PO Box 9151, Watertown MA 02471-9151 (  Comments must be received by 5 PM Eastern Daylight Time on August 12, 2013 in order to be considered by FAA.