Meridian Attends 28th Annual Teterboro PAMA Holiday Social

The Meridian table celebrates a fun evening at the 28th Annual Teterboro PAMA Holiday Social.

The Meridian table celebrates a fun evening at the 28th Annual Teterboro PAMA Holiday Social.

The Teterboro Chapter of the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) held its 28th Annual Holiday Social at The Graycliff in Moonachie, NJ, on Friday, January 13, 2017. Meridian supported the event by purchasing a table of 10 for its employees and their guests. The lively evening began at 7:00pm and lasted until about 11:00pm.

The holiday event featured an open bar, dinner, dancing, a live band and DJ music, and of course, a photo booth with props. The dinner included a full buffet, carving table, pasta station, seafood, and ice cream bar. Door prizes were donated by member companies and given out at the end of the evening to guests. A 50/50 raffle then followed, with three lucky winners walking away a few dollars richer that night.

The early PAMA holiday parties were held in December, until one year a snowstorm cancelled the event. It was rescheduled for the following month, and as it turned out, everyone liked the date in January much better since it didn’t conflict with everyone’s busy holiday schedule in December. It’s been held in January ever since.

PAMA is a nonprofit society representing all professionals in aviation maintenance. The Teterboro Chapter is located at Teterboro Airport in Bergen County New Jersey. The chapter typically meets on the last Tuesday of each month (except June through August) at the Graycliff in Moonachie, NJ.

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Longtime FBO Customer Treats Staff to Holiday Dinner

The Meridian Teterboro staff enjoys a tasty holiday dinner provided by longtime customer,  Mr. Jay Alix.

The Meridian Teterboro staff enjoys a tasty holiday dinner provided by longtime customer, Mr. Jay Alix.

Jay Alix is a longtime Meridian Teterboro customer and friend. He has been coming to our FBO with his Falcon 900 for at least the last 15 years, perhaps even longer. Those many years ago, Mr. Alix began a very generous tradition of providing a ham dinner to Meridian employees for taking care of his aircraft.

That tradition continues to this day, and has evolved into a full holiday meal that includes honey baked ham, smoked turkey, potatoes au gratin, green bean casserole and four different types of cheesecake! Meridian supplemented the meal with salad, pasta, fruit and cookies.

The ‘holiday’ dinner is always held in January, after the holidays, because it’s less busy for us, and the staff can enjoy the meal without feeling rushed. This year’s dinner was held on Thursday, January 12, 2017, in the first floor conference room, and included lunch or dinner for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts.

The entire Meridian team would like to thank Mr. Alix for his generosity and kindness for all these years. We are truly honored to serve you!

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Meridian Air Charter Earns NetJets Award for 5th Quarter in a Row

Meridian Air Charter has been named the top subcontract provider for NetJets in the Northeast region for the third quarter of 2016 (Q3’16). This is the fifth quarter in a row that Meridian has earned this prestigious award. (Standing left to right: Amber Salvatore, Maria Bochman, Lisa Liliebladh, Chris Battaglia, Delia Roldan, Brian Potter, and Pedro Cardona.)

Meridian Air Charter has been named the top subcontract provider for NetJets in the Northeast region for the third quarter of 2016 (Q3’16). This is the fifth quarter in a row that Meridian has earned this prestigious award. (Standing left to right: Amber Salvatore, Maria Bochman, Lisa Liliebladh, Chris Battaglia, Delia Roldan, Brian Potter, and Pedro Cardona.)

Meridian Air Charter is very pleased to have been named the top subcontract provider for NetJets in the Northeast region for the third quarter of 2016 (Q3’16). This is the fifth quarter in a row that Meridian has earned this prestigious award. Meridian was also recognized for the same honor in the third and fourth quarters of 2015 and the first and second quarters of 2016.

NetJets is a private aviation company that specializes in fractional ownership of business jets. While the company operates its own fleet of aircraft, sometimes it may require additional lift from third party operators. NetJets, like Meridian, will only select available aircraft from a trusted network of business jet operators with a proven safety record. Meridian Air Charter has worked diligently to meet the rigorous requirements of the industry’s highest standards, including ARG/US Platinum, Wyvern Wingman, and IS-BAO Stage 2.

Chris Battaglia, Director of Charter Sales for Meridian Air Charter, says, “We are honored that the efforts of our team have been recognized by NetJets for five quarters running. This is a testament to our consistently high level of service in a demanding and complex industry. I am proud of our team who continues to provide and enhance the customer experience day in and day out.”

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