Meridian Air Charter Adds Another Challenger 604 to Fleet

Challenger 604 - N604PV (Exterior)

Challenger 604 – N604PV (Exterior)

Teterboro, NJ, November 19, 2014 – Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company based in Teterboro, NJ, is pleased to announce the addition of its second Challenger 604 (N604PV) to its growing fleet of private business jets. The aircraft has been completely renovated from top to bottom, including new paint, a fully-renovated cabin, and the installation of high-speed wifi. It will be based at Teterboro Airport (TEB), and is immediately available for charter (Certificate IMJA053F).

This heavy jet was completed in 2001 and seats up to twelve passengers. It is ideal for both short and long haul trips, and it has a maximum cruise speed of Mach 0.82 (541 mph; 870 km/hr) with an intercontinental range of over 4,600 statute miles (7,403 km). The cabin is both spacious and quiet because it has over six feet of stand-up room and includes a passive noise insulation system.

The luxuriously designed aircraft is complete with the comforts that discerning clients have come to expect: leather club seating, berthable divan, full galley with microwave and convection ovens, coffee machine, and private lavatory with sink. It also features the latest technology: Inmarsat® wireless satellite phone, Gogo Biz® high-speed wifi, 19” bulkhead monitors with Airshow® (moving maps), individual plug-in monitors, and CD & Blu-ray players.

Mike Moore, VP of Aviation Sales, says, “The addition of another Challenger 604 increases the depth of offerings in our diverse fleet of business jets. The versatility of the Challenger series always keeps this model in high demand. With new paint on the exterior and a newly refurbished cabin interior, we are confident that our customers will be pleased. It was designed with the business traveler in mind, especially the wireless connectivity onboard.”

Meridian currently manages a wide range of aircraft types that are available for private charter: Global 5000, Gulfstream G550, Gulfstream GIV-SP, Falcon 900EX EASy, Falcon 2000, Challenger 604, Challenger 601-3R, Challenger 601-3A, Gulfstream G200, Hawker 900XP, Hawker 800XP, Hawker 800SP, Citation XLS, Citation VII, and Citation Mustang. Other aircraft types can also be obtained through Meridian’s extensive network of qualified operators.

Challenger 604 - N604PV (Aft View)

Challenger 604 – N604PV (Aft View)

Challenger 604 - N604PV (Forward View)

Challenger 604 – N604PV (Forward View)

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Meridian Hosts Thanksgiving Food Drive to Benefit Eva’s Village

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This November, Meridian will be hosting a Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit Eva’s Village, an organization dedicated to helping feed the hungry and poor. Employees who would like to donate can bring in any canned or non-perishable food items from their pantries at home.

Eva’s Village was founded in 1982 and is located in Paterson NJ. They provide hot meals for up to 400 homeless and working poor per day, 365 days a year. In addition to these lunches, they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner to those staying in their outpatient recovery and sheltering programs. The total output of their kitchen is 1,200 hot meals per day with more than 438,000 hot meals served annually.

The Food Drive will run through November 21st. If you would like to learn more, please visit their website at www.evasvillage.org.

Thanks in advance for your participation!

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Meridian Makes a Big Splash in Orlando at NBAA2014

The Meridian Team at NBAA2014 in Orlando, FL.

The Meridian Team at NBAA2014 in Orlando, FL.

Orlando, FL – Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport, wrapped-up a busy and productive three days at the industry’s largest trade show, the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA’s) 2014 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2014). The event concluded on Thursday, October 23, 2014, in Orlando, FL, and according to event organizers, all indications report that the show was a success for attendees and exhibitors alike.

Meridian, which debuted a brand new 400 sq. ft. booth, sent a large delegation of company representatives to work the show. The Meridian associates came from all areas of the company, including the FBO, Air Charter, Aircraft Management, and Maintenance. The team was able to accomplish a lot while at the venue, including receiving large throngs of visitors to the Meridian exhibit, hosting several private meetings in the booth conference room throughout the show, attending continuing education courses and presentations, visiting customers and vendors, engaging with prospects, and sharing ideas with industry colleagues.

Kirk Stephen, Meridian’s Marketing Manager, had this to say, “Our participation at this year’s NBAA event has been one of the best we’ve had in many years. Meridian has lots of exciting news of growth and expansion to share with the business aviation community, and we felt this was the year to come out strong. In order to emphasize the importance of our continuously growing charter fleet (now over 25 managed aircraft), and the expansion of our Fixed Base Operations to Hayward Executive Airport in Hayward, CA, we sent a full delegation of 15 company representatives and debuted a new 20′ x 20′ exhibition booth for the big show. The overall feedback was extremely positive, and we’re already looking forward to next year’s event.”

NBAA2014, which took place from Oct. 21 to 23, featured about 1,100 exhibitors in the Orange County Convention Center. Additionally, more than 100 aircraft were displayed in several locations – at a sold-out static display at Orlando Executive Airport, at an indoor display inside the convention center and at various exhibitor booths on the show floor. More than 26,000 people attended the show, which included representatives from 49 U.S. states and 95 countries around the world.

“This year’s show was an enormous success, filled with announcements and product introductions,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “The exhibit floor and aircraft displays had lots of activity and excitement. The education sessions were informative and well attended. The event once again showcased the industry’s size, diversity and significance. Perhaps most important, the show provided many reminders that ours is an industry characterized by passion and professionalism.”

Next year, NBAA will hold its Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas, NV, from Nov. 17 to 19, 2015.

The new Meridian 20' x 20' exhibit makes its first appearance at NBAA2014 in Orlando, FL.

The new Meridian 20′ x 20′ exhibit makes its first appearance at NBAA2014 in Orlando, FL.

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