Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport, is pleased to announce the addition of two business jets to its expanding fleet of managed aircraft.
The first is an immaculate 2011 Hawker 900XP (N571KG) that seats up to eight passengers and features high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity. The second is a completely refurbished and repainted Cessna Citation VII (N832CB) that also seats up to eight passengers, and offers internet access. The Hawker 900XP is currently based at MHT in Manchester, NH, while the Citation VII is based at Meridian’s facility in Teterboro, NJ. Both of these midsize planes are immediately available for charter.
Dennis O’Connell, President of Meridian Air Charter, had this to say, “With the addition of these two aircraft to our charter fleet, we are now in a great position to offer our clients either a new or newly refurbished midsize that is modern, comfortable, and efficient. Both are perfect for national or regional travel, and they include the amenities that our clients have come to expect.”
Meridian currently manages a wide range of aircraft types that are available for private charter, including: Global 5000, Gulfstream IVSP, Gulfstream IV, Challenger 601-3A, Challenger 601-3R, Falcon 900EX EASy, Falcon 2000, Gulfstream 200, 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 brokers.
2011 Hawker 900XP with Wi-Fi (N571KG)
Cessna Citation VII with Internet Access (N832CB)
Each year, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) recognizes member companies with exceptional safety records through its Flying Safety Awards program. We are pleased to announce that Meridian Air Charter was recently ranked among the Top 25 Commercial Operators. The ranking shows the company has logged 98,507 hours over a 22 year period, based on Year-End 2012 data. Meridian’s fleet of 21 managed aircraft meets the highest safety standards in the industry, including an ARG/US Platinum rating, Wyvern Wingman status, and IS-BAO Stage 2 certification. The company continuously updates its Emergency Response Plan (ERP) and Safety Management System (SMS) to stay compliant with new safety regulations.
Andrew Ladouceur, VP of Sales & Client Services, says, “We are honored to receive this recognition by NBAA for our safety record. We take safety very seriously here, and strive to go above and beyond what is required by law. Our pilots, flight attendants, and maintenance crews receive ongoing training, and our quality assurance people are extremely well-versed in the industry regulations. We work closely with the FAA and other government agencies to ensure that we continue to set the standard for safety compliance.”
Meridian currently manages a wide range of aircraft types that are available for private charter, including: Global 5000, Gulfstream IVSP, Gulfstream IV, Challenger 601-3A, Challenger 601-3R, Falcon 900EX EASy, Falcon 2000, Gulfstream 200, Hawker 900XP, Hawker 800XP, Hawker 800SP, Citation XLS, Citation VII, and Citation Mustang. Headquartered at Teterboro Airport (TEB) in Teterboro, NJ, Meridian Air Charter also has sales offices at San Jose International Airport (SJC) in San Jose, CA, Sonoma County Airport (STS) in Santa Rosa, CA, and Centennial Airport (APA) in Englewood, CO.
Click on the link below to see the entire list (compiled and created by AINonline.com):
NBAA’s Top 25 Commercial Operators
Relief efforts are currently underway in the Philippines in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan.
Just before dawn on Friday, November 8th, 2013, a Super Typhoon named Haiyan made landfall on the Philippines. Wind gusts reached over 200 mph, and waves reached 45 foot heights. Mass devastation was levied on the island nation, and continues in the wake of the storm. The losses have been enormous, caused by one of the strongest natural disasters in history. Medical supplies and basic necessities are running short.
Once again, Meridian is rallying to help those in need. We are asking our “Workplace Community” to donate to help those affected by the storm in the Philippines. The employees of Meridian have a proud history of helping those in need through organizations like Table to Table, Shelter Our Sisters, Giant Steps, and United Way. Last year, several Meridian employees organized the ‘Brown Cross’ in Staten Island to help victims whose homes were destroyed after Superstorm Sandy devastated the region.
Donations will be sent to www.abscbnfoundation.org, and the company will match all employee donations dollar for dollar. Please stop by Human Resources to donate. We will be accepting donations through Friday, November 22nd.
Facts about the Typhoon:
Super Typhoon Haiyan’s estimated maximum sustained winds were up to 195 mph on Nov. 7, 2013. This places Haiyan in elite company among tropical cyclones.
According to Dr. Jeff Masters from Weather Underground, since 1969, there have been only three other tropical cyclones worldwide with maximum sustained winds of 190 mph or more:
• Super Typhoon Tip (1979) in the western Pacific
• Hurricane Camille (1969) at landfall along the northern Gulf Coast
• Hurricane Allen (1980) near the Yucatan Channel
Furthermore, Masters now says Haiyan was the most intense tropical cyclone to make landfall in recorded history. Not only was Haiyan’s peak intensity stunning, but also its longevity with top-tier intensity. Haiyan was estimated to have Category 5 equivalent winds for 48 consecutive hours from Nov. 6 at 7 a.m. EST until Nov. 8 at 7 a.m. EST.
There were only three Atlantic Basin hurricanes since 1944 that spent more time as a Category 5 storm than Haiyan, according to NOAA’s Hurricane Research Division:
• Allen (1980): 3 days
• Ivan (2004): 2.5 days
• Dog (1950): 2.5 days
Since Hurricane Hunter reconnaissance missions are no longer flown in the western Pacific, we’ll likely never know Haiyan’s actual strongest sustained wind.
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