Meridian Names MaKayla Hambek Aviation Sales Executive

MaKayla Hambek,  Aviation Sales Executive

MaKayla Hambek,
Aviation Sales Executive

Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport in Teterboro, NJ, is pleased to announce that MaKayla Hambek has been named Aviation Sales Executive at Meridian Air Charter. Ms. Hambek is a proven industry professional with experience in sales, marketing, client relations, customer service, and office management. She will be responsible for growing the Meridian brand in Hayward, CA, by developing the retail charter business on the West Coast. She will be located at a new Meridian sales office at Van Nuys Airport in Van Nuys, CA.

MaKayla began her aviation career with Baymark Aviation at Van Nuys Airport as an Assistant Office Manager. The following year, she moved across the field to Castle & Cooke Aviation, a nationally recognized Fixed Base Operator, where she became a Customer Service Representative. Since January 2013, MaKayla served as Client Relations Manager, where she was responsible for business development at all three Castle & Cooke locations. Her work experience and business management degree from California State University, Northridge, has well-prepared her for new role at Meridian Air Charter.

Mike Moore, VP of Aviation Sales, had this to say, “Meridian will be opening a new FBO and hangar at Hayward Executive Airport in 2016, which will also serve as our base of operations for our Charter and Management businesses on the West Coast. MaKayla’s role will be to help build our brand in Hayward and throughout California. She will be a great asset to our organization because of her experience and enthusiasm. We are truly excited to have her join our team.”

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Meridian Jet Center Earns Gulfstream G200 Rating

Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport in Teterboro, NJ, is pleased to announce that its aircraft maintenance operation, Meridian Jet Center, has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization to repair and inspect the Gulfstream G200. The rating also includes the legacy manufacturer and model, formerly known as Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) Galaxy.

The Gulfstream G200 was originally designed by Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) and was produced for Gulfstream Aerospace from 1999 through 2011. The Galaxy first flew on December 25, 1997. By December 1998 it had received certification from the US and Israeli aviation agencies and deliveries began the following year. The Galaxy was renamed “G200” after Gulfstream Aerospace acquired Galaxy Aerospace in June 2001. The final G200 aircraft rolled off the production line on December 19, 2011, with a final tally of 250 completions. In 2005, Gulfstream began designing its follow-up aircraft. The new model, known as the “G250”, was launched in 2008. It was later renamed the Gulfstream G280.

John Langschultz, VP of Meridian Jet Center, was very enthusiastic about the new rating. “The addition of this popular Gulfstream model allows us to better serve both new and existing customers. Our highly trained technicians now have the ability to support our customers with a wider range of offerings. The G200 is a very versatile super-mid, and we are excited to add this aircraft to our list of FAA-approved airframe models.”

Meridian Jet Center is an FAA-approved Part 145 certified repair station. The company will be celebrating 20 years of certification in February 2016. It is also certified by European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Honeywell has appointed Meridian as an authorized TFE731 and -36 Series APU Service Center. The facility is also a Northeast Honeywell Avionics and Mechanical Parts Depot. Meridian Jet Center technicians are certified to work on Beechjets, Challengers, Citations, Falcons, Gulfstreams, Hawkers and Learjets.

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Meridian Hayward featured in Executive & VIP Aviation

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Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport in Teterboro, NJ, is expanding westward to Hayward Executive Airport in Hayward, CA. As the concrete is poured and the steel goes up, people are beginning to take notice – including our friends at EVA International. EVA publishes Executive & VIP Aviation, a quarterly journal aimed at private aircraft owners and operators and the industries that support them. The Autumn 2015 issue was just released, and it features an in-depth article about the new Meridian Hayward facility, which is currently under construction. The issue is being mailed to its 15,000 international subscribers and will be displayed later this month at NBAA2015, the industry’s largest trade show. The NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition will bring together 26,000 key aviation contacts from around the world, including current and prospective business aircraft owners, manufacturers and customers into one meeting place to get critical work accomplished.

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