Meridian Air Charter Adds Another Hawker 900XP to Fleet

Meridian's latest addition, a beautiful Hawker 900XP (N80J).

Meridian’s latest addition, a beautiful Hawker 900XP (N80J).

Teterboro, NJ, August 18, 2014 – Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport, is pleased to announce the addition of its second Hawker 900XP (N80J) to its managed fleet of twenty-five business jets. The aircraft will be based in Rockland, Maine (RKD), and it is immediately available for charter (Certificate IMJA053F).

This mid-size, born in 2010, is ideal for domestic travel, including coast-to-coast trips due to its fuel efficiency, aerodynamics, and comfort. The cabin is over 600 cubic feet, one of the largest in its class. Features of the cabin include stand-up headroom, LCD lighting, touch-screen seat controls, fully-berthable seats and plenty of in-cabin storage. The cabin accommodates up to eight passengers. The aircraft will also be fully equipped with the latest technology, including high speed wifi, a wireless satellite phone, monitors with Airshow® (moving maps & flight info), and of course, a CD/DVD Player.

Mike Moore, VP of Aviation Sales, says, “We are excited to offer our customers another recent model Hawker, with the comfort and convenience for both business and leisure travel. The 900XP is a great addition to our fleet because it’s the perfect size for domestic trips as well as international travel to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America.”

Meridian currently manages a wide range of aircraft types that are available for private charter, including: Global 5000, Gulfstream G550, Gulfstream G450, Gulfstream GIV-SP, Gulfstream GIV, Falcon 900EX EASy, Falcon 2000, Challenger 604, Challenger 601-3A, Challenger 601-3R, Gulfstream G200, Citation XLS, Hawker 900XP, Hawker 800XP, Hawker 800SP, Citation VII, and Citation Mustang. Other aircraft types can also be obtained through Meridian’s extensive network of qualified brokers.

An aft view of the comfortable, wifi-enabled cabin.

An aft view of the comfortable, wifi-enabled cabin.

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Meridian Steps Up at Giant Steps Charity Classic

Sloan Barnett, the winner of the JR/AO Hunter Classic, is all smiles after the event.

Sloan Barnett, the winner of the JR/AO Hunter Classic, is all smiles after the event.

For the second year in a row, Meridian Air Charter is pleased to announce that it was a proud partner and sponsor of the 2014 Giant Steps Charity Classic, held from July 29 to August 3, 2014, at Sonoma Horse Park in Petaluma, CA. Meridian is a full-service private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport in Teterboro, NJ, located only minutes from New York City. Bob Platten and Jim Reyes were on-hand to represent the company, and to participate in the award ceremony at the Winner’s Circle for the JR/AO Hunter Classic. Congratulations to the winner, Sloan Barnett!

The 5th annual Giant Steps Charity Classic was a six-day horse show that showcased top regional, national and international equestrians – from up-and-coming junior athletes to the best of the best, including Olympic competitors. Over $140,000 in prize money was at stake as horses and riders of all ages and levels competed throughout the week. The two title events of the weekend were Saturday’s Gala and Sunday’s Grand Prix. All of the proceeds benefit Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center. For final results, go to http://showgroundslive.com/headlands/results/ShowChamps

Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center was founded in 1998 to offer life-changing therapy to people of all ages with a wide range of physical, emotional and developmental challenges ranging from autism to cerebral palsy to Downs syndrome. Giant Steps also serves veterans living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), wounded service members, active duty military members, and children considered to be “at-risk.” Giant Steps is a non-profit corporation that receives no state or federal funding.

To learn more, please visit their website: www.giantstepsriding.org

Bob Platten and Jim Reyes represent Meridian Air Charter at the Giant Steps Charity Classic.

Bob Platten and Jim Reyes represent Meridian Air Charter at the Giant Steps Charity Classic.

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Meridian Joins Runners in Annual Teterboro Airport 5K

Team Meridian at the Teterboro Airport 5K.

Team Meridian at the Teterboro Airport 5K.

On Saturday, July 19, 2014, about 900 runners participated in the 17th Annual PSE&G Teterboro 5K, which was held at Teterboro Airport in Bergen County, NJ. The race supports Bergen County’s United Way, one of the largest charitable organizations in the community. Its mission is to help people 24 hours a day whenever and wherever help is needed by providing concrete solutions to critical community problems. Proceeds from the run will be used to provide direct services to the most vulnerable residents in the community and to develop programs and financial resources to address unmet needs.

Meridian proudly sponsored a team of 17 runners, 9 of which were Meridian employees. Team Meridian finished 2nd in the ‘TEB Tenant’ category with a total time of 1:04:35 (score of top 3 finishers), and an average time of 21:31. The top finishers were David Fernandez, Bruno Audy, and Jonathan Cabral. Jonathan Cabral also placed in the Top 10 for his age category.

Six of the Meridian employees were also participating in the Meridian “Personal” Challenge, a fitness event that is sponsored by the company to encourage wellness and fitness among employees. All six of the employees had either met or exceeded their personal goal. Meridian employees on the 5K Team included:

Bruno Audy
Geoff Couture
Matt Kemp
Estrella Reynoso
Stalin Fernandez
Jonathan Cabral
Jamie Labocki
Justin Sadler
Christian Fernandez

Congratulations to all of the runners!

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