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The Longest Continuously Operating Aviation Services Company in the New York Metropolitan Area


The business roots of Meridian originate in 1946 when company founder and former WWII test pilot, Ken Forester, Sr., began converting military transport aircraft for executive operation. Still privately owned and operated today, Meridian's accumulated expertise is now focused on aircraft charter, aircraft management, jet maintenance and customer service.

Opened at Teterboro in 1958, Meridian has been one of the pioneers of private aviation in the New York market. In 2006 we opened the doors to our new terminal (FBO) and hangar, aligning our services, experience and passion for superior private aviation under one roof. For private jet charter, aircraft maintenance, aircraft management, and executive terminal services Meridian is the line by which all others are measured.

Check out our latest company brochure highlighting our history, service offerings, contact information and sponsorships.

Read the Cover Story and "Customer Spotlight" article that featured Meridian from the July 2009 issue of CAMP In Sight.





Newsletter - The Extra Mile


"Meridian Continues Expansion", April 2014
"Meridian Again Recognized as Leading FBO", October 2013
"Meridian Expands to West Coast", February 2013
"Meridian Tops the Charts", August 2012
"Meridian Celebrates its Roots", January 2012
"Challenges, Honors and Exciting Events", July 2011
"A Glimpse of the Meridian Culture in Action", October 2010
"Meridian's Eye on Innovation & the Future", December 2009
"Meridian's Dedication to Service", January 2009
"Meridian Milestones Celebrated", May 2008
"Meridian's Website: New Features and a New Look", November 2007
"New Facility Opens New Doors", April 2007
"New Facility Gets High Praise", August '06
"New Facility Nearing Completion", November '05
"New Facility Taking Shape", May '05



Press Releases


2014
Meridian Promotes Mike Moore to VP of Aviation Sales - April 8, 2014
Meridian Adds Gulfstream G550 to Fleet - April 1, 2014
Meridian Promotes Patti Perez - February 18, 2014

2013
Meridian Air Charter Ranks Among Safest Commercial Operators - December 16, 2013
Meridian Air Charter Adds More Lift to Fleet - December 2, 2013
Meridian Air Charter Hires New Director of Operations - November 4, 2013
Meridian Air Charter Opens Denver Sales Office - September 9, 2013
Meridian Receives Awards at NBAA Regional Forum - June 19, 2013
Meridian Voted #1 FBO in the US and #1 at Teterboro in 3 FBO Surveys - May 8, 2013
Meridian Adds More Wi-Fi to Fleet - February 11, 2013
Meridian to Base Aircraft in Hayward, CA - January 10, 2013

2012
Meridian Air Charter Expands to West Coast - October 25, 2012
Meridian Relocates F900EX EASy to TEB - September 19, 2012
Meridian Air Charter Adds Broadband to G-IV - September 6, 2012
Betsy Wines Appointed Advisor To CAA Board - August 17, 2012
Meridian Hires Outside Sales Executive - July 19, 2012
Meridian Achieves IS-BAO Stage 2 Certification - June 13, 2012
Meridian Gala Welcomes Forum Attendees to TEB - June 8, 2012
Meridian Ranks #1 in Pilots' Choice Awards - June 1, 2012
Meridian Air Charter Exhibits at EBACE 2012 - May 21, 2012
Meridian Exhibits at NBAA Forum in Van Nuys - April 18, 2012
Meridian Jet Center Receives PAMA Awards - April 9, 2012
Meridian Ranks Among Best in FBO Surveys - April 9, 2012
Meridian Air Charter Adds Citation III to Fleet - March 15, 2012
Meridian Air Charter Names New Director of Operations - January 12, 2012
Meridian Launches Advertising Campaign - January 12, 2012

2011
Meridian Founder Celebrates Milestones - December 20, 2011
Meridian Names Ladouceur Vice President - November 23, 2011
Meridian Awarded ARG/US Platinum Status - October 9, 2011
Meridian Air Charter Adds Hawker 800XP to Fleet - October 7, 2011

2010
Meridian Air Charter Adds Teterboro Based Gulfstream IV-SP - June 1, 2010

2009
Meridian Air Charter Adds a White Plains Based Bombardier Global 5000 to Fleet of Charter Aircraft , December 31, 2009
Meridian Air Charter Falcon 2000 Now Equipped with Aircell Broadband with High Speed WiFi Capability, November 2, 2009
Meridian Air Charter Adds Greensboro, NC Based Challenger 601 3A–ER to Fleet of Charter Aircraft , November 2, 2009
Meridian Air Charter adds Denver, CO Based Falcon 900EX EASy, October 13, 2009
Meridian Air Charter Adds Teterboro Based Bombardier Global 5000 to Fleet of Charter Aircraft, August 24, 2009
Meridian Air Charter Adds Teterboro Based Falcon 2000EX EASy to Charter Aircraft Fleet, July 21, 2009
Ken Forester, CEO of the Meridian Companies, Recently Elected to NATA Board of Directors, July 2, 2009
Meridian Air Charter adds White Plains, NY Based Falcon 900B, April 10, 2009
Meridian Air Charter Adds White Plains Based Challenger 601 to Fleet of Charter Aircraft, March 12, 2009
Meridian Air Charter Adds Teterboro-based Global Express to Fleet, March 5, 2009

2008
TSA Grants Meridian Air Charter Operator Authorization to Ronald Reagan Airport (KDCA), November 7, 2008
Meridian Aircraft Management Hires Mike Moore to serve as Director of Aviation Sales, September 26, 2008
Meridian Jet Center Announces Recent Additions to their Avionics Services, September 25, 2008
Meridian Air Charter: Largest GIV Charter Fleet in the NE United States with Recent Addition of Sixth GIV, July 25, 2008
Meridian Air Charter Adds Another Teterboro Based Gulfstream IVSP, June 20, 2008
Meridian Jet Center Partners with Bombardier as its Warranty Work Center, March 10, 2008
Meridian Jet Center Hires New Employee, Robert Kennedy, as Aircraft Maintenance Sales Representative, March 10, 2008 Meridian Jet Center Chosen as Honeywell Exchange/Rental Parts Depot, March 10, 2008
Meridian Jet Center Awarded Gulfstream G-V Series Certification, February 7, 2008
Meridian Jet Center Appoints Per Karlsson as New Director of Jet Maintenance, January 18, 2008

2007
Meridian Air Charter Adds Teterboro Based Gulfstream IVSP, December 12, 2007
Meridian Jet Center Adds Third Shift of Award Winning Services, August 10 2007
Meridian Air Charter Adds Teterboro Based Hawker 800XP, May 8 2007
Meridian Teterboro Opens 40,000 sq ft Hangar, March 5 2007
Meridian Air Charter Adds Teterboro Based Falcon 900B, February 21 2007

2006
Meridian Air Charter Adds Nashua, NH Based Gulfstream IV, December 18 2006
Meridian Jet Center Receives Falcon 2000 Series Certification, November 30 2006
Meridian Air Charter Adds Teterboro Based Falcon 2000, November 30 2006
Pillar of Teterboro Airport Changes Name to "Meridian", May 22 2006

2004
Meridian and Million Air Teterboro Break Ground on a New Facility, September 9, 2004
Million Air Charter Changes its name to Meridian, January 11, 2004

2002
Key Employees Promoted to Top Positions, July 22 2002
FAA Presents Diamond Awards to Nine Mechanics, March 28 2002
Ken Forester Receives Master Mechanic Award, February 5 2002

2001
FAA Presents Diamond Awards for Excellence, April 2 2001
Repair Station Expands Approved Aircraft, February 12 2001

2000
Meridian Teterboro (Formerly Million Air Teterboro) ranks in Top Ten FBO's , September 4 2000
Website Established, March 10 2000