Aircraft Maintenance & Detailing

In 1946, Ken Forester, Sr. started his business at Teterboro Airport by getting his hands dirty. One of his first ventures was refurbishing ex-military C-47s for corporate use. So the business plan that evolved into today’s Meridian has its foundation in maintenance. The company’s long-standing dedication to maintenance has always been a vital part of Meridian’s mission.

The current maintenance operation at Teterboro is an FAA Part 145 certified repair station. It is also certified by European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Honeywell has deemed Meridian an authorized TFE731 and -36 Series APU Service Center. Meridian Jet Center, as it is known, is now a Northeast Honeywell Avionics and Mechanical Parts Depot.

The fully equipped maintenance hangar has 40,000 sq. ft. under roof. The department is certified to work on Beechjets, Challengers, Citations, Falcons, Gulfstreams, Hawkers and Learjets. Available services include airframe inspection and repair, engine maintenance (minor and major), avionics repair and installation, Service Bulletin compliance, and troubleshooting.

Whether you plan to base your aircraft with Meridian, or are just visiting, ask about our professional Detailing service. Quick-turn cleanups or extensive repair, cleaning and preservation of aircraft exteriors and interiors are available. The team is expertly trained and uses only manufacturer– and FAA-approved materials and methods. 

Additional services offered by Meridian Jet Center:

  • Interior repair
  • Refurbishment services
  • Paint touch-up
  • Avionics and component repair (and software updates)
  • Battery service
  • Wheel overhaul
  • Engine removal and repair
  • Recertification for life vests and emergency rafts

Meridian’s in-house Parts Department ensures many commonly required parts will be available on our shelves, saving days of down time when unscheduled replacements are needed for transient aircraft.

Meridian’s Maintenance Department is a member of the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) and was awarded the Teterboro PAMA Maintenance Department of the Year in 2012, and Maintenance Facility of the Year in 2013. To support ongoing education among maintenance operators and technicians, the department hosts continuing education and training classes throughout the year.