Meridian Exhibits at NBAA San Jose Regional

Meridian at NBAA San Jose

The Meridian Team stands poised to make the most of the NBAA San Jose Regional.

On Thursday, September 6, Meridian sent eight associates, along with a 10′ x 10′ display to the NBAA San Jose Regional Forum, which hosted over 1,800 attendees, 176 exhibitors, and 15 static aircraft displays.

NBAA President and CEO, Ed Bolen spoke on his thoughts on the industry: “The future of business aviation looks bright, and technologies on the horizon make this an exciting time to be in the industry, but only if we meet challenges head-on and work together to make a difference.”

To further address the theme of the forum, author Jeff Butler presented data and case studies to help address issues that multi-generational companies may face, driving the theme of the forum home: making the business aviation industry more attractive to younger professionals and travelers.

Overall, the event was extremely positive. NBAA’s Vice President of Operational Excellence, Mike Nichols, stated that “The mood was extremely positive, there were a lot of buyers here and prospects that were new to the exhibitors.”

“People have been talking about how the business aviation market has greatly improved in the last couple of months, and they are appreciative of the opportunity to get business done here this week.”

Meridian used the forum as an opportunity to launch our CAA Campaign for our Hayward FBO. Carlos Rodriguez, Meridian HWD’s General Manager stated that “there really isn’t a better time or place to introduce this campaign. San Jose is a short drive from Hayward, and this is the audience we’re trying to reach.”

These events serve as a great barometer for the industry, and allow for everyone here to get a glimpse into where we’re headed in the future. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for BACE, next month!



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Meridian Holds Third Town Hall Meeting

Meridian's town hall meetingOn Monday, August 6th, the management team at Meridian held its 3rd Town Hall meeting. These quarterly meetings offer a chance for everyone on board to get a picture of how the company is doing, and what’s in store for the future.

A few highlights were the upcoming makeover of our Teterboro lobby, our new 40,000 sq. ft. hangar in Teterboro (which is our charter department’s new home) and Meridian Hayward’s involvement in the Bay City 99s’ Annual Poker Run, which had the best turnout in its history.

Our CEO, Ken Forester, thanked everyone for their hard work and we are looking forward to the next quarter!


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Meridian Hayward Hosts Helicopter Rescue Operations Training

On July 19, 2018, the Hayward Police Department’s Special Response Unit had the opportunity, for the first time ever, to conduct training for helicopter rescue operations and marshalling at Meridian Hayward.

The HWD SRU musters for briefing, surrounding a California Highway Patrol A350 Eurocopter.

The unit was aided by a Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin Eurocopter, specially designed for rescue operations, and a CHP (California Highway Patrol) A350 Eurocopter.

Hayward SRU member being lowered from a USCG HH-65 Dolphin Eurocopter.

General Manager, Carlos Rodriguez, extended the invitation to return for any additional training the SRU may require: “It’s important to support the community and to give back, in any way we can, to those that protect it. We’re happy to have been able to help the Hayward Police Department and thank them for everything they do!”

A Hayward SRU Officer sets a CHP A350 Eurocopter down outside the Meridian Hayward hangar.

Meridian is excited to have been able to assist the Hayward Police Department train for such a vital task and hopes to continue supporting the local communities surrounding all of our FBOs.


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