General Maintenance

John Bahrenburg of Meridian Jet Center Awarded Charles Taylor Prestigious Master Mechanic Award



John Bahrenburg of the Meridian Jet Center/ Teterboro Awarded Charles Taylor “Master Mechanic” Award


TETERBORO NJ,  APRIL 26, 2010 Meridian, the Teterboro, NJ based Private Aviation Services Company, is proud to announce  Aircraft Technician Crew Chief John Bahrenburg, recipient of the    Charles Taylor “Master Mechanic” Award, the most prestigious award the FAA issues to persons certified under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations part 65.

According to the FAA this award is named after Charles Taylor, the first aircraft mechanic to recognize individuals who have spent over 50 years in the aircraft maintenance profession as “master mechanics.” 


John’s aviation career began when he joined the U.S. Air Force after he graduated high school. In the service he worked on single-engine jet fighters and while stationed in Japan he worked as a heavy maintenance technician.  He earned his A&P license at Red Bank Air Taxi in Red Bank, NJ after the military.  Bahrenburg then worked for Matco at Linden Airport in NJ, and after seven years joined American Cyanamid in Teterboro.  Once the aviation Department was dissolved more than 15 years later, he was hired as director of maintenance for Million Air. Operating now as Meridian, Bahrenburg remains an essential part of the outstanding maintenance team.

John’s favorite aircraft to service was the Lear 25 and attributes his successful, safe and steady career to “caution, a lot of patience and general know-how.”


Meridian is a full-service private aviation services, company headquartered in Teterboro, New Jersey for over 60 years. Still privately owned and operated since 1946, Meridian’s accumulated expertise offers a complete suite of professional aviation services:

  • Meridian Teterboro-FBO Services
  • Meridian Jet Center-FAA authorized repair station
  • Meridian Air Charter
  • Meridian Aircraft Management
  • Meridian Jet Center Detailing

For more information on visit, or call one of our travel professionals, 24 hours a day, at 1-800-882-2333


Editor’s Note:  

Ken Forester is CEO of the Meridian Companies at Teterboro

Dennis O’Connell is President of Meridian Air Charter/ Management, Jet Center

Steve Chandoha is President of Meridian Teterboro

John Langschultz is Vice President of Meridian Jet Center



Maureen Maloney

Marketing Manager

485 Industrial Ave

Teterboro, NJ 07608 ,,


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *