Meridian is a Fixed Base Operator (FBO) with comprehensive aircraft detailing services. We have FBO locations at Teterboro Airport (TEB) near New York City and Hayward Executive Airport (HWD) near San Francisco, each with comfortable, well-appointed Executive Terminals. Professional detailing, cleaning and decontamination services are available at our Teterboro location. A Meridian Regional Office is located at the Sonoma County Airport (STS) in Santa Rosa, California.
Meridian’s proud history dates back over 70 years. Along the way, we’ve learned that exceptional service is what our customers value most. That philosophy, along with our dedication to putting safety first, is the cornerstone of our culture at Meridian. We appreciate your interest in Meridian and look forward to serving you soon!
The company’s roots at Teterboro date back to 1946 when Ken Forester, Sr. and Bob Hewitt formed Mallard Air Service. Twelve years later, Forester started a new business venture, General Aviation Company, offering aircraft sales, maintenance and other aviation services.
Meridian is still privately-owned today, and we take pride in being the only family-owned aviation company still at Teterboro. For a look at our long and storied history, please see the timeline below.
Opens a Sales Office at Van Nuys Airport (VNY).
Hayward receives NATA Safety 1st certification.
Meridian celebrates the 30th anniversary of its jet charter business.
Charter and Management business sold to Jet Linx.
Repair Station closes as company focuses on growth of FBO business.
Meridian TEB among first FBOs to be awarded GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation.
Ken enjoys spending time at both Meridian Teterboro and Meridian Hayward. He is currently qualified in the Cessna Citation. His other type ratings include the Learjet and Gulfstream.
Steve has been part of the aviation community since he was 15. He loved flying and earned his glider license and then his pilot license and various ratings while at Embry-Riddle. As his career progressed, his focus turned more to the business side of the industry. While he is no longer an active pilot, Steve is passionate about aviation and about Meridian.
VP of Customer Service & Human Resources
VP of Accounting
General Manager – Hayward
Initially intending a career in education, Carlos has spent his entire career with Meridian. He holds various industry certifications including Fuel Safety credentials, Fire Safety credentials, Fuel Quality Assurance credentials, Train the Trainer credentials and Crisis Incident Management training. Meridian Hayward continues to grow under Carlos’ management.