On Tuesday, March 19, Meridian hosted students from the North Bergen High School STEM Academy, a preparatory school for students pursuing careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields.
Students learned about the many facets of business aviation and FBO operations, and the various factors involved to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Many students were surprised to learn how much was involved in business aviation. Our VP of Jet Maintenance, John Langshultz, gave an overview of jet maintenance and spoke about how diverse our jet mechanics’ skillset must be in order to keep a jet flying.
The students were also given a tour of our Teterboro FBO and met with our CEO, Ken Forester. The Academy told us that they thought very highly of the tour and felt the trip to Teterboro was among their most exciting. We hope that we’ve sparked an interest in the Business Aviation industry, and hope to see them again in the future!
On Saturday, July 20, 2013, Teterboro Airport hosted the 16th Annual PSE&G TEB 5K to benefit the Bergen County chapter of United Way. The event drew about 900 runners who were able to test their athletic skills on Runway 1-19. The race, which began at 8:30am, was on one of the hottest days of the year, with temperatures reaching well into the 80’s but feeling more like in the 90’s due to the high humidity. Meridian, the award-winning full-service private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport, was one of five airport tenants to participate in the 5K run with a team. The Team’s average time was 29:31, which placed Meridian at #3 in the Co-ed Tenant Category, behind Dassault Falcon (#1), and Avports (#2). Among the individual categories, Meridian runner David Fernandez finished #4 in his age division for males.
Money raised from the event will be used to support Bergen County’s United Way. The proceeds will provide direct services to the most vulnerable residents in the community and to develop programs and financial resources to address unmet needs. The Teterboro Airport 5K has raised more than $500,000 to help families and individuals with immediate financial assistance after natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy, or a more personal crisis of everyday life. For additional information, please contact Cheryl Moses, Development Director at 201-291-0368 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you happen to be employed by Meridian, the full-service, private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport, there’s a pretty good chance you may recognize the faces on the November 2012 issue of (201) family. Meridian Air Charter flight attendant, Jennifer Bouab, is featured on the front cover of this month’s issue with her one-year-old son, Acelan.
Ms. Bouab was a full-time flight attendant for Meridian before she gave birth to her son last year. She still works for Meridian on a part-time basis, but she is now able to devote more time to her family. The featured article with The Bouabs shares the importance of teaching children about expressing gratitude and helping those less fortunate. The notion of giving thanks and giving back plays an important role during the holiday season, as families begin to reflect on their good fortunes.
(201) family is published by North Jersey Media Group, an independent, family-owned media company providing local news, information and services to the residents of northern New Jersey. The company is best known for its flagship daily newspaper, The Record. The company also publishes the Herald News, more than 40 community newspapers and a family of glossy magazines, including (201), Bergen County’s first and only monthly magazine.