Meridian Jet Center is pleased to announce that it has acquired an all-new towbarless, electric aircraft tractor known as the LEKTRO AP89 Series. The innovative tug has more Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) certifications and a wider range of capability than any other in its class. In fact, the AP89 is certified to handle every major regional and narrow-bodied airliner out there. This state-of-the-art tractor has changed the way ground crews all over the world handle aircraft. The addition of such a towing vehicle will only add more efficiency, safety, and reliability to our already trusted line service team.
Nehemias Camacho, Line Service Manager, is pleased with the addition of the new tug, “With Teterboro’s limited real estate, stacking the hangars efficiently and safe as possible is a must. These units can safely maneuver in such way that a conventional tow vehicle will not”.
Meridian will be utilizing the LEKTRO for many years to come in our most recently built Hangar 12. It will be vital in continuing to provide the highest level of safety and security for our clients.
To learn more about the LEKTRO AP89 Series go to, http://www.lektro.com/series/ap89-series/
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On March 15th, Meridian sent a team of associates to the Westchester Aircraft Maintenance Association’s (WAMA) Aviation Job Fair in Mount Kisco, NY. This event was established so that young professionals would have an opportunity to meet with aviation professionals and local businesses that are seeking qualified candidates. During the job fair, attendees were given the chance to meet directly with industry representatives to discuss career opportunities.
John Langschultz, VP of Meridian Jet Center, and Kelly Manzo, HR Coordinator, were very busy representing Meridian at the one-day event. Lou Ramm, Director of Quality Assurance, who was attending an aviation course in an adjacent room, stopped by the job fair to lend a hand. In addition to seeing many familiar faces within the industry, the Meridian team spoke with many ambitious candidates interested in various aviation positions, including pilot, flight attendant, dispatcher, customer service representative, and aircraft maintenance technician. Overall, the event was a huge success for both the attendees and recruiters. Special thanks to WAMA and all of the young professionals that took the time to speak with our representatives.
For job opportunities with Meridian, check out the Careers page on our website for the latest postings: https://meridian.aero/Careers
For more information about WAMA, please visit their website at: http://wama.cloverpad.org/
On Wednesday, September 20, Meridian Jet Center was proud to support the 29th Annual Ed Furst Sr. Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing, which was held at the beautiful Crystal Springs Golf Club in Hamburg, NJ. Meridian was a proud hole sponsor, while also sending a foursome of golfers to represent the company. The event drew 112 golfers, and included a 4-person scramble, lunch, dinner, and an awards reception following the tournament.
The golf outing traditionally follows the first Teterboro PAMA meeting of the season, which was held the previous evening at Graycliff Restaurant in Moonachie, NJ. The Meridian team included John Langschultz (VP of Maintenance), Bob Kennedy, (Jet Center Sales), Kirk Stephen (Director of Marketing), and Gino DiMartino, Account Manager with Aerotek Aviation. While the foursome did not win the tournament, they did take home the award for ‘Most Honest Team’, finishing the round with a ‘respectable’ score of 80 (+8 over par). The winning team was Dassault Falcon Jet (Wilmington, DE), with a final score of 57 (-15 under par). The second place winner completed the round -11 under par, and third place winner had a final score of -8 under par. Most of the other teams finished somewhere in between.
Meridian has been a longtime sponsor from the very beginning, over 28 years ago. John Langschultz has been on the golf committee for the entire 28 years. The PAMA golf outing was renamed after Ed Furst, Sr. passed away suddenly in 2001. Today, his son, Ed Furst, Jr. organizes the event each year. This year, Meridian employee Connor Furst, grandson of Ed Furst, Sr., played among the group and finished second in the longest drive contest with a 296 yard drive. Not bad for 16 year old!
The annual golf outing is hosted by the Teterboro Chapter of the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association, and provides educational opportunities to students attending the Teterboro School of Aeronautics in conjunction with FlightSafety. According to chapter President Ed Furst Jr., “The PAMA chapter has had a long-standing relationship with the school. Every student benefits from the latest donation by PAMA and FlightSafety. The chapter is leasing FlightSafety’s popular Principles of Troubleshooting training program for the school for a three-year period. Each year we would donate scholarship funds to one or two students – but our board members were looking for something that would benefit the whole student body.” Teterboro PAMA and FL Aviation based in Morristown, NJ, had established the scholarship in memory of Tom Geiger, former Director of Maintenance at FL Aviation. The golf outing helps to raise the funds needed to keep the program going.
John Langschultz says, “We are proud to participate in this event because it positively impacts all of the students. Since these young men and women are the future of our industry, we all benefit in the long run. It’s really a great cause.”
Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company headquartered at Teterboro Airport, is pleased to announce that its FAA-approved repair station is now fully authorized to inspect and repair the Bombardier Global series of aircraft.
This authorization is a significant addition to the wide range of other business jets for which Meridian Jet Center has been certified, including models from Cessna, Dassault, Hawker, and Gulfstream. The Bombardier models added to Meridian’s operations specifications are the Global Express BD-700-1A10 and the Global 5000 BD-700-1A11. Operations specifications for all certified aircraft are available on the Maintenance page of the Meridian website.
John Langschultz, VP of Maintenance, was excited about the recent certification. “We now have the ability to perform inspections and repairs on the entire series of Global models, which is critical if you plan to serve the ultra-long range segment. As business jets continue to get larger, and the market for large cabin aircraft continues to grow, we must expand our service offerings in order to remain competitive and continue to serve our customers at a high level.”
Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport, is pleased to announce the promotion of Anthony Lanzone from Detailing Supervisor to Detail Manager. Mr. Lanzone began his career at the company as a part-time detailer in 2004, when Meridian Jet Center was known as Million Air Maintenance. At the time, there were only two detailers in the department. He was eventually hired as a full-time employee, and by 2007, he was promoted to Detailing Supervisor. Today, the Detailing department is part of Meridian Jet Center and has a full time staff of eight. For a brief period in 2005, the Detailing department became part of Meridian Air Charter, but it was decided that in order to better service transient aircraft, the department should be structured with aircraft maintenance.
Anthony’s responsibilities involve all aspects of detailing, including both interior and exterior of the aircraft. For example, he is responsible for cleaning and detailing all company operated and transient aircraft, monitoring flight and cleaning schedules, managing bright work schedules and interior deep cleaning services, and managing and supervising department staff in work functions and shift schedules. Anthony and his team work closely with flight crews, flight operations, and maintenance personnel on all aircraft detailing matters.
John Langschultz, VP of Meridian Jet Center, had this to say, “The Detailing department is an integral part of our aircraft maintenance business, and Anthony has been doing an outstanding job in keeping things running smoothly. We often receive last minute requests for detailing services, and he makes it happen even under the most difficult of circumstances. Our number one priority is to make sure that our customers are happy, and Anthony is always proactive in the fulfillment of that responsibility. Our customers often remark at how nice their aircraft looks after Anthony and his experienced team have completed a job. This promotion is well-deserved, and we are looking forward to more good things to come from Anthony as we expand our business to Hayward, CA.”
Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport in Teterboro, NJ, is pleased to announce that its aircraft maintenance operation, Meridian Jet Center, has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization to repair and inspect the Gulfstream G200. The rating also includes the legacy manufacturer and model, formerly known as Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) Galaxy.
The Gulfstream G200 was originally designed by Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) and was produced for Gulfstream Aerospace from 1999 through 2011. The Galaxy first flew on December 25, 1997. By December 1998 it had received certification from the US and Israeli aviation agencies and deliveries began the following year. The Galaxy was renamed “G200” after Gulfstream Aerospace acquired Galaxy Aerospace in June 2001. The final G200 aircraft rolled off the production line on December 19, 2011, with a final tally of 250 completions. In 2005, Gulfstream began designing its follow-up aircraft. The new model, known as the “G250”, was launched in 2008. It was later renamed the Gulfstream G280.
John Langschultz, VP of Meridian Jet Center, was very enthusiastic about the new rating. “The addition of this popular Gulfstream model allows us to better serve both new and existing customers. Our highly trained technicians now have the ability to support our customers with a wider range of offerings. The G200 is a very versatile super-mid, and we are excited to add this aircraft to our list of FAA-approved airframe models.”
Meridian Jet Center is an FAA-approved Part 145 certified repair station. The company will be celebrating 20 years of certification in February 2016. It is also certified by European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Honeywell has appointed Meridian as an authorized TFE731 and -36 Series APU Service Center. The facility is also a Northeast Honeywell Avionics and Mechanical Parts Depot. Meridian Jet Center technicians are certified to work on Beechjets, Challengers, Citations, Falcons, Gulfstreams, Hawkers and Learjets.
Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport (TEB) in Teterboro, NJ, is pleased to announce that Manion Aviation is now an officially authorized sales representative for Meridian Jet Center, providing MRO service sales for a wide variety of business aircraft makes and models.
Manion Aviation represents corporate jet owners and operators who are seeking the best MRO service solutions for their aircraft. The company’s leadership of Jeff Manion, Marty Owens, Bob Brega, and Bill Johnson has over 145 years of combined in-depth maintenance and modifications experience, having been employed by Bombardier, Dassault Falcon Jet, Duncan Aviation, StandardAero, Cessna, Gulfstream, American Airlines, and CAMP Systems.
Meridian Jet Center is an FAA-approved Part 145 certified repair station. It is also certified by European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Honeywell has appointed Meridian an authorized TFE731 and -36 Series APU Service Center. The facility is also a Northeast Honeywell Avionics and Mechanical Parts Depot. Meridian Jet Center technicians are certified to work on Beechjets, Challengers, Citations, Falcons, Gulfstreams, Hawkers and Learjets.
The fully-equipped maintenance hangar at Teterboro Airport has 40,000 sq. ft. under roof, with another hangar slated for construction in 2016. The company also features a well-stocked parts department, and operates a full-time detailing department.
Jeff Manion, company CEO, said the agreement is a great fit for his firm. “Meridian Jet Center provides high quality, factory-authorized service for many types of aircraft that we know quite well. With our extensive sales network and customer base, we will be able to provide the sales support that Meridian is seeking in order to help increase traffic of its aircraft services in both Teterboro and its future location at Hayward Executive Airport (HWD) in Hayward, California.
John Langschultz, VP of Meridian Jet Center, said, “Our aircraft maintenance facility and staff of technicians are among the best in the business, and we are conveniently located in one of the busiest markets in the world. However, our biggest challenge has been to get the word out to let people know that we are here. With Manion Aviation’s contacts of owners and corporate aircraft operators, effectively, we have a national sales force working for us now. It’s not only a win-win for both of our companies, but it’s also a benefit for our future customers who would not have known about us otherwise.”
Meridian Jet Center 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.
On Wednesday, September 24, Meridian Jet Center sent a foursome of golfers to represent the company at the 2014 Ed Furst Sr. Memorial Teterboro PAMA Annual Golf Outing at the beautiful Crystal Springs Golf Club in Hamburg, NJ. The golf outing traditionally follows the first Teterboro PAMA meeting of the season, which was held the previous evening at Graycliff Restaurant in Moonachie, NJ. The Meridian team was composed of John Langschultz (VP of Meridian Jet Center), Per Karlsson, (Director of Meridian Jet Center), Joe Langschultz (Parts Manager), and Chris Langschultz. While the foursome did not win the tournament, they did win the award for ‘Most Honest Team’, finishing the round with a robust score of 84. The winning team was AeroTek, with a final score of 59.
The annual golf outing hosted by the Teterboro Chapter of the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association provides educational opportunities to students attending the Teterboro School of Aeronautics in conjunction with FlightSafety. According to chapter President Ed Furst Jr., “The PAMA chapter has had a long-standing relationship with the school. Every student benefits from the latest donation by PAMA and FlightSafety. The chapter is leasing FlightSafety’s popular Principles of Troubleshooting training program for the school for a three-year period. Each year we would donate scholarship funds to one or two students – but our board members were looking for something that would benefit the whole student body.” John Langschultz says, “We are proud to participate in this event because it positively impacts all of the students. Since these young men and women are the future of our industry, we all benefit in the long run. It’s really a great cause.”
On Tuesday, June 4, Meridian Jet Center was proud to host the Satcom Direct Product Roadshow 2013 as it made one of its several cross-country stops at Teterboro Airport. The mobile event is a touring road show of Satcom Direct products, scheduled for various regional locations throughout the United States during June and July. Satcom Direct is a provider of satellite voice, fax, datalink and Internet communications solutions.
The road show is used to update current Satcom Direct customers on new products and features, including updates on new mobile applications, maintenance training and troubleshooting. It will also offer free training for flight departments who utilize Satcom Direct products and services. The day began at Meridian with training that included approximately three hours of classroom-type lecture, hands-on troubleshooting and live testing in the Meridian Jet Center training room. An outdoor barbeque followed at Meridian’s North Hangar with the Satcom Direct recreational vehicle on display.
The Satcom Direct recreational vehicle is a 40-foot mobile lab, 2008 Class A Monaco Diplomat Coach, and features services from satellite providers Inmarsat, ViaSat Yonder® and Iridium. Products that will be displayed and demonstrated in the mobile lab include the new SD Router, Inmarsat SB200, ViaSat Yonder and Iridium voice solutions. The Satcom Direct products and services to be featured in the mobile lab include Aero X®, SkyTicket, SkyShield, AeroV®, SD Flight Tracker and FlightDeck 360.
“Having a mobile lab allows our skilled personnel to bring our products and services, along with critical training and troubleshooting techniques, directly to our customers and to industry events,” said Curt Gray, Vice President of Satcom Technologies for Satcom Direct.
The summer road show is scheduled for June and July of 2013, and it includes stops in St Louis and East Alton, Ill.; Wichita, Kan.; Dallas, Texas; Lincoln, Neb.; Teterboro, N.J.; Londonberry, N.H.; Battle Creek, Mich.; Chicago and Waukegan, Ill.; and Minneapolis. The mobile lab will also be present at future tradeshows or events where Satcom Direct is exhibiting.
Meridian Jet Center is pleased to host the following course:
Rockwell Collins Services Training and Information Solutions presents
Cabin Electronic System Versions 7, 8, and 9
Level I Operations & Flightline Maintenance
Dates: April 8 – 12, 2013
Check-in: 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Class Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Place: Meridian Jet Center
485 Industrial Avenue
3rd Floor Training Room
Teterboro, NJ 07608
Complimentary continental breakfast and lunch included!
The course agenda for the week is below (subject to change):
Pre-Course Exam (if applicable)
Power Distribution (for Global aircraft)
Controls and Displays V7, V8, and V9
Start, Software Loading (w/ Mini-Rig and Captivates)
Software Loading (w/ Mini-Rig and Captivates)
Finish, Software Loading (w/ Mini-Rig and Captivates)
Maintenance V7, V8, and V9
Course Critique / Graduate
How To Register: Email John Langschultz at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note, the class is currently full, but we are taking names for a waiting list at this time.
Parking – All attendees will be required to park at Hanger 12, located just down the street at 125 Industrial Avenue. A shuttle van will be provided.