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!
Heather DeRegis, Flight Operations Manager, celebrated 20 years as a member of the Meridian Air Charter team on April 20. Heather started her career with Meridian in 1998 after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics & Management from Dowling College in Oakdale, NY.
Heather joined Meridian as a member of our Charter Sales team. As corporate aviation at Teterboro Airport intensified over the years, in 2001, she transitioned into Flight Operations as a Coordinator. Now, Heather is our Flight Operations Manager and she continues to come into work every day with a smile and positive attitude.
Heather was extremely grateful to her colleagues for the recognition, and had this to say, “I can’t believe how quickly 20 years have gone by. It seems like yesterday that I started here, and both the airport and the company were very different back then. Now I am looking forward to the next 20 years with Meridian!”
Congratulations Heather for 20 years with Meridian!
Teterboro, NJ, January 12, 2012 – Meridian Air Charter is pleased to announce that it has named Dan Govatos as its new Director of Operations. Mr. Govatos will have for responsibility for the Flight Operations Department, including exercising operational control, directing the execution of the company policies and procedures, and ensuring that all activities of the flight department, including flight operations, personnel, and equipment comply with company standards.
Mr. Govatos has over 20 years of aviation-industry experience, having worked extensively in private jet charter and global flight operations, particularly in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. He is also an FAA-certified transport pilot, holding five aircraft type ratings, as well as being a licensed A&P mechanic. He is a graduate of Spartan College of Aeronautics Technology in Tulsa, OK, and completed his degree with honors.
Dennis O’Connell, President of Meridian Air Charter, said, “We felt that Dan was a great fit for the D.O. position since he brings a wealth of valuable operational experience with him. Since we are expecting continued growth of our aircraft management operations in 2012, Dan’s role in the organization will be critical to helping us achieve our business objectives. We are really happy to have him on board.”
Meridian is a full-service, private aviation company based in Teterboro, NJ, located just minutes from New York City. The company has earned numerous industry awards and accolades for its outstanding service and state-of-the-art facility. Meridian owns and operates businesses that include Aircraft Management, Aircraft Maintenance, Air Charter, and a world-class Executive Terminal / FBO that was completed in 2006.
For more information, please visit our website at www.meridian.aero or call us at 201-288-5040.