USA-based private aviation company Meridian has celebrated 30 years of jet charter.
The charter company, originally known as General Aviation Flying Service, was formed in 1983.
In September 1989, it added its first jet, a Citation SII, to its fleet of piston aircraft. In 1986, General Aviation Flying Service became Million Air Charter Teterboro when its FBO joined the aviation franchise. In 2004, the company evolved into Meridian Air Charter, as it is known today.
“We officially entered the jet age in 1989 when the owner of one of the piston aircraft we managed acquired a jet,” said Ken Forester, Meridian’s CEO. “From there we continued to grow and add additional aircraft, as well as open our FAA-approved repair station.”
In 1997, the company began operating a Gulfstream II, marking its entry into the large cabin charter business.
Today, Meridian Air Charter has a fleet of aircraft, ranging from ultra-long-range to midsize and light jets.
“We’ve seen a lot of growth over the last 30 years, both with our charter division and with the rest of the company,” said Forester. “I’m proud of what we have accomplished and look forward to serving our customers for many years to come.”
Meridian currently manages a range of aircraft types that are available for private charter. Our extensive fleet includes the Global 5000, Gulfstream G550, Falcon 7X, Gulfstream GIV-SP, Falcon 900EX EASy, Challenger 650, Challenger 605, Challenger 604, Falcon 2000EX EASy, Gulfstream G200, and Hawker 900XP. In addition, other aircraft types are available through Meridian’s extensive network of qualified operators.