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Meridian Air Charter Adds Another Challenger 605 to Fleet

Teterboro, NJ, August 26, 2015 – Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company based in Teterboro, NJ, is pleased to announce the addition of its second Bombardier Challenger 605 (N529DM) to its growing fleet of private business jets. This large cabin aircraft began service in 2012 and seats up to nine passengers. It is based at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT), and is immediately available for charter (Certificate IMJA053F).    

This impressive business jet comes fully-equipped and loaded with amenities: leather club seating, conference tables, berthable divan, full galley with sink, microwave and convection ovens, coffee machine, and private lavatory with sink. It also features the latest technology: Inmarsat® satellite phone, Gogo Biz® high-speed wifi, bulkhead video monitors with Airshow® (3D moving maps), and a dual multi-media player.

Mike Moore, Vice President of Aviation Sales, says, “We are very excited about adding a second Challenger 605 to our charter fleet. This aircraft comes fully furnished with everything a business traveler would expect to find in his or her office-in-the-sky. With a range of 4,000 (nautical) miles, this late-model aircraft is a great fit for our portfolio because it increases the depth of our heavy jet offerings for our customers, who are now flying farther and more often.”

The Challenger 605 is an evolution from its predecessor, the Challenger 604, offering best-in-class cabin comfort combined with its ability to operate cost effectively. Bombardier added numerous enhancements when it designed this model. In the cockpit, avionics include an impressive Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 with four large flat-panel displays. The cabin was enlarged with space-efficient interior wall panels to increase usable head-room and width for passengers.  Even cabin windows were enlarged to allow 30% more light than previous Challenger 600 models.

Meridian currently manages a wide range of aircraft types that are available for private charter: Global 5000, Gulfstream G550, Gulfstream GIV-SP, Falcon 900EX EASy, Falcon 2000EX EASy, Challenger 605, Challenger 604, Challenger 601-3R, Challenger 601-3A, Gulfstream G200, Hawker 900XP, Hawker 800XP, Hawker 800SP, Citation XLS, Citation VII, and Citation Mustang.  Other aircraft types can also be obtained through Meridian’s extensive network of qualified operators. 

About Meridian

Meridian is a full-service, private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport (TEB) in Teterboro, NJ, located just minutes from New York City. Meridian owns and operates businesses that include Air Charter, Aircraft Management, Aircraft Maintenance, and a world-class Executive Terminal / FBO. It also has charter sales offices located throughout Northern California, including Hayward Executive Airport (HWD), San Jose International Airport (SJC), and Sonoma County Airport (STS). In 2016, the company is planning to open its second FBO at Hayward Executive Airport (HWD) in Hayward, CA.

Meridian has earned numerous industry awards and accolades for its exceptional service and high safety standards: 2015 Best US & Northeast FBO by FltPlan.com, 2015 Best CSRs by Professional Pilot PRASE Survey (#3 for Victor Seda and #4 for Betsy Wines), 2015 Best FBO at TEB by AIN FBO Survey, 2015 Best FBO at TEB by Professional Pilot PRASE Survey, ARG/US Platinum Rated, IS-BAO Registered (Stage 2), and Wyvern Wingman Certified.

For more information, please visit our website at www.meridian.aero or call us at 201-288-5040.

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