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Meridian Air Charter Completes Renovation of Hayward-based Citation XLS

Teterboro, NJ, October 20, 2015 – Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport (TEB) in Teterboro, NJ, is pleased to announce that one of its charter aircraft has just been renovated inside and out. The 2004 Citation XLS (N43HF) has been completely refurbished with new paint and interior, giving the appearance of a brand new aircraft. This midsize business jet is currently based at Hayward Executive Airport (HWD) in Hayward, CA, and is immediately available for charter. 

The base color of the new paint job was completed in Matterhorn White, and is supplemented with silver, blue, and charcoal gray striping. The comfortable cabin features chocolate brown tones on the seats, divan, sidewalls, curtains, and carpeting. Amenities include Gogo Biz® high speed wifi, CD/DVD player, Airshow®, and an Inmarsat satellite phone system. Its large external storage compartment is convenient for trips with oversize luggage items, such as golf clubs or hockey equipment.

Chris Battaglia, Director of Charter Sales, is very excited about the new look and feel of the aircraft. He says, “The Citation XLS is the perfect midsize jet for our clients in the Northern California region because it can easily reach popular destinations like Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Vancouver. Now that we have new paint and interior, and since owner approval is not required for booking this aircraft, we expect demand for this plane to increase significantly. We are committed to providing our clientele with an outstanding charter experience, and investment in our assets such as this will help us achieve that objective.”

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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