Meridian’s Hangar, Adds Airframe Maintenance Support
LINCOLN, NEB — Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce it has moved its Teterboro, New Jersey, Satellite into hangar space provided by long-time Teterboro Airport (TEB) Fixed Base Operator (FBO) Meridian. Duncan Aviation and Meridian will offer complementary services for their mutual customers: Duncan Aviation will continue to provide avionics repair and installation services and has added some airframe maintenance support services, as well. Meridian will continue to offer the FBO services they have proudly and safely offered for the last 70 years.
For the past year, Duncan Aviation and Meridian have been in discussions, as both companies wanted to continue offering airframe and engine line maintenance services on the field. Over the last several months, Duncan Aviation has added equipment and staff and gained FAA certification for its new facility.
As a demonstration of the goodwill between the two companies and the continuity of services offered at TEB, Duncan Aviation hired former Meridian Airframe Technician Michael Kotosky to head its airframe line maintenance team.
Kotosky really enjoyed working for Meridian, and he’s especially pleased with the new relationship forged by the two companies. Although he’s worked on the same field as TEB Satellite Manager Jeff Glanville and his team for the last three years, he was nonetheless taken aback by all Duncan Aviation has to offer customers.
“I knew about Duncan Aviation’s avionics abilities, but until I visited the full-service Duncan Aviation facility in Lincoln, Nebraska, I had no idea all of the products and services Duncan Aviation has to offer its customers,” says Kotosky. “I am amazed and grateful for the support I’m receiving from everyone throughout Duncan Aviation, and I’m especially excited to continue to provide services in Teterboro.”
After attending Stratford School for Aviation Maintenance Technicians in Stratford, Connecticut, and earning his A&P licenses, Kotosky gained experience on several platforms while working at OEM facilities in the region for four years.
Since 1992, Duncan Aviation has provided avionics support at Teterboro, but the team would have to send customers elsewhere for airframe maintenance support.
“I believe adding airframe line maintenance is a great convenience for our customers. Combined with the FBO services Meridian offers, we’re now a one-stop shop,” says Glanville. “Less than 40 minutes away, we have our Duncan Aviation team at Morristown, and they can provide full battery support, and we have our Rapid Response Team (RRT) located in Wilmington, Delaware, so they can come here and provide engine support for our customers who need it.”
“As our colleagues at Duncan Aviation noted, having them located at our facility will be a great benefit for customers,” said Meridian President Steve Chandoha. “Duncan Aviation’s commitment to excellence mirrors Meridian’s, so we’re very pleased at the additional capabilities we will be able to offer customers.”
Manager of Duncan Aviation’s Satellite Operations Matt Nelson says this new relationship with Meridian will allow both companies to do what they do best as they serve customers in the area.
“Our relationship with Meridian allows both of us to build on our brands and continue to create a strong, local presence,” says Nelson.
The Duncan Aviation Teterboro Satellite is located at:
485 Industrial Ave.
Teterboro, NJ 07608
The shop can be reached at +1 201.288.1550.
Meridian is an award-winning, private aviation company with Fixed Base Operator (FBO) locations at Teterboro Airport (TEB) near New York City, and Hayward Executive Airport (HWD) near San Francisco. The company also offers aircraft detailing, cleaning and decontamination services at its Teterboro facility. Meridian has earned numerous industry awards and accolades for its exceptional service: 2021 AIN FBO Survey - Top 10% of FBOs in the Americas and #1 FBO in the NYC metro area; Meridian Hayward was ranked in the top five FBOs in the West Region by AIN. 2021 Professional Pilot PRASE Survey - Top 10 Best FBOs in US, Top 5 Best Independent FBOs in US. Meridian was the #1 FBO at Teterboro Airport in both surveys. Both Meridian Teterboro and Meridian Hayward are CAA Preferred FBOs at their respective airports, IS-BAH certified, NATA Safety 1st and NATA Safety 1st Clean approved. Meridian Teterboro is an accredited GBAC STAR™ Facility. Meridian celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2021. The company’s roots at Teterboro Airport date back to 1946. In 2016, Meridian opened its West Coast location at Hayward Executive Airport.
For more information, please visit our website at meridian.aero or call us in Teterboro, NJ, at 201-288-5040, or in Hayward, CA, at 510.674.2500.
Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider supporting the aviation needs of business aircraft operators, government agencies, and other aircraft service providers. Services include major and minor airframe inspections, engine maintenance, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit avionics systems, full paint and interior services, engineering and certification services, fabrication and manufacturing services, and preowned aircraft sales and acquisitions. Duncan Aviation also has international aircraft components solutions experts available 24/7/365 at +1 402.475.4125 who can handle any aircraft system problem with immediate exchanges, rotables, loaners or avionics/instrument/accessory repairs and overhauls. Complete service facilities are located in Battle Creek, Michigan; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Provo, Utah. We also have dozens of other facilities strategically located throughout the United States to provide customers with scheduled regional support and the quickest response possible to avionics, engine and airframe Aircraft On Ground (AOG) situations.
For more information about any of Duncan Aviation’s services, call +1 402.475.2611 or visit www.DuncanAviation.aero
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