14/09/2016 MERIDIAN SELECTS EPIC FUELS TO SUPPLY WEST COAST EXPANSION

MERIDIAN SELECTS EPIC FUELS TO SUPPLY WEST COAST EXPANSION

EPIC Fuels, a leading fuel supplier in the general and commercial aviation industries, is pleased to announce that Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport, has selected the company as the branded fuel supplier for Meridian’s new fixed-base operations (FBO) at Hayward Executive Airport (HWD) in Hayward, California.

The FBO features a newly constructed 6,300-sq-ft FBO terminal and offices, a spacious 30,000-sq-ft hangar, able to accommodate any corporate aircraft up to and including a Global Express and Gulfstream G650, and a 3.5-acre ramp.  Additionally, Meridian will provide charter and management services, and eventually a Part 145 repair station and aircraft detailing at Hayward.  Jet and avgas will be supplied by EPIC Fuels and the FBO will also accept the EPIC Card.

Meridian, which has a 50-year lease on the property, says that a second 12,000-sq-ft terminal, two 40,000-sq-ft hangars and an additional seven acres of ramp space will be added in the near future. Located on the east side of the San Francisco Bay, Hayward is centrally-located between San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland.  The airport has no curfew and, like Teterboro, is a General Aviation-specific airport, with no commercial airline traffic.

“After an extensive review of fuel suppliers, we chose EPIC Fuels as our partner because of their outstanding reputation in the industry; especially in terms of safety record, cost-effectiveness and excellent customer service,” said Ken Forester, Meridian CEO.  “Starting up an entirely new operation that lives up to the Meridian name requires excellence on all fronts and we’re confident that EPIC Fuels is the right partner for us as we build an exceptional, world-class facility at Hayward.”