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Meridian Air Charter | Dispatcher

Come work for Meridian at our facility in Teterboro, New Jersey!

Meridian has a proud history dating back almost 70 years. Over the decades, we have grown from a small aircraft maintenance business into a full-service private aviation company. Along the way, we have learned that exceptional customer service is what our customers value most. That philosophy, along with our dedication to putting safety first, is the cornerstone of our culture at Meridian. We are proud to have earned numerous industry awards and accolades for our outstanding service and high safety standards, but that wouldn't be possible without the great people that we hire. 


At Meridian, we are looking for highly motivated and skilled individuals who understand that their actions will leave a lasting impression upon our customers, which contributes to the reputation of our company.

Meridian offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: Competitive salary, Medical, Dental, Group & Supplemental Life insurance and LTD, 401k program with employer match and Paid Time Off. 



Position Summary: 


Maintain operational control of all domestic and international flight activities associated with the planning, scheduling, and ground handling of the aircraft movements to expedite their completion with ultimate safety and in compliance with company and applicable government regulations. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:


  • Coordinate with and support flight crews in the planning of all domestic and international flights

  • Arrange for and coordinate FBO services, aircraft handling, crew transportation, hotels and other passenger amenities

  • Obtain and arrange for AROs and other flight related authorizations, including Canadian and Mexican permits, Intl. Overflight permits, Customs, Immigration, and APIS for all flights as required

  • Ensure that available runway lengths are sufficient and enroute flight times do not exceed aircraft performance capabilities

  • Review NOTAMs, airport weather services and noise restrictions for each airport

  • Ensure that the appropriate fuel discount program is used at each destination, on a per trip basis

  • Crew scheduling in coordination with the Director of Operations and Chief Pilot

  • Ensure that all crewmembers assigned to each flight meet client qualification requirements

  • Monitor crew flight, duty, and rest time limitations

  • Flight Following of all trips in progress to ensure coordination of ground transportation, notification of clients, and other pertinent information

  • Administer and actively seek out company cost saving actions i.e. company discount programs for fuel purchases, hotels, and rental cars

  • Assign and tracking pilots’ days off

  • Enter flight information into the computer, from the aircraft flight logs

  • Be on call during the week and on weekends in accordance with the on call schedule, to assist Charter Sales in flight coordination

  • Assist Flight Operations and Charter Sales with any special projects and perform other duties as assigned

  • Responsible for complying with and participating in Meridian's  Safety Management System and OSHA training and programs

       ·         Interface with aircraft owner to schedule the aircraft


Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor degree in an Aviation related field or in a business field is preferred but not required

  • 2 years of experience in flight management/charter operations

  • Knowledge of the operation of business aircraft

  • CTA/FOS experience preferred

  • FAA Licensed Dispatcher preferred

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos

  • Ability to write simple correspondence with attention given to grammar and spelling

  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram and schedule form

  • Basic computer skills required


 Meridian is an Equal Opportunity Employer, drug free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations as applicable.  Equal opportunity is afforded to all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age disability, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state, or federal laws.


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