Meridian Helicopters had a record year in 2021 despite the challenges that the Covid-19 pandemic presented. Among their current lease fleet numerous lease extensions have been added along with a new lease to a current customer.
Adding to that, Meridian Helicopters completed the sale of seven helicopters for brokerage customers and their current fleet of helicopters. These were comprised of four Bell Helicopter 206B Jet Rangers, two Bell 206L3 and one Bell 206L4 Long Ranger.
Among Meridian Helicopters current lease customers, the extension of three helicopter leases were agreed to and another new lease was added.
Meridian Helicopters prides itself in the quality of the aircraft refurbishments. Complementing this was the ground up refurbishments of four helicopters during the calendar year. Each refurbishment could include specific avionics capabilities such as NVG, mission specific equipment and interior packages which include air conditioning and/or VIP interiors.
Moving into Heli-Expo 2022, Meridian Helicopters now in their 12th year in business, has completed its 23rd tip to tail custom refurbishment of a Bell 206L4 for an unnamed customer. Looking forward, Meridian will begin another Bell 206L4 complete refurbishment and conversion for a lease customer.