West Coast FBO Joins List of Current Everest S.A.F.E. Locations
Hayward, CA, May 11, 2023 – Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company, is pleased to announce that its Hayward FBO recently received the S.A.F.E. accreditation from Everest Fuel. S.A.F.E. stands for Safety Analysis and Facility Evaluation.
The FAA requires many operators to conduct routine inspections of the facilities where they receive fuel and ground support services. Everest conducts audits of FBOs to ensure the highest standards are met. S.A.F.E. Certified FBOs are the best in the industry and exceed FAA requirements by passing a thorough 200 point on-site inspection conducted by Everest’s team of Regional Managers.
“Safety is our number one priority,” said Carlos Rodriguez, General Manager of Meridian Hayward. “Maintaining our accreditation of recognized industry standards and certifications demonstrates to our customers our commitment to the highest safety standards. It is also integral to our commitment to a daily safety culture we share as a team and our dedication to the highest safety standards in everything we do.”
The inspection for the Everest S.A.F.E. accreditation reviews all aspects at the FBO, including training, facilities, service, security, operations and fuel quality control. FBOs that are certified as S.A.F.E. are high quality locations which customers can rely on. Meridian Hayward has continually met Everest’s audit standards since 2017 and is committed to adhering to and exceeding industry-best practices.
Meridian Hayward and its sister FBO, Meridian Teterboro, are both IS-BAH Stage II certified, NATA Safety 1st and NATA Safety 1st Clean approved. They are both CAA Preferred FBOs at their respective airports.
“We are proud that our dedication to safety and to our customers is recognized by leading organizations that oversee and promote industry-best safety practices,” added Rodriguez. “At Meridian, safety first and a commitment to excellence are the standards we live by.”