Dulles Aviation closes its doors after 49 years

posted on 28th May 2019 by William Hayes

Dulles aviation, one of the two FBOs based at the Washington D.C-area Manassas Regional Airport, will be shutting down operations for good on Friday.

Despite being at Virginia’s busiest business aviation airport for almost half a century, the family-owned service provider allowed its short-term lease to expire after being unable to agree terms on a long-term renewal, according to company executive Tom Gardner.

The company’s flight school at Manassas has relocated to nearby Leesburg Executive Airport, where it will partner with existing training provider Av-Ed.

“We are thankful for the partnership and quality of service that Dulles Aviation has contributed to the Manassas Regional Airport,” said airport director Juan Rivera. “Dulles Aviation has been a catalyst in the growth and development of the airport.”

The move temporarily makes APP Jet Center service provider the airport’s only FBO, although aircraft maintenance and management provider Chantilly Air broke ground last week on a nine-acre FBO complex, with two new 30,000 sq ft hangars, set to open early next year.