Court deals second downer for Dulles Jet Centre

Thumbnail image for dulles_hangar_11.jpgJust when things probably seemed like they couldn’t get any worse for the owners of the Dulles Jet Centre, (an “FBO” that suffered a catastrophic roof failure in a DC blizzard on 6 February and is now closed for reconstruction, things DID get worse.

On 17 March, a US district court told Dulles Jet Centre (DJC) owner Landow Aviation, founded by prominent DC builder Nathan Landow, that its got to stop pretending to be an FBO.

The court’s opinion — complete with lots of juicy details on the nature of Mr. Landow’s way of doing business – upholds neighbouring FBO Signature Aviation’s complaint that DJC broke its 2004 contract with Signature (DJC built on 19ac of land held by Signature, but was not supposed to compete with Signature by bringing in most transient traffic). Turns out DJC did in fact compete with Signature, and according to the opinion, was pretty bold about the whole affair!


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