Mid-Atlantic Bizav Braced for More Snow

 - February 9, 2010, 12:09 PM

Just four days after being buried by record snowfall in the Washington, D.C. area, business aviation in the nation’s capital is bracing itself today for another four to eight inches. Reagan National Airport recorded 16.4 inches of snow on Friday and into Saturday, and reports from outlying areas were in excess of two feet of the white stuff. At Dulles International, about 26 miles from downtown D.C., Signature Flight Support was still digging on Monday and dealing with reduced ramp space. “We’re operational,” said a spokesman, “but ramp space is limited.” Dulles Jet Center was perhaps hardest hit of any of the area FBOs with the partial collapse of a hangar and resulting damage to a number of business jets stored there. APP Jet Center at Manassas Regional Airport, south-southwest of Dulles, got close to 30 inches of snow and, according to director of operations Jeremy Childs, “We’re operating with about a half a ramp. And now we’re going to get another seven inches.” The National Weather Service is actually forecasting a total of 12 to 16 inches in the region, starting this evening and continuing through tomorrow night.