Curt Epstein
Senior Editor

A lifelong aviation enthusiast who joined AIN in 2007, Curt came to the publication from the broadcast industry where he was a national science and technology television reporter and producer. He writes on the FBO field, aviation finance, and sustainable aviation and occasionally contributes to AIN sister publication Business Jet Traveler. Curt was a member of the AINtv reporting staff that won the 2008 Aerospace Journalist of the Year award for Best Airshow Daily. That same year, he was a finalist for another AJOYA award. He earned an AJOYA for Best Business Aviation Submission in 2018 and was a finalist in that category in 2021. He received the National Air Transportation Association’s  Aviation Journalist Award in 2012 and won a Pegasus Sapphire Business Aviation Award for outstanding journalism in 2021.

Before joining AIN, Curt worked with Consumer Reports’ television division, CRTV, and for several local television news staffs. An honors graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook, he earned a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Boston University in 1995. Curt lives in New York State with his wife and two young sons.

Curt Epstein

Latest from Curt Epstein


Conidia Debuts Jet Fuel Contamination Test Kit

Simple onsite test provides quick results for fuel storage from tank to wing.
technician using Fuelstat One test kit

North Carolina Receives Airport AAM Readiness Grant

The funds are intended to assess and outline infrastructure needs at GA airports
Joby production prototype

Mississippi Airport Plans for Growth

On tap is a $7 million ramp expansion with connecting taxiway
Artist rendering of planned ramp expansion at Trent Lott International Airport

Republican Convention May Cause ATC Congestion

Increased traffic is predicted for the Milwaukee/Chicago area
Training and Workforce

CrewBlast Now Offers Full-time Pilot Staffing Solution

Initially intended to help operators fill temporary positions, CrewBlast has evolved
CrewBlast application screen shots

Families of Idaho Hangar Collapse Victims Sue Contractors

Two workers assembling an FBO hangar were killed in the January tragedy
Boise hangar collapse
Training and Workforce

Aviation Internship Program Launched at KHPN

The program is a partership between Avports, Vaughn College, and Westchester County
(l-r) HPN Airport Manager Francisco Tejada; Avports CEO Jorge Roberts; Vaughn College Intern Hassan Khan; Westchester County Director of Operations Joan McDonald; Westchester County Director of Aviation April Gasparri; Deputy Airport Manager Lauren Walsh.

WingX: Last Week's Global Bizjet Use on Par with 2023

The U.S. saw a holiday boost while sporting events in Europe attracted traffic

Major SAF Plant Goes to Full Capacity, Others Ponder

Phillips 66 Rodeo Facility now produces 50,000 barrels a day of renewable fuel
Technician at Phillips 66's Rodeo biofuel facility

EASA Establishes SAF Clearinghouse

Move follows a similar effort in the UK in April
a jug of experimental sustainable aviation fuel

Sheltair Adding T-hangars at Florida's Melbourne Airport

34,500-sq-ft complex will accommodate 30 aircraft when completed next year
Artist rendering of planned T-hangar facility at Sheltair's KMLB FBO

Florida FBO Sues Landlord over New RFP

Private Sky believes a second FBO at KRSW would be its death knell
Private Sky FBO at KRSW

Alpha Wingman Offering Free Membership to FBOs

The former MRO Insider platform represents more than 5,000 aircraft

Pilatus Joins Up with SAF Production Pioneer

Synhelion has just started construction on the world's first industrial SAF plant in Germany
Artist rendering of PC-12 Flying over Solar SAF facility

FAA: No Objections to New Vegas General Aviation Airport Proposal

The project organizers believe the airport is just a stepping stone towards a space industry
Rendering of proposes new Las Vegas Airport

First German Airport Commits to Continuous SAF Supplies

Mönchengladbach Airport is the first in the country to offer it on a regular basis
Oliver Krischer, minister for Environment and Transport of North Rhine-Westphalia refueled a HondaJet with SAF
Regulations and Government

Learjet Global Circumnavigation Deemed a World Record

The April flight commemorated the 100th anniversary of the first round-the-world flight
Record-setting Learjet 36A operated by Global Jet Care
Training and Workforce

Aircare International To Open Las Vegas Training Site

Located in the CAE complex, it overlooks Harry Reid International Airport
Aircare sign

New China FBO Looks To Meld Bizjets and AAM

The Chengdu facility is positioning itself as a regional air connectivity hub
Signing agreement between Sino Jet and Sichuan Huahui Business Aviation Services

Modern Aviation To Expand Denver FBO

The move will add more than 53,000 sq ft of hangar space to the complex
Hangar/office complex to be acquired by Modern Aviation at KAPA

Prestwick Aviation Services Specializes in Transatlantic Quick Turns

Providing private aviation handling in golf's home town
Prestwick Aviation Services Terminal, viewed over jet wing

Business Aviation Safety Still Has Room To Grow

Safety management systems could help avoid accidents and incidents, say experts
NATA Air Charter Summit Safety Panel

AEG Connect Adds Four New Network Members

The move expands the global FBO network by five locations on three continents
Million Air Vancouver

Bankruptcy Sale Offers Unique KFXE Hangar Opportunity

The offering is a rare opportunity in a tight Florida aviation real estate market
FXE Gateway Complex

FBO Chain ExecuJet Expands to Seychelles

The move brings another FBO under the Execujet umbrella
Air Seychelles VIP FBO at Seychelles International Airport on Mahe

SAF Coalition Adds 10 New Members

Founded in April, the group now lists more than 50 participants
SAF Tankers loading
Regulations and Government

FAA Reauth, Part 380 Top Topics at NATA Charter Summit

Summit took place on Tuesday in Oklahoma City
NATA COO Keith DeBerry and FAA associate administrator for aviation safety David Boulter

Olympic Games To Bring More Bizav Traffic to Paris

Those heading to the summer games should expect long lines and lots of security

DAWN Rises on World's First Solar-powered Fuel Refinery

The initial pilot plant will demonstrate the technology on an industrial scale
Synhelion's DAWN solar fuel plant

Arizona's Sedona Airport Now Offers SAF

The lone FBO will receive 30/70 blend shipments on a regular basis
SAF tanker at Arizona's Sedona Airport