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

Rotorcraft

United Rotorcraft To Partner in Establishing Saudi Helo MRO

The Part 145 repair station will be established at MRO Village in Jeddah
Rotorcraft

Milestone Sees Heavy Helo Rebound

After a long decline in offshore transport demand, all its Sikorsky S-92s are back in service
Sikorsky S-92 heavy twin helicopter
Avionics

Shadin Avionics Intros Newest Digita/Analog Radar Altimeter Converter

The company says its latest DARALT converter is a 'future-proof" solution
Shadin Avionics New DARALT digital to analog radar altimeter converter
Rotorcraft

Utah Medevac Program Aims To Save Stricken Service Dogs

It represents the third program of its kind in the U.S.
K9 handlers with their charges by helicopter
Accidents

Helo Pilot Relives Dark Day, on Road to Recovery

Helicopter Pilot Details Tailboom Separation Crash in NTSB Safety Symposium
Helicopter pilot and crash survivor Tim Hunter
Rotorcraft

Metro Aviation Shows off Advanced Comms

The Louisiana-based company has nearly four decades of Heli-Expos under its belt
Mercy Flight EC145C2e
Safety

Aircare Offers Trade-ins For Medical Diagnostic Units

The company will offer its own equipment at a discount
Aircare RVS unit
Rotorcraft

ASI, Enstrom Resurrect Owner’s Insurance Program

The program will offer special insurance packages for Enstrom owners
Enstrom helicopters on ramp
Rotorcraft

Anodyne and Texas Aerospace Strengthen Latin American Offerings

AEM's new P25 radio set will be available to Texas Aerospace Customers
Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing MTP136D
Maintenance and Modifications

Donaldson Adds AW169 Inlet Filter to Lineup

Company experienced record sales for its lineup of inlet barrier filters last year
AW169 at Heli-Expo 2024
Aircraft

Embraer's Phenom 300 Continues Its Reign

The light jet was the top-selling business twinjet for the past four years
Embraer Phenom 300E in flight
FBOs

Toledo, Ohio FBO Acquires On-field Rival

The move gives Grand Aire facilities on both sides of KTOL
Former National Flight Services FBO at KTOL
FBOs

Canada's Skyservice Buys Fontainebleau Fort Lauderdale FBO

The under-development facility will be operated as Fontainebleau Aviation KFLL
Artist rendering of Fontainebleau Aviation KFLL
Aircraft

GAMA: 2023 Aircraft Deliveries Up in All Segments

Industry deliveries passed 4,000 units for the first time in a decade
GAMA shipment press conference
Environment

HAI Promotes SAF Use at Heli-Expo 2024

Rotorcraft arriving in Anaheim for annual helicopter convention can fill up on SAF at the staging area
Helicopters in Heli-Expo static display
Regulations and Government

FAA Sets Restrictions for State of the Union Address

The flight restrictions will curtail operations into KDCA during the event
U.S. Capitol
FBOs

Million Air Dallas Earns CAA Preferred Status for 20th Year

The facility at Addison Airport also celebrates its 40th anniversary this year
Million Air FBO at Addison Airport
Safety

ACSF Advocates for Safety Management Programs

The call comes after several recent private aviation accidents
FBOs

Business Aviation Traffic On the Rise in Southeast Asia

Business aircraft departures from Singapore in 2023 exceeded pre-Covid levels by nearly 28 percent.
Business jets on the Jet Aviation ramp at Seletar Airport in Singapore
FBOs

APP Jet Center To Add More Hangars at Fort Pierce Airport

The construction project will add 30,000 sq ft of aircraft storage as well as improvements to the terminal
Artist rendering of new hangar complex at APP Jet Center KFPR
Airports

Super Bowl Draws Flocks of Aircraft; Numbers Down from Previous Years

This year's totals were nearly 30 percent below traffic for last year's game
Business jets parked on the ramp at KLAS ahead of the Super Bowl
Aircraft

Pilatus PC-24 Enters EMS Service in New South Wales

The aeromedical services provider has received the first of two jets on order
PC-24 in NSW Air Ambulance EMS livery
Environment

Aviation Coalition Urges Canadian SAF Incentives

The group includes major players such as Bombardier, Airbus, IATA, and CBAA
Flasks of sustainable aviation news
Regulations and Government

Signature Pledges To Combat Human Trafficking

The FBO chain is now the first dedicated aviation services provider to sign the U.S. DoT pledge
Bizliner taking off
Regulations and Government

AOPA Sees Red over Super Bowl Event Pricing

Aircraft arriving in Vegas this week will be hit with costly special event fees
Private jets lined up on ramp at KLAS
FBOs

Sheltair Spends $2 MIllion on Tampa-area FBO Upgrades

The company's facilities at KTPA and KPIE received interior improvements
New customer service desk at Sheltair KTPA
Aircraft

Restoration Commences on First Production Lear Jet

Volunteer-led project could take up to five years
Volunteers in Wichita removing components from 23-003
Airports

FAA To Hand Out Nearly $250M in AIP Grants in 2024

Package includes 153 grants for airports in 37 U.S. states
Detroit area Willow Run Airport (KYIP)
Environment

EBAA, GAMA Urge Increased Tempo for SAF Adoption

The two aviation groups are advocating for an aggressive timeline towards 100 percent SAF use
Business jet being fueled with SAF
FBOs

Signature Aviation Debuts New Key West FBO

The new terminal more than doubles the size of its former KEYW facility
New Signature Aviation facility at KEYW