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

Charter & Fractional

Meridian Celebrates Three Decades of Jet Charter

The Teterboro Airport-based company took on its first jet, a Cessna CItation, in 1989 and has never looked back.
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Fuel

Corporate Aircraft Association Sees Business Take Off

Founded in the mid '90's, the organization now lists approximately 9,000 aircraft among its membership.
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AINsight: A Day to Remember

Since 2005, the Honor Flight Network has taken U.S. war veterans to Washington D.C. to visit their monuments.
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Regulations and Government

N.Y. Parts Dealer Sentenced on Fraud Charges

The operator of Star Aero, pled guilty to three counts of fraud and export violations, and will serve three years in prison.
Maintenance and Modifications

Oklahoma MRO Gets EASA Approval

An FAA Part 145 repair station since 1998, Valair Aviation is now authorized to work on EU-registered aircraft.
Safety

Global Aerospace Unveils 2020 SM4 Safety Program

The insurance provider's latest upgrades to the program include an online safety learning managnement system.
Environment

World Fuel Goes Green at NBAA-BACE 2019

In addition to supplying Henderson Executive Airport with sustainable aviation fuel, the company is offsetting the carbon emissions from its stay in Vegas.
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FBOs

New Paris Le Bourget FBO Set To 'Astonish'

With next week's formal opening of the Astonsky FBO, the FBO count at Europe's busiest business aviaition airport will rise to seven.
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FBOs

UAS Expands China Capabilities

The Dubai-based global trip support provider is now a domestic ground handling agent in China
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Accidents

NATA Urges Better Training after Fatal Misfueling Crash

Following a fatal airplane crash caused by misfueling, NATA is offering a free website to help prevent such accidents in the future.

Flight Attendant Gathering To Make NBAA-BACE Debut

A meet-up for the flight attendant community on the eve of the convention, its organizers hope to make it an annual event.
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Aircraft

First Europe-based Praetor 600 Lands in Germany

The super-midsize twinjet will be operated by Munich-based MHS Aviation.
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Charter & Fractional

PrivateFly Adds More Discounted Euro City-pair Flights

The charter booking platform uses economies of scale to offer preferred rates for flights.
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Training and Workforce

UK Bizav Group BBGA Urges More Industry Apprenticeships

Noting shortages in many sectors of the aviation workforce, the business aviation association is advocating for more hands-on training programs.

PrimeFlight Aviation Services Acquires GSE Mx Company

The addition allows the aircraft and airport services provider to expand its influence in the ground service repair realm.
FBOs

Latvian FBO Adds Explosive-detection Equipment

FBO Riga has brought the passenger baggage screening process in house with the addition of specialized detection tools.
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Maintenance and Modifications

Dart Boosts Firefighting Product Line with Simplex Buy

Rotorcraft mission specific equipment manufacturer Dart Aerospace can now boost is catalog with the addition of Oregon-based Simplex Aerospace.
FBOs

Lynx FBO Expands To Metro NY

With a nationwide FBO network the company is staking its claim in the lucrative Tri-State area.
FBOs

Sheltair Announces Executive Additions

The Florida-based FBO and aviation real estate company introduced a new president of corporate strategies and vice president of design and construction.
Airports

Chicago Executive Completes Runway Project

The airport's secondary Runway 12/30 had been out of comission since July.
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FBOs

Florida Keys FBO Breaks Ground on New Facility

Operating from a temporary faciity since 2017's devastating Hurricane Irma, Marathon Jet Center has started construction on its new permanent home.
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Airports

Macquarie Infrastructure Buys UK's Farnborough Airport

Investment fund Macquarie Infrastructure, which also owns Atlantic Aviation, is now the new owner.
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Charter & Fractional

Jet Linx' TEB Terminal Comes Online

The opening this week marks the jet card provider's 18th private terminal in the U.S.
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FBOs

Northern Virginia FBO Unveils Renovation

APP Jet Center at Manassas Regional Airport has completed a $1 milloin renovation, with further improvements planned.
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Avionics

Duncan Aviation: Majority of Lear 31s Not ADS-B Ready

With only 14 weeks to go until the mandated deadline, the Nebraska-based MRO noted it has solutions ready and waiting.
FBOs

Avflight Breaks Ground in Grand Rapids

When completed next Spring, the FBO will become the second service provider at Gerald R. Ford International.
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FBOs

Michigan FBOs Rebrand

Executive Air Transport, Tulip CIty Air Service, and a new FBO at Cherry Capital Airport will form the nucleous of a new local FBO chain.
FBOs

Redbird Skyport Calls It Quits

The FBO at Texas' San Marcos Regional Airport was an experiment of a hybrid flight service provider/ flight training lab.
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FBOs

California Airport Seeks To Add Second FBO

California's Napa County Airport believes it has enough GA traffic to require another FBO, and the county board has issued an RFP to attract one.
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FBOs

Geneva Airpark To Offer Hangar Flexibility

The massive hangar at Geneva International Airport in Swizerland is looking to offer its clients custom hangar use plans.
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