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

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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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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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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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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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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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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Charter & Fractional

Jet Linx Expands Private Terminal Network

The jet card and jet management provider has doubled down in St. Louis and addded a base in Texas' capital.
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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Maintenance and Modifications

MRO Insider Adding AOG Service Functionality to App

The company is adding functionality to its maintenance price quote application, to streamline the process for finding qualified AOG service.
FBOs

FBO Profile: Air Service Hawaii

The company traces its Hawaiian roots back to 1948.
FBOs

FBO Profile: Air Service Hawaii

The company traces its Hawaiian roots back to 1948.
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Airports

Bahamas relief flights highlight GA's humanitarian role

After Hurricane Dorian lingered over the Bahamas for days, private flights were among the vanguard of relief operations
Training and Workforce

Industry Study Looks To Improve Aviation Training

The Ohio State University is leading a multi-disciplinary team to decide best practices needed to meet the increasing industry demand for professionals.
FBOs

Vail Valley Jet Center To Continue Expansion

Vail Valley Jet Center, the lone FBO at Eagle County Regional Airport, is in the midst of construction on several new hangars.
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Safety

Cabin Safety Training Is Not Just for Crews

FlightSafety International provides in-flight emergency training courses for executives, aircraft owners and their families. AIN tagged along.
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Maintenance and Modifications

Metrojet Hong Kong Earns Qatar Mx Approval

This latest authorization allows both of the company's MRO facilities to work on Qatar-registered aircraft.
Maintenance and Modifications

New Part 145 Shop Opens at Wiley Post Airport

Newly-formed Avion Aero Holdings has set up shop in a 30,000-sq-ft hangar at Wiley Post Airport near Oklahoma City.