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

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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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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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.
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
FBOs

FBO Profile: Air Service Hawaii

The company traces its Hawaiian roots back to 1948.
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FBOs

FBO Profile: Air Service Hawaii

The company traces its Hawaiian roots back to 1948.
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.
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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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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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.
Charter & Fractional

Jet Linx Elevates Service Training with Forbes Travel

The jet card provider has partnered with luxury brand evaluator Forbes Travel Guide, on setting new customer service standards for its staff.
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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.
Airports

Runway Work Snarls Traffic at SFO

With hundreds of commercial flight delays and cancellations since Sept. 7, bizav operators should plan flights to the area carefully, through Sept. 26.
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Safety

GA Bahamas Relief Coordination Stands Down

After several hundred general aviation flights carrying supplies, rescue workers and in some cases evacuees, the major efforts to the ravaged islands end.
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FBOs

Latvian Ground Handler Makes Scandinavian Debut

Riga-based FCG OPS is now providing business aviation services at four airports in FInland, bringing its network to 20 countries.
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WingX: European Bizav Activity Continues Downward Trend

According to the european data provider, Germany and the UK's financial worries are affecting aircraft usage.
Environment

Jackson Hole Becomes Latest To Demo SAF

The airport-operated FBO offered sustainable aviation fuel last week after it received a shipment of 7,300 gallons of the blended fuel from Avfuel.
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General Aviation Mobilizes To Help Bahamas

After the then-Category 5 storm left a trail of destruction through the islands, small aircraft are now beginning to shuttle in humanitarian supplies.

Blog: Reflections on the Bahamas

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation staged a press trip to Grand Bahama Island, just weeks before the island country faced its worst peril.
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Maintenance and Modifications

SierraTrax Launches New Maintenance Marketplace

The exclusive service allows maintenance providers to bid on anonymous aircraft inspection tasks presented through the company's customer database.
Maintenance and Modifications

Dallas BBJ MRO Specialist Sees Rising Trend

King Aerospace Commerical Corp is seeing the a rise in work assignments for the bizliners rise over the past three years.