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


FBO Partners Transitions Online Safety Officer Program to Polaris Aero

The move is part of FBO Partners' evolution into a pure FBO business consultancy
marshaling aircraft on FBO ramp

Signature Acquires Two FBOs in Meridian Purchase

Meridian was the last independent FBO at New Jersey's bustling Teterboro Airport
Former Meridian terminal at KTEB

Jet Aviation Opens the SAF Tap In Arizona, Montana

The company expands its U.S. SAF footprint to three states
Jet Aviation's FBO at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in Montana

Sheltair Starts Another Hangar Complex at KISM

Multi-million dollar project will add more than 40,000 sq ft of light general aviation hangars
Sheltair's planned Phase IV hangar development at KISM

Amstat: Bizav Inventory Continues To Creep Up

Inventory levels still remain well below the 10-year average
Bombardier Challenger 350
Training and Workforce

ExecuJet Honored at South Africa Civil Aviation Awards

The company's Africa division earned top awards in four categories
ExecuJet Africa staff accepting awards at last month's South Africa Civil Aviation Industry Awards

Canada's Skyservice Completes Miami FBO Deal

The purchase of a majority share in Fontainebleau Aviation's KOPF FBO was announced at NBAA-BACE
Fontainebleau Aviation at KOPF

Private Pilots Come to the Aid of Endangered Sea Turtles

Recent volunteer flights carried more than 100 critically endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtles to specialized care
Loading boxed sea turtles through the cargo door on a Pilatus PC-12

Bombardier Delivers First Challenger 3500 in Turkey

The super-midsize jet went to long-time customer and charter provider Arkasair
Challenger 3500 on runway

Sky Harbour To Add Hangars at Two Northeast U.S. Airports

Company will add much-needed hangar space in a tight metro New York market
Sky Harbour hangars at KOPF

DaVinci Joins with Aviation Secure on New Security Coursework

New courses will provide a global reach for customer security training
Aviation Secure training in aircraft hangar

GE Now Counts 10 Engines Tested on 100% SAF

Engines power a range of commercial, military, and business aviation aircraft
GE Passport engine being tested on 100 percent SAF

U.S. Treasury Issues New SAF Tax Credit Guidance

The guidance expands the range of fuels eligible for tax subsidies
saf tanker

Indiana's KGYY Acquires Nearby Reliever Airport

Griffith-Merrillville Airport offers a 4,900-foot runway and a modern terminal
Aircraft on ramp at Griffith-Merrillville Airport in Indiana

Paragon FBO Group Doubles Down on Safety

The group's online safety officer program will be extended for a fourth straight year
FBO line service technician marshalling an airplane
Maintenance and Modifications

Embraer's OGMA Gears Up for GTF Repairs

The facility expects to induct its first GTF engine in April
Embraer's OGMA facility in Portugal preps for expanded engine repairs
Regulations and Government

Epic's E1000GX Gets Brazil Certification

The news comes just ahead of the start of deliveries to fractional operator Avantto
Epic E1000GX

Textron Aviation To Roll Out New Sustainabilty Program for Aircraft Owners

It is open to owners of Cessna, Beechcraft, and Hawker aircraft
King Air flying above forest
Charter & Fractional

KinectAir Launches AI-Powered Empty Leg Marketplace

The system will allow users to comb operators' schedules to craft round trips
KinectAir user interface screenshot

Argus: Global Bizav Activity Up in November

The company's monthly TraqPak report showed strong fractional use
private jets on ramp

Signature Aviation's New Iowa FBO Spreads Wings

Facility will service traffic at the state's largest airport
Signature Aviation's new terminal at KDSM

Air Elite Network Welcomes Another XLR Jet Center in UK

Liverpool joins XLR Birmingham in the upscale FBO group
Passenger lounge at XLR Executive Jet Centers-Liverpool

Embraer Sees Progress on E-Freighter Project

The program expects to add more than a decade of use to aging E-Jets
Embraer E-190 E-Jet with new cargo door conversion
Charter & Fractional

Volato Adds Larger Lift Access ahead of G280 Deliveries

The deal gives Volato's customers immediate access to larger aircraft
Gulfstream GIV in Fly Alliance fleet

Aviation Companies Bring the Holiday Spirit

Toy and gift drives are aimed at providing seasonal cheer for the disadvantaged
donated children's presents at American Aero FTW FBO

While Hangar Space Remains Tight, FBOs Face Challenges in Adding Capacity

Supply chain issues, airport demands, and rising interest rates are issues faced
Hangar under construction
Charter & Fractional

After SPAC Merger, Fractional Jet Provider Volato Goes Public on NYSE

Company operates the world's largest HondaJet fleet
Volato jet on runway
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Jet Buyers Still Finding Financing among Higher Interest Rates

Cash is still king, but financing is available
Illustration of Jet and business men

Bombardier Loses Canadian Patrol Aircraft Bid to Boeing

Bombardier claims its multi-mission offering was never fully evaluted.
artist rendering of Boeing P-8 Poseidon in RCAF markings

Nashville-area FBO Has Many Irons in the Fire

Hollingshead Aviation at Tennessee's Smyrna Airport is on a building spree
Hollingshead Aviation