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.

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Latest from Curt Epstein


Luxaviation Buys Paragon Aviation Group

The move establishes a global FBO network of more than 140 locations
Business Jet Center at KDAL

2023 a Banner Year for Geneva Airpark

Business jet traffic rebounded to give the facilty its best year since the pandemic
Geneva Airpark hangar

SAF To Flow Again at EBACE

This year, two FBOs will be offering supplies of the renewable fuel
TotalEnergies SAF

Luxaviation Boosts ExecuJet FBO Chain with Sky Valet Buy

The move nearly doubles the number of ExecuJet FBO locations
Sky Valet sign in FBO

Gulfstream's G650 Fleet Logs 1M Flight Hours

Ultra-long-range twinjet entered service in 2012
Gulfstream G650 in flight
Maintenance and Modifications

Million Air Dallas Introduces Aircraft Maintenance Oversight Plans

Operators can choose between two levels of supervision
maintenance technician working on aircraft engine

Pittsburgh International Plans On-field Alternative Jet Fuel Plant

The $1.5 billion project could produce up to 70 million gallons of SAF a year
Pittsburgh International Airport

Westchester Aviation Group Readies Safety Day Slate

The June 11 event will take place one day ahead of the NBAA Northeast Regional Forum
WAA 2023 Safety Day
Charter & Fractional

Volato Sees 1Q Growth but Losses Widen

The fractional operator expects to achieve a positive growth margin by the end of 2024
Volato HondaJet on ramp

DC Aviation G-OPS Reveal Newly Renovated Nice FBO

The Joint venture was awarded the FBO in 2022 and renovated it
Reception desk at DC Aviation G-OPS Nice

Signature Goes All In on SAF at KLAX

The global chain has pumped more than 30 million gallons of SAF since 2020
Signature SAF Tanker alongside business jet at LAX

Pittsburgh-area FBOs Join Phillips 66 Network

Founded in 2007, AirQuest operates two Pennsylvania FBOs offering a variety of services
AirQuest Aviation FBO at Pittsburgh/Butler Regional Airport

Sonoma Aviation Adds Two FBOs To IS-BAH Stage 3 List

Two California FBOs are the latest to rise to the ground handling safety program's top rung
Sonoma Aviation’s safety manager Josh Foster and Clayton Lackey, v-p, present their IS-BAH Stage 3 certification.

Bombardier Opens Legacy Lounge in Monaco

The facility will serve as an introduction to the company's legacy, innovation, and—of course—aircraft
Ribbon cutting in Monaco by Prince Albert II and Bombardier chairman Pierre Beaudoin

Collins Debuts Surface Air Traffic Management System

The new product tracks the movements of aircraft and ground equipment in real time
Screenshot of Collins Airport Surface Awareness System

Argus TraqPak: Global Bizav Flying Up in April

The monthly report showed increases everywhere but North America
Bombardier Challenger 350

ExecuJet Adds SAF at Paris Le Bourget

The move follows the FBO's recent switch to all-electric ground equipment
man looking at aircraft from ExecuJet Paris FBO
Maintenance and Modifications

Dallas-area Maintenance Provider Expands

The addition of a newly-renovated hangar caps a three-year upgrade program
A trio of Beech Starships at AQRD's Addison Airport Facility

Oklahoma GA Airport Breaks Ground on New FBO Complex

The $5 million project includes a terminal, hangar, and utility connections
artist rendering of planned new FBO at KELK

Detroit-area FBO Adds New Hangar

With its new hangar, Maven by Midfield now tops 100,000 sq ft of aircraft storage
New hangar at Maven by Midfield FBO at KPTK

Sheltair Starts Construction on Sarasota FBO

For the aviation real estate specialist, this will be its 13th FBO in Florida
artist rendering of planned Sheltair FBO at KSRQ

Big Changes Ahead for Airport-operated Cerulean General Aviation at KGSP

An FBO terminal expansion, new hangar, and someday a second runway are on tap in South Carolina
Cerulean Aviation FBO at KGSP

New SAF Tax Incentive Guidelines Add Strings to Ethanol Feedstock Use

Under the new GREET model, corn and soy crops will require smart farming practices
Corn field

Honeywell Improves SAF Production Technology

Changes could result in improved output and reduced costs

Nebraska Airport Raked by Tornado

Eppley Airfield in Omaha saw extensive damage to its general aviation area
Devastated hangars at Omaha's Eppley Airfield

WWII-vintage Martin Mars Flying Boat To Return to U.S.

The massive flying boat will become a display at Arizona's Pima Air and Space Museum
JRM Mars "Philippine Mars" on Sproat Lake in British Columbia

UK Launches Clearing House To Assist in SAF Certification

The program will work with its U.S. and EU counterparts to provide advice and funding
SAF researcher
Charter & Fractional

Online Charter Marketplace Sees Hourly Rates Dip

Between February and March, large-cabin jet charter prices experienced the biggest decline

EU Fuel Stakeholders Examine Non-CO2 Environmental Impact

With fossil fuels expected to remain for decades, changes in formulation are needed
Jet plane with contrail
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Robinson Helicopter Acquires UAV Maker Ascent AeroSystems

Ascent's production will now migrate across the country to Robinson's California factory
Robinson Helicopter's manufacturing facility in Torrance, California