FAA offers rebate program for general aviation aircraft owners who equip with ADS-B

FAA has reported it is delivering on its commitment to incentivize general aviation aircraft owners to equip their aircraft with required NextGen avionics technology before the January 1, 2020 deadline, the company said.

The FAAs Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) rebate website will go live on September 19, 2016, and general aviation aircraft owners will have the opportunity to apply for a USD500 rebate to help offset the cost to equip eligible aircraft in a timely manner, rather than waiting to meet the mandatory equipage date.

US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said this incentive program is a solution that addresses stakeholder concerns about meeting the 2020 deadline, and will help the general aviation community equip.

ADS-B is a foundational NextGen technology that transforms aircraft surveillance using satellite-based positioning. ADS-B Out, which is required by January 1, 2020, transmits information about a planes altitude, speed, and location to air traffic control and other nearby aircraft. ADS-B In allows aircraft to receive traffic and weather information from ground stations and to see nearby aircraft that are broadcasting their positions through ADS-B Out