News & Information 2016

FAA ADS-B Rebate Program is Live

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The ADS-B rebate website went live on Monday, September 19 2016, which will allow many general aviation aircraft owners the opportunity to apply for a $500 rebate to offset their cost to equip their aircraft with avionics that comply with FAA technical standard orders and meet the rule requirements.

The Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) will assist the FAA in the program's administrative process by issuing the $500 rebates to qualifying aircraft owners.

Important Announcement Details:

Beginning this month, the FAA will issue 20,000 rebates on a first-come, first-served basis for one year or until all 20,000 rebates are claimed - whichever comes first. The rebate is available only to owners of US registered, fixed wing, single engine piston aircraft that were first registered before January 1, 2016. The FAA will not provide rebates for software upgrades on already equipped aircraft, or for aircraft which the FAA has paid or committed to upgrade. The FAA estimates that 160,000 aircraft need to be equipped by the deadline.

Aircraft owners who have a standard airworthiness aircraft may have a repair station or an appropriately-licensed A&P mechanic install the ADS-B equipment. Owners of aircraft certified as experimental or light sport must adhere to applicable regulations and established standards when installing ADS-B equipment.

Owners are only eligible for the rebate if they install the avionics after September 19, 2016, and within 90 days of the rebate reservation date. Aircraft owners will have 60 days after the scheduled installation date to validate their equipped by flying their aircraft, and will then be able to claim the rebate.

The rebate information & process can be found in full detail on FAA's ADS-B Rebate website.

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