WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA’s Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) rebate website will go live Sept. 19, 2016.
On that day, general aviation aircraft owners can apply for a $500 rebate to help offset the cost to equip eligible aircraft in a “timely manner, rather than waiting to meet the mandatory equipage date,” FAA officials said. [Read more…]
The FAA has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact/ Record of Decision for the Southern California Metroplex project.
The decision enables the agency to move forward with the project, which will replace dozens of existing conventional air traffic control procedures with new satellite-based procedures. [Read more…]
The FAA recently published more details about its $500 ADS-B Rebate program, which is expected to come online in late September. The incentive program is designed to help general aviation aircraft owners meet the ADS-B Out mandate ahead of the 2020 deadline, and to help with equipment and installation costs.
Rebates will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis for one year from the fall 2016 launch or until 20,000 are claimed, whichever comes first, according to FAA officials.
While the ADS-B rebate Program Reservation System is not yet available, you can start the rebate process now by doing the following: [Read more…]
NextGen is bringing new benefits to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) through a technology called Data Comm.
According to FAA officials, Data Comm revolutionizes communications between air traffic controllers and pilots by replacing some traditional voice communications with digital information exchanges – like texting versus talking over the phone. [Read more…]
Results from an online survey indicate that general aviation pilots value ADS-B In traffic and weather services as a tool to increase situational awareness, decision-making capability, and general safety of flight.
According to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1,407 pilots responded to the survey, including many readers of General Aviation News. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA and the aviation community sent a plan to Congress last week to show how the FAA will accelerate the benefits of key NextGen initiatives over the next three years.
The agreement is the result of several months of collaboration between the agency and the NextGen Advisory Committee, which includes officials from the airlines, airports, general aviation, pilots, labor unions and safety specialists, manufacturers, international aviation, environmentalists and the Department of Defense.