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…]
With the FAA mandate for ADS-B Out approaching — it will be required by Jan. 1, 2020 in most airspace where a transponder is required today — aircraft owners need to understand the options.
That’s why the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) put together an ADS-B selection tool to help GA aircraft owners determine the best solutions to consider for their aircraft and where they fly. Check it out here.
Located at the Holiday Inn Chantilly-Dulles Expo (4335 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, Virginia 20151), the seminar will help educate general aviation aircraft owners about the NextGen mandates and existing solutions. [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…]
OSHKOSH — FreeFlight Systems has launched the “Win a RANGR” promotion for U.S.-registered aircraft owners, with a grand prize of a RANGR FDL-978-XVR ADS-B Universal Access Transceiver (UAT), as well as $2,500 towards the cost of installation.
This year’s giveaway at EAA AirVenture marks the sixth RANGR ADS-B system that FreeFlight Systems has awarded to contest participants.
Aircraft owners can view promotion details and enter to participate in the drawing, which will be held July 29, during AirVenture at Equipit2020.com/win. Participants do not have to be present to win. [Read more…]
WACO, Texas — FreeFlight Systems has received an Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) expansion for its RANGR line of ADS-B systems for Part 23 aircraft. This expansion adds pressurized and composite aircraft to the company’s existing AML, bringing the total number of covered aircraft to more than 780 general aviation aircraft makes and models. [Read more…]