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:
- Review and validate the aircraft owner and aircraft-specific information in the FAA’s Civil Aircraft Registry (CAR). The FAA will determine rebate program eligibility using the information submitted in the CAR, and all rebates will be mailed to the aircraft owner recorded in the CAR.
- Visit the Equip ADS-B website to research eligible equipment and learn more about the ADS-B Out rule at FAA.gov/go/equipadsb.
- Locate an authorized installer and determine the specific aircraft requirements to ensure that the installation will be performed in accordance with applicable FAA regulations and will meet the requirements in the General Aviation ADS-B Rebate Program Rules. The ADS-B equipment may be purchased now, but the ADS-B installation must occur after the FAA’s program website is launched this fall to be eligible for the rebate.
For more details about the rebate, visit the FAA’s ADS-B rebate page at FAA.gov/go/rebate. You can click the subscribe button in the upper right corner to receive future updates on the rebate program via email.