The FAA wants to ensure that all impacted stakeholders know that their $500 Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast Out (ADS-B Out) rebate program expires in September. During a panel discussion on the latest status of ADS-B equipage and installation issues at the 2017 Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) convention, featuring by Tim Shaver, manager of the FAA’s aircraft maintenance division (AFS-300), the expiration date of the rebate program was highlighted.
First launched in the fall of 2016, the $500 rebate program is designed to help price sensitive
general aviation aircraft owners “meet the ADS-B Out mandate and help defray equipment and installation costs,” the agency says. Eligible aircraft include fixed wing, single-engine piston aircraft not currently equipped with version 2 ADS-B Out avionics.
FAA opened the program on a first come, first serve basis, or until 20,000 rebates are claimed. Five steps are required to receive the actual rebate:
1. The operator must select ADS-B equipment to purchase for their aircraft.
2. The operator must reserve their rebate and receive a rebate reservation code.
3. The ADS-B equipment must be installed on the aircraft.
4. The operator must fly and validate that the equipment is working properly.
5. The operator can then use their rebate reservation code to claim their rebate.
The rebate expires September, 17, 2017. For all of the details on the program, check out the FAA’s overview, click here.