Avionics News August 2016 - 4

ADS-B rebate program offers
opportunity for shops and customers

T

he August issue of Avionics News traditionally has
available on a first-come, first-served basis for one year,
an educational theme, and this year is no different
or until 20,000 rebates are claimed, whichever comes first.
as we spotlight the students who received scholarships
In fact, many shops have already reported that they are
from the AEA Educational Foundation and place an edipurchasing products for inventory purposes and are scheduling appointments with customers prior to the rebate protorial emphasis on continuing educational opportunities
gram's effective date. That is welcome news indeed.
for the industry.
For quite some time, it's been widely reported that airIn keeping with the education theme, AEA member
craft owners and shop customers in the U.S. have been
repair shops are at a critical time and face a tremendous
asking the FAA for some type of financial incentive since
opportunity to educate their individual customers, the
the ADS-B Out mandate was announced in 2010.
aircraft owners and pilots of general aviation aircraft.
Now that the aircraft owners have them via the
FAA's ADS-B Rebate program, an opportunity to
As you already know, the Federal
pick up the equipage pace has arrived, particularAviation Administration announced its $500
ly with a variety of innovative ADS-B solutions
ADS-B Rebate program on June 6, and
at all price ranges on the market.
complete coverage of the announcement and
Another thing for aircraft owners to keep in
answers to some frequently asked questions
mind is that the longer they delay the installaare available in this issue and the AEA's
Paula Derks
tion, the more likely they will pay higher instalrecently published Pilot's Guide to Avionics.
No doubt, aircraft owners and pilots
will have some questions about the program. These
individuals will likely turn to AEA member repair stations for answers, and shop owners and technicians
should be well-informed and educated about the program. Yes, the time for shops to help educate their customers has never been better.
The message should be clear: The time to equip is now!
AEA member shops should be urging all owners of
U.S.-registered, fixed-wing, single-engine piston aircraft to take advantage of the FAA's $500 incentive. The
rebates will be available in the fall of 2016, likely in late
September. Look for the FAA to announce a specific
effective date in the near future.
In the meantime, shops would be wise to reach out to
their customers, educate them about the rebate incentive,
and encourage them to act quickly. The rebates will be

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lation costs as we get closer to the deadline. Not
only do shops face a potential logjam and capacity issue
in 2018 and 2019, the repair stations may start charging
higher installation fees based upon supply and demand.
Combined with the timing of the FAA's ADS-B Rebate
program, aircraft owners are facing a tremendous opportunity to get compliant during the next 12 to 15 months.
Those shops that are proactively educating their customers and prospective customers will be better positioned
to take advantage and reap the benefits from the FAA's
Rebate program.

PAULA DERKS
President, Aircraft Electronics Association



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