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Monthly ADS-B Equipage for Rebate Eligible GA Aircraft
Sept 19, 2016
ADS-B Equipage for Rebate Eligible GA Aircraft
The rebate program is also helping to reduce the
percentage of ADS-B performance problems because
it requires a validation step to ensure the avionics
equipment is working properly. Since the validation step
requires that the aircraft be flown in rule airspace, there
is also an increased awareness of where rule airspace is.
Does the rebate program apply to you? Here are the
REBATE PROGRAM RULES
Eligible aircraft are defined as U.S.-registered,
fixed-wing, single-engine piston aircraft operated by
an onboard pilot (no unmanned aircraft systems are
eligible) first registered before Jan. 1, 2016. New aircraft
manufactured after this date are not eligible.
New ADS-B avionics that are certified to Technical
Standard Orders and meet the rule requirements of 14
CFR section 91.227 (software upgrades of existing
equipment are not eligible). Rebates are not available for
aircraft already equipped with ADS-B Version 2, or for
which the FAA has paid or committed to upgrade.
Where to Fly
To receive the rebate, eligible aircraft must be flown for at
least 30 minutes in the airspace where, under 14 CFR section
91.225, ADS-B Out will be required after Jan. 1, 2020:
* In Class A airspace.
* In and above all 30-nautical-mile Mode C veils
surrounding Class B airspace.
* In and above Class B and C airspace.
* In Class E airspace at and above 10,000 feet MSL,
excluding airspace at and below 2,500 feet AGL.
* At and above 3,000 feet MSL over the Gulf of
Mexico from the U.S. coastline out to 12 nm.
Exception: In Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico,
a flight of an eligible aircraft above 10,000 feet MSL and
within FAA ADS-B coverage will qualify as meeting the
airspace requirements for the rebate program.
If you are eligible for this program, visit the Equip
ADS-B website to research eligible equipment. To learn
more about the ADS-B Rebate process, here's a step-bystep guide:
Decide on your equipment, arrange for purchase,
and schedule installation of TSO-certified avionics.
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