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1. Decide: Owner schedules the
installation of the Technical Standard
Order (TSO)-certified avionics for an
eligible aircraft .
2. Reserve: The owner reserves a rebate
from the FAA's ADS-B Rebate website
for each eligible aircraft before avionics
installment occurs .
3. Install: The TSO-certified ADS-B
avionics are installed on the eligible
4. Fly and validate: Not later than 60 days
after the installation, the aircraft must
be flown in "rule airspace" as defined
in 14 CFR 91 .225 for a minimum of
30 minutes with at least 10 aggregate
minutes of maneuvering (AC 20-165B contains
flight maneuver recommendations). After the flight,
the aircraft owner must validate the performance
of the eligible aircraft's ADS-B installation by
requesting a Public Compliance Report available
on the FAA's ADS-B Rebate website . A validated
installation will provide the owner with an incentive
5. Claim: Not later than 60 days after the installation
date, the aircraft owner gathers their Rebate
Reservation Code and Incentive Code and
navigates to the ADS-B Rebate website to claim
the rebate .
To help get the word out, the FAA is partnering with
the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the Aircraft
Electronics Association, and the General Aviation
Manufacturers Association . The agency will publicize the
rebates at major conferences and events that are geared
toward general aviation, and will establish a website with
program details and a contact for questions and concerns .
The rebates will be available in the fall of 2016, and
the FAA will announce the specific date soon. In the
meantime, the FAA is encouraging aircraft owners to look
at the available equipment on the market and to schedule
an installation appointment with a repair station starting
in the fall of 2016 . Aircraft owners will only qualify for the
rebate if the installation is scheduled after the FAA begins
offering the rebates .
Are you eligible for a rebate?
Eligible aircraft: Defined as U.S.-registered, fixedwing, single-engine piston aircraft, first registered before
Jan 1, 2016 .
Eligible equipment: Avionics that are certified to
FAA Technical Standard Orders and meet the program
rules (software upgrades of existing equipment are not
eligible) . Rebates are not available for aircraft already
equipped with rule compliant ADS-B or for aircraft
the FAA has previously paid or committed to pay for
upgrade(s) to meet the ADS-B mandate .
Read the full program rules at www .faa .gov/nextgen/
equipadsb/rebate/media/Program_Rules_612016 .pdf .
Start the rebate process now
by doing the following:
Validate: Review and validate the aircraft owner
information and aircraft-specific information
contained within the Civil Aircraft Registry . The
FAA will determine rebate program eligibility using
the information in the Civil Aircraft Registry, and
all rebates will be mailed to the aircraft owner as
recorded in the registry . Visit the FAA Registry .
Research: Go to the Equip ADS-B website
to research eligible equipment . This website
includes additional information about ADS-B
mandate airspace .
Plan: Locate a certified installation location,
if required, and determine the specific aircraft
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