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offer this program now:
1 . A large number of aircraft
that still need to be
2 . The time left before the
deadline is dwindling .
3 . Installations take time .
4 . The number of installation
shops is limited .
If equipage rates stay as low as
they have been, the math shows
there will be a bottleneck when the
last-minute rush begins in 2018 . It
is necessary to take advantage of
the installation capacity available
now in order to avoid back-end
capacity constraints that could
result in some aircraft being
unable to receive their upgrades
ahead of the deadline, which will,
in turn, lead to denial of access to
ADS-B airspace once the ADS-B
equipage mandate is in effect .
Aircraft that are not equipped by
the Jan . 1, 2020, deadline will not
be able to fly in certain airspace.
How will the FAA determine
if this program has been
This program will be successful
once the agency has 20,000
participating aircraft or there
are more aircraft equipped than
projected the year after the
rebates are offered . To date, the
yearly rate of equipage has been
less than 10,000 aircraft per year .
Will more funds become
available if the program is
The agency does not have any
plans to extend this program .
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How can people keep
The rebate landing page will
have a "subscribe" button in the
top right corner that will allow
interested parties to provide an
email address to receive updated
information on the project . The
agency will also utilize social
media and other communication
tools to share information as it
becomes available .
Where did the money came
from (i.e. did Congress
appropriate specific funds
for this purpose)?
The program is funded by
money used to support the ADS-B
Did any other programs get
delayed/suffer as a result
of standing up this rebate
To date, there has not been any
impact to other programs within
the agency as a result of standing
up the rebate program .
Has the FAA ever done
anything like this
While the FAA has not used a
mechanism exactly like this in the
past, it has entered into multiple
agreements to fund or encourage
ADS-B Out equipage .
Any plans for other
incentive programs (such
as commercial aviation)
in advance of the 2020
Currently, there are not any
plans to expand this program or to
include commercial aviation . q