Pilot's Guide to Avionics 2017-2018 - 32
HELPS OPERATORS EQUIP
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This article first appeared in the Spring 2017
issue of NextGen for General Aviation.
For more information, visit www.faa.gov.
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ens of thousands of general aviation pilots are already
enjoying added safety benefits, enhanced situational
awareness and more peace of mind from Automatic
Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast, or ADS-B, long before
the 2020 deadline to equip.
To encourage more aircraft operators to equip soon and
avoid long waits for installation at repair shops as the deadline nears, the Federal Aviation Administration is offering
- for a limited time - a $500 rebate for completed ADS-B
installations in fixed-wing, single-engine piston aircraft.
Equipping sooner rather than later also will help in case
there is a problem with the installation and allow time to fix
errors that affect performance and compliance.
Most general aviation and all commercial aircraft will
require ADS-B Out, which transmits information about a
plane's altitude, speed and location to air traffic controllers
and to nearby equipped aircraft.
Some general aviation aircraft owners may not recognize
the consequences of waiting to install ADS-B Out until they
discover that they cannot easily fly out of their home airport.
"Some pilots of aircraft based near Class B or C airports
may find they did not anticipate the impact of the FAA's
ADS-B rule when it takes effect in 2020," said Rune Duke,
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