FAA Relaunches $500 ADS-B Rebate Program

FAA Relaunches Rebate Program

Last week, the FAA announced that it’s relaunching the $500 ADS-B Rebate Program effective immediately through October 11, 2019, or until the allocated funds are used. According to the FAA, they are making $4,900,000 available under the rebate program, which will fund 9,792 ADS-B Out installations.

Per the ADS-B mandate, as of January 1, 2020, aircraft flying in most controlled airspaces, and where a transponder is necessary, will be required to be equipped with compliant ADS-B Out technology.

The previous FAA rebate program that ran for a year from September 2016 to 2017, issued more than 10,000 rebate payments.

As before, there are five steps aircraft owners should follow to meet the mandate and receive the $500 rebate (visit our blog to learn more about the steps):

  1. Purchase the equipment and schedule installation.
  2. Obtain a Rebate Reservation Code by reserving a position online.
  3. Install the equipment.
  4. Conduct the required equipment performance validation and get an Incentive Code.
  5. Claim the $500 rebate online using the Rebate Reservation Code and Incentive Code.

As with the earlier rebate program, the FAA states, the relaunched rebate program is available only to those who have not yet equipped their aircraft. Visit the FAA website to get the full list of rebate rules.

Stratus transponders (both certified and experimental) are eligible for the ADS-B rebate! Learn more about our options for ADS-B out and find a dealer to request a quote. 

For more information about the relaunch of the ADS-B rebate program:
FAA: Press Release – FAA Relaunches ADS-B Out Rebate
AOPA: FAA Relaunches ADS-B Rebate