The Garmin GNS 480 navigator has been approved and added as a WAAS GPS source for our Stratus ES transponder. Stratus ES was built without GPS in order to provide affordable ADS-B Out option for aircraft owners who have already invested in WAAS GPS. Stratus ES is FAA ADS-B rule-compliant when paired with any of the following navigators:
Stratus ES and Stratus ESG are both certified 1090 Extended Squitter (ES) transponders designed to replace aging transponders while also equipping an aircraft with ADS-B Out. Stratus ESG includes built-in WAAS GPS for one-box 2020 compliance, while Stratus ES will make an aircraft rule-compliant when paired with popular models of Garmin and Avidyne navigators. “We have continued adding to the AML-STC since the initial certification in 2016, based on market demand” said Kris Garberg, Appareo Aviation President. See our AML-STC list.
Both of our transponders qualify for the newly re-introduced $500 FAA ADS-B rebate program, which lowers the retail price to $1,995 for Stratus ES and $2,495 for Stratus ESG, plus the cost of installation. Like all Stratus products, they were designed for simple installation and configuration. With the common 1.65” form factor, they easily replace existing transponders without requiring costly panel modifications.
Stratus transponders can be connected to a Stratus ADS-B In receiver for the complete ADS-B In/Out experience. They are the only transponders that can share an aircraft’s external antenna with a portable ADS-B receiver in the cockpit, which greatly enhances the signal strength of the receiver by utilizing the external aircraft antennas. This feature is compatible with many popular brands of ADS-B receivers; a variety of interface kits are available.
Find an authorized Appareo dealer to install your Stratus ES.
The rebate program is available until all are claimed or by October 11, 2019. Only those who have not equipped their aircraft with ADS-B Out are eligible.
There are five steps aircraft owners should follow to meet the mandate and receive their $500 rebate:
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):
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