ADS-B mandate

  • Tracey Cheek posted an article
    FAA Relaunches ADS-B Rebate see more

    NAFA member, AOPA, discusses the FAA's relaunching of the ADS-B Rebate.

    The FAA on Oct. 12 reopened the $500 rebate program to support Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out equipage. The program that had ended in September 2017 will now close Oct. 11, 2019. The agency is making $4.9 million available under the new rebate program, which will help to fund 9,792 new ADS-B Out installations.

    Beginning Jan. 2, 2020, aircraft flying in airspace where a transponder is necessary today will be required to be equipped with compliant ADS-B Out technology.

    In a statement provided to AOPA prior to release, FAA Acting Administrator Daniel Elwell said, “The ADS-B mandate is not going away. We are about 15 months from the January 1, 2020 deadline and now is the time for aircraft owners to equip.” 

    AOPA President Mark Baker said, “Pilots across America thank Acting Administrator Elwell for reopening the ADS-B out rebate that will make our skies safer and more efficient by incentivizing even more pilots to adopt the cutting-edge technology. This is the last opportunity for GA aircraft owners to take advantage of the FAA rebate in meeting the 2020 deadline.”

    The previous rebate program, which ran from Sept. 19, 2016, to Sept. 18, 2017, issued more than 10,000 rebate payments.

    Baker continued, “Over the past four years, AOPA has worked with the FAA and manufacturers through the Equip 2020 Working Group to develop lower cost solutions, especially for those flying legacy aircraft which often are not already equipped with a Wide Area Augmentation System GPS sensor, a necessary component for ADS-B Out. As a result of this collaboration, the cost of the equipment has dropped from more than $5,000 a few years ago to less than $2,000 today.”

    A number of avionics manufacturers have recently released lower cost products that meet compliance regulations The Appareo Stratus ESG and Garmin GTX 335 transponders are both $2,995 plus installation, and the Garmin GDL 82 universal access transceiver—which works in conjunction with an existing transponder—is $1,795 plus installation. uAvionix has promised lower cost products that replace aircraft navigation lights, including the skyBeacon, a UAT priced at $1,849 plus installation, which is eligible for installation on certified aircraft as well as experimental and light sport aircraft.

    As before, there are five steps aircraft owners should follow to meet the mandate and receive the $500 rebate. First, purchase the equipment and schedule installation. Second, get a Rebate Reservation Code by reserving a position online. Third, install the equipment. Fourth, conduct the required equipment performance validation flight and get an Incentive Code. Fifth, claim the $500 rebate online using the Rebate Reservation Code and Incentive Code.

    A number of aircraft owners have seen issues with the performance validation flight requirement of the original rebate program, and AOPA recommends a number of steps to minimize the odds of failing the validation flight.

    As with the earlier rebate program, the FAA reports that the new rebate program is available only to those who have not yet equipped their aircraft. Full rebate rules are available on the FAA website.

    To help determine which ADS-B products might be best for your aircraft, see the AOPA ADS-B Selection Tool online.

    This article was originally published by AOPA on October 12, 2018.

  • Tracey Cheek posted an article
    AMSTAT helping identify ADS-B compliant business aircraft globally. see more

    Tinton Falls, NJ – March 22, 2018:  AMSTAT, the leading provider of global business aircraft market, fleet and operator information, has worked with ADS-B Exchange, a co-op of ADS-B/Mode S/MLAT feeders from around the world to identify which business aircraft are or are not in compliance with the 2020 FAA ADS-B mandate.   

    The two companies cross referenced their respective global data sets and identified aircraft with or without ADS-B DO-260B (required to meet the 2020 mandate).  AMSTAT then added this data to its flagship service, AMSTAT Premier, for use by subscribers.  The data indicates that 39% of US based business jets and 38% of US based business turbo-props tracked by AMSTAT are currently known to be compliant.  The companies will continue to update this ADS-B information going forward.

    “The addition of this compliance data to the global fleet tracked in AMSTAT Premier will enable MROs offering ADS-B services to quickly identify which aircraft are not ADS-B compliant and market their services accordingly” said Andrew Young, AMSTAT General Manager.  He went on to add “AMSTAT remains committed to giving our clients a competitive advantage and this is another example of where our data is doing that.”

    For more information on using AMSTAT Premier to filter aircraft by ADS-B, please contact Jim Morford, AMSTAT Customer Service Manager on (US) 732-530-6400 x102 or  To subscribe to AMSTAT Premier, please contact Chris Skurat, AMSTAT Director of Sales on (US) 732-530-6400 x145 or

    About AMSTAT, Inc.

    AMSTAT is the leading provider of market research information and services to the corporate aviation industry.  Founded in 1982, and based in Tinton Falls, NJ, AMSTAT introduced the concept of providing researched information to corporate aviation professionals.  AMSTAT’s mission is to provide timely, accurate, and objective market information to its customers.  AMSTAT products and services provide aviation market and statistical information that generates revenue and delivers competitive advantage to brokers/dealers, finance companies, fractional providers, and suppliers of aircraft parts and services.


    AMSTAT, Inc.

    Andrew Young

    New Jersey: (732) 530-6400 x147