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FAA ADS-B Rebate Relaunch Rising

FAA rebates are quickly being claimed by general aviation owners equipping their aircraft with Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast avionics. A month after the FAA relaunched its $500 rebate program, 1,438 rebates have been taken from a total of 9,792 available through October 11, 2019, as long as supplies last. Thirty to forty rebates are claimed on an average day. The FAA relaunched the program to encourage owners of fixed-wing, single-engine piston aircraft to equip with ADS-B Out avionics, which will be required in certain, controlled airspace beginning January 1, 2020, which is less than 14 months from now. Aircraft owners need to follow five steps to receive the $500 rebate: Purchase the equipment and schedule its installation. Obtain a Rebate Reservation Code by reserving a position online. Have the equipment installed. Conduct the required equipment performance validation and get an Incentive Code. Claim the $500 rebate online using the Rebate Reservation Code and…

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BY JOY FINNEGAN

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Adaptation

Adapting to new ideas and thinking is hard but we must do it. For all of us in the aviation maintenance industry, we must not only embrace change, but anticipate it, and be ready to react when it is occurring. Otherwise, our businesses will not survive. Times are good right now, But, as someone who…

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