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Equipage Incentives

Welcome to the Public Private Partnership for NextGen Equipage Incentives website.

The purpose of this site is to engage with FAA public and private partners in order to seek input from interested stakeholders about program design and implementation of an equipage incentives program for commercial aircraft and general aviation to equip their aircraft with Next Generation Air Transportation (NextGen) capabilities, pursuant to FAA's authority in the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (sec. 221). The statute requires such a program to be based on public-private partnership (PPP) principles, and maximize the use of private sector capital.

Background

The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (PDF) granted authority for the Secretary of Transportation to establish an equipage incentive program to equip U.S. registered aircraft in the interest of achieving NextGen capabilities. The authority states a loan guarantee program could be established either using appropriated funds or fees and premiums. The FAA is working to understand what options exist for establishing the most effective program possible even if it receives no additional appropriations to fund the incentive. In addition, FAA must have the authority to enter into a loan guarantee program recognized in an appropriations Act in accordance with the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990.

The goal for an equipage program would be to encourage deployment of NextGen capable aircraft in the NAS sooner than would have occurred otherwise. Specifically, FAA would aim to increase the speed of adoption of base levels (equipage bundles) of NextGen equipage, which will accelerate delivery of NextGen benefits by reducing the time of mixed equipage operations. The FAA is examining various methods of reducing the Government's risk and determining the extent of industry interest in the program, but we need more information for our analysis.

Meeting Information

August 7 Meeting

To support the goal of stakeholder engagement in this process, FAA conducted a Public meeting at FAA Headquarters (800 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20591) on August 7, 2012, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

May 30 Meeting

To support the goal of stakeholder engagement in this process, FAA conducted a Public meeting at FAA Headquarters (800 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20591) on May 30, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Ann Tedford
Office of Finance and Management
Telephone (202) 267-8930
E-mail: 9-awa-apo-nextgenincentives@faa.gov

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