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General Aviation ADS-B Rebate Program

ADS-B Equip Now! - Don't get left in the hangar - #ADSB - Learn more at you for participating in the FAA's General Aviation ADS-B rebate program. This program ran for one year and resulted in $5.1 million in rebates claimed by owners of eligible U.S.-registered, fixed-wing single-engine piston aircraft.

The FAA implemented the rebate program to emphasize the need for pilots to equip with ADS-B ahead of the January 1, 2020 ADS-B Out deadline. As stated in the final rule published in May 2010, all aircraft flying in designated controlled airspace – generally the same busy airspace where transponders are currently required – must be equipped with ADS-B Out avionics by January 1, 2020. Only aircraft that fly in uncontrolled airspace, and aircraft without electrical systems, such as balloons and gliders, are exempt from the mandate.

For more information on equipping with ADS-B, please visit

To monitor aircraft performance after installing ADS-B Out equipment, Flight Standards provides an automated tool to assist aircraft owners, operators, and avionics shops. Public ADS-B Performance Reports (PAPR) can be requested for aircraft operations that were detected within FAA ADS-B coverage areas. Please visit

View the Paperwork Reduction Act Burden Statement and Privacy Act Statement (PDF) for the collection of information under the ADS-B Rebate Program.

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For questions or concerns about the ADS-B rebate program, please contact

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