Washington, DC, June 6, 2016 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today issued the following statement, regarding an announcement from federal transportation officials that the government will begin offering a $500 rebate for anyone who installs Automatic Dependent Broadcast-Surveillance (ADS-B) equipment into fixed-wing, single-engine, piston aircraft.
ADS-B is one of the cornerstone technologies for the new, satellite-based Next Generation (“NextGen”) transportation system being developed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Officials with the FAA and Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the ADS-B rebate today.
“The business aviation community has long embraced aviation technologies that enhance efficiency and safety – to take just a couple of examples, we can look to the industry’s support for GPS and reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) technologies,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “We know that ADS-B is foundational in the continuing development of a NextGen aviation system, which will bring further advancements in safety, efficiency and potentially other benefits to operators. Any ability to incentivize the installation of ADS-B is welcome, in that it will benefit not just the operators with the equipment, but the aviation system as a whole.
“We commend the DOT and the FAA for making this incentive available as part of the agencies’ NextGen-development planning,” he added.
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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The association represents more than 10,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.