The FAA’s $500 ADS-B Rebate FAA incentive will bring NextGen safety technology to general aviation aircraft earlier. The FAA is launching a program to help general aviation aircraft owners meet the Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast (ADS-B) Out mandate to incentivise them to enjoy the safety benefits of the NextGen program ahead of the 2020 deadline, and to help defray equipment and installation costs. Owners of U.S.- registered, fixed-wing, single-engine piston aircraft whose operation requires an onboard pillot that are not currently equipped with Version 2 of ADS-B Out are eligible for the rebate. Rebates will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis for about one year from the fall 2016 launch or until 20,000 are claimed, whichever comes first. The FAA estimates that as many as 160,000 general aviation aircraft will require ADS-B Out, which transmits information about a plane's altitude, speed and location to air traffic controllers and nearby aircraft.