October 29, 2018

 For Release: October 2018


Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) Deadline Approaches


Wichita, KS— ADS-B is transforming aviation. Increased safety, real-time precision, shared situational awareness, and advanced applications for pilots and controllers alike.  ADS-B fills the gap in radar positioning making you visible to other ADS-B In compliant aircraft.  Free traffic, weather, and flight information are available on ADS-B In receivers that can receive UAT broadcasts.  Beginning January 1, 2020, you must have ADS-B Out equipped to fly in controlled airspace.


The window for meeting the FAA NexGen mandates is quickly closing. According to Aviation Week, “only about 52% of business aviation aircraft that fly in U.S. Airspace are in compliance with the rule.” Those putting it off could find themselves grounded due to a logjam of last-minute installations as the deadline closes in.


This month the General Aviation ADS-B Rebate program was relaunched, and it will end on October 11, 2019. The FAA is offering rebates of $500 to “owners of fixed-wing, single-engine piston aircraft based on their purchase of avionics that have received an ADS-B Technical Standard Order authorization and meet ADS-B Out rule requirements.” To learn more about the rebate go to www.faa.gov/nextgen/equipadsb/rebate/


Yingling Aviation has completed approximately 350 ADS-B system updates, in aircraft ranging from experimental to corporate jets and turbo props, and we already have updates scheduled into next year. Will you be ready for the transition? Call us at (316) 943-3246 to get the update process started.


About Yingling

Yingling Aviation was founded in 1946 and was named the first Cessna dealer that same year.  Its approximately 100 Wichita-based employees are dedicated to serving customers. A full general aviation services provider at Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (ICT) in Wichita, Kansas, Yingling has long been the largest independent Cessna parts supplier in the world, as well.  It provides comprehensive support to new and legacy Textron aircraft, offering the experience and expertise of top-notch FlightSafety trained technicians, proximity to the both Cessna and Beech factories, and familiarity with local vendors.   Providing avionics, interiors, propeller, aircraft sales, and management services, Yingling Aviation can be reached by calling Jerry Pickett at (316) 943-3246 or on the web at www.yinglingaviation.com.