Subsidies are available until 31 May 2023 or until the allocated funding is exhausted. Purchases made after 20 December 21 may also be subsidised.
This subsidy only applies to aircraft operating under the visual flight rules (VFR) and can be used to fund one of two eligible classes of equipment:
- installed ADS-B equipment that air traffic controllers can use for aircraft separation purposes
- portable ADS-B equipment for local electronic traffic information purposes (referred to as ADS-B EC). For example, the SkyEcho 2.
ADS-B provides improved situational awareness for pilots through better electronic visibility of nearby airborne VFR aircraft. ADS-B is an evolution of traditional radar and offers substantial increases in surveillance coverage. It is a system which automatically transmits relevant information (such as identity, precise location and altitude, velocity) to a ground station and to other air traffic.