Rebate scheme for Electronic Conspicuity devices ends soon


The scheme providing a rebate of up to £250 towards the purchase and installation of an Electronic Conspicuity device will come to an end on 31 March 2024, the CAA said recently.

The reminder sent out by the UK authority said, “The scheme aims to improve airspace safety by encouraging the adoption of EC devices that enhance situational awareness for pilots.

“Eligible applicants still have an opportunity to claim a 50% rebate on the purchase cost of an EC device, up to a maximum of £250.”

According to the CAA website, the main equipment able to be used on an aircraft for EC purposes currently available (and that a refund can be claimed against) includes:

  • ADS-B Out capable transponder inclusive of GNSS position source (Mode S ES Enabled)
  • ADS-B Out capable transponder without GNSS position source (Mode S ES)
  • Certified GNSS source for Mode S ES transponders (Including a GNSS position sources in line with the recently published AIC2019Y141, example being Trig TN72)
  • Power FLARM
  • Pilot Aware Rosetta
  • Sky Echo 2

Aircraft owners looking to claim must hold a UK issued pilot’s licence. The full details of eligibility and how to claim are here.



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