Additional funding for electronic conspicuity devices announced
The Department for Transport (DfT) will be making additional funding available to encourage the UK's General Aviation (GA) and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) communities to adopt electronic conspicuity devices, it has been announced. The decision will see a rebate scheme run by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), in operation since October last year, extended until 30 September 2021.
The CAA will continue to distribute the funds via its rebate scheme which is open to applications for devices purchased up to September 2021 (or until the funding is used). Those meeting the requirements can claim a 50% rebate off the purchase cost of an EC device to a maximum of £250 (including VAT) per applicant. The funding is for carry-on or aircraft-fitted devices only - ground system components do not qualify for the scheme.
Aviation Minster, Robert Courts said: "It's great that we've been able to extend the highly successful Electronic Conspicuity Rebate scheme beyond spring and into the summer - taking an important step forward to increase pilot safety."
Full details on those eligible to apply, EC devices and how to claim a rebate are available on the CAA website at www.caa.co.uk/ec
Light Aircraft Association
25th February 2021
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