Perception is everything, right?
When it comes to the ADS-B Mandate, there’s plenty to go around as many people have their own interpretation on how they will handle the reality of meeting the January 2020 deadline.
Perception #1 – Prices will keep going down. Therefore, why make an investment too soon. As a general rule technology eventually comes down in price the longer it is in the market. But today’s marketplace is full of new vendors that have driven the cost down. No longer are the biggest names in navigational equipment the only players that can dictate the price. Competition for the ADS-B pie has ruled the day, so don’t expect bigger price drops any time soon. In fact, they may even go up as supply and demand shifts the closer we get to 01/01/20.
Plus – right now the Government is giving away $500 for up to 20,000 installs which are going fast. So why not get a little bit back from ‘The Man’? That’s $500 less than you will be spending later!
Perception #2 – I have a good relationship with my Avionics guy, he’ll fit me in anytime. Why do now when I have 3 more years? While having a good relationship with your CRS is always appreciated, the reality is that shops are getting booked up. There are only so many hours available and too many planes to fit in. While it might be the best intention for your shop to ‘fit you in’, the only times that might be available to you could be premium Saturday or even Sunday rates. But even those might be booked as we get closer to the mandate.
The point here is not to procrastinate. Think ahead or you could wind up paying more than those acting today or, at worst, find yourself grounded without a certified aircraft after Jan 1, 2020.
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