On February 11, 2015, the NextGen GA Fund announced the launch of “Jumpstart GA 2020” to accelerate the general aviation community’s adoption of rule-compliant ADS-B Out avionics. As part of this program, the GA Fund has secured an order for 10,000 L-3 Lynx® NGT-1000 units, manufactured by L-3 Aviation Products of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dealer cost will be $1,649 per unit. Orders can be placed by FAA-authorized repair stations through either L-3 Aviation Products or directly to the GA Fund.
An open competition run by the GA Fund culminated February 5, 2015 with receipt of five separate offers from ADS-B manufacturers. L-3 offered the best pricing, product availability, FAA certification and features such as embedded GPS WAAS.
“AOPA has made it clear that over 30,000 aircraft owners would park their aircraft rather than upgrade to ADS-B at current market prices, and we’re hopeful the volume purchase made possible by the GA Fund addresses these concerns,” said Michael Dyment, Managing Partner of the NextGen GA Fund. “Jumpstart offers a one-time opportunity for N-registered single-engine piston aircraft owners to take advantage of special prices. They can also beat the rush to install before the January 1, 2020 mandate, and at the same time improve the resale value of their aircraft.”
According to the NextGen GA Fund, Project Jumpstart will shortly expand this program to include another 10,000 ADS-B In configurations that will dramatically increase functionality and operational benefits for the general aviation pilot, providing weather and traffic information and 1090ES transponders.
Availability and Deadline
The Lynx® NGT-1000 ADS-B Out units will be ready to ship to FAA-certified repair stations and distributors beginning in June of 2015. Equipment will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis and must be installed by FAA-certified mechanics before July 1, 2016 to qualify for the price point offered. For more information about the Lynx® NGT-1000, visit L-3Lynx.com.
About the NextGen GA Fund
The NextGen GA Fund is a public-private partnership formed under Section 221 of the FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2012, and is 100 percent funded by the private sector. The NextGen GA Fund will eventually support over $1 billion in NextGen avionics financings for general aviation operators to retrofit tens of thousands of turbine and twin engine aircraft. For more information about the NextGen GA Fund, visit