Published on May 7th, 2017 | by Mark Dwyer0
8.33kHz Radio Refund Project Update
In March this year the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) announced a refund scheme for General Aviation radio upgrades. After two months, over 11% of aircraft targeted have registered and many more continue to be registered each day. The joint consortium making the application, including the NMAI, estimate that 26,000 aircraft and aerodromes around Europe are eligible for the funding. The current value of aircraft registrations is now €11.8 million while aerodrome registrations stand at €900,000. It’s important that owners register as soon as possible in case any caps are placed on funding. In this case, funding will be first come first served.
In Ireland, we estimate that up to 550 aircraft radios are eligible for upgrade and the estimated amount to be spent is in the region of €1.73 million. If this application is successful, €345,000 will be refunded to the local GA community during the years 2017 and 2018. So far, 22 applications have been received from Irish registered aircraft. For details on how to apply, visit: http://www.nmai.ie/8-33khz-radio-refunds/