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End of the rebate

End of June 2023 marked the end of ADS-b rebate. While this make installing an ADS-b unit more of a cost, we see it as an essential safety tool as out skies get busier. In fact, we have a number of operators who were flying during the aftermath of Cyclone Gabriel who have advocated for it since saying the peace of mind while flying in congested airspace was invaluable.

ADS-b mandate in sight

the ADS-b mandate is now well within sight. Coming into effect on the 31st of December 2022, this means you will need to have a minimum of ADS-b out fitted to be able to enter controlled airspace. With unit supply under pressure, if you think you're going to need this capability we suggest you make the call now to secure a unit. Rebate payments have been extended till the 30th of June 2023 which gives a little more time to claim. 

Welcome Cyrus

We are very pleased to have welcomed Cyrus Taylor to Primary Avionics as a licensed, rated avionics engineer. Cyrus brings many skills to the team, and increases our capability for avionics services in the Hawke's Bay. 

Welcome Bede

A big welcome to Bede Jeffries who has recently joined the Primary Avionics team. With several years experience working in rotary mechanical maintenance he brings valuable capability to the team, including detailed structural work which is a great compliment to creating ideal panel solutions. 

Garmin Authorised Installer

Primary Avionics is very pleased to now be an Authorised Garmin Service Centre. Working with Garmin directly means we can provide an improved service to our clients using Garmin Avionics. 

Give us a call or use the contact form if there's anything we can do to help with yours or you're interested in installing. 

1 year in the Bay

Thank you to everyone in the Aviation community who has supported us during our first year in the Hawkes Bay. We feel very privileged to be part of this group and are looking forward building on this during the coming years. 


Well here we are at level 3! Well done to the team of 5 million that made it happen, we hope you are all well and continuing to stay safe in your bubble. 

Moving to level 3 has enabled Primary Avionics to resume normal business including scheduled maintenance, installations and faults. We will operate slightly differently during this time to ensure we keep ourselves and others safe, but we continue to strive to deliver a service that is efficient and of the highest standard. 

Please don't hesitate to give us a call if you need help with something or want to chat ADS-b, we're more than happy to help.