Elliott Aviation, the industry’s leading Garmin retrofitter, today announced the sale of their fifth Citation Excel/XLS Garmin G5000 retrofit. Elliott Aviation is currently offering special early incentive savings to the first 10 Citation Excel and XLS operators to install a Garmin G5000 in addition to those offered as part of the Garmin promotional offerings.
Elliott Aviation was the first dealer to install a Garmin G5000 retrofit, which was in a 2006 Hawker 400XP. In total, they have installed over 15 Garmin G5000 systems. In addition, they have installed more than 300 Garmin G1000 and G1000NXi systems in King Airs which is more than all dealers in the world, combined.
The Garmin G5000 retrofit program for the Citation Excel and XLS is a complete replacement of the entire avionics suite including a new Garmin autopilot system. The G5000 system offers Citation Excel and XLS operators a lower cost of ownership, weight savings, integrated WAAS with LPV approach capability, dual channel digital flight control system and an integrated engine indication and crew alerting system (EICAS). Optionally, the system supports synthetic vision, turbulence detection, SurfaceWatchTM, underspeed protection, ChartviewTM, and lightning and hail prediction capabilities, as well as CPDLC-based functions.
“We are proud of our long history of being the leading retrofitter of Garmin fully-integrated flight decks,” said Conrad Theisen, Director of Avionics Sales for Elliott Aviation. “For more than a decade, Garmin has been one of our closest partners, which has allowed us to lead the industry in Garmin G5000, G1000 and G1000NXi installations, and we look forward to installing their G5000 system in Citation Excel and XLS airframes.”
Certification and availability of the Garmin G5000 system for the Citation Excel and XLS is expected in early 2019. You can find out more about the G5000 program here.
Elliott Aviation is a second-generation, family-owned business aviation company offering a complete menu of high quality products and services including aircraft sales, avionics service & installations, aircraft maintenance, accessory repair & overhaul, paint and interior, charter and aircraft management. Serving the business aviation industry nationally and internationally, they have facilities in Moline, IL, Des Moines, IA, and Minneapolis, MN. The company is a member of the Pinnacle Air Network, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), National Air Transportation Association (NATA), and National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA).