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Moline, IL, July 15, 2020 - Elliott Aviation, one of the industry’s leading avionics retrofitters has announced an amendment to their STC to install the Mid-Continent electronic standby MD-302 to now include heading in Garmin G5000 and Honeywell equipped Citation Excel and XLS aircraft. The STC utilizes the Mid-Continent MD32 magnetometer to provide heading input to the MD-302 electronic standby instrument, which comes standard in Elliott Aviation’s Garmin G5000 installations for the Citation Excel and XLS. The original STC of the MD-302 installation was issued in August of 2019. The amended STC was done in conjunction with Garmin’s phase 1 of Citation Excel/XLS G5000 installations, which offers Garmin AHRS as a replacement to the existing Litif 93 and 100 AHRS. This replacement gives the system lower cost of maintenance and better reliability.

Elliott Aviation includes the Mid-Continent MD-302 as standard in all of their Garmin G5000 and G1000 NXi installations. They have completed over 50 Garmin G5000 retrofits, which includes the Citation Excel/XLS and the Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP, which is more than any other dealer. They have also installed more Garmin G1000/G1000NXi retrofits in King Airs than all other dealers in the world, combined.

“We are continually looking for ways to improve our customers’ experience,” said Conrad Theisen, Director of Avionics Sales at Elliott Aviation. “Adding heading display to our Mid-Continent MD-302 STC adds another level of functionality that our Citation Excel and XLS customers are looking for.”

Installation of the MD-302 in the Citation Excel and XLS can be completed with or without the Garmin G5000 avionics suite at Elliott Aviation’s facilities in Moline, IL and Des Moines, IA. Elliott Aviation also has one-stop-shop maintenance, avionics, paint, interior, and accessories capabilities at their headquarters in Moline, IL. You can find out more about Elliott Aviation's industry-leading Citation Excel and XLS Garmin G5000 program here.

About Elliott Aviation

Elliott Aviation has been developing and delivering aviation solutions to their partners for over 80 years. As one of the longest-standing companies in aviation, they offer a complete menu of high-quality products and services including aircraft sales (as Elliott Jets), avionics service & installations, aircraft maintenance, accessory repair & overhaul, and paint & interior. 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), National Air Transportation Association (NATA), General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA).

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