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Moline, IL, August 27, 2019 – Elliott Aviation, a leader in a diverse range of business aviation services, today announced the FAA has certified the supplemental type certificate (STC) for Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics’ MD302 Standby Attitude Module (SAM®) as part of its Garmin G5000 avionics upgrade in the Citation Excel and XLS. The STC also allows for installation of the unit in Primus 1000 equipped Citation Excel and XLS aircraft. The installation will be available for all of Elliott’s future Citation Excel and XLS Garmin G5000 retrofits, which they currently have 17 scheduled.

The MD302 provides attitude, altitude, airspeed and slip information to the pilot during normal operation or in the case of primary instrument failure, enhancing system reliability and reducing pilot workload. The compact, self-contained, solid-state instrument fits in less panel space than a standard set of 2-inch mechanical attitude, altitude, and airspeed indicators. The MD302 will be optional in all of Elliott Aviation’s future Citation Excel and XLS Garmin G5000 installations.

Elliott Aviation is the world’s leading Garmin retrofitter, completing nearly 400 installations of Garmin G5000’s and G1000/G1000 NXi’s combined.

“As leaders in the industry for the G5000 and G1000 NXi programs, we are continually pushing ourselves to find the best options for our customers,” said Mark Wilken, Vice President of Avionics Programs and Operational Logistics for Elliott Aviation. “The MD302, or SAM®, from Mid-Continent, gives operators the best and most reliable option for their standby system.”

Elliott Aviation is a 145 repair station for Citation Excel and XLS.

About Elliott Aviation:

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. 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).

About Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics manufactures, overhauls and repairs aircraft instruments, avionics and advanced power solutions. Mid-Continent serves 72 countries and supports business and commercial aviation, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), defense, and special missions markets. The company manufactures more than 25,000 units per year and processes more than 15,000 units in its overhaul, exchange and repair operation. The Quality Management System of the Wichita, Kansas Facility is AS9100D and ISO9001:2015 certified. For additional information, visit

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