Elliott Aviation has performed its first completion and delivery of the Garmin Autoland upgrade in a King Air B200. Designed as a safety measure, the Autoland system in an emergency situation can take control of an aircraft and autonomously land itself at the nearest suitable airport.
According to Illinois-based Elliott, the modification—which took four weeks to install—represents the next chapter in the evolution of the Garmin G1000 NXI package for the King Air family. The Autoland installation in the King Air includes Garmin's autothrottle system. The Autoland technology program was launched in 2011 and received certification in 2020. Garmin was awarded the Collier Trophy for its achievement that same year.
"We are thrilled to deliver our first Garmin Autoland upgrade in a King Air B200," said Elliott Aviation CEO Dan Edwards. "Safety is always our top priority, and the Garmin Autoland system represents a groundbreaking advancement in aviation technology. This achievement reflects our team's expertise and commitment to providing our customers with the latest and most advanced avionics solutions."