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May 13, 2019, Moline, IL – Elliott Aviation, the leading Garmin retrofitter in the aviation industry, has announced their 50th signed Garmin G5000 retrofit. The 50th signed installation was for a 2000 model year Citation Excel.

For operators not yet able to make an upgrade, Elliott Aviation has a Garmin ADS-B STC bridge program that replaces the current transponders with Garmin GTX 3000 smart transponders. Over 150 Citation Excel/XLS and Beechjet 400A/XP’s have completed the Garmin ADS-B bridge program. In addition to ADS-B compliance, this program provides significant financial incentive to purchase the Garmin G5000 at a later date.

Elliott Aviation was the first company in the world to install a Garmin G5000 retrofit. They have now installed over 30 Garmin G5000 systems in Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP aircraft. They are also leading the industry in sales for the Garmin G5000 system for the Citation Excel/XLS. They have also installed over 350 Garmin G1000 systems in King Airs, more than all other dealers in the world, combined.

The Garmin G5000 Citation Excel and XLS retrofit completely replaces all existing Honeywell Primus 1000 avionics, including the flight director system and autopilot. The G5000 retrofit greatly reduces cost of avionics ownership. It offers ADS-B out, WAAS/LPV, weight savings, dual channel digital flight control system and an integrated engine indication and crew alerting system (EICAS). The Garmin G5000 also includes many options including synthetic vision, turbulence detection, SurfaceWatchTM, underspeed protection and ChartviewTM. Additional options like CPDLC Link 2000 services, FANS 1/A, Lighting and Hail Prediction will be added as future options. This solution also solves all coming CRT obsolescence issues that operators are facing. The STC will apply to nearly 700 aircraft.

The Garmin G5000 retrofit program for the Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP replaces the entire avionics suite and includes a new Garmin autopilot system. The G5000 instrument panel consists of three 12” LCD displays that provide the pilot and copilot with all the latest technologies like synthetic vision, electronic charts, XM weather, WAAS/LPV, ADS-B compliance, engine indication and MFD range rings.

“We have been Garmin’s leading aviation retrofitter for many years,” said Conrad Theisen, Director of Avionics Sales for Elliott Aviation. “Our long-standing partnership with Garmin has led the G5000 program to be a huge success for Elliott Aviation.”

The Citation Excel and XLS Garmin G5000 program is currently undergoing certification with STC expected in Spring of 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 & 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 International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA).

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