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Moline, IL, October 14, 2019 - Elliott Aviation, a leader in a diverse set of business aviation services, has announced they will bring a Garmin G5000 equipped Citation Excel to the indoor static display at the 2019 NBAA annual convention October 22-24 in Las Vegas, NV. The aircraft is one of the first dealer-installed Garmin G5000 retrofits in a Citation Excel/XLS. This Citation Excel is also equipped with Prizm cabin multi-color LED lighting, and Smart Vision Shades, electronically dimmable window shades from Elliott Technologies. It also has new paint and interior from Elliott Aviation. The aircraft will be on display in the Las Vegas Convention Center at booth IS14.

The Garmin G5000 retrofit for the Citation Excel and XLS replaces all existing Honeywell Primus 1000 avionics, including the autopilot and flight director. The retrofit has WAAS/LPV, ADS-B, XM weather, electronic charts, SafeTaxi, engine monitor data, and emergency descent mode. It also has optional synthetic vision, turbulence detection, SurfaceWatch, underspeed protection, Chartview, CPDLC, and lightning and hail prediction.

Prizm cabin lighting, by Elliott Technologies, is full color spectrum lighting that is controlled either through a mobile app or existing cabin controls. It can replace existing cabin up wash, down wash, lower accent, galley, lavatory, and cupholder lighting. It is scalable and able to be installed in most turbine business aircraft.

Smart Vision Shades, by Elliott Technologies, are electronically dimmable inner window panes. They feature individual variable control at each window and are 99% UV blocking. As with Prizm lighting, they are also scalable and able to be installed in most turbine business aircraft.

“We’re happy to offer the next generation of retrofits for the Citation Excel and XLS with the Garmin G5000,” said Mark Wilken, Vice President of Avionics Programs and Operational Logistics at Elliott Aviation. “While this aircraft also showcases new LED lighting and electronically dimmable window shades by Elliott Technologies, Prizm lighting and Smart Vision Shades are scalable and can be adapted to most turbine-powered business aircraft.”

Elliott Aviation currently has 17 additional Garmin G5000 systems for the Citation Excel and XLS scheduled for installation. They are completing installations at both their headquarters in Moline, IL and in Des Moines, IA.

Elliott Technologies, a division of Elliott Aviation, is currently pursuing new MRO’s for their dealer network. For information on becoming a dealer, contact

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 Elliott Technologies

Elliott Technologies is a division of Elliott Aviation, a company that has provided aviation services since 1936. They have used their experience servicing aircraft to make solutions that are both customer-friendly, and MRO focused. They focus on creating products that are easy to install, competitively priced, scalable to handle all turbine-powered business aircraft, and customer-friendly. You can find more information at

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