November 16, 2015, Moline, IL – Elliott Aviation, the industry’s leading Garmin retrofitter, today announced the sale of their 200th Garmin G1000. The retrofit will take place in a King Air B200 owned and operated by Teton Aviation L.L.C. out of Jackson Hole, WY. The system is scheduled to install in March of 2016.
Elliott Aviation began retrofitting King Air’s in 2007, starting with the C90 and has installed systems in King Air C90, 200/B20 and 300/350. They have completed more G1000 King Air retrofits than all other dealers in the world combined.
In 2002, Elliott Aviation completed an STC with a Universal EFI-550 system in this same aircraft to give it an updated TAWS system. Since that initial system, the five key project leads are still members of the Elliott Aviation avionics team and will be integral to the installation of this aircraft’s G1000 installation.
“With upcoming ADS-B mandates, we were faced with making a decision to put a lot of money just to update our current avionics, or to completely upgrade our system,” said Bert Bollar, Chief Pilot of Teton Aviation L.L.C. “It just made sense cost wise and weight wise to go with the G1000. The system not only saves a lot of weight and meets ADS-B mandates, but it comes with the latest autopilot as well.”
“Teton Aviation L.L.C. has been a long-time customer and partner of Elliott Aviation,” said Conrad Theisen, Director of Avionics Sales for Elliott Aviation. “We are excited to offer them the best available avionics system for their aircraft.”
Elliott Aviation offers the Garmin G1000 to qualifying King Air customers in a 15 day, $3,000 per day guaranteed downtime. The system saves an average of 250 pounds.
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, 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 National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA).