The STC provides a cost effective alternative to current solutions available. The STC is similar in design to the ADS-B solution Gulfstream provides for the G150 & G200 series aircraft. It incorporates the remote mount transponders from the latest Garmin G5000 FAA part 25 certified avionics suite. This design does not require additional modifications to the avionics and provides seamless integration to the existing cockpit controls.
Garmin’s Flight Stream adds additional benefits to the solution by providing an ADS-B IN capability that allows pilots to receive subscription-free flight information service-broadcast (FIS-B) weather information, including NEXRAD, METAR, TAF’s and NOTAMs. These can be displayed on a mobile in-cockpit device, negating the need for a cockpit display upgrade.
The installation replaces the existing Collins TDR-94-D transponder with dual remote mount Garmin GTX-3000 smart transponders. The system also installs a Garmin GDL-88, GA-36 and Flightstream 110 to provide WAAS/GPS to the GTX-3000 along with FIS-B and TIS-B to a Bluetooth compatible device.
“We have Hawker customers all over the country that are looking for a cost-effective solution to meet ADS-B mandates,” said Conrad Theisen, Director of Avionics Sales for Elliott Aviation. “The Garmin solution was the best option because it offered ADS-B In benefits and required no other upgrades to your current avionics. In addition to the Hawkers, we are looking forward to having solutions for other airframes for the upcoming 2020 ADS-B mandates.”
Elliott Aviation is currently pursuing STC approval in 2016 for Garmin ADS-B solutions in the Beechjet/Hawker 400A/400XP, Premier 1/1A, legacy equipped Hawker 800A/800XP and Hawker 1000.
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), National Air Transportation Association (NATA), and National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA).