Elliott Aviation was the first dealer to install a Garmin G5000 retrofit in a 2006 Hawker 400XP. The installation was part of their Elliott Aviation exclusive 400E package that includes a completely redesigned weight-savings interior that, depending on options selected, can save 350 pounds or more.
The Garmin G5000 program for the Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP is a complete replacement of the entire avionics suite including 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.
“Our company vision of building partnerships that last can truly be seen with our relationship with Garmin,” said Conrad Theisen, Director of Avionics Sales for Elliott Aviation. “Garmin continues to be one of our closest partners in the industry. As their highest volume retrofitter, we have installed over 200 G1000 systems in King Airs. We look forward to taking our experience into the Beechjet 400A and Hawker 400XP market.”
Elliott Aviation’s aircraft sales division, Elliott Jets, currently has a Garmin G5000 equipped 2006 Hawker 400XP, otherwise known as the first ever Elliott Aviation 400E, for sale. The aircraft also features fresh engine overhauls, new paint, 400E interior, variable color LED cabin lighting, Gogo Wifi, and Gogo Vision.
Certification of the Garmin G5000 system is expected in August.
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).