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 and Elliott’s Hawker ADS-B solution. 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.
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.
In addition to ADS-B Out, the solution provides 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, with Garmin’s Flight Stream App.
“We’ve been a Premier service center for many years and had the technicians skilled enough to find a solution,” said Conrad Theisen, Director of Avionics Sales for Elliott Aviation. “This option is the best available for Premier operators because it is cost effective and also provides ADS-B in. We are looking forward to having solutions for other airframes for the upcoming 2020 ADS-B mandates.”
Elliott Aviation’s headquarters is also a Premier I/IA authorized service center and offers full maintenance, paint, interior, parts and accessory capabilities. ADS-B services can be scheduled as stand alone, or bundled with other services to minimize over all downtime.
Elliott Aviation also has Garmin ADS-B solutions for 2002 and newer Pro Line 21 Hawkers. They are currently working on STC’s for Beechjet/Hawker 400A/400XP.
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).