Elliott Aviation, the industry’s leading Garmin retrofitter, has announced a Garmin ADS-B solution for the Citation Excel and XLS airframes. The STC that is currently being pursued will provide ADS-B OUT to meet the upcoming mandate but also provide ADS-B IN through a Bluetooth compatible device through Garmin’s Flight Stream wireless gateway. In addition, this solution will act as a bridge program to the recently announced Garmin G5000 retrofit for the Citation Excel and XLS by providing a significant discount for future G5000 installations.
This installation includes dual remote mount Garmin GTX-3000 smart transponders. It also includes a Garmin GDL-88, GA-36 and Flight Stream 110 to provide WAAS/GPS to the GTX-3000. The STC is similar in design to Elliott’s Garmin ADS-B solutions for other airframes including the 2002 and newer Pro Line 21 Hawkers and Premier I and IA. The design does not require additional modifications and provides seamless integration to existing cockpit controls including TCAS-II equipped aircraft.
In addition to Elliott’s experience in certifying Garmin ADS-B solutions, they were also the first dealer to do a retrofit installation of a Garmin G5000 in a part 25 aircraft. They have currently installed two G5000 systems in Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP’s and have 16 sold.
“We’ve built a great partnership with Garmin,” said Conrad Theisen, Director of Avionics Sales for Elliott Aviation. “We’ve led the industry in King Air G1000 retrofits, Beechjet 400A and Hawker 400XP retrofits and now we are starting to lead the industry in Garmin ADS-B solutions. The Citation Excel and XLS program fits right in with the capabilities of our company, as we have been a 145 repair station for many years and can handle any additional work the aircraft may need while it is down.”
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 & 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).