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Elliott Aviation, the industry’s leading Garmin retrofitter, has completed their third retrofit of a Garmin G5000 in a Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP. This installation also represents their first G5000 retrofit at their Des Moines, IA facility. Elliott Aviation is currently working on five additional G5000 retrofits. This includes three in work at their Moline, IL headquarters and two at their location in Des Moines, IA.
Elliott Aviation currently has 16 Garmin G5000 installations sold, more than all other dealers in the world, combined. The installation increases the useful load of the airplane by an average of 200 pounds.
The Beechjet 400A/400XP Garmin G5000 retrofit program replaces all of the existing avionics in the airplane with a completely new system, including a new Garmin autopilot. The instrument panel of the G5000 includes three 12” LCD displays that provide the pilot and copilot with all of the latest, industry-leading technology like synthetic vision, electronic charts, WAAS/LPV, XM weather, engine indication and MFD range rings. In addition, the system meets all December 31st, 2019 FAA ADS-B requirements.
“Our Des Moines facility has been critical to our success with Garmin retrofits,” said Conrad Theisen, Director of Avionics Sales for Elliott Aviation. “They have been able to take the model we use at our headquarters in Moline and adapt it to their facility to help us become the industry leader in Garmin retrofits.”
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).