Elliott Aviation, a leading avionics retrofitter and holder of multiple ADS-B STC’s, has received an STC on a new cost-effective ADS-B solution for the Citation Excel and XLS airframes. Hardware is available for immediate installation, but since labor is in short supply, the STC and equipment installation kit is available for purchase through the Garmin dealer network.
The STC utilizes remote mount Garmin GTX-3000 smart transponders and will provide a $50,000 credit toward a future Garmin G5000 installation in the Citation Excel and XLS. This fully-integrated STC does not require any of the current Honeywell equipment to be sent out for upgrades, which removes the risk of having additional repair costs the current Honeywell program has seen. In addition, it is priced less than the current Honeywell upgrade by 40% or more. This STC can also be applied to any aircraft with the Honeywell Primus II radio package like the Hawker 800A/800XP and Hawker 1000.
The solution also provides seamless integration to existing cockpit controls including TCAS-II equipped aircraft. In addition to ADS-B OUT, this STC includes ADS-B IN through a Bluetooth compatible device through Garmin’s Flight Stream wireless platform. The STC is similar in design to Elliott’s Garmin ADS-B solutions for other airframes including the Collins equipped Hawker 800A/800XP/750/850/900, Beechjet 400A/400XP and Premier I and IA.
“This solution can save Honeywell operators tens of thousands of dollars,” said Conrad Theisen, Director of Avionics Sales for Elliott Aviation. “There are so many Honeywell airplanes that have been looking for a cost-effective solution, I’m proud that we can provide one to them.”
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).