Experts' Corner

Looking Beyond the 2020 ADS-B Mandate

As seen in AvBuyer Magazine - Volume 24 Issue 2, February 2020 By Mark Wilken – Vice President of Avionics Programs and Operational Logistics for Elliott Aviation Now that 2020 is here, the ADS-B mandate is in effect for controlled airspace in the US. Originally announced in 2010 by the FAA, ADS-B was created to increase safety by improving situational awareness, while reducing separation minimums to create a more efficient aircraft traffic flow.


The Aftermarket Effect - ADS-B

By Joe Stanley – Parts Sales Manager for Elliott Aviation The avionics aftermarket is experiencing an influx of parts due to the ADS-B mandate and the general upgrade trends that accompany it, like the popular Garmin G1000NXi and G5000 upgrades. The ADS-B mandate requires Do260b compliant transponders and a GPS WAAS receiver input. This mandate is causing non-compliant transponders and non-WAAS GPS receivers to hit the aftermarket in record numbers. Understand that not all general aviation...


Converting an Interior: Executive Configuration to Air Medical

Although aircraft equipped with an air medical interior have a highly-specific layout and design, most fixed-wing air medical aircraft were originally equipped with an executive layout and tailoring. Transitioning from an executive configuration to a medical interior involves several factors including selecting the right aircraft, considering cabin layout, evaluating cabin functionality, and choosing the right upgrades. Although it can seem like a difficult process, a firm understanding of...


The ABC’s of ADS-B

By Mark Wilken Vice President of Avionics Programs and Operational Logistics – Elliott Aviation


Aircraft Maintenance: Three Money-Saving Tips

At a busy time of limited capacity for the aircraft maintenance industry, how does a business jet operator act to keep their maintenance costs down?


The Garmin G5000 for the Citation Excel and XLS

By Conrad Theisen – Director of Avionics Sales, Elliott Aviation


Questions for Planning Your Interior Refurbishment

This article originally appeared in the August 2018 issue of AvBuyer magazine.


Five Common Mistakes when Planning Your Aircraft Maintenance

This article appeared in the July issue of AvBuyer magazine under the title Aircraft Maintenance? Common Mistakes to Avoid. You can find the published version here.


How to Avoid Long-Term Engine Maintenance Costs

By Mike Saathoff - Director of Sales Operations & Engine and Accessory Sales for Elliott Aviation


Just Because Your Airplane’s Broke Doesn’t Mean You Have to Be

This article appeared in the April 2017 AMT Magazine. You can find a link to that here.