By Ginny Zink
December 12, 2018, Moline, IL – Elliott Aviation, the aviation industry’s leading Garmin retrofitter, has announced their industry-leading 14th Garmin G5000 Citation Excel/XLS Garmin G5000 retrofit preorder signed agreements.
As the first company to install a Garmin G5000 retrofit, which was in a 2006 Hawker 400XP, Elliott Aviation has installed over 15 Garmin G5000 systems in Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP aircraft. In addition to G5000 experience, they have installed over 325 Garmin G1000 systems in King Airs, more than all other dealers in the world, combined.
The Citation Excel and XLS Garmin G5000 retrofit program is a full retrofit that replaces all existing Honeywell Primus 1000 avionics, including the autopilot and flight director system. The Citation Excel and XLS G5000 retrofit significantly reduces avionics cost of ownership and offers weight savings, ADS-B out, WAAS/LPV, an integrated engine indication and crew alerting system (EICAS), and dual channel digital flight control system. The G5000 system has many options that include synthetic vision, turbulence detection, SurfaceWatchTM, underspeed protection and ChartviewTM. Additional options like CPDLC Link 2000 services, FANS 1/A, Lighting and Hail Prediction will be added as future options.
“Leading the industry in Citation Excel and XLS Garmin G5000 installations is a big achievement,” said Conrad Theisen, Director of Avionics Sales for Elliott Aviation. “We look forward to using our unmatched experience of installing hundreds of G1000 and G5000 systems to use for our Citation Excel and XLS customers.”
The Garmin G5000 system for the Citation Excel and XLS is expected to be certified and available to install in 2019. You can find out more about the G5000 program here.
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).