Moline, IL, June 14, 2021 –Elliott Aviation, a leader in Aviation MRO Services and one of the industry’s top avionics retrofitters, has promoted Bill Forbes to Director of Avionics Sales. Bill joined the avionics sales team in 2018 as Avionics Sales Manager and has helped lead the company’s industry-leading Garmin G1000 NXi, Garmin G5000, and Collins Aerospace Pro Line 21™ Modernization programs. He has also been instrumental in the company becoming a top-five Gogo dealer.
Bill has 25 years of aviation management experience. Before joining Elliott Aviation, he was the VP of Operations for Executive Aircraft Maintenance in Scottsdale, AZ, where he led a team that received the Garmin Platinum award 10 years in a row. Earlier in his career, he served as Avionics Manager for Cutter Aviation in Phoenix, AZ, where he led the facility to be the top-performing avionics facility in the southwest for multiple avionics brands for four years in a row.
Bill will oversee all avionics sales at Elliott Aviation’s three facilities, which employs over 50 avionics technicians. The company has completed over 370 Garmin G1000 and G1000 NXi installations and nearly 130 legacy G1000 to G1000 NXi upgrades in King Airs, over 50 Garmin G5000 installations in Citation Excel/XLS and Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP, and over 40 Pro Line 21 modernizations in Hawker, Premier I/IA, and King Air.
“We’re excited to have Bill take the lead of our avionics sales team,” said Greg Sahr, CEO of Elliott Aviation. “He has earned the trust of the operations team and has been instrumental in our success as Garmin’s leading G1000 NXi and G5000 programs and Pro Line 21 modernization. He also has a great vision to enhance our avionics OEM partnerships to offer new avionics solutions to more airframe operators.”
About Elliott Aviation
Elliott Aviation has been developing and delivering aviation solutions to their partners for 85 years. As one of the longest-standing companies in aviation, they offer a complete menu of high-quality products and services, including aircraft sales (as Elliott Jets), avionics service & installations, aircraft maintenance, accessory repair & overhaul, paint & interior. Serving the business aviation industry nationally and internationally, they have facilities in Moline, IL, Des Moines, IA, and Minneapolis, MN. They also own Atlanta, GA-based MRO, The Maintenance Group. The company is a member of the Pinnacle Air Network, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), National Air Transportation Association (NATA), General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), and the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA).