Elliott Aviation Delivers Three Citation Excel/XLS Garmin G5000 Installations in One Month

Elliott Aviation, a business aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul services provider, and Garmin’s leading retrofitter, announces it has delivered three Garmin G5000 equipped Citation Excel/XLS aircraft in the past month. Elliott Aviation is currently leading the industry with three delivered, and 15 scheduled Garmin G5000 installations for the Citation Excel/XLS.

The Citation Excel/XLS Garmin G5000 retrofit replaces all existing Honeywell Primus 1000 avionics, including the autopilot and flight director. The retrofit has WAAS/LPV, ADS-B, XM weather, electronic charts, SafeTaxi, engine monitor data, and emergency descent mode. It also has optional synthetic vision, turbulence detection, SurfaceWatch, underspeed protection, Chartview, CPDLC, and lightning and hail prediction.

In addition to the Citation Excel/XLS Garmin G5000 retrofit, Elliott Aviation has installed more than 25 G5000 systems in the Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP and over 350 G1000/G1000 NXi systems in King Airs. They have completed more Garmin full cockpit retrofits than all other dealers in the world, combined.

“The demand for the Garmin G5000 avionics suite in the Citation Excel and XLS is very strong and all indications show this program being a tremendous success,” says Mark Wilken, vice president of Avionics Programs and Operational Logistics at Elliott Aviation. “We’re proud of the partnership we have built with Garmin and look forward to continuing to lead the industry in Garmin retrofits.”

Elliott Aviation currently has 15 additional Garmin G5000 systems for the Citation Excel and XLS scheduled for installation. It is completing installations at both its headquarters in Moline, IL and in Des Moines, IA.

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