Elliott Aviation Promotes Roger Woolums to Engineering Manager
Elliott Aviation, a provider of business-aviation MRO services, promotes Roger Woolums to engineering manager at its headquarters in Moline, IL (KMLI). Woolums will lead and oversee the company’s in-house engineering department as well as product development for the company’s manufacturing division, Elliott Technologies.
Woolums joined Elliott Aviation in 1998 after serving in the U.S. Navy as an avionics technician on F/A-18 aircraft. He has worked as an avionics wiring technician, an avionics modifications team lead, and an avionics supervisor before he transitioned to the engineering department in 2006. He was the lead certification engineer on all of Elliott Aviation’s ADS-B STCs, which have been installed in nearly 750 turbine-powered aircraft worldwide. He was also the lead certification engineer on Elliott Aviation’s STC for the Mid-Continent MD302 installation in the Citation 560XL as part of the Garmin G5000 retrofit program, and in the King Air 200/300 series as part of the Garmin G1000 NXi retrofit program. Woolums has also added 10 models of aircraft to Elliott Aviation’s Part 23 and Part 25 cabin WiFi STC and has helped in the STC and production of Prizm aircraft lighting, manufactured through the Elliott Technologies division.
“Roger has successfully led our company to create several major STCs,” says Mark Wilken, vice president of Avionics Programs and Operational Logistics for Elliott Aviation. “He has many leadership qualities that will position Elliott Aviation and Elliott Technologies for growth.”
Elliott Aviation has over 80 STCs for a wide variety of turbine-powered aircraft. It is an authorized service facility for Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP, Hawker, King Air, Premier and TBM, as well as an authorized service center for Embraer Legacy 400/500 and Phenom 100/300. It is a 145 Repair Station for Challenger, Citation, Falcon and Learjet.