Elliott Aviation hits diamond anniversary

 - October 20, 2010, 1:07 PM

Elliott Aviation of Moline, Ill., is celebrating its 75th anniversary at NBAA by increasing its capability, passing on “significant” savings to customers and giving visitors to its booth (No. 7127) an opportunity to enter a contest for a chance to win $75,000.

“The big news is we’ve received FAA approval as a Class IV repair station,” said Jeff Hyland, the company’s CFO. “It represents a significant cost savings for our customers. Illinois recently passed a law that exempts sales tax on parts and labor if the repair station is Class IV certified. Until now we have had to add a 7-percent tax, which can be very significant with larger aircraft.”

The company will also be displaying its King Air 350 Garmin G1000 panel retrofit at the Garmin display (NBAA Static No. 670). The retrofit is available for the King Air C90, 200 and B200.

Elliott has installed 23 G1000 systems in C90B and B200/200 series King Airs–more, says the company, than all other Garmin dealers combined. In the past 12 months, Elliott has earned FAA and EASA certification for its digital flight data recorder for Beechjet 400/400A and Hawker 400XP jets and signed a service center agreement with Jet Support Services. In addition, Elliott Aviation has purchased, refurbished and resold eight Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XPs. “We’re focusing on the next 75 years,” Hyland said. “We’re in the process of obtaining AS9100B:2004 and ISO 9001:2008 certification and anticipate completion in the second quarter of 2011. We are in the certification process for NDT Level III.”