Herb Elliott, cofounder of Elliott Aviation, died in Naples, Fla., on December 10 at the age of 90. Elliott used $350 he earned playing in a local band to buy his first airplane in the early 1930s. His wife and company co-founder, Arlene, began Elliott Flying Service at Cram Field in Davenport, Iowa, in 1936. The company now has facilities and dealerships in the Quad Cities and Des Moines, Iowa; Minneapolis; and Omaha, Neb.
With some help from Kansas City, Mo.-based Infusion Design, Elliott Aviation has created a new computerized virtual cabin program that will allow customers to “tour” the cabin throughout the interior design process. Elliott expects to debut the 3-D Max/Viz program at the NBAA Convention this fall in Orlando. The system initially will be put in place at the company’s Moline, Ill.
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