Elliott Aviation has signed an agreement for its 50th Garmin G5000 avionics retrofit. Elliott was the first company to perform a G5000 installation and since has retrofitted more than 30 of the systems in Beechjet400A/Hawker 400XP twinjets.
This milestone installation will be in a 2000 Cessna Citation Excel. The retrofit for the Excel and XLS replaces Honeywell Primus 1000 avionics, including the flight director system and autopilot, and offers ADS-B Out, WAAS/LPV, dual-channel digital flight control system, integrated engine indication and crew alerting system (EICAS), all in a lighter-weight package, while swapping the obsolescent CRT screens for LCD displays. Additional options such as CPDLC/Link 2000 services, FANS-1/A, and lightning and hail prediction will be added in the future.
“We have been Garmin’s leading aviation retrofitter for many years,” said Conrad Theisen, the MRO’s director of avionics sales. “Our longstanding partnership with Garmin has led the G5000 program to be a huge success for Elliott Aviation.”
The company has also installed more than 350 G1000 suites in King Air turboprops, exceeding the total of all the other dealers combined.