The FAA has approved Elliott Aviation’s STC for Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics’ MD302 Standby Attitude Module (SAM) as part of its Garmin G5000 avionics upgrade for the Cessna Citation Excel and XLS. The STC also allows for installation of the Mid-Continent unit in Honeywell Primus 1000-equipped Excels and XLSs, the Illinois-based business aviation services company announced this week.
Mid-Continent’s MD302 provides attitude, altitude, airspeed, and slip information during both normal operation or primary instrument failure. It fits in less panel space than a standard set of two-inch mechanical attitude, altitude, and airspeed indicators.
Elliott will offer it as an option in its future Excel/XLS G5000 installations. It currently has 17 of those installations scheduled.
“As leaders in the industry for the G5000 and G1000 NXi programs, we are continually pushing ourselves to find the best options for our customers,” said Elliott v-p of avionics programs and operational logistics Mark Wilken. “The MD302, or SAM, from Mid-Continent, gives operators the best and most reliable option for their standby system.”