Elliott Aviation has completed its 10th Garmin G5000 retrofit installation in a Cessna Citation Excel/XLS. The aircraft work scope also included a Doc 6, engine hot sections, cabinets, and Gogo Avance L3 installation with Elliott Aviation’s “Wi-Fi enablement” STC. These G5000 installs have been completed at both its headquarters in Moline, Illinois, and its facility in Des Moines, Iowa.
The G5000 retrofit for the Excel/XLS replaces all existing Honeywell Primus 1000 avionics, including the autopilot and flight director. It adds WAAS/LPV, ADS-B, XM weather, electronic charts, SafeTaxi, engine monitor data, and emergency descent mode. Options include synthetic vision, turbulence detection, SurfaceWatch, underspeed protection, ChartView, CPDLC, and lightning and hail prediction.
In addition to the Excel/XLS, Elliott Aviation has installed more than 25 Garmin G5000 systems in the Beechjet 400A/XP and more than 350 Garmin G1000/G1000 NXi systems in King Airs. Elliott claims to have completed more Garmin flight deck retrofits than all other dealers in the world combined.