Elliott Aviation Earns FAA Certification For Digital Flight Data Recorder In Beechjet 400/400A/Hawker 400XP Aircraft

MOLINE, Ill., Jan. 12, 2010 --- Elliott Aviation today announced that the Moline, Ill.-based business aviation services company has received supplemental type certification (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the installation of a Digital Flight Data Recorder (DFDR) in a Beechjet 400/400A and Hawker 400XP aircraft.

The certification aircraft, a Beechjet 400, also received a new Hawker 400XP interior and fresh paint at Elliott Aviation’s aircraft refurbishment center at Quad Cities International Airport (MLI). Elliott Aviation is pursuing STC approval from the European Aviation Safety Association (EASA) for the DFDR installation, and hopes to secure certification in time for the European Business Aviation Convention & Exposition (EBACE) in May.

“Our DFDR solution is another example of how we are applying our in-house engineering and avionics expertise to create customer-focused solutions,” said Mark Wilken, Elliott Aviation director of avionics sales and product development. “We are able to install the DFDR quickly and efficiently and with minimal lead time, which helps both buyers and sellers of these aircraft complete the transaction in a timely manner.”

Elliott Aviation is a full-service business aviation center offering a complete menu of high quality products and services. Serving the business aviation industry nationally and internationally, they have facilities in Moline, Ill., Des Moines, Iowa, Minneapolis, Minn., and Omaha, Neb. The company is a member of the Pinnacle Air Network, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), National Air Transportation Association (NATA), and National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA), and has been selling and servicing business aircraft since 1936.