Elliott Aviation Showcases Aircraft Upgrades at EBACE

MOLINE, IL -- Elliott Aviation, a business aviation services company, will promote its complete range of aircraft upgrades — from first-to-market avionics modifications, to interior refurbishments to a sophisticated aftermarket paint facility — at EBACE2009.

Elliott Aviation has performed avionics installations and paint and interior upgrades for multiple airframes and aircraft based in seven European nations and a total of 16 foreign nations worldwide. The company performs all avionics modifications, interior completions, and paint at its headquarters facility at Quad Cities International Airport (MLI) in Moline, IL.

In April, Elliott Aviation became the first company to successfully install Garmin Inc.'s G1000 Integrated Avionics System in a Beechcraft King Air B200/200 series aircraft. Garmin is pursuing EASA certification for this upgrade to the King Air B200/200 series, and Elliott Aviation will have a G1000 panel on display at Booth 1098 at EBACE2009. The company has also announced plans to secure EASA certification for its Digital Flight Data Recorder solution for Beechjet 400/400A/Hawker 400XP aircraft.

"Our goal at EBACE2009 is to promote more than our customer-focused avionics solutions," says Jeff White, vice president, sales, marketing, and business development, Elliott Aviation. "We look forward to impressing European aviators with our complete range of aircraft upgrade capabilities, including our world-class design center and interior refurbishment and paint facilities."

"Elliott Aviation has the ability to transform an aircraft inside and out into 'like new' condition, by installing the latest avionics systems, a completely new interior and new paint in one facility," says Ron Jennings, director of completions sales, Elliott Aviation. "Many business aircraft owners — particularly those based in Europe — will be pleasantly surprised by the craftsmanship in our cabinet and upholstery shop and the most sophisticated aftermarket paint facility in the industry."

The Elliott Aviation design center, located in the lobby of the company's fixed base operation (FBO) at MLI, features a complete line of carpet samples, fabric options, and leather hides, as well as information about creature comforts such as Rosen individual television mounts, XM Radio, and AirCell wireless telephones and Internet access. Elliott Aviation designers employ EnVision software, which displays prospective interior designs on a 50-inch flat screen monitor (or via the Internet), to enable owners to "see" new two- and three-dimensional views of the interior options and completed paints schemes for their aircraft during the design stage.

The Elliott Aviation aircraft refurbishment center features a first-class cabinet and upholstery shop, and one of the few downdraft-type paint facilities in the nation. Elliott Aviation strips all old paint in a dedicated facility prior to painting to ensure maximum paint adherence while reducing the weight of the aircraft.

The Elliott Aviation paint facility includes a separate multi-aircraft paint-stripping bay, where all old paint is removed and the aircraft is primed. Elliott's paint bay is capable of accommodating aircraft as large as a Citation X, and features a downdraft airflow and a complete climate and humidity-controlled, computer-operated environment.