Dec. 2, 2019, Moline, IL – Elliott Aviation, a leading business aircraft MRO and holder of multiple ADS-B STC’s, has announced their remote-mount, Garmin-based ADS-B solution has now been installed in over 600 business aircraft. These aircraft include Citations, Hawkers, Beechjets, Premiers, Falcons, Learjets, Challengers, Astras, ERJ’s and many others. Although hardware is available for immediate installation through any Garmin dealer, aircraft owners are encouraged to take advantage of dealer bulk purchases by the end of December as pricing is expected to increase after the last dealer bulk purchases are made to support the mandate.
The solution also provides seamless integration to existing cockpit controls including TCAS-II equipped aircraft. In addition to ADS-B OUT, this STC includes ADS-B IN through a Bluetooth compatible device through Garmin’s Flight Stream wireless platform. The STC replaces an aircraft’s transponders with remote-mount Garmin GTX-3000 smart transponders. Elliott Aviation’s Garmin ADS-B STC’s do not require any modification to a current avionics package and do not require any current equipment to be sent out for upgrades, which removes the risk of having additional cost. Aircraft equipped with this solution gives the operator a $50,000 credit toward a future Garmin G5000 installation in the Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP or Citation Excel/XLS.
“Our Garmin ADS-B STC’s have been extremely popular because in many instances, they can save operators tens of thousands of dollars,” said Conrad Theisen, Director of Avionics Sales for Elliott Aviation. “Most of our customers are looking for cost-effective ADS-B solutions that do not require additional upgrades, and that is exactly what we provide.”
Elliott Aviation is a second-generation, family-owned business aviation company offering a complete menu of high-quality products and services including aircraft sales, avionics service & installations, aircraft maintenance, accessory repair & overhaul, paint & interior. Serving the business aviation industry nationally and internationally, they have facilities in Moline, IL, Des Moines, IA, and Minneapolis, MN. The company is a member of the Pinnacle Air Network, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), National Air Transportation Association (NATA), and National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA).