Elliott Aviation, the leading Garmin retrofitter in the aviation industry, has signed their 15th pre-order for the Citation Excel/XLS Garmin G5000.
As the first company to install a Garmin G5000 retrofit, the company have now installed over 15 Garmin G5000 systems in Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP aircraft. They have also installed over 325 Garmin G1000 systems in King Airs, more than all other dealers in the world, combined.
The Garmin G5000 Citation Excel and XLS retrofit completely replaces all existing Honeywell Primus 1000 avionics, including the flight director system and autopilot. The G5000 retrofit greatly reduces cost of avionics ownership. It offers ADS-B out, WAAS/LPV, weight savings, dual channel digital flight control system and an integrated engine indication and crew alerting system (EICAS).
The Garmin G5000 also includes many options including synthetic vision, turbulence detection, SurfaceWatch, underspeed protection and Chartview. Additional options like CPDLC Link 2000 services, FANS 1/A, Lighting and Hail Prediction will be added as future options.
“We are looking forward to installing the Garmin G5000 in Citation Excel and XLS airframes,” said Conrad Theisen, Director of Avionics Sales for Elliott Aviation. “By completely removing and replacing the outdated avionics in this airplane, this program combines an excellent airframe with the latest in avionics technology.”
The Citation Excel and XLS Garmin G5000 programme is currently undergoing certification with STC expected in 2019.