January 20, 2014
MOLINE, IL. — Elliott Aviation, a leader in a diverse range of business aviation services, today announced the FAA has certified the supplemental type certificate (STC) for Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics’ MD302 Standby Attitude Module (SAM®) as part of its Garmin G1000 avionics upgrade in King Air aircraft.
The MD302 provides attitude, altitude, airspeed and slip information to the pilot during normal operation or in the case of primary instrument failure, enhancing system reliability and reducing pilot workload. The compact, self-contained, solid-state instrument fits in less panel space than a standard set of 2-inch mechanical attitude, altitude, and airspeed indicators. The MD302 will be standard in all of Elliott Aviation’s future Garmin G1000 installations.
Elliott Aviation has completed a total of 110 Garmin G1000 retrofit installations in King Air C90A/B/GT, 200/B200 and 300/350 aircraft to date, and its Moline, IL. (MLI) and Des Moines, IA (DSM) facilities rank first and second respectively, for G1000 installations in King Airs.
“As leaders in Garmin G1000 King Air retrofits, we are proud to offer yet another first for King Air operators with the addition of a more reliable standby instrument,” said Mark Wilken, Director of Avionics Sales for Elliott Aviation. “Mid-Continent’s MD302, or SAM, gives pilots an excellent alternative to older, less reliable standby technology.”
Elliott Aviation is a King Air authorized service center and has been maintaining King Airs for nearly 50 years.
About Elliott Aviation
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 and interior, charter and aircraft management. 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), National Air Transportation Association (NATA), and National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA).
About Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics
Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics manufactures and repairs aircraft instruments, avionics and power solutions for the general aviation industry. Services at the Wichita, Kan., facility include custom design, manufacturing, overhaul/exchange and repair. The company's Van Nuys, Calif. facility provides new instrument sales and is the top-rated instrument overhaul shop on the West Coast. Mid-Continent products are found in most Cessna-built aircraft and Beechcraft’s line of Bonanzas, Barons and King Airs. Other key customers include Garmin International, Cirrus, Diamond, Piper, Robinson Helicopter Co., Vulcanair, Eurocopter and Bell Helicopter. For more information, visit mcico.com.