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Elliott Aviation bringing entire headquarters to NBAA

Sept. 30, 2011, Moline, Ill. - Elliott Aviation today announced the business aviation services company will transport its entire Quad City International Airport (MLI) headquarters facility from Moline, Ill. to Las Vegas for the National Business Aviation Association’s 64th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2011). Sort of.

September 30, 2011  By Carey Fredericks

Elliott Aviation (Booth C11218) has created a high definition virtual video tour to showcase the complete capabilities of its Moline headquarters, including its factory-authorized service center for all Hawker Beechcraft airframes and Embraer Phenom 100 and 300 light jet aircraft, avionics and airframe modification hangars, downdraft paint facility, cabinetry and upholstery fabrication shops, design studio and new accessories shop.
 “Seeing is believing,” says Wynn Elliott, president and chief executive officer, Elliott Aviation, whose parents, the late Herb and Arlene Elliott, founded the company in 1936. “Many in the industry simply aren’t aware of all of the world-class services we have to offer—and it’s often difficult for people to free up their schedules to visit us—so we decided instead of bringing prospective customers to Moline, we’d bring Moline to them.”

Elliott Aviation is an industry leader in cockpit avionics retrofits, cabin entertainment systems and broadband data systems, and is the world’s leading installer of Garmin’s G1000 cockpit in Beechcraft King Air aircraft, with 50 installations or contracts in King Air aircraft to date. The company also has installed the G1000 cockpit in a Super King Air 350, which is on static display at Henderson Executive Airport (HND) and is expected to soon receive certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Elliott Aviation operates the most sophisticated aftermarket paint refurbishment facility in the industry, capable of handling aircraft up to a Challenger or Citation X. The company’s downdraft paint booth—one of only a few in the U.S.—ensures uniform paint flow on all aircraft surfaces, faster drying for a harder, high-gloss finish and maximum paint adhesion.
Elliott Aviation designers use EnVision software, an innovative technology that enables aircraft owners to preview three-dimensional models of their completed aircraft, including the literally thousands of combinations of interior fabric, cabinetry and carpeting options in its database, as well as exterior paint schemes with graphics and logos in place.
In addition to its headquarters facility in Moline, Elliott Aviation also operates FBOs and offers aircraft sales and acquisition, aircraft maintenance, aircraft management and charter operations at Des Moines International Airport (DSM) in Iowa, Epply Airfield (OMA) in Omaha, Neb., and Flying Cloud Regional Airport (FCM) in Eden Prairie, Minn.


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