Elliott Aviation has delivered the first of 23 TBM 940s to be equipped with Garmin’s Autoland system, which is branded by Daher as HomeSafe on these turboprop singles. Daher selected Elliott Aviation as the exclusive retrofitter in the U.S. for the recently certified autoland system in eligible TBM 940s.
The MRO will be installing the system in 23 U.S.-based aircraft sold by Daher to include HomeSafe once a service bulletin was approved. An additional 26 aircraft are eligible for the upgrade as a customer option, it added.
Elliott Aviation said it will contact all eligible U.S.-based aircraft that were sold with the HomeSafe system to schedule the upgrades. Installation of the upgrade in the TBM 940 will take place at Elliott's headquarters in Moline, Illinois, where it has one-stop-shop maintenance, avionics, paint, interior, and accessories capabilities.
The company has been a TBM-authorized service center since 2005 and its aircraft sales division, Elliott Jets, has been a dealer for new TBM aircraft just as long. As the leading Garmin aftermarket dealer, Elliott has been installing Garmin G1000NXi upgrades in TBMs since 2018.
It has also installed more G1000/G1000NXi retrofits in King Airs than all other Garmin dealers in the world combined. In addition, Elliott leads in G5000 retrofits—including on the Citation Excel/XLS and Beechjet 400A/400XP—at more than 50 such installations to date.