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Garmin’s integrated flight deck selected for Joby Aviation’s eVTOL aircraft

Joby Avi­a­tion’s eVTOL air­craft will fea­ture the touch­screen Garmin G3000 inte­grat­ed flight deck, after both com­pa­nies signed a long-term agree­ment.

Specif­i­cal­ly tai­lored to meet the needs of eVTOL air­craft, the G3000 sys­tem deliv­ers enhanced capa­bil­i­ties to opti­mise its air mobil­i­ty ser­vice through tight inte­gra­tion with the vehi­cle mis­sion com­put­er and tai­lor­ing of flight guid­ance dis­play indi­ca­tions.

Addi­tion­al­ly, the G3000 will be archi­tect­ed to pro­vide the abil­i­ty to effi­cient­ly facil­i­tate future sys­tem upgrades as the Advanced Aer­i­al Mobil­i­ty (AAM) indus­try con­tin­ues to evolve.

Joby Avi­a­tion founder and CEO JoeBen Bevirt, said: “Garmin has a remark­able track record of devel­op­ing inno­v­a­tive and reli­able prod­ucts. They are mar­ket lead­ers in this space and we’re proud to have their advanced tech­nol­o­gy onboard.”

Garmin has decades of expe­ri­ence deploy­ing cer­ti­fied avion­ics solu­tions to new mar­kets, and the G3000 has amassed exten­sive field ser­vice his­to­ry. With deriva­tion of the sys­tem into the eVTOL air­craft seg­ment, it offers advanced inte­gra­tion func­tion­al­i­ty in a com­pact design.

The mod­u­lar Garmin G3000 inte­grat­ed flight deck boasts light weight and vibrant high-res­o­lu­tion flight dis­plays that sup­port nav­i­ga­tion, com­mu­ni­ca­tion and flight sen­sor solu­tions and inte­grates seam­less­ly with Joby’s air­craft sys­tems. Amongst many impres­sive fea­tures, the G3000 con­tains state-of-the-art syn­thet­ic vision tech­nol­o­gy that blends an out-the-win­dow view of sur­round­ings on the pri­ma­ry flight dis­play, enhanc­ing sit­u­a­tion­al aware­ness for pilots.

“We are excit­ed and proud of this strate­gic rela­tion­ship with Joby Avi­a­tion to pro­vide the advanced Garmin G3000 inte­grat­ed flight deck for their rev­o­lu­tion­ary eVTOL air­craft”, said Phil Straub, Garmin’s Exec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent and Man­ag­ing Direc­tor, Avi­a­tion.

“To be select­ed and trust­ed by Joby, an indus­try leader in this new mar­ket, is tru­ly an hon­or. Garmin looks for­ward to con­tin­u­ing our exten­sive his­to­ry of proven suc­cess in intro­duc­ing inno­v­a­tive avion­ics tech­nolo­gies aligned with our vision for urban air mobil­i­ty and the broad­er avi­a­tion indus­try.

We are con­fi­dent the G3000 will ulti­mate­ly help Joby pro­vide advanced, effi­cient, and scal­able air taxi ser­vices for years to come.”

After more than a decade of engi­neer­ing and devel­op­ment, Joby intends to oper­ate its eVTOL air­craft as a fast, qui­et and afford­able air mobil­i­ty ser­vice as ear­ly as 2024. The pilot­ed, zero-emis­sions air­craft, will be capa­ble of trans­port­ing four pas­sen­gers up to 150 miles on a sin­gle charge, with a top cruis­ing speed of 200 mph.

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Jason Pritchard

Jason Pritchard is the Editor of eVTOL Insights. He holds a BA from Leicester's De Montfort University and has worked in Journalism and Public Relations for more than a decade. Outside of work, Jason enjoys playing and watching football and golf. He also has a keen interest in Ancient Egypt.

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