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.