Garmin will provide its G3000 integrated flight deck for the ES-19 electric regional airliner being developed by Heart Aerospace. The Swedish manufacturer this week confirmed the same choice of Garmin avionics suite that Joby Aviation is using for its four-passenger eVTOL aircraft.
The G3000 suite will be fitted into the 19-seater fixed-wing aircraft, which has attracted a conditional order for more than 300 units from 12 scheduled carriers, including United Airlines and Finnair. With a range of 250 miles, the ES-19 is powered entirely by batteries and electric motors and is expected to enter service in 2026.
Headquartered at Gothenburg's Säve Airport, Heart has partnered with Spain’s Aernnova to build the ES-19’s aluminum airframe. The ES-19 features four propulsion units mounted on a high wing, a T-tail empennage, and retractable landing gear.
The G3000 avionics include high-resolution flight displays and touchscreen controllers “that support navigation, communication, and flight sensor solutions and integrates seamlessly into the ES-19 aircraft systems,” according to Garmin. The avionics will be designed “to optimize the aircraft’s electric drive train and battery management systems,” the avionics manufacturer said. Its avionics are also adaptable to accommodate future development of electric aircraft.
“We’re confident in Heart’s practical, market-driven approach to expanding the regional air transport market with the introduction of the first all-electric airliner,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin v-p of aviation and marketing, “whose lower operating costs have the potential to enable more universal access to air travel and a broader network of short-haul flights.”