Bye Aerospace, the developer of the two-seat all-electric eFlyer 2 aircraft, announced it has finalized the supplier agreement with Garmin to provide its eFlyer 2 with the full suite of new Garmin G3X Touch avionics.
Garmin’s aviation business segment is a leading provider of solutions to OEM, aftermarket, military and government customers. The company’s portfolio includes navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance, an expansive suite of ADS-B solutions and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability, and value. This partnership with Garmin follows another announcement this month regarding a collaboration between OXIS Energy and Bye Aerospace to develop lightweight battery cells for the eFlyer.
“Garmin is supplying the full VFR to IFR instrument capability, ADAHRS, GPS, transponders and standby instruments,” said George E. Bye, CEO of Bye Aerospace. “We are so pleased that eFlyer 2 will utilize the most advanced avionics technology available. Garmin’s reputation for providing comprehensive, intelligible, superior avionics systems aligns with our goal to provide flight schools and owner/operators with the safest, most reliable, and innovative pilot training aircraft ever produced.”
“As the trusted leader in avionics, we are very excited pilots have the opportunity to fly behind the G3X Touch avionics suite in the eFlyer 2,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “The G3X Touch in the eFlyer 2 boasts a superior feature set with modern capabilities such as wireless connectivity and synthetic vision, as well as geo-referenced charts, traffic, terrain and more, offering advanced avionics capabilities in a glass cockpit that is both impressive and intuitive. We look forward to continuing our business relationship with Bye Aerospace as they bring the eFlyer family of aircraft to market.”
The eFlyer family of aircraft, including the eFlyer 2 and the 4-seat eFlyer 4, aims to be the first FAA-certified, practical, all-electric airplanes to serve the flight training and general aviation (GA) markets. Learn more about the recent orders placed for the eFlyer by Quantum Air and OSM Aviation Academy.
Why it’s important: As Bye Aerospace markets the eFlyer as an alternative flight trainer or GA aircraft, it is critical that pilots can find and rely on the same avionics and integrated systems found in today’s state-of-the-art aircraft. The commitment from Garmin to supply technology to Bye also demonstrates the manufacturer’s confidence in Bye Aerospace’s ability to certify and fulfill orders for the all-electric airplanes.
Source // Bye Aerospace