This week, Garmin announced that it will be providing the Garmin G3000 integrated flight deck to BETA Technologies. BETA will be incorporating the G3000 into its electric fixed-wing aircraft, the CX300, as well as its A250 eVTOL aircraft.
The eVTOL’s entry into service is planned for 2026, and the fixed-wing CX300 may enter into service in 2025. In March, BETA announced plans to certify its fixed-wing electric aircraft alongside its eVTOL.
Phil Straub, Garmin Executive Vice President & Managing Director of Aviation, remarked, “We’ve been strategically working with BETA for several years in their effort towards bringing a sustainable aviation solution to the market. It’s an honor to have our integrated flight deck chosen for the revolutionary A250 and CX300 aircraft, and we are thrilled to be part of BETA’s mission to grow the electric aviation market.”
According to the announcement from Garmin, the flexible architecture of the G3000 flight deck “enables BETA to leverage the latest in flight deck technologies while seamlessly integrating BETA’s innovative fly-by-wire system and human-machine interface designs for electric propulsion and novel operations in an eVTOL aircraft.”
On Monday, BETA opened its production facility at the Patrick Leahy Burlington International Airport. It’s an 188,500-square-foot facility that is dedicated to the manufacturing and assembly of BETA’s electric aircraft.