Archer to study eVTOL aircraft deployment with USAF

Advanced air mobility (AAM) company Archer Aviation is pairing up with the US Air Force (USAF) to develop and study potential uses of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles by defense forces in coming years.

Archer, USAF team up to accelerate eVTOL development and opportunities

The agreement will involve Archer supplying the USAF data on the testing of its AAM aircraft as the company continues developing those toward Federal Aviation Administration certification. Details of the vehicles, their evolving capacities, and data from test flights will assist the USAF to identify opportunities for adoption of Archer’s eVTOL planes in its operations, and gain a fuller idea of emerging AAM activities globally.

The partnership offers benefits on both sides. Feedback will help Archer in the continuing development of its craft, and build a relationship with the USAF as an interested and very large potential buyer of eVTOL vehicles in the…