United, Archer create committee on eVTOL maintenance
Next-generation electric takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL) manufacturer Archer Aviation and United Airways are deepening their partnership through the establishment of a joint advisory committee to prepare efficient, safety-focused maintenance operations for future air taxis and other urban air mobility (UAM) planes.
Archer and United described the creation of the specialized maintenance advisory committee as an important part of the startup’s advancing eVTOL design and development work, and seeking to prepare reliable, smooth-working servicing processes for future air taxis. Archer officials pointed to the enviable safety record of United’s vast passenger airplane fleet over the decades as the reason why the airline represents an ideal partner to help design the maintenance system for its next-generation craft.
Creation of an expert group on future maintenance operations comes at a logical time for Archer. The company began test flights of its Maker…