Archer co-founder resigns as its eVTOL plane seeks certification
In a surprise move, Archer cofounder Brett Adcock has left the electric takeoff and landing (eVTOL) plane developer, even as its Maker air taxi prototype continues quickly advancing toward certification objectives.
Adcock announced his decision to leave the company on Twitter, calling it “bittersweet” and saying he’ll be moving on to a new project aiming to “make a positive contribution to humanity.” Although some reports quote an initial tweet mentioning diverging visions with other Archer board members on where to steer the eVTOL startup, the current text sticks to recounting his efforts and successes at the head of the company.
Significantly, however, the move comes less than three weeks after Adcock relinquished his co-CEO position, leaving the full post to partner Adam Goldstein.
His exit represents a rare incidence of turbulence for Archer, which over the past half year or so has seen its efforts to launch air taxi services with its Maker…