Archer taps FACC to supply eVTOL air taxi wing and fuselage components
Archer Aviation has selected the Austrian group FACC to supply critical fuselage and wing components in the electric takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL) the company is developing for post-certification air taxi use.
Archer made the announcement as part of its push to obtain Federal Aviation Administration Type Certification of its eVTOL air taxi craft, an objective the company seeks to fulfill in 2024 after it began prototype testing in the final weeks of last year. As part of that, it will turn to FACC to design, produce, and supply key components in the wings and fuselage as Archer continues trials and development of its aircraft.
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The partnership comes amid a flurry of activity by next-generation air transport companies, much of which has arisen from the Farnborough International Airshow that began Monday. In releasing the news from its Santa Clara, California,…