Air taxi developper Archer will produce its UAM aircraft in Georgia
Just a day before it is set to unveil its production air taxi known as Midnight, Archer announced its decision to locate its $118 million urban air mobility (UAM) aircraft manufacturing site in Covington, Georgia, about 35 miles southeast of Atlanta.
Establishing its production facility in Covington is a cross-country move for the Santa Clara, California-based company – and one motivated in part by an incentive package totaling 33% of its capital investment commitment that Georgia offered in tax breaks, grants, and land conveyances. Archer said it will spend $118 million over the next decade on the air taxi production plant, which will begin assembling UAM aircraft after its completion slated for 2024.
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The company made the announcement ahead of an event planned for Wednesday to introduce its production Midnight aircraft, which Archer hopes to have certified…