Archer’s eVTOL air taxi receives FAA airworthiness criteria specs
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a set of airworthiness criteria for the electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) air taxis under development by Archer Aviation, making the company just the second after Joby to receive the vital guide toward certification.
The FAA released the criteria for Archer’s eVTOL on Monday in a post on the Federal Register, allowing public consultation and comments on the specifications for the company’s proposed air taxi. The FAA issued a similar document pertaining to rival Joby’s aircraft in November, providing more detail on certification requirements in what is otherwise a still shifting process.
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Issuance of criteria specific to its eVTOL design and operation confirm Archer’s position among the companies advancing relatively quickly toward certification objectives. Since earning the FAA’s Special Airworthiness…