Archer nearing completion of its first production eVTOL air taxi
Electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft developer Archer Aviation has announced it iss moving rapidly toward assembly of its first production air taxi, just four months after unveiling the craft in November.
At the same time the company revealed it had finalized details with local authorities in Georgia on financing agreements for its future air taxi production facility near Atlanta, Archer said it was nearing completion of its first production grade unit of its Midnight eVTOL. The company said the plane’s wing, tail, fuselage, and other main aerostructures have been manufactured and assembled, with much of the wiring, electronics, actuators, and other systems also now in place.
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The progress made on bringing the air taxi together means Archer should be able to begin testing of its production eVTOL sometime toward the middle of the year. Once that the…