Ex-FAA Head Powers EVTOL Progress
Today, Archer Aviation, an Air Taxi manufacturer, announced the appointment of former Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) acting administrator Billy Nolen as their new Chief Safety Officer. This noteworthy addition to their team underlines the company’s commitment to safety as they work towards commercializing their electric vertical takeoff and landing (EVTOL) aircraft by 2025.
In May, Archer Aviation successfully completed the assembly of its first “Midnight” eVTOL, a significant milestone for the California-based company. Capable of accommodating a pilot and four passengers, the innovative aircraft boasts a range of up to 100 miles.
“Billy is an incredible leader and has long been a staunch supporter of the eVTOL aircraft industry, spearheading our country’s and the FAA’s global leadership role in this important area,” Adam Goldstein, Archer’s founder and CEO, praised Nolen. Archer hopes that Nolen’s expertise will enable more effective collaborations with…