Midnight air taxi maker Archer reinforced ties with Stellantis
California air taxi developer Archer Aviation announced the reinforcement of its relationship with European automotive giant Stellantis at the opening of the Paris Airshow today, notably the tightening of their financial ties and increasing of their production plans for the Midnight electric takeoff and landing aircraft.
On the manufacturing side, Archer said work that began in March on its future Midnight air taxi manufacturing site in Georgia had progressed to the point where now it foresees bringing it online sometime in 2024. The facility, whose production assets will be set up and overseen by Stellantis – the maker of Chrysler, Peugeot, Fiat, and other European car brands – will initially turn out up to 650 aircraft per year.
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The 100-acre plant campus about 35 miles southeast of Atlanta has additional room to expand annual output to 2,300,…