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Archer Aviation completes battery pack drop tests in preparation for FAA’s Type Certification Program

California-based eVTOL aircraft developer Archer Aviation recently performed successful battery pack drop tests at a National Institute for Aviation Research lab in advance of similar upcoming for-credit certification tests with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  The tests were part of the development program for the electric propulsion system of Archer’s Midnight, a piloted, four-passenger aircraft… Read more »

Archer Aviation and NASA collaborate to advance eVTOL technologies

California-based Archer Aviation, a developer of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, has a Space Act Agreement with NASA for a joint project that will initially focus on studying high-performance battery cells and safety testing for applications in the fields of advanced air mobility (AAM) and space. NASA aims to test Archer’s battery cell… Read more »

Archer Aviation and Abu Dhabi Investment aim to launch electric air taxi service in UAE

California-headquartered Archer Aviation, a designer and developer of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO), an independent economic development agency of the UAE government, to jointly work toward commencing air taxi operations in Abu Dhabi in 2026. Archer’s goal is to replace… Read more »

Archer Aviation receives $10 million from United Airlines for 100 eVTOL aircraft

Archer Aviation (NYSE: ACHR) has received a $10-million pre-delivery payment from United Airlines for 100 of the company’s initial production electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. This represents a deposit on aircraft which United agreed to purchase in 2021. Archer is developing eVTOL aircraft for use in urban air mobility networks. The company recently… Read more »

Researchers recommend isostatic pressing for solid-state battery manufacture

After months of encouraging test findings, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) battery researchers are suggesting that the solid-state battery industry focuses on isostatic pressing to commercialize next-generation batteries. Isostatic pressing employs fluids and gasses like water, oil, or argon within a machine to exert consistent pressure throughout a battery component, generating a homogeneous material. This… Read more »

Archer and United Airlines hope to establish electric air taxi route in Chicago

Electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) aircraft manufacturer Archer Aviation has partnered with United Airlines to establish a point-to-point route between O’Hare International Airport (ORD), United’s largest operations hub, and Vertiport Chicago. Service is slated to begin in 2025. Archer’s future plans call for airport-to-city-center trunk routes to be followed by branch routes connecting to surrounding communities. Vertiport… Read more »

Stellantis to build electric aircraft with Archer, provide strategic funding for growth

Stellantis and Archer Aviation have agreed to expand their existing partnership by joining forces to manufacture Archer’s electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, Midnight. Stellantis has been a strategic partner to Archer since 2020, and an investor since 2021. Now Stellantis will contribute its manufacturing technology and expertise, plus personnel and capital, to help… Read more »

Archer unveils its production electric VTOL aircraft

Archer Aviation, a manufacturer of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, has unveiled its production aircraft, Midnight.  Midnight features a twelve-tilt-six configuration: it has six propellers tilted forward in cruise position to provide propulsion during forward flight, and all 12 of the aircraft’s propellers generate vertical lift during take-off and landing. According to Archer,… Read more »

Archer and United Airlines announce first US commercial electric air taxi route

Archer Aviation and United Airlines have announced their first airport-to-city-center route using Archer’s electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL). The Downtown Manhattan Heliport is the first planned takeoff and landing site for the route between New York City and United’s hub at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).  Archer says it plans to launch an… Read more »

NREL researchers, industry partners test Megawatt Charging System with up to 3.75 MW of power

Medium- and heavy-duty trucks, to say nothing of aviation and shipping, will require much more powerful charging facilities than those that now serve passenger cars. To get these heavy vehicles charged up in 15 to 20 minutes will require power levels of a megawatt or more, and transferring this much energy requires unique design in… Read more »