UAM developer Archer unveils its production Midnight air taxi

Archer UAM air taxi

Urban air mobility (UAM) company Archer on Thursday is unveiling its production Midnight air taxi during an open house event at the company’s test facilities in Palo Alto, California, where the craft is being prepared for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification.

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Air taxi developper Archer will produce its UAM aircraft in Georgia

Just a day before it is set to unveil its production air taxi known as Midnight, Archer announced its decision to locate its $118 million urban air mobility (UAM) aircraft manufacturing site in Covington, Georgia, about 35 miles southeast of Atlanta.

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Study questions air taxi cost structures, passenger prices

A main selling point of companies developing next-generation electric aircraft is that the nearing launch of air taxis will not only provide passengers faster commute times across cities or to airports than current ground transportation, but also offer those services at costs close to those of regular cabs. A recent study, however, raises questions about what those prices will actually involve.

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Skyports-Groupe ADP air taxi vertiport opens for Paris trial phase

A group of companies that includes Volocopter, Skyports, and airport operator Groupe ADP have inaugurated what they say is Europe’s first fully integrated vertiport, created for testing all aspects of air taxi operation expected to be introduced during the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics.

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Archer, United announce air taxi service between Manhattan and Newark Airport

California-based air taxi plane developer Archer Aviation has announced the first airport-to-city-center route it intends to operate beginning in 2025, connecting Manhattan and the Newark Liberty International Airport hub of the company’s shareholder and strategic partner United Airlines.

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Groupe ADP lands eVTOL vertiport deal from Abu Dhabi

France’s Groupe ADP, the public company that manages all of Paris’s airports, is moving to broaden its more recent activities in vertiport development through a deal to create infrastructure for air taxis and other electric takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft in Abu Dhabi.

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