United adds Eve Mobility as AAM partner in multimillion-dollar deal

United Eve AAM

United Airlines is making it clear it believes in the kind of next-generation advanced air mobility (AAM) craft that will provide inner-urban and even intracity transportation in coming years, but its new $15 million investment in air taxi developer Eve is also an indication it won’t be keeping its relationships with sector start-ups exclusive.

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United pre-pays eVTOL firm Archer $10 million of $1 billion UAM order

Archer Aviation reported passing another milestone in its efforts to develop electric takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for use in aerial services like air taxis, with the receipt of a $10 million pre-payment from United Airlines as part of its 2021 transaction for 100 urban air mobility (UAM) vehicles.

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Archer’s Maker eVTOL completes second phase of test flights

California electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft developer Archer Aviation says it has completed the second round of testing of its Maker air taxi prototype, and will now begin the third and final series of trials leading to full transition flight.

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Archer taps FACC to supply eVTOL air taxi wing and fuselage components

Archer Aviation has selected the Austrian group FACC to supply critical fuselage and wing components in the electric takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL) the company is developing for post-certification air taxi use.

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Archer on pace to start eVTOL Maker’s transition flights in 2022

Developer of next generation electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, Archer Aviation, says testing of its Maker air taxi prototype is progressing so well it believes it can start full transition trial flights by the end of this year.

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Archer cofounder resigns as its eVTOL air taxi pursues certification

In a surprise move, Archer cofounder Brett Adcock has left the electric takeoff and landing (eVTOL) plane developer, even as its Maker air taxi prototype continues quickly advancing toward certification objectives.

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