FAA Publishes Archer Air Taxi Airworthiness Criteria Written 23 December 2022


Archer Aviation's autonomous Maker demonstrator. | Credit: Archer Aviation; Aerospace America

Aviation Today reports that the Airworthiness Criteria for the electric aircraft designed by Archer Aviation “have been published by the Federal Aviation Administration.” This is an “important achievement for the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) developer on the path to beginning commercial urban air mobility operations in the U.S.” The Airworthiness Criteria are “part of the FAA’s process of type certification for special class aircraft.” Once the brief period “for comments has concluded, on January 19, 2023, the Airworthiness Criteria will be finalized by the FAA.” Archer is working “towards certification of its eVTOL aircraft, Midnight, in late 2024.” The team plans “to launch its network of operations in 2025. Adam Goldstein, Archer’s founder and CEO, remarked in the announcement, ‘Today’s publication of our Airworthiness Criteria in the Federal Register is further validation of our strategy and our leadership position in the market.’”
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