Archer Performs Battery Pack Drop Test for Midnight Air Taxi Written 1 April 2024

Archer Aviation showed off a mockup of its production aircraft Midnight during a Nov. 16 open house. It's pictured here on the tarmac at Palo Alto Airport in California. Credit: Archer Aviation; Aerospace America

Flying Magazine reports, “Air taxi manufacturer Archer Aviation has reached what it says is a crucial milestone in its test campaign—one that could prove valuable as it pursues type certification for its flagship Midnight aircraft. The company on Friday said it successfully completed a series of drop tests on Midnight’s battery packs, an evaluation it will need to complete again during for-credit testing with the FAA.”
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