Archer Aviation announced that its Midnight eVTOL air taxi has successfully completed a key flight test program as it builds upon four years of flight testing, including two years of full-scale flight testing with Maker.
The company is planning to spend the next 1.5 years further advancing their flight test program and Archer’s electric air taxi operations as they prepare to bring Midnight to market in 2025. Midnight features a 12 propeller design capable of propelling the eVTOL at speeds of up to 150 mph. On a full charge, it can achieve up to a 100 mile range.
- Lightweight and Portable - The drone is lightweight and compact, weighing less than 249 grams. It's perfect for taking on hikes, road trips, and other adventures, allowing you to capture stunning aerial moments from above wherever you go.
- Beginner-Friendly - With simplified operations, the drone is easy to learn and master quickly, making it ideal for beginners. It has a Return to Home function for added safety, ensuring a worry-free flying experience.
- Extended Flight Time - Enjoy longer flights with DJI Mini 2 SE, which offers a 31-min max flight time. Combo offers two additional Intelligent Flight Batteries (three in total) for up to 93 minutes of total flight time. Explore and create more.
Having taken seven full-size eVTOL aircraft from design to flight test during my career in the eVTOL industry, today’s milestone with Midnight marks the most significant flight to date bringing Archer and the eVTOL industry another step closer to bringing a scalable and commercially viable aircraft to market,” said Tom Muniz, Archer COO.