Archer Aviation, an American producer of eVTOLs, and Air Chateau Worldwide, a complicated air mobility providers supplier based mostly within the UAE, not too long ago introduced a Memorandum of Understanding signed on the Dubai Air Present overlaying a deliberate buy of over $100 million price of Midnight eVTOLs with an preliminary deposit due by the tip of the yr. Whereas the businesses nonetheless plan on understanding additional particulars, this deal establishes Air Chateau as a brand new companion in Archer’s beforehand introduced efforts to carry AAM air taxi providers to Dubai and Abu Dhabi by 2026.
“It was an honor internet hosting Air Chateau’s group on the Dubai Air Present 2023 throughout which they had been in a position to contact, see and really feel our plane because it headlined the present,” mentioned Archer Founder and CEO, Adam Goldstein. “Their recognition that our Midnight plane meets what the shopper calls for within the UAE market and want to safe the acquisition of up to 100 Midnight plane is one other thrilling validation of our efforts to carry to market an plane that can revolutionize how folks transfer in and round cities.”
“This outstanding alternative signifies the continued evolution of Air Chateau, heralding a transformative period in our business. Embarking on our journey into being an infrastructure supplier two years in the past for helicopters, in the present day, we stand on the precipice of realizing our imaginative and prescient for the way forward for city air mobility with eVTOLs in Dubai and throughout the UAE. The help of our visionary companions has been instrumental in our journey, and as we unveil this thrilling chapter, we’re privileged to share a collective imaginative and prescient. We’re very grateful for having the chance to pave the best way for the way forward for Air Mobility in Dubai with Archer” mentioned Dr. Samir Mohamed, Chairman and Founding father of Air Chateau.
This announcement follows latest strikes by Archer within the superior air mobility area, together with the deliberate 2026 opening of an engineering Heart of Excellence to help the rising superior air mobility business within the UAE with plans to collaborate with native producers to provide eVTOLs. Different not too long ago introduced merchandise embrace new air taxi providers in India by 2026 and a Particular Airworthiness Certificates for the Midnight from the FAA.
Extra info on Archer Aviation and the Midnight eVTOL might be discovered right here.
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