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Archer applauded for intracity UAM solutions
With its strong overall performance, Archer Aviation has earned Frost & Sullivan's 2022 North America Company of the Year Award in the urban air mobility industry.
Archer Aviation will provide a safe, reliable, cost-effective, and quiet alternative ridesharing service that will integrate seamlessly into the existing transportation networks of cities.

Based on its extensive research into the urban air mobility industry, US-based business consulting company Frost & Sullivan is proud to present Archer Aviation with the 2022 North America Company of the Year Award. Archer Aviation is developing eVTOL aircraft for UAM travel. These aircraft will have easier intracity travel, cutting hour-long commutes to minutes and easing traffic congestion on city infrastructure through its aerial ridesharing service.

With safety as a primary focus, the company's redundant fail-safes will eliminate single points of failure in the aircraft's critical systems, giving passengers peace of mind when flying. Archer focuses on safety, efficiency and transparency to enable sustainable air mobility, ultimately unlocking the skies and freeing people to reimagine how they live and spend time.

In the long term, Archer will provide passengers with a seamless eVTOL journey, including booking a flight via a mobile application, vertiport take off, eVTOL flight and landing at the desired destination through an end-to-end UAM ecosystem. Archer collaborates closely with a range of stakeholders, including the FAA, to ensure the unparalleled safety of its eVTOL aircraft and UAM service. This future-oriented approach to strategic partnerships and industry collaboration streamlines aircraft development and, as a result, accelerates Archer's path to commercialisation.

Frost & Sullivan best practices research analyst Elizabeth Whynott says: “Archer will utilise a lightweight carbon design ideal for stiffness and strength to support passenger loads, further improving flight safety. The company incorporates extensive redundancies to eliminate any single point of failure within the aircraft with at least two modes of functioning and operation for ultimate safety.”

Archer's demonstrated commitment to safety, sustainability and affordability continue to drive its success within this emerging UAM industry. The company is well-positioned to lead the eVTOL field towards commercialisation and will decisively capture market share by embracing innovation, unrestrained engineering and customer-centric design. Given Archer's forward-thinking growth strategy and thoughtful integration into existing transportation networks, Frost and Sullivan is confident that it will emerge as a clear front-runner on the path to market.

“Archer connects deep-seated domain and operational knowledge with advanced technologies to develop its full-scale, four passenger eVTOL aircraft. The company remains a trusted partner, earning a reputation for offering the overall best in the UAM industry,” adds best practices industry analyst Waseem Khan.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents a Company of the Year award to the organisation that demonstrates excellence in growth strategy and implementation in its field. The award recognises a high degree of innovation with products and technologies and the resulting leadership in customer value and market penetration.

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Maker achieves first full transition flight for Archer
December 5, 2022
The demonstrator has completed a first full transition flight less than a year after its first hover flight; one of a small number of full scale eVTOLs to achieve this feat and a significant step towards FAA certification.
Archer unveils Midnight production aircraft
November 21, 2022
Midnight is the evolution of the eVTOL demonstrator Maker, which validated the 12-tilt-6 configuration. Due for certification late 2024, it will carry out back-to-back 20 mile trips with 10 minute charge times.
Archer reveals first US electric air taxi route
November 14, 2022
Archer is building on momentum towards commercialisation with the success of its flight test programme, the selection of a first commercial eVTOL route with United Airlines, and the upcoming unveiling of Midnight.