Mecaer Aviation Group and Archer Aviation Inc., a leader in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, have entered into an agreement for the design, development, qualification, and supply of landing gear for Archer’s piloted-plus-four-passenger eVTOL aircraft, Midnight. Mecaer’s extensive design expertise and its years of production experience across demanding programs were decisive factors in Archer selecting Mecaer as its partner of choice for the supply of the landing gear system.
Archer works to incorporate the latest advancements in technology into its aircraft to draw on its safety benefits, and accommodate the unique elements of its electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. As such, Archer has selected Mecaer to supply its landing gear systems, which will enable conventional and vertical takeoff and landing at a high utilization frequency and low maintenance cost. The partnership adds another high-profile customer to Mecaer’s growing portfolio while also demonstrating Archer’s continued momentum as it moves toward its goal of achieving Type Certification for its production aircraft in 2024.
“Partnering with industry-leading suppliers to source the components, technologies, and systems needed to manufacture our Midnight aircraft is an important step in our path towards commercialization,” said Adam Goldstein, Archer’s CEO. “Mecaer’s well-established track record of delivering high-quality, high-reliability aircraft systems aligns well with Archer’s commitment to safety when it comes to the design, manufacturing, and operation of our aircraft.”
Through the development of new products, expertise and technologies, Mecaer has strengthened its competitive edge by participating in innovative projects as part of strategic partnerships with original equipment manufacturers or industrial groups that supply sophisticated products in the aerospace and defense sector.
“We’re thrilled to add Archer, an industry leader in the emerging field of urban air mobility, to our growing list of world-class customers,” said Bruno Spagnolini, Mecaer’s CEO. “Archer is pioneering the future of affordable, sustainable, and safe urban air mobility. We’re proud to be part of their mission and help contribute to the future of urban transportation.”
Archer is designing and developing electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft for use in urban air mobility networks. Archer’s mission is to unlock the skies, freeing everyone to reimagine how they move and spend time. Archer’s team is based in Santa Clara, CA. To learn more, visit www.archer.com.
About Mecaer Aviation Group
Mecaer Aviation Group is a leading international provider of solutions for Aircraft Systems and Services in the Helicopter, Business Aviation, and General Aviation markets. To learn more, visit www.mecaer.com.
Mecaer Media Contact:
Director of Marketing and Sales
Phone: +1 214 236 5890