The American company Archer Aviation reported that at the Dubai Air Show 2023 it signed an agreement to sell one hundred air taxis to the local helicopter operator Air Chateau.
Air Chateau’s first 100 air taxis are expected to enter service in 2026. At the same time, the Arab Investment Fund of Abu Dhabi (ADIO), with which Archer Aviation signed a memorandum of understanding a month ago, intends to launch air taxi services. Archer Aviation also has an agreement to supply 200 aircraft to India in 2026. The US Army decided to buy six vehicles to study the possibility of new devices for special operations and more.
To confirm the seriousness of its intentions Air Chateau, will transfer $1 million to Archer’s accounts as a non-refundable payment by December 31, 2023 and will later pay another $4 million. With the money received, Archer Aviation will be able to begin preparations for mass production of electric aircraft, in which interest is growing before our eyes.
Midnight air taxis will be able to reach speeds of up to 241 km/h and travel up to 161 km on a full battery charge. The optimal distances for such cars are from 30 to 80 km.