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June 17, 2024
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Last week’s Dubai Airshow not only focused on commercial and military aircraft and products but also on Advanced Air Mobility (AAM). In fact, a dedicated hall for eVTOLs and part suppliers was new at this year’s event. Archer, AutoFlight, Airbus, EVE Air Mobility, and lesser-known companies shared commercial and program updates.


Archer brought a full-scale model of the Midnight to Dubai, for which it needed three containers and a cargo plane to fly it to the airshow. On the commercial side, Archer signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UAE-based Air Chateau for the purchase of up to 100 Midnights valued at $500 million. Air Chateau is the first private helicopter operator in the UAE and has multiple ‘touchpoints’ across the Emirates.

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Richard Schuurman
Active as a journalist since 1987, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and a regional news station, Richard has been covering commercial aviation on a freelance basis since late 2016. Richard is contributing to AirInsight since December 2018. He also writes for Airliner World, Aviation News, Piloot & Vliegtuig, and Luchtvaartnieuws Magazine. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.