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June 19, 2024
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Archer has successfully completed the first flight with the Midnight eVTOL and expects to expand the flight test program rapidly in the coming months. The Midnight performed an unmanned flight at the test facility in Salinas (California), but Archer didn’t share details about the exact date, flight duration, and altitude.

Pictures released by Archer on October 25 seem to indicate that the vehicle hovered at around twenty to thirty meters. The first flight, which was originally scheduled for this summer, was executed by the first, non-conforming aircraft that was completed in May.

 


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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.