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May 20, 2024
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If your design gets copied by one of your competitors, you must have done something right. Archer CEO Adam Goldstein said on X he felt “flattered” when he saw the Supernal S-A2 eVTOL this week. The aircraft that the subsidiary of Korean powerhouse Hyundai unveiled on Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas has a striking similarity to the Archer Midnight.

Supernal says that its designers joined forces with those from the Hyundai Motor Group to define the aesthetics (“Blending design with functionality”). The result is a vehicle that adopts the same sharp-nosed cabin and V-tail as the Archer.

 


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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.