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Archer, Abu Dhabi Investment Office announce launch of eVTOL air taxi service in Abu Dhabi in 2026

Archer Aviation has announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) to work together to make Abu Dhabi Archer’s first international launch partner, with plans to commence air taxi operations in Abu Dhabi in 2026. “As part of this strategic initiative, ADIO plans to support Archer with incentives for establishing its first international headquarters and manufacturing facilities in the Smart and Autonomous Vehicle Industry (SAVI) Cluster in Abu Dhabi,” according to the press release.

“ADIO and Archer held a signing ceremony at which they, along with several other aviation industry participants from across the region, including Falcon Aviation and GAL-AMMROC, committed to support this strategic initiative. Archer is still in discussions with numerous other industry participants that it plans to announce MOUs with when the company is in the region to showcase its Midnight aircraft at the Dubai Air Show from November 13-17, as well as the ​ Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels (CAAF) hosted by ICAO and the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) the following week in Dubai​.

“Archer is seeking to work with its global manufacturing partner Stellantis, as well as local partners in the UAE, to build out its aircraft manufacturing capabilities and its Center of Excellence in Abu Dhabi. Archer’s Center of Excellence will be focused on the development and implementation of next-generation aviation technologies.

“Archer has raised over USD1.1 billion of funding to date, including investments from Mubadala Capital, United Airlines, Stellantis, and Boeing.”

For more information–abu-dhabi-investment-office-announce-plan-to-launch-archers-all-electric-air-taxi-service-across-the-uae

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