Flying Taxi Company Creates Behind-the-Scenes Video; Flight Lab

The test lab and manufacturing facility contains the battery pack manufacturing line that produces battery packs

Chuck Martin, Editorial Director AI & IoT

May 10, 2024

1 Min Read
Image shows a worker walking inside Archer Aviation's manufacturing facility.
Archer Aviation

As flying taxi company Archer Aviation finished the buildout of its high-volume battery manufacturing line, it released a behind-the-scenes video of the facility.

The San Jose, California, test lab and manufacturing facility contains the battery pack manufacturing line set to produce 15,000 battery packs per year.

“This is a major milestone for Archer as designing, developing and mass-producing electric propulsion systems that are purpose built for electric aircraft is the key to unlocking the electrification of aviation,” said Tom Muniz, Archer’s chief technology officer, who leads the video.

The initial fleet of electric aerial vehicles (EAV) is being created at the facility, which also houses a certification flight simulator and integrated test center.

Archer’s goal is to replace 60- to 90-minute car trips with 10- to 20-minute flights. 

The Archer Midnight can carry four passengers and a pilot and is aimed at trips of 20 to 50 miles, with 10 minutes of battery charging time between flights.

Archer has already started construction of the first three of its flying taxi vehicles to be used for the federal approval process.

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About the Author(s)

Chuck Martin

Editorial Director AI & IoT

Chuck Martin, author of "Flying Vehicles," New York Times Business Bestselling author and futurist, is Editorial Director at Informa Tech, home of AI Business, IoT World Today and Enter Quantum. Martin has been a leader in emerging digital technologies for more than two decades. He is considered one of the foremost emerging technology experts in the world and his latest book title "Flying Vehicles" (The Emergence of Personal Air Travel, Flying Cars, and Air Taxis) followed "Digital Transformation 3.0" (The New Business-to-Consumer Connections of The Internet of Things).  He hosts a worldwide podcast titled “The Voices of the Internet of Things with Chuck Martin,” where he converses with top executives from the companies driving the adoption of emerging technology.

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