The deposit follows a purchase agreement inked in 2021 and adds to visible interest among airline operators in eVTOL aircraft. Indeed, in July air taxi company Vertical Aerospace (EVTL) reached an agreement with American Airlines Group (AAL) for 50 aircraft.
“This announcement marks a new important phase in our relationship with Archer, and our commitment to eVTOL technology,” Michael Leskinen, President of United Airlines Ventures said. “We are witnessing an inflection point where consumers, businesses, and policymakers are all aligned to prioritize technology that reduces the impact of climate change.”
He explained that eVTOL technology could help the carrier reach carbon-neutral targets while also helping the airline aid consumers with “commutes within cities across the globe.”
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