Archer Aviation Maker

Quick Summary

California-based Archer Aviation’s mission is to advance the benefits of sustainable air mobility. Archer is creating the world’s first electric airline that moves people throughout the world's cities in a quick, safe, sustainable, and cost-effective manner. As the world’s only vertically integrated airline company, Archer is designing, manufacturing, and operating a fully electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft that can carry passengers for 60 miles at speeds of up to 150 mph while producing minimal noise. Archer's team is based in Palo Alto, CA.

Archer Aviation, a California-based corporation, and the third ever eVTOL company to go public.

Stage of Development

Preliminary Design

Prototype Build

Flight Testing


Commercially Operating
Technical Details

Company Name: Archer Aviation, a California-based corporation.

Headquarters: Palo Alto, California

CEO: Brett Adcock and Adam Goldstein

Product NameMaker (demonstrator prototype)

Type of Machine: Air taxi

Power: All-electric

Capacity: Designed for two passengers.

Altitude: n/a

Wingspan: 40 ft

Vertical take-off and landing: The Maker is a two-seater autonomous fixed-wing eVTOL aircraft that can reach speeds of up to 150 mph, powered by 12 total rotors — 6 larger tilt rotors for lift on takeoff and thrust in forward flight, and 6 smaller rotors that are only used during VTOL flight

Fixed wing flight: n/a

Range: 60 miles in cruise.

Speed: 150 miles per hour

Regulation: Maker currently has plans for FAA certification as it will initially see use mainly in the United States.

Funding: Archer’s recently announced merger with Atlas Crest Investment Corporation (NYSE: ACIC) and commercial order from United Airlines values the company at $3.8 billion

Our Take on Maker

Archer adds on to their increasing momentum with the reveal of the Maker. With their recent merger with Atlas Crest Investment Corporation as well as United Airlines’ large-scale order, Archer Aviation is in an excellent financial standing in preparation for their expected commercial launch in 2024.