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FACC to build Fuselage and Wing Elements for Archer

by Alud Davies

FACC to build Fuselage and Wing Elements for Archer

Austria-based aircraft component and systems manufacturer FACC has entered into an agreement to supply Archer with key wing and fuselage elements for its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

The companies made the joint announcement on the first day of the Farnborough Air Show.

FACC says that Archer chose to work with it as it is a specialist in the field of lightweight construction, that has many years of experience in manufacturing high-quality aerostructures.

“Archer believes that working with established leaders in the supply of aerospace components will help drive our long-term success and our choice to work with FACC certainly reflects that” said Adam Goldstein, CEO, Archer. “FACC’s proven track record in fabricating advanced composite structures for the aerospace industry, coupled with their focus on innovation and safety, makes them the perfect supplier for some of the most significant elements of our aircraft structure.”

Archer has already flown its prototype aircraft and is looking to perform its first in-flight transition from vertical to horizontal flight before the end of 2022.

“We are exceptionally proud to be able to count Archer, one of the market leaders in the emerging field of Urban Air Mobility, among our customers,” said Robert Machtlinger, CEO, FACC. “We expect this exciting new area of aviation to show strong growth and we’re thrilled to be part of the journey with such an innovative partner.”

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