Archer Aviation and United Airlines have announced the creation of a joint advisory committee aimed at developing systems and resources to improve operations and enable widespread adoption of urban air mobility (UAM) and eVTOL aircraft.

The committee is a forum for United to share its expertise on maintenance and operational matters as Archer moves forward in its aircraft development process.

This is another milestone in Archer’s ongoing relationship with United Airlines that began in February of 2021 when United signed an industry-first agreement to purchase 200 Archer’s eVTOLs in a USD 1 billion deal, with an option for an additional USD 500 million of aircrafts.

“The committee is set up to leverage United’s experience with industry-leading operating strategies in commercial aviation, a key tenet of our business strategy. We understand that the adoption of UAM is about more than just the certification of our aircraft. United’s operational experience here will be invaluable as we work towards delivering aerial ridesharing at scale.”

Adam Goldstein, CEO of Archer.

The Committee is chaired by Archer’s Vice President of Engineering, Dave Dennison and United’s Mauricio Angel, United’s Managing Director, United Express TechOps Strategy and Operations.