Archer Aviation has received a Special Airworthiness Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FA) covering its Maker demonstrator aircraft. The Special Airworthiness Certificate authorises Archer to begin flight testing its electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) Maker aircraft. Having cleared this final threshold to begin off-ground operations, Archer states that it remains on track to conduct its first hover flight test later this year. This latest milestone follows Archer receiving its FAA G-1 Issue Paper: Certification Basis (G-1 Certification Basis) in September. The FAA’s inspection of Archer’s Maker aircraft was held at the company’s California flight test facility, where Maker
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