Miami Named A Launch Market For Urban Electric Aircraft Network, Starting In 2024

Archer, a California company developing electric aircraft for local use, has announced that Miami will be a flagship launch market with service to begin by 2024. Prices for flights within the Miami area will be similar to Uber or Lyft, the company said.

Each aircraft will be able to accommodate up to four passengers, and will have a pilot. The flights will travel at up to 150 miles per hour.

According to the co-founder of the company, the goal is to offer affordable, mass-market flights.

The entry point will start at $3 per passenger mile, meaning a trip from Miami to Fort Lauderdale could cost around $90.

The aircraft will be able to travel up to 60 miles, putting West Palm Beach just outside the range of a flight from Miami.

Archer recently went public on the Nasdaq using a SPAC in a $1.1 billion deal, and United Airlines has placed on order for 200 of the company’s aircraft.

Lilium, another electric aircraft startup offering a similar concept of low-cost local flights, also recently announced Miami as a launch market. That service is expected to begin in 2025.

 

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Azarius
4 months ago

Now this is good news. Miami becoming a hotspot for new tech is always good! Can’t wait to see this in real action.

POLO
4 months ago

I hope they will fly these air taxis better than the way people drive in South Florida. If not, all these air taxis will be falling, and crashing all over the area.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Please extend Metromover to the launching pad

Anonymous
4 months ago

I’m wondering about the noise this aircraft makes?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Very little noise, is electric, a lot less than regular helicopters.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Unlikely, a drone with 4 blades makes quite a bit of noise and those are electric.

Anonymous
4 months ago

And their much, much smaller also.

Anonymous
4 months ago

4 passengers. Mass market.

Lol

Anonymous
4 months ago

100 dollars from Miami to Fort Lauderdale, and you all are complaining about Brightline ticket prices and want Metromover extended only because it’s free?

Anonymous
4 months ago

No.. the MetroMover needs to be extended because it makes sense. Some years ago one city of Miami commissioner tried to reinstate paying a fare to get on the MetroMover and other commissioners shot it down.

Anonymous
4 months ago

ok, and what is the issue?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Dope!!

Anonymous
4 months ago

they don’t have working prototype yet. Still waiting

Anonymous
4 months ago

Nothing says kombucha Commiefornia B.S. like a publicity photo of an IR couple.

Anonymous
4 months ago

With all the trouble they give developers I’m sure the FAA will have a ball with this.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Great news. Probably will take a couple of more years to start, but with two well funded firms in this space- it will happen.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Check out Aerion Supersonic…..

Anonymous
4 months ago

Vaporware. But whatever. Anything shiny to keep our electeds from building effective mass transit.

Anonymous
4 months ago

… but, but, Elon Musk will save the day!

lol….