The Archer Aviation eVTOL has made its first hover flight on December 16, the US start-up announced on December 20. The Maker demonstrator aircraft hovered for an unspecified duration, nor the Archer provided details of the altitude. A picture on its website showed the Maker some fifteen to twenty meters above the ground. Archer Maker makes its maiden hover flight.
The two-seater was unveiled in June. In November, the CAA granted a Certificate of Authorization that allowed Archer to start flight tests. This followed extensive ground tests that demonstrated that the vehicle would be safe to fly.