FRANCE 19 June 2023: Stellantis and Archer Aviation have announced that their strategic manufacturing partnership has moved into the execution phase at the Paris Air Show 2023. This means that construction is well underway on the world’s first high-volume eVTOL aircraft manufacturing facility in Covington, Georgia.
The facility is located on an approximately 100-acre campus and is expected to be capable of producing up to 650 aircraft per year. Stellantis personnel are providing expertise alongside the Archer team to prepare efficient, innovative manufacturing operations.
eVTOL manufacturing plant execution phase
The manufacturing ramp-up phase aims to leverage the strengths of both companies to rapidly scale up aircraft production. Stellantis personnel are now working alongside Archer’s team, focusing on manufacturing automation and component sourcing. They are involved in various aspects of latter’s operations, including manufacturing, engineering, supply chain, quality, facilities, and human resources.
Stellantis has also recently increased its strategic shareholding in Archer through a series of purchases of Archer stock in the open market. This investment reflects former commitment to the partnership and its belief in the future of eVTOL transportation.
The partnership between Stellantis and Archer is a significant step forward in the development of eVTOL transportation. With the combined expertise of these two companies, it is clear that this partnership has the potential to revolutionize urban transportation.
The CEO of Stellantis, Carlos Tavares, expressed the commitment of both companies to achieve their goal of establishing scalable manufacturing of Archer’s aircraft by mid-2024. He believes that this collaboration is setting a new standard for cross-industry cooperation and aligns with Stellantis’ strategy of leading the world in mobility solutions.
Archer’s founder and CEO, Adam Goldstein, emphasized the importance of high-volume manufacturing in realizing their vision of redefining urban transportation. He expressed pride in the achievements made through this partnership and their leadership in expanding manufacturing capabilities.
Stellantis and Archer are making significant strides in their manufacturing partnership, with the world’s first high-volume eVTOL aircraft manufacturing facility in progress. The collaboration between the two companies is poised to reshape urban transportation and establish a new standard in cross-industry cooperation. With a focus on scalable manufacturing, they aim to lead the industry in producing innovative aircraft that redefine the way people move.