Archer Aviation has announced plans to locate its manufacturing facility in Georgia, at a site adjacent to the Covington Municipal Airport.
The electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft developer said it has plans to initially build a 350,000 square-foot facility on a 96-acre site, capable of producing up to 650 aircraft per year.
Construction is expected to be completed in the first half of 2024 with initial production expected to begin in the second half of 2024.
Expansion to 2,300 aircraft per year
The facility will be capable of being expanded by an additional 550,000 square feet, which is estimated to support production of up to 2,300 aircraft per year.
“After many months of discussion and evaluation, we’re excited to select Georgia as the location for our manufacturing facility,” said Adam Goldstein, Archer’s CEO.
“The US has long led the world in aerospace technology, and Georgia has played a vital role in that industry.
“Our eVTOL technology can transform how urban and rural communities live and commute and this factory can create pathways to highly skilled manufacturing jobs and other ladders of social and economic opportunity.”
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