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May 15, 2023

Archer Preps for First Flight Test of “Midnight” eVTOL

Test Aircraft Shipped, Assembled, and Prepped for Battery of Ground Testing Leading to 1st Flight 

Archer has been hard at work prepping for their first full flight test, readying their eVTOL, the Midnight, for a full demo of its capabilities. The aircraft has garnered notice from a number of prospective clients, from fledgling carriers to the Department of Defense as they eye the quiet capability of an all-electric, 4-passenger VTOL aircraft. The firm announced that it completed shipment of a disassembled aircraft, sending it from its Palo Alto, California facility to its test range in Salinas, California. 

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FlightSafety Tapped for Engineering Simulator, Curriculum for Lilium Jet

Full Flight Deck Sim to Function as Certification, Development Test Bed for Lilium Staff

Lilium has partnered with FlightSafety International to provide training on its upcoming eVTOL jet, selecting the enterprise as the sole developer and provider for such services. FlightSafety will one day offer "industry-leading, immersive, and mixed reality simulators for training", with an early flight simulator representative of the Lilium Jet's cockpit for use in development. The engineering-oriented simulator, or e-Sim, will be integrated into Lilium’s ground-based aircraft systems integration laboratory and used to assist in testing and certification of the Jet. 

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