Archer Aviation Inc. and United Airlines have formed a joint eVTOL advisory committee. The committee is focused on advising on maintenance and operational concepts to recommend to Archer for its all-electric aircraft aimed at driving towards operational standards in the emerging eVTOL industry.
The Committee is chaired by Archer’s Vice President of Engineering, Dave Dennison and United’s Mauricio Angel, United’s Managing Director, United Express TechOps Strategy and Operations. The following members of Archer and United round out the initial makeup of the committee: Jason Onorati, United's Director of Maintenance Programs; Robert Bernard, United’s Sr. Manager Maintenance Programs; Brian Johnson, United’s Director of Materials; Monal Merchant, United’s Sr. Manager UAX Engines and Engineering; Edward Espiritu, United’s Sr. Manager United Airlines Ventures; Adam Goldstein, Archer’s CEO; Tom Muniz, Archer’s COO; and Armando Chieffi, Archer’s Maintainability Lead.
Each of the committee chairs bring proven experience in aviation operations to the group. The other committee members bring complementary skills in the areas of maintenance, customer satisfaction and fleet management.
Over the long-term, Archer's goal is to work with United to create Urban Air Mobility (UAM) fleet support leveraging logistics concepts and networks already in use thereby creating operational efficiencies.