Archer and Falcon Aviation Collaborate on Vertiport Network for Flying Car Operations in UAE

Archer Aviation Inc. a leader in electric flying cars, announced today that Falcon Aviation, a prominent Aviation Services Operator in the UAE, has been selected as their vertiport infrastructure partner for
critical locations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. This collaboration marks a significant step towards
launching Archer’s Midnight flying car with Falcon Aviation in the UAE and across the MENA
region as soon as 2025.

Under this partnership, Archer and Falcon Aviation will start by developing state-of-the-art
vertiport infrastructure at Falcon Heliport at Atlantis, the Palm in Dubai and the Marina Mall
heliport in Abu Dhabi’s Corniche. Driving between the two cities during peak traffic can take
more than 2 hours. Archer and Falcon Aviation plan to offer passenger service in Archer’s
Midnight flying car between these two Falcon vertiports, which will operate almost entirely over
water with scenic views of both cities and clock in at as little as 30 minutes from takeoff to
landing. Archer believes it is the first to announce a flying car service on this route between Abu
Dhabi and Dubai, one of the world’s most prominent and congested commute corridors.

“Partnering with established operators such as Falcon Aviation, as well as the capital of the
Emirates with the Abu Dhabi Investment Office, has been key to quickly building our presence in
the region,” said Archer founder and CEO Adam Goldstein. “We look forward to paving the way
for the introduction of our Midnight aircraft to the region which will set the stage for the UAE to
become a global leader in urban air mobility.”

Falcon Aviation CEO Captain Ramandeep Oberoi commented, “For nearly two decades, Falcon
Aviation has been at the forefront of helicopter passenger transport in the UAE. Our partnership
with Archer is a leap into the future, as we prepare to offer flying car services together in Dubai
and Abu Dhabi, continuing our tradition of world-class transportation solutions.”

On March 8th, Falcon Aviation also announced the inauguration of its state-of-the-art
Renovated Heliport Terminal, extending its presence at Atlantis, the Palm. The companies
unveiled a vision of what the future vertiport and service will look like at what will transform into
a key hub for Midnight flights, helping bring urban air mobility to the region.

Today’s announcement reinforces the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed last year,
where Falcon Aviation agreed to operate scores of Archer’s Midnight flying cars. This venture is
part of Archer’s strategic expansion, with the UAE set to be its first international launch market
as soon as next year. This follows a significant preliminary deal announced by Archer last year
with the Abu Dhabi Investment Office which promised economic incentives to help accelerate
Archer’s growth in the region as part of Abu Dhabi’s Smart and Autonomous Vehicle Industry
(SAVI) Cluster.

Archer Chief Commercial Officer, Nikhil Goel, said: “We have made rapid progress in the UAE
over the past three months since announcing Abu Dhabi and Dubai will be home to our first
international Midnight flights as soon as 2025. We’re proud to be the first to announce plans to
operate between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, along with vertiport infrastructure at both ends of the
commuter journey.”

Archer’s goal is to transform urban travel, replacing 60–90-minute commutes by car with
estimated 10-30 minute electric air taxi flights that are safe, sustainable, low noise, and cost-
competitive with ground transportation. Archer’s Midnight is a piloted, four-passenger aircraft
designed to perform rapid back-to-back flights with minimal charge time between flights.

No Replies to "Archer and Falcon Aviation Collaborate on Vertiport Network for Flying Car Operations in UAE"