In recent weeks it has been an open secret in the industry that former FAA Acting Administrator Billy Nolen has been in talks with eVTOL developer Archer Aviation about a move to the company. Archer has confirmed that Nolen has been appointed the company’s Chief Flight Safety Officer.

Commenting on his appointment, Nolen said: “The commercialisation of eVTOL aircraft is no longer a question of ‘if,’ but rather ‘when’, and after careful consideration and assessing the competitive landscape, I joined Archer because I believe its approach to designing for certification and only developing the key enabling technologies necessary for eVTOL aircraft is the right recipe for success. I’m excited to bring my expertise as a former FAA administrator to Archer and believe its dedication to safety, innovation, and commercialisation aligns perfectly with my own values and aspirations.”



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