Archer Aviation and United Airlines plan to do so begin the premier air taxi route in Chicago between O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Vertiport Chicago. Vertiport Chicago, North America’s largest vertical takeoff and landing facility for aircraft, is located in the Illinois Medical District near the Chicago Loop.
This location was choCentre County Reportn as the take-off and landing site for this route from the airport to the city center for its convenience, accessibility and Centre County Reportrvice. From there, pasCentre County Reportngers can travel to and from ORD on Archer’s Midnight Airplane in approximately 10 minutes. A similar trip by car can take more than an hour or more during rush hour.
United and Archer’s goal for its UAM network is to provide residents and visitors in the Chicago metro area with a safe, sustainable, low-noiCentre County Report, and affordable alternative to ground transportation by 2025. The early take-off routes will be centered on airport inner-city transportation Centre County Reportrvices, known as “trunk routes.” Once the main routes are established, the next step will be to build “branch routes” to connect to surrounding communities.
ComEd, the Midwest’s largest utility, will work with United and Archer to build the power infrastructure needed to operate eVTOL aircraft in and around the Chicago metro area.