Archer Appoints Tom Anderson as Chief Operating Officer, Urban Air Mobility

Anderson brings over two decades of experience in commercial aviation to the leadership role as Archer prepares to build out its airline operations

  • Anderson will lead Archer’s commercial and operational efforts as the company moves toward launching one of the world’s first urban air mobility (UAM) ecosystems.
  • Anderson joins Archer’s senior leadership team after three years at Breeze Airways, where he served as Chief Operating Officer, and having served as part of the team that launched JetBlue. He also held roles at Azul, Virgin America, Boeing and Airbus.

Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR) today announced the appointment of Tom Anderson as Chief Operating Officer, Urban Air Mobility. In his role, Anderson will oversee and direct Archer’s planned UAM operations, primarily focused on establishing its commercial operating service.

As Archer forges ahead towards a new era of sustainable air mobility, Anderson’s deep experience in airline management, operations, and fleet maintenance will help the company commercialize a UAM service utilizing the eVTOL aircraft Archer is developing.

Anderson comes to Archer after three years at Breeze Airways, where he served as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, he spent five years at ATR Aircraft as Senior Vice President, Programs and Customer Services. He also previously held high-level positions at Airbus, Virgin America and Boeing and was part of the initial launch team that took JetBlue from concept to its first flights.

“I’ve spent my entire career focused on developing and scaling commercial aviation operations. I’m thrilled to join Archer at this pivotal juncture to help the company continue to innovate and redefine the future of transportation,” said Tom Anderson. “I am looking forward to advancing the company towards its commercial launch, capitalizing on the company’s strategic partnerships and introducing the public to the benefits of urban air mobility.”

“Archer is dedicated to deepening its bench of aviation’s best and brightest talent,” said Adam Goldstein, Founder and CEO of Archer. “We’re thrilled to continue this trend by welcoming Tom to the team. For urban air mobility to become a reality, it’s critical that we focus not only on building and certifying a great product, but also on creating the ecosystem within which our aircraft can operate. Tom’s appointment moves Archer one step closer towards bringing urban air mobility to the masses, and transforming cities for the better.”

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About Archer

Archer’s mission is to advance the benefits of sustainable air mobility. Archer’s goal is to move people throughout the world's cities in a quick, safe, sustainable, and cost-effective manner. Archer is designing and developing electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft for use in urban air mobility. Archer's team is based in San Jose, CA. To learn more, visit

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