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Archer Aviation, Inc. (ACHR) eVTOL Business Misrepresentation Case

N.D. California
Case number
17 Sept 2021
Class period Start
15 Aug 2023
Class period End
20 Nov 2023
Lead Plaintiff motion deadline
  • Grizzly Research accused Archer Aviation of misguiding investors about flight testing and sophistication of eVTOL aircraft;
  • $ACHR fell 6.4% and lost $97M of market cap, damaging shareholders;
  • Investors suspect that Archer misled them about true business situation.
On August 16, 2023, Grizzly Research released a report on Archer, alleging that Archer Aviation, Inc. (ACHR) relies on heavily edited videos of earlier flights to misrepresent the amount of flight testing and the sophistication of Archer’s eVTOL aircraft.

Finally, the Grizzly Report also alleged that Archer misled about the timelines for:
  • Its lab and manufacturing facility in San Jose becoming operational;
  • Securing FAA certification of its prototype aircraft.
On this news, $ACHR fell 6.46% and lost $97 million of its market capitalization, damaging shareholders.

Since its inception, Archer consistently emphasized its eVTOL aircraft design, profitable business partnerships, and progress in securing FAA certification for mass production.
  • Archer stated that it “optimizes its eVTOL aircraft design for both manufacturing and certification by using advancements in key enabling technologies” and “secured and strengthened excellent relationships with global leaders and innovators, such as United Airlines, Stellantis, Reef, and the U.S. Air Force.”
  • Moreover, the Company claimed that “by bringing together a mix of talent with both eVTOL and traditional commercial aerospace backgrounds, it is building a team that will allow it to move through the design, development, and certification of its eVTOL aircraft with the FAA in an efficient manner.
Taking all representations into account, investors have reasons to suspect Archer of misleading about the amount of flight testing, the sophistication of Archer’s eVTOL aircraft and profitability of its business partnerships.
Case Status
Lead Plaintiff Appointed
Alleged Offence
Misleading Statements
Financial Misrepresentation
Failure to Disclose
Suspected Party
Security Type
Trade Direction
Shock Event Date
16 August 2023
Filing date
21 September 2023
Lead Plaintiff Deadline
20 November 2023
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Archer Aviation Inc

Archer Aviation Inc., an urban air mobility company, engages in designs, develops, manufactures, and operates electric vertical takeoff and landing aircrafts to carry passengers. The company was fo...

    Aerospace & Defense
    190 West Tasman Drive, San Jose, CA, United States, 95134