Lyte partners with Amros Global and Uniwastec to manage and fuel VTOL fleet
Lyte Aviation has announced a partnership with fleet management provider Amros Global and waste-to-energy producer Uniwastec.
The collaboration will see Amros manage Lyte’s fleet of LA 44 Skybus’, including financial, technical, operational, and asset management solutions. Whilst Uniwastec will provide Lyte with hydrogen fuel and SAF sourced from their waste-to-energy technologies.
Freshta Farzam, CEO & founder, Lyte Aviation told Revolution.Aero: “I see things taking off for Lyte in multiple dimensions now: our in-house tech and collaborations with great advisors and research teams, our potential customers in several locations of our planet (from remote areas in Africa to urban areas in Seattle) and now strong and ambitious partners for our infrastructure. Our journey has just begun and there is much more to come soon.
“We need reliable access to energy (SAF & hydrogen) for our ground infrastructure and a team that takes care our customer’s SkyBus fleets. Thus, Uniwastec and Amros are the ideal visionary and established partners on our journey of laying that solid foundation for future sustainable aviation as we envision it,” said Farzam.
Lyte’s LA 44 SkyBus will be capable of accommodating up to 40 passengers and will be produced also as a cargo aircraft. With a range of 1,000km (625 miles) and a maximum speed of 300 km/h (187 mph) the SkyBus uses a tandem tilt-wing and hybrid propulsion system, which consists of four turboprop engines combined with hydrogen fuel cell electric motors on each wingtip.
Farzam said the partnership marks a “transformative milestone within the aviation and aerospace industries”. Lyte Aviation’s strategic partnership with Amros Global and Uniwastec signifies their shared commitment towards innovation and sustainability, she added.
The eVTOL developer also just jointly-published a white paper with the AAM Institute entitled “Transforming passenger mass transit globally, starting with Seattle”. The paper addresses areas including aircraft technology, company vision and details surrounding the Seattle pilot project.
Access the white paper by contacting [email protected].