LYTE Aviation partners with Crisalion Mobility on last mile transport


LYTE Aviation has partnered with Crisalion Mobility to tackle the issue of last mile transport from vertiport to destination.

UK-based LYTE is working across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas on several new point-to-point regional routes for passenger and cargo transit. The startup will fly missions of up to 1,000km using its 40-passenger capacity aircraft. The new partnership with Crisalion will see it deploy its five-seater eVTOL air taxi to fly the ‘last mile’ from the larger aircraft’s landing site to passenger destination. 

Freshta Farzam, CEO and founder LYTE Aviation said: “We are in the position today to shape new routes and new collaborations the way we see our customers and future passengers will benefit most from. And as being the only 40seater eVTOL in the industry, also called the SkyBus, we can lead the way by initiating strong ties with 2- to 4-seater air taxis and drones (up to 500kg) to take over the last mile for our passengers and customers in the future. 

LYTE is developing a hybrid-hydrogen tilt-wing solution for its aircraft which it hopes to operate within the next 5-6 years.

“With this collaboration, with Crisalion Mobility air taxi (and many more to come), we are taking UAM and RAM a step further by pioneering new routes and business cases in combination with our regional range of up to 1.000km and their short range of up to 200km, our large passenger capacity of 40 pax and their more compact capacity of 5pax. And we both offer point to point transfer, without requiring a runway,” added Farzam.

Óscar Lara, chief operating officer at Crisalion Mobility said: “This is another step forward in Crisalion’s commitment to R&D&I and sustainability in air transport and will allow us to adapt to market needs, as eVTOLs are the future of the industry for both short- and long-haul flights. A significant number of market players will be involved in the new mobility ecosystem and it is a privilege for us to work with LYTE Aviation.”