Startup Lyte Aviation Unveils LA-44 SkyBus Hybrid eVTOL Earlier this week a new company made an announcement that it was bringing a new type of eVTOL to the market. The announcement was from a European (UK) startup called Lyte Aviation. They have launched schematics of what would be their Hybrid eVTOL LA-44 Skybus. The company plans to start-off hybrid perhaps as it may be an easier path to certification and then eventually they would make the transition to all hydrogen-based propulsion. It will come in the form of a passenger aircraft as well as a cargo variant. The Cargo variant, the SkyTruck, will likely be first to the market. It is envisioned to have an underslung load capability for roles such as firefighting and humanitarian missions. Up to a 9,900 lbs payload and 17 tonnes gross weight are preliminary figures.