Air Charter Firm Inks Deal for 50 All-electric Aircraft

 - September 15, 2022, 12:27 PM
Miami-based aircraft charter and cargo company GlobalX signed a letter of intent to purchase 50 all-electric Eviation Alice aircraft. Deliveries are tentatively scheduled to start in 2027. (Photo: Eviation Aircraft)

Miami-based aircraft charter and cargo company GlobalX signed a letter of intent to purchase 50 all-electric Eviation Alice aircraft, with deliveries tentatively scheduled to start in 2027, the companies announced today. According to GlobalX, these nine-passenger aircraft will open additional routes in the charter operator’s key markets of Florida, Bahamas, and the Caribbean, while supporting its plan to adopt carbon-free and sustainable technologies.

GlobalX began passenger operations last August and operates seven A320-series aircraft serving the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America. It also has 15 A321 freighters under lease agreements and will begin cargo operations in the fourth quarter.

“Alice will enable GlobalX to introduce new, sustainable flight options for growing markets, including Miami, Orlando, and the Bahamas,” the operator said. “GlobalX expects to take delivery of its initial Alice aircraft in 2027, and is evaluating the cargo aircraft variant of Alice for supporting its cargo customer base.”

GlobalX chairman and CEO Ed Wegel added that Alice “will allow us to offer sustainable, regional flights to and from major markets, and is the first step in our initiative to be a zero-carbon emissions airline by 2050. We are proud to be a launch customer for Eviation and lead the charge in bringing carbon-free air travel to our passengers.”