Global Crossing Airlines, doing business initially as Global X in the United States, will be an affiliated group of airlines operating both narrow and widebody aircraft in mature and emerging growth markets around the world, utilizing the efficiencies of an Airbus A320/330 fleet, and centralized purchasing, planning and management. The Global family will incorporate all that has been learned about charter, low cost scheduled and long haul low fare operations.
Global X is the first airline, now being certified in the US as a part 121 domestic and flag carrier airline using the Airbus A320. Global X will operate wet lease and acmi flights for airlines and charter operations for tour operators, professional and college teams and other groups requiring a 150 seat aircraft capable of flying up to six hours. Global X plans to grow to a fleet of ten (10) to fifteen (15) A320 aircraft and will then add widebody A330 aircraft to our FAA certificate, to provide dual capability and optionality to our clients in long range charter and acmi/wet lease operations.
Global X is led by a strong and highly experienced 119 team – the five (5) mandated positions of Director of Operations, Maintenance, Quality and Safety and the Chief Pilot have over 150 years of commercial aircraft operating experience. Our Director of Maintenance was the co-founder and Director of Maintenance for the certification of Virgin America, our Director of Safety was the FAA’s subject matter expert and wrote much of the SMA (Safety Management System) policies and procedures, our Chief Pilot has operated many aircraft types including the 747 in worldwide charter operations, our Director of Operations has flown narrowbody aircraft worldwide for over 20 years and our Director of Quality served in the same position for Delta Airlines and has been an FAA Principal Inspector for the past ten years.
Future Global Crossing operations are planned for Ecuador and Canada.