GlobalX orders 50 Eviation Alice aircraft
Miami-based charter operator, Global Crossing Airlines (GlobalX) has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Eviation for 50 of its Alice aircraft.
GlobalX began passenger operations in August 2021 and operates seven A320 family aircraft serving the US, Caribbean and Latin America. Alice will enable the firm to introduce new flight options for markets including Miami, Orlando and the Bahamas.
Alice, a nine-passenger electric aircraft built from a clean-sheet design, costs a fraction to operate per flight hour compared to light jets or high-end turboprops, according to its makers. The aircraft is powered by two magni650 electric propulsion units made by magniX.
Eviation president, Gregory Davis said: “Alice represents a pioneering approach to making charter sustainable for generations to come. We are delighted to enter this agreement with GlobalX, whose investment in zero-emissions flight demonstrates the airline’s commitment to cleaner skies, lower operational costs, and the provision of the most innovative options for air travel.”
Ed Wegel, chair and CEO, GlobalX said: “Eviation’s Alice aircraft is setting the standard in sustainable aviation, and we plan to offer the aircraft to our cruise line, tour operators, leisure travel providers, and business clients with a need for shorthaul charter flights across Florida. The Alice aircraft 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.”
GlobalX expects to take delivery of its initial Alice aircraft in 2027, and is also evaluating the cargo aircraft variant of Alice.