Miami, Florida-based provider of passenger and cargo charter jets Global Crossing Airlines Group (GlobalX) has signed a letter of intent (LoI) for 50 all-electric commuter Alice aircraft from Eviation. The aircraft will open up new routes for passenger travel in GlobalX’s key markets in Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean, supporting the airline’s plan to adopt carbon-free and sustainable technologies.
“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 who need short haul charter flights across Florida,” says GlobalX chair and CEO Ed Wegel. “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. We are proud to be a launch customer for Eviation and lead the charge in bringing carbon-free air travel to our passengers.”
In March this year GlobalX also signed an LoI for up to 200 of Embraer company Eve’s eVTOL aircraft, with deliveries estimated to start in 2026. The agreement also allows the two companies to explore the development of a UAM ecosystem throughout south Florida.
The Alice is a nine passenger aircraft built from a clean-sheet design around all-electric propulsion. It produces no carbon emissions, significantly reduces noise and costs a fraction to operate per flight hour compared to light jets or high end turboprops. It is powered by two magniX magni650 electric propulsion units.
GlobalX began passenger operations in August 2021 and operates seven A320 family aircraft serving the US, Caribbean and Latin America. It also has 15 A321 freighter aircraft under lease agreements and will commence cargo operations in Q4 2022. The Alice will enable GlobalX to introduce new, sustainable flight options for growing markets including Miami, Orlando and the Bahamas. It expects to take delivery of its initial aircraft in 2027, and is evaluating the cargo aircraft variant for its cargo customer base.
Eviation president Gregory Davis says: “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.”