Global Crossing Airlines has decided that now is the right time to launch a modern, efficient charter passenger and cargo airline catering to tour companies, other airlines, sports teams, and clients requiring 150-seat aircraft for transportation. Known as Global X, the operation is now being certified in the U.S. as a Part 121 Flag carrier. Starting with an Airbus A320-200 aircraft, the company plans to grow a fleet of 20 passenger A320s and 10 cargo A321s.
It has just signed an agreement for the conversion of five A321 passenger aircraft to freighter and plans to acquire four A321s from a major European airline. Global X recently combined its business with Canadian carrier Canada Jetlines and now includes them as a subsidiary alongside Global Ground Team. The company says their vision includes creating a major base operation at Miami International Airport with an 80,000 square foot hangar complex, and a training center with full motion simulators and training devices.
Global X plans to re-launch Canada Jetlines with scheduled services from Canada’s Toronto Pearson and Montreal Trudeau to leisure destinations in the Caribbean and its second hub at Atlantic City, New Jersey.
With its ambitious plans to expand over time, Global X selected the TRAX eMRO solution to assist with productivity and continued growth. “We evaluated every MRO software system in the market and chose Trax because of the system’s flexibility to handle all of our operations and planned rapid growth,” Chris Toro, VP Tech Ops, stated.