Global Crossing Airlines to lease additional A321F
We continue work on the certification of GlobalX Colombia which will operate the A321F and expect to enter phase 3 of that certification by May 2023.
Global Crossing Airlines Group (GlobalX) has announced a lease agreement for an additional A321 freighter to be delivered in December 2023.
“We are pleased to be able to add an additional A321F to our delivery schedule for 2023. We expect now to take delivery of a total of six A321Fs this year, including the first freighter(N410GX) which entered revenue service in February,” said Ed Wegel, Chair and CEO, GlobalX.
“During its first month of revenue operation, our first freighter flew for a variety of customers, including a big government contract, flights for the US automobile sector, and flights for a major motion picture studio,” said the official release.
The A321F has performed exceptionally well, with improved fuel burn and load and unload times of less than 45 minutes for both the main deck and the lower belly. The A321F can carry 50% more cargo than its narrow body competitor and is gradually becoming the 757 freighter replacement aircraft. GlobalX, like its clients, is highly satisfied with the A321F's performance and will aim to add as many A321Fs to the fleet as soon as possible to meet what has become an overwhelming demand for the aircraft in the Americas.
“We expect delivery of our second A321F in mid-April, and that aircraft has been completely booked by our cargo clients for the next 12 months. We continue work on the certification of GlobalX Colombia which will operate the A321F and expect to enter phase 3 of that certification by May 2023,” said Wegel.