GlobalX continues to grow A321F fleet

Source: ST Engineering

Global Crossing Airlines Group (GlobalX) will lease an A321 passenger to freighter (P2F) aircraft from Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM), a subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group (ATSG).

The aircraft is due for delivery in October this year. Air Cargo News (ACN) has requested confirmation from GlobalX of how the freighter will be utilised and what verticals it will serve.

“We are pleased to be able to lease our first A321 freighter from CAM, a worldwide leader in cargo aircraft conversions and leasing, and we greatly appreciate ATSG’s support of our team and our business plan,” said Ed Wegel, chair and chief executive of GlobalX.

“Our A321F fleet has performed extremely well – with better fuel burn, and load and unload times for both main deck and lower belly of less than 45 minutes. The A321F takes 50% more volume than its narrowbody competitor and is quickly shaping up to be the 757 freighter replacement aircraft.

“Along with our customers, we are extremely pleased with the A321F performance and we will continue to grow our fleet of A321 freighters along with the increasing demand for the aircraft.”

“ATSG is excited to partner with GlobalX as they continue their transformational growth,” stated Paul Chase, chief commercial officer for ATSG. “We continue to seek partnerships that expand our global leasing footprint with companies that focus on the customer by providing world class service and reliability.”

GlobalX took delivery of its second Airbus A321 passenger to freighter (P2F) conversion in June.

It received its first A321P2F in December last year after conversion by ST Engineering.

In May 2021, GlobalX signed a letter of intent (LOI) to lease five A321P2F aircraft with ST Engineering’s Aviation Asset Management unit. These aircraft are being converted and leased to GlobalX progressively.

In October 2020, GlobalX also signed a letter of intent to lease 10 converted Airbus A321 freighters from the asset management specialist Vallair.

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]