Global Crossing Airlines (GlobalX) said it has taken delivery of its second Airbus A321 passenger to freighter (P2F) conversion.
The aircraft will support GlobalX’s growing cargo business and will operate out of Miami into Latin America and the Caribbean.
Miami-based GlobalX said the aircraft was converted under ST Engineering’s Precision Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) and is leased from Greenwich Highland Aviation.
The airline said it placed the freighter on the GlobalX operating certificate as of June 16.
“We are very pleased to start operating our second A321 freighter. Our first freighter has been operating 6 days per week with a 99.5% dispatch reliability, and our customers are seeing first-hand the economics and operating performance of the A321 freighter, which make it the best in class narrowbody cargo aircraft,” said Ed Wegel, chair and chief executive of GlobalX.
“We expect to make an announcement soon for two additional A321 freighters scheduled to be delivered this year in Q3, along with two more freighters scheduled for delivery in Q4.”
GlobalX’s 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.
Air Cargo News has contacted GlobalX for confirmation of how many A321P2F aircraft it currently has in operation.
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