Eviation Aircraft, a manufacturer of all-electric aircraft, today announced that Global Crossing Airlines Group (or GlobalX), a Miami-based provider of passenger and cargo charter jets, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) ordering 50 all-electric commuter Alice aircraft.
The aircraft will open up new routes for passenger travel in GlobalX's markets in Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean, supporting the airline's plan to adopt carbon-free and sustainable technologies.
Alice is a nine-passenger electric aircraft built from a clean-sheet design around all-electric propulsion. It produces no carbon emissions, reduces noise and costs less to operate per flight hour compared to light jets or high-end turboprops. Alice is powered by two magni650 electric propulsion units by magniX.
GlobalX began passenger operations in August 2021 and operates seven A320 family aircraft serving the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America. It also has 15 A321 freighter aircraft under lease agreements and will commence cargo operations in Q4 2022. GlobalX expects to take delivery of its initial Alice aircraft in 2027, and is evaluating the cargo aircraft variant of Alice for supporting its cargo customer base.