MIAMI, FLORIDA, Jan 28, 2021 – Global Crossing Airlines Inc. (TSXV: JET) (OTCQB: JETMF) (the "Company" or "GlobalX") pleased to announce the appointment of former Airbus North America Chairman - Mr. T. Allan McArtor to the GlobalX Board, where he will serve as Vice Chairman.
"We are honored that Allan has agreed to join us as Vice Chairman," said Ed Wegel, Chair and CEO. "He brings to our board a significant knowledge base in three crucial areas- US FAA regulatory practices, airline flight and maintenance operations, and Airbus aircraft platforms."
In addition, he has founded a start up airline and brings that experience to our team. We have asked him to work with our pilot group as they train to fly our Airbus A320, as well as our maintenance teams to fully understand the capabilities of the A320 family."
"I am delighted to join the board of GlobalX and share my deep experience in the airline business with this management team. I look forward to helping them finish their FAA certification and growing this airline with Airbus aircraft to take advantage of the market opportunities the team has identified," said Mr. McArtor.
T. Allan McArtor has had a long career in the airline and aerospace industry. He was Chairman of Airbus North America from 2001-2018, overseeing all aircraft marketing and sales, governmental affairs and customer support and training. Before joining Airbus, Mr. McArtor founded and served as Chairman and CEO of scheduled air carrier Legend Airlines at Dallas Love Field.
From 1979-1994 he served as Senior Vice President at Fed Ex Corp, overseeing the company's global airline operations, including maintenance, training and planning, the acquisition of Flying Tigers air cargo airline and the introduction of the A300-600 freighters. During that time, he served as Administrator of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from 1987-1989, modernizing the air traffic control system and restoring the public's trust in the US air transportation system.
He graduated as Cadet Wing Commander from the Air Force Academy ("AFA") in 1964 and holds an MS in Engineering from Arizona State. While on active duty with the Air Force, he was a decorated combat pilot in Vietnam, taught engineering at the AFA and capped his career as a pilot with the world famous "Thunderbirds" Aerial Demonstration Team.