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About Us

GlobalX is a US 121 domestic flag and supplemental Airline flying the Airbus A320 family aircraft. GlobalX flies as a passenger ACMI and charter airline serving the US, Caribbean, European and Latin American markets. GlobalX is also now operating ACMI cargo service flying the A321 freighter. GlobalX is IOSA certified by IATA and holds TCO's for Europe and the UK.

Highly Experienced Leadership Team

Ed Wegel, Chairman & CEO

  • Over 30 years of commercial aviation experience
  • Founder – Republic Airways
  • CEO and director of BWIA International Airways (“BWIA”)
  • Founder/CEO – Eastern Air Lines Group, Inc.

Ryan Goepel, EVP/CFO & Board Member

  • Over 20 years in Senior Finance Roles
  • Significant LCC narrowbody CFO experience
  • Multiple successful startups
  • Key role in the first Burger King IPO

David Dow, VP of Charter Sales
  • Successful startup launch of Elite Airways
  • Developed diverse total revenue portfolio for PART 121 regional air carrier resulting in successful operations for over a decade
  • Measurable achievements growing revenue, developing sales teams, creating marketing plans, and negotiating numerous program contracts successfully

George (Mike) Hambrick, Chief of Staff
  • FAA Operations Inspector on legacy, startup and charter airline certificates (retired after 10-year career)
  • FAA SME on new SMS Safety Management System
  • 40+ years piloting military and commercial aircraft

Varun Nandlal, VP of Cargo and Security
  • Air Cargo SME with over 17 years’ experience
  • Project Lead in Cargo certification at 21 Air, LLC
  • Held management roles in Cargo Operations & Compliance with several 121 all cargo carriers
  • Extensive Loadmaster experience (DC10-30F, MD11, A300, 767-200/300F, 747-400F)

Indyara Andion, General Counsel-Legal
  • Over 10 years in Senior Counsel & Partner roles and 15 years in the aviation/transportation sector
  • Extensive experience supporting multinational companies
  • Assistant General Counsel at Amerijet International

119 Team

John Coomes, VP & Director of Operations
  • Over 20 years in Pilot and Captain roles
  • Experienced negotiator and litigator handling employment and aircraft management
  • Extensive Contract and Labor Law experience

  • 35 years maintenance experience, 20 years’ experience as 119
  • Program Director for SIAED AAR Gulf Air Project in Bahrain
  • Held roles at FedEx, Polar Air Cargo, EOS Airlines, Commercial Jet, Inc, Maxjet, Heavy Lift International Airlines, Thales, and Falcon Air Express

Brian Garhammer, Director of Safety
  • Over 20 years of Pilot and Captain experience
  • 12-year A320 captain at Spirit airlines
  • Extensive experience working with safety programs, including ASAP and FOQA

Sean Lyons, Chief Inspector
  • 20+ years of maintenance and aviation experience
  • Held Maintenance Supervisor roles at Alaska and American Airlines
  • Quality Control Manager at GlobalX for over a year

Alfredo Armas, Chief Pilot
  • Over 20,000 total hours of flight time
  • 11,000+ hours A320 PIC at GlobalX, Virgin America/ Alaska
  • Certified and rated on A320, B737, B757, B767, EMB170, EMB190, CL65, FK28, SA227

Non-Management Board of Directors

T. Allen McArtor – Vice Chairman

  • Former SVP - FedEx
  • Former Administrator FAA
  • Former Chairman, Airbus Group (North America)

John Quelch

  • Former Chairman of the Board – Massachusetts Port Authority
  • Dean – University of Miami Herbert Business School
  • Former Board Member – Reebok, Easyjet PLC

Cordia Harrington

  • Serves on the boards of Ascent Global Logistics, Broadcrest Capital and Belmont University
  • Founder and CEO of Crown Bakeries

Deb Robinson

  • Board member – Via Rail Canada
  • President/Founder – Bay Street HR, outsources human resource services to start up companies

Alan Bird

  • Former Advisor to CEO, Canada Jetlines and Board Member
  • Former CFO Viva Aerobus; leading A320 low cost carrier in Mexico
  • Senior Advisor – Irelandia Aviation, major investor in Ryanair, Viva Colombia, Viva Peru (leading A320 LCC’s)
  • Former CFO Tiger Airways; leading Asia A320 LCC