Global Supply Systems
|Hubs||London Stansted Airport|
|Parent company||Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings|
|Headquarters||London Stansted Airport|
Global Supply Systems (GSS) was a British cargo airline based at London Stansted Airport. It provided dedicated freighters to airlines on a wet lease basis. The company held a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority Type A Operating Licence, it was permitted to carry passengers, cargo and mail on aircraft with 20 or more seats.
The company changed its name[a] to Global Supply Systems Limited on 31 January 2001, and started operations on 29 June 2002. It began flying operations for British Airways World Cargo between London Stansted, Frankfurt and Hong Kong using a Boeing 747-400 freighter on dry lease from partner Atlas Air. The company was founded by Atlas Air and John Robert Porter and was majority British-owned (51%), with Atlas Air as minority shareholder (49%).
In January 2014, British Airways World Cargo as the airline's main customer terminated its contract with Global Supply Systems, effective from 30 April. GSS was unable to find a new customer and ceased operations later that year.
The company continued to dry-lease two Boeing 777F aircraft to an international cargo airline.
- It was formed as a Shelf company in August 2000
- "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 3 April 2007. p. 86.
- Operating Licence Archived 11 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine
- Companies House
- Harris, David (9 April 2014). "What next for Global Supply Systems?". Cargo Facts. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
- Global Supply Systems Limited - Annual Report for the year ended 31 December 2015.
- All three GSS 748F in BA livery
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