Global Supply Systems

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Global Supply Systems
Global Supply Systems Logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Ceased operations2014
AOC #2169
HubsLondon Stansted Airport
Fleet size3
Parent companyAtlas Air Worldwide Holdings
HeadquartersLondon 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.[1] 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.[2]


Global Supply Systems Boeing 747-8F operated for British Airways World Cargo

The company changed its name[a] to Global Supply Systems Limited on 31 January 2001,[3] 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%).[1]

In January 2014, British Airways World Cargo as the airline's main customer terminated its contract with Global Supply Systems, effective from 30 April.[4] 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.[5]


Global Supply Systems had operated three Boeing 747-400F which were later replaced by three Boeing 747-8F.[6]


  1. ^ It was formed as a Shelf company in August 2000


  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 3 April 2007. p. 86.
  2. ^ Operating Licence Archived 11 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Companies House
  4. ^ Harris, David (9 April 2014). "What next for Global Supply Systems?". Cargo Facts. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  5. ^ Global Supply Systems Limited - Annual Report for the year ended 31 December 2015.
  6. ^ All three GSS 748F in BA livery

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