Global Supply Systems

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Global Supply Systems
Global Supply Systems Logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2001
Ceased operations 2014
AOC # 2169
Hubs London Stansted Airport
Fleet size 3
Destinations N/A
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.[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]

The company was majority British-owned (51%), with Atlas Air as minority shareholder (49%).[1]

GSS ended operations 2014.


Global Supply Systems Boeing 747-47UF(SCD)
Global Supply Systems Boeing 747-8F operated for British Airways World Cargo

The company changed its name 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

In January 2014, British Airways World Cargo 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.


Global Supply Systems had operated three Boeing 747-400F which were later replaced by three Boeing 747-8F [5]


  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 86. 
  2. ^ Operating Licence
  3. ^ Companies House
  4. ^ Harris, David (9 April 2014). "What next for Global Supply Systems?". Cargo Facts. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  5. ^ All three GSS 748F in BA livery

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