The first Boeing 747-800F freighter is painted in British Airways colors

Global Supply Systems (London-Stansted) will soon be taking delivery of this brand new Boeing 747-800F freighter. 747-87UF G-GSSD (msn 37562) will be leased from Atlas Air (New York) and will be operated for British Airways (London) in British Airways World Cargo colors.

Global Supply Systems Ltd. was set up in 2001 as a British all-cargo carrier whose principal business is providing aircraft on long-term leases to other airlines on an ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, Insurance) basis. Operations commenced on June 29, 2002 using a Boeing 747-400F leased from Atlas Air. A second similar aircraft joined the fleet in October 2002 and a third arrived in August 2003.

The first customer for the company was British Airways.

The company is majority British-owned, with Atlas Air Inc. as minority shareholder.

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Video: Skylinephotopae. In this video G-GSSD is pictured performing a taxi test at Paine Field in Everett.