Global Airlines, the world’s newest long-haul airline, has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a further three A380s. With the purchase of these aircraft, the airline’s fleet development reaches a new milestone with four A380s now lined up for the start of operations in Spring 2024.
The additional aircraft have been purchased for an undisclosed figure and the Global team is now developing plans for their refit and return to service. Further details about the aircraft, the acquisition and the refurbishment will be published in the coming months.
Global Airlines has also announced further appointments to its Advisory Board; Pierre Madrange and Ian Black.
Pierre Madrange is a former French Air Force fighter pilot who later held the position of Chief Operating Officer at XL Airways, Managing Director at SR Technics and is a former Vice President of NAVBLUE, an Airbus company. Pierre brings his extensive aviation knowledge to the new airline as well significant expertise in airline operations and P&L management as well as growing leadership functions.
Ian Black is a highly experienced commercial and former military pilot. He has flown commercial operations across the Far East, Australasia, India, Dubai, and Europe. He worked for a major UK long haul airline for over 25 years as a senior captain on the Airbus/Boeing fleet. He has extensive experience in long-haul flying and cumulatively has flown 20,000 hours on A330/340-300/340-600 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
At Global, Pierre and Ian will advise the Executive Team and work closely with the Founder and CEO, James Asquith, on airline operations management and airline digitalisation.