Global Airlines Conducts Ferry Flight of Airbus A380 from Mojave to Glasgow

Global Airlines flew its first Airbus A380 (registration code: 9H-GLOBL, formerly B-6140) from Mojave, California, USA, to Glasgow, UK.

The aircraft departed Mojave on April 30, stopped over at Montreal’s Mirabel International Airport for refueling, and arrived at Glasgow’s Prestwick Airport on May 1.

Formerly operated by China Southern Airlines, this Airbus A380, delivered in March 2013 with serial number MSN120, has been undergoing preparations for a return to operation in Mojave, USA, with Business Class Aviation (BCA) leading the project with support from HiFly. Airbus, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), TM-CAD, and HiFly collaborated on this effort, and the crew also received simulator training. The aircraft was granted permission for the ferry flight on April 26. Comprehensive interior refurbishments and maintenance are planned.

James Askins, CEO, stated, “There were moments when I thought we might not manage to get the aircraft out of America, but thanks to the incredible efforts of Airbus, HiFly, our maintenance partners, and the fantastic Global team, we now have our first aircraft in Europe and are in a position to move forward. Reaching Europe marks a significant milestone for Global Airlines, representing the vast energy, determination, and belief in the project across both sides of the Atlantic.”

Global Airlines, founded in 2021 as a new airline, has acquired the Airbus A380 and plans to commence operations on transatlantic routes from London within the year.

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