Global Aviation SA was founded by a group of aviation experts in 1997 having its base in Athens, Greece. The company acquired Aegean Aviation’s general aviation assets (maintenance base, fleet etc) and expanded rapidly acquiring a fleet of new and pre-owned single and multi-engine Piper aircrafts. Due to the Athens 2004 Olympic Games the company’s flight training base was relocated to Pachi Airport, Megara (LGMG), Greece’s major general Aviation airport. Since its incorporation Global Aviation has a mission of offering top-quality services in the fields of, pilot training, aircraft maintenance and aircrafts sales.
Global Flight Academy is the oldest pilot academy in Greece. Having its administrative and ground school base in Piraeus and its flying base in the Civil Aviation Airport of Pachi, Megara (LGMG), Global Flight Academy has been training pilots for private and commercial courses, since 1997, when it was approved by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA). In 2004 the Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) inspected and approved Global Flight Academy as Flight Training Organization (GR-ATO-002) according to Joint Aviation Regulations (JAR). In 2012 the academy adopted the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part-FCL standards.
Some major milestones in Global Aviation’s 16-year long history include:
- 1997: Approved by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) to offer PPL Training
- 2000: Became the first privately-owned academy to offer Commercial Pilot Training in Greece
- 2004: Approved by the Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) to offer Private and Commercial Pilot Training
- 2008: First Greek academy to order a brand new FNPT II
- 2009: Became Bluebird Airways TRTO for the B737
- 2010: Commercial Pilot Training Courses were inspected and approved by Olympic Air
- 2011: Appointed official ICAO Level 4 Aviation English Test Centre for Aegean Airlines
- 2012: Appointed exclusive ICAO Level 4 Aviation English Test Centre for all Greek Air Traffic Controllers
- 2013: Appointed exclusive pilot training provider by the Hellenic Coast Guard for their officers’ training