AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 10 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 10 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 09/07/2020 05:00:02


Aviation is the design, development, production, operation, and use of aircraft, especially heavier-than-air aircraft. The word 'aviation' was coined by French writer and former naval officer Gabriel La Landelle in 1873, from the verb 'avier' (synonymous flying), itself derived from the Latin word 'avis' ('bird') and the suffix '-ation'. There are many competing claims for the earliest powered, heavier-than-air flight. The first recorded powered flight was carried out by Clément Ader on October 9, 1890 when he reportedly made the first manned, powered, heavier-than-air flight of a significant distance (50 m (160 ft)) but insignificant altitude from level ground in his bat-winged, fully self-propelled fixed-wing aircraft, the Ader Éole. Seven years later, on 14 October 1897, Ader's Avion III was tested without success in front of two officials from the French War ministry. The report on the trials was not publicized until 1910, as they had been a military secret. In November 1906 Ader claimed to have made a successful flight on 14 October 1897, achieving an 'uninterupted flight' of around 300 metres (985 ft). Although widely believed at the time, these claims were later discredited. However, the most widely accepted date is December 17, 1903 by the Wright brothers. The Wright brothers were the first to fly in a powered and controlled aircraft. Previous flights were gliders (control but no power) or free flight (power but no control), but the Wright brothers combined both, setting the new standard in aviation records. Following this, the widespread adoption of ailerons rather than wing warping made aircraft much easier to control, and only a decade later, at the start of World War I, heavier-than-air powered aircraft had become practical for reconnaissance, artillery spotting, and even attacks against ground positions. Aircraft began to transport people and cargo as designs grew larger and more reliable. The Wright brothers took aloft the first passenger, Charles Furnas, one of their mechanics, on May 14, 1908. Rigid airships became the first aircraft to transport passengers and cargo over great distances. ...

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ACORN in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Air Crew Operating & Recruitment Network in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Aero Spacelines in USA.CALIFORNIA (Originally formed by Jack Conroy then renamed. Formed to support NASA space prog ...)
Aerofletes Internacionales in PANAMA ( ...)
AFISA in PANAMA ( ...)
Aeromar Airlines in MEXICO (Was reportedly to be re-branded as Mexicana Launch in spring 2010, plan abandonn ...)
Transportes Aeromar in MEXICO (Was reportedly to be re-branded as Mexicana Launch in spring 2010, plan abandonn ...)
Aeromexpress in MEXICO (Formed by AeroMéxico. Became a subsidiary of holding company Cintra in 1996. Cea ...)
AeroMexpress in MEXICO (Formed by AeroMéxico. Became a subsidiary of holding company Cintra in 1996. Cea ...)
AeroUnion in MEXICO (Minority investment purchased in 10/14 by Avianca Cargo. ...)
Aerotransporte de Carga Union in MEXICO (Minority investment purchased in 10/14 by Avianca Cargo. ...)
Aerovias Condor in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Africa Cargo Air in SOUTH AFRICA (Originally formed in Malawi. Moved to South Africa in 1997. ...)
African Cargo Airlines in SOUTH AFRICA (Originally formed in Malawi. Moved to South Africa in 1997. ...)
AG Air in GEORGIA (AOC revoked in 9/14, reinstated by 11/14. ...)
New Georgia in GEORGIA (AOC revoked in 9/14, reinstated by 11/14. ...)
Aigle-Azur Indochine in VIETNAM (Formed by Aigle-Azur. Renamed 13/2/56 after Aigle-Azur had been taken over by UA ...)
AZI in VIETNAM (Formed by Aigle-Azur. Renamed 13/2/56 after Aigle-Azur had been taken over by UA ...)
Air America Freight in USA.NEVADA ( ...)
Air Baghdad in IRAQ (Initially formed in 2003 but operations postponed until mid-2004. ...)
Air Caribbean Transport in JAMAICA (Formed in 4/68. Minority interest purchased by Mohawk officers. Ceased operartio ...)
ACT in JAMAICA (Formed in 4/68. Minority interest purchased by Mohawk officers. Ceased operartio ...)
Air Contractors in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Air Gabon in GABON (Formed when Gabon withdrew from Air Afrique, taking over Transgabon, with help f ...)
Compagnie Nationale Air Gabon in GABON (Formed when Gabon withdrew from Air Afrique, taking over Transgabon, with help f ...)
Air Horizon Togo in TOGO (Formed 8/2004 by former Transtel management, with capital investors from Lebanon ...)
Air Macau in CHINA.MACAO (Formed with help from China Southern/MASC (51%) and TAP Air Portugal (25%). Gran ...)
Air Ogoque in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Air Vendée Investissements in FRANCE (Formed by Groupe Dubreuil. ...)
AirAsia in MALAYSIA (Formed by DRB-Hicom. Acquired on 8/9/01 by Tune Group (Tony Fernandes and 4 part ...)
Airasia in MALAYSIA (Formed by DRB-Hicom. Acquired on 8/9/01 by Tune Group (Tony Fernandes and 4 part ...)
AirAsia Vietnam in VIETNAM (Formed 3/17 by AirAsia (30%) and Gumin Co Ltd (69.99%), using AOC from Hai Au Av ...)
AirClass Airways in SPAIN (Formed as a reorganization of Travel Service by Futura International. Ceased ope ...)
Visig Airlines in SPAIN (Formed as a reorganization of Travel Service by Futura International. Ceased ope ...)
Airline Management AS in NORWAY ( ...)
Antey in RUSSIA (Formed by Polet Omsk Aviation Factory, became member of MAP Group. AOC cancelled ...)
Asian Express Airline in TAJIKISTAN (Originally formed in 2007 as Asian Express Aviacompany. Fully purchased in 2011 ...)
Associated Airlines in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
AviaAM Leasing in LITHUANIA (Formed by ZIA Valda Cyprus Ltd. IPO launched on 28/6/13 on Warsaw stock exchange ...)
Aviation Assets Management in LITHUANIA (Formed by ZIA Valda Cyprus Ltd. IPO launched on 28/6/13 on Warsaw stock exchange ...)
Belair Airlines in SWITZERLAND (Formed 16/10/01 and renamed to Belair by Hotelplan (100% owner) for legal reason ...)
BelgiumExel in BELGIUM (Formed by Netherlands' Exel Aviation (Air Exel/Holland Exel) and Thomas Cook Bel ...)
Belgium Exel in BELGIUM (Formed by Netherlands' Exel Aviation (Air Exel/Holland Exel) and Thomas Cook Bel ...)
Bermuda Star in UNITED KINGDOM.BERMUDA ( ...)
Blue Square Aviation in MALTA (Formed by Vacuna Jets Ltd and Capital Jets. ...)
Boeing Aircraft Company in USA.ILLINOIS (Formed in 1916 by William Boeing as Pacific Aero Products Company and renamed Bo ...)
Boliviana de Aviación in BOLIVIA (Formed 24/10/07 by government as a successor to (yet-to-be made defunct) LAB. AO ...)
BoA in BOLIVIA (Formed 24/10/07 by government as a successor to (yet-to-be made defunct) LAB. AO ...)
Cairvanair in $ FICTION ( ...)
California Aeroservicios in MEXICO (Formed by J.C.Cervantes Madrigal. ...)
California Air in MEXICO (Formed by J.C.Cervantes Madrigal. ...)
CalJet Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by former CEO of Air Canada (previously with Continental and Delta). ...)
Cally Air in NIGERIA (Formed in 9/16 by the local government of Cross River State with management and ...)
Centennial Air in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Central Leasing Corp in TAIWAN (Entered bankrupcy in 2006H1 ? ...)
Charrak Air in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
CHC Tchad in TCHAD (Formed by Canada's CHC Helicoopters Corp, for support of EEPCI (Esso Exploration ...)
China Southern Airlines General Aviation in CHINA (Formed by China Southern. ...)
Chuvashia Airlines in RUSSIA (Ceased ops in 8/05. ...)
Citadel Airlines in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Civil in JAPAN ( ...)
Civil Aviation Department in INDIA ( ...)
Colonial Airlines in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
Columbia Air Cargo in USA.OREGON ( ...)
Consumers Air Freight in USA.ILLINOIS ( ...)
Corendon Air in TURKEY (Initially formed as a tour operator. Suspended operations on 25/3/20 due to COVI ...)
Donbass Air Lines in UKRAINE ( ...)
Avialinii Donbassa in UKRAINE ( ...)
Douglas Aircraft Company in USA.CALIFORNIA (Originally formed as Davis Douglas Co by Donald Willis Douglas, renamed in 1928. ...)
DAC in USA.CALIFORNIA (Originally formed as Davis Douglas Co by Donald Willis Douglas, renamed in 1928. ...)
E-Cargo in RUSSIA (Formed by Irida Cargo, a freight forwarder. AOC granted in 7/18. ...)
Erofey in RUSSIA (Formed by Irida Cargo, a freight forwarder. AOC granted in 7/18. ...)
East African Safari Air in KENYA (Started services with small Cessna equipment. Ceased international services on 7 ...)
East African Express in KENYA (Started services with small Cessna equipment. Ceased international services on 7 ...)
Easy Islands in ITALY ( ...)
Ejercito de Bolivia in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Elmo Aviation in ICELAND ( ...)
Elmo Ventures in ICELAND ( ...)
Euro Pacific Air in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Euroair Transport in UNITED KINGDOM (Ceased ops when taken-over by non-EEC (Australian) company. Became a brokerage-o ...)
Alexandra Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM (Ceased ops when taken-over by non-EEC (Australian) company. Became a brokerage-o ...)
Euroceltic Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Started ops using Sky Trek's AOC then BAC Express' AOC. Gained own AOC in 2001. ...)
Sky-Trek Airlines/Atlantic Bridge Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM (Started ops using Sky Trek's AOC then BAC Express' AOC. Gained own AOC in 2001. ...)
Eurojet International in BELGIUM ( ...)
EJI in BELGIUM ( ...)
Evergreen International Airlines in USA.ARIZONA (Formed by Evergreen Helicopters Inc, buying operating certificate of defunct Joh ...)
Feeder Airlines in SOUTH SUDAN (Formed by authorities of southern Sudan, receiving its AOC in 12/06. Listed on E ...)
First Pennsylvania Leasing in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Flagship Airlines/American Eagle in USA.TENNESSEE (Formed as Nashville Eagle by AMR. Merged in 6/1991 with Command AW. Merged in 1 ...)
FlairJet Luftverkehrsgesellschaft in GERMANY ( ...)
Flamingo Airlines in BAHAMAS (Formed by Bahamas World AW. Nationalized and merged into Bahamasair. ...)
Flyjet in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Shaun Dewey (ex-Air Europe, Inter European, Air World and Helios) and ...)
German Wings in GERMANY (24.9% stake in 1990 by British AW was cancelled. ...)
Goodjet in SWEDEN (Acquired in 2002 by MCI Group, Netherlands. Ceased ops 16/1/03. ...)
Gulco in BAHRAIN (Formed by Al Suwaiket Trading & Contracting oil/gas company. ...)
Hala Fly in SYRIA (Originally formed in 2011. AOC granted in late 2012. Intends to start once the c ...)
Héliglobe Finet France Cargo in FRANCE ( ...)
Finet France in FRANCE ( ...)
Holiday Air in SRI LANKA (Originally formed as Air South Asia. ...)
Holiday Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA (Entered bankrupcy on 5/2/75. ...)
Inex Adria Aviopromet/Airways in YUGOSLAVIA (Renamed when acquired 1968 by Interexport Group. Became independent in 1986 and ...)
Jagson Airlines in INDIA (Started operations in 1992 with small equipment. 15.9% sold to foreign investor ...)
Jatayu Air in INDONESIA (Ceased ops 2/06 until 3/08. AOC revoked in 2008. ...)
Kite Air in VIETNAM (Formed in 6/19 by TMG (Vietnam's largest travel group, 30%) and local investors, ...)
Thien Minh Aviation in VIETNAM (Formed in 6/19 by TMG (Vietnam's largest travel group, 30%) and local investors, ...)
LACSA in COSTA RICA (Formed on 17/10/45 with Pan American assistance. Started operations on 1/6/46. S ...)
Lineas Aéreas de Costa Rica SA in COSTA RICA (Formed on 17/10/45 with Pan American assistance. Started operations on 1/6/46. S ...)
Landhelgisgaeslan in ICELAND ( ...)
Icelandic Coast-Guard in ICELAND ( ...)
Lao Uruguay Aéreas in URUGUAY ( ...)
LBC Airways in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Lerner Enterprises in USA.MARYLAND ( ...)
Lineas Aéreas Canarias in SPAIN (Formed with assistance from BAF. Partially acquired 1988 by Finnair. Merged with ...)
LAC in SPAIN (Formed with assistance from BAF. Partially acquired 1988 by Finnair. Merged with ...)
Macair Airlines in AUSTRALIA (Originally formed in 1992 as McKinlay Air Charters. Started scheduled services i ...)
MacAir in AUSTRALIA (Originally formed in 1992 as McKinlay Air Charters. Started scheduled services i ...)
Malta Metropolitan in MALTA (Formed in 12/62 by Capt. Ian Maclean, Bryan Winslett, Stuart Platt, Michael Harr ...)
Maluti Airservices in LESOTHO ( ...)
Marinha Portuguesa in PORTUGAL ( ...)
Medit Air in SPAIN ( ...)
Meridiana in ITALY (Reorganized in 1999 as a subsidiary of Fimpar SpA. Expected to become associated ...)
National Guard of Russia in RUSSIA (Formed as the internal military force of the Russian government under direct com ...)
Rosgvardiya in RUSSIA (Formed as the internal military force of the Russian government under direct com ...)
North African Cargo Airlines in TUNISIA ( ...)
Novgorod Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Novgorod division. ...)
Novgorodskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Novgorod division. ...)
Okada Air in NIGERIA (Formed by Chief Gabriel Igbinedion. Started operations in 9/1983. Reported in 7/ ...)
Oriental Airways in $ FICTION ( ...)
Orion-X in RUSSIA ( ...)
Pan Am Express in USA.PENNSYLVANIA (Acquired in 1991 by TWA following Pan Am fold-up, becoming Trans World Express o ...)
Passaredo Linhas Aéreas in BRAZIL (Purchased in 6/13 by HGI Capital Group, Spain. Purchased in 7/17 by Grupo Itapem ...)
VoePass in BRAZIL (Purchased in 6/13 by HGI Capital Group, Spain. Purchased in 7/17 by Grupo Itapem ...)
Puglia Air in ITALY ( ...)
R&B Air Travel in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Regional Airlines in FRANCE (Formed on 1/1/92 by Groupe Dubreuil through the merger of Air Exel-France (forme ...)
Régional Compagnie Aérienne Européenne in FRANCE (Formed on 1/1/92 by Groupe Dubreuil through the merger of Air Exel-France (forme ...)
Russia 224 letny otryad in RUSSIA (All aircraft are in full Aeroflot c/s. ...)
State Airlines 224th Flight Unit in RUSSIA (All aircraft are in full Aeroflot c/s. ...)
Russian Navy in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aviatsiya Voyenno-Morskoyo Flota in RUSSIA ( ...)
SAETA in COLOMBIA (Formed by Avianca. Taken-over by Avianca. ...)
Sociedad Aérea de Tolima in COLOMBIA (Formed by Avianca. Taken-over by Avianca. ...)
SAIDE in EGYPT (Formed by the Egyptian royal family and associates. Fell out of favour after Gen ...)
Services Aériens Int. d'Egypte/Arabian American Airways in EGYPT (Formed by the Egyptian royal family and associates. Fell out of favour after Gen ...)
Saransk Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Saransk division. Designated to become national ...)
Saranskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Saransk division. Designated to become national ...)
SCOLTA in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Sociedad Colombiana de Transportes Aéreos in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Scottish Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Scottish Avn. Merged into Dan-Air. ...)
Shan Xi Airlines in CHINA (89.1% acquired in 2000 by Shandong AL, transferred to Hainan AL/HNA Group in 200 ...)
Shanxi Aviation in CHINA (89.1% acquired in 2000 by Shandong AL, transferred to Hainan AL/HNA Group in 200 ...)
Sky Cabs in SRI LANKA ( ...)
Sky Truck International in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Standard Air Cargo in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Starline in ITALY (Formed by Sterling. ...)
TAIP in PORTUGAL.GOA (Ceased ops 18/12/61 when India invaded Goa territory and bombed Dabolim airport. ...)
TAM Airlines in BRAZIL (Joined Star Alliance (approved 7/10/08, effective 13/5/10). Took over by LAN Air ...)
TAM Linhas Aéreas in BRAZIL (Joined Star Alliance (approved 7/10/08, effective 13/5/10). Took over by LAN Air ...)
Transindo Pratama in INDONESIA ( ...)
Mindo Transindo Pratama in INDONESIA ( ...)
Transit-Avia in RUSSIA (Started operations in 2006. ...)
Transjet in BELGIUM ( ...)
Tunisair Express in TUNISIA (Started trading simply as Tunisair in 9/11. Suspended its own operations briefly ...)
United Eagle Airlines in CHINA (Formed by ex-China Northwest executive with financial backing from a Guangdong-b ...)
UEAir.com in CHINA (Formed by ex-China Northwest executive with financial backing from a Guangdong-b ...)
USA 3000 Airlines in USA.PENNSYLVANIA (Formed by Apple Vacations. Started operations on 27/12/01. Entered scheduled ser ...)
Brendan Airways in USA.PENNSYLVANIA (Formed by Apple Vacations. Started operations on 27/12/01. Entered scheduled ser ...)
Victoria International Airways in SPAIN (Formed 1/4/14 in Malaga by Chakar International Investments and other investores ...)
Virgin Australia International in AUSTRALIA (Parent company Virgin Australia Hodings entered voluntary administration on 20/4 ...)
Vizion Air in BELGIUM (Started operations on 22/1/13. ...)
World Aero Airways in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Zambia Air Force in ZAMBIA ( ...)
ZipAir Tokyo in JAPAN (Formed in 2/19 by JAL as its low-cost long-range subsidiary. AOC granted in 7/19 ...)

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