AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 15 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 15 - 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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Aero Berlin in FRANCE (Formed by Air France & Lufthansa. Renamed before starting ops. ...)
Aero Capital Solutions in USA.TEXAS (Formed 22/4/10. Includes Capstar Aviation (formed 20/9/12). ...)
Aero Maximum in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
Aerocarga in MEXICO (Started regular cargo services in 1967, also reportedly dba Aerocarga Especializ ...)
ACSA in MEXICO (Started regular cargo services in 1967, also reportedly dba Aerocarga Especializ ...)
Aerodan in MEXICO ( ...)
Aeroflete in SPAIN ( ...)
AeroJet in ANGOLA (Added on EU ban list on 28/11/18. ...)
Aerotaca Colombia in COLOMBIA (Renamed Aerotaca Express in 2001. ...)
Aerotaxi Casanare in COLOMBIA (Renamed Aerotaca Express in 2001. ...)
Afric Aviation in GABON (Formed by Regourd Aviation through Equaflight, Congo-Brazzaville (46.5%) and loc ...)
African International Airways in NIGERIA ( ...)
Air Aceh in INDONESIA (Formed 11/08 as a joint venture between the Aceh government (49%, via Perusahaan ...)
Air Adventures in USA.FLORIDA (Ceased ops between 1995 and 2001. ...)
Air Contractors Ireland in IRELAND (Partially acquired by Belgium's CMB in 2002. Renamed 15/5/15 to ASL Airlines Ire ...)
Air East Africa in KENYA (Suspended operations in 3/96. ...)
Air Peninsula in INDIA ( ...)
Air Poland in POLAND (Purchased 11/2/12 by Swiss Capital Holding AG (owned by a member of the Qatar ru ...)
Air Region in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed to take-over Inter-Fret fleet. ...)
Air Région in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed to take-over Inter-Fret fleet. ...)
Air Transport Services Group in USA.OHIO (9.99% purchased in 3/16 by Amazon. ...)
ATSG in USA.OHIO (9.99% purchased in 3/16 by Amazon. ...)
Aldawlyh Air in LIBYA ( ...)
Aleutian Air in $ FICTION ( ...)
Arkhangelsk Vozdushnye Linii in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Arkhangelsk directorate. ...)
Arkhangelsk Airlines in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Arkhangelsk directorate. ...)
Ascend Air in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed to operate sports charter flights, technically operated by Ryan Int'l. ...)
KCP Leasing & Services in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed to operate sports charter flights, technically operated by Ryan Int'l. ...)
ATA Airlines in IRAN (Started operations on 31/12/09. Suspended operations on 16/3/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
Azeri Turkish Airlines in IRAN (Started operations on 31/12/09. Suspended operations on 16/3/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
Atlantic Coast Airlines/United Express/Delta Connection in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Severed links with United in 2003, becoming a low-cost carrier. Take-over offer ...)
ACA in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Severed links with United in 2003, becoming a low-cost carrier. Take-over offer ...)
AvCorp International in USA.SOUTH CAROLINA ( ...)
AvCorp Holdings in USA.SOUTH CAROLINA ( ...)
Avializing in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
Bank of Scotland in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Berkut Aero in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
Brussels Airlines in BELGIUM (Formed by the merger of SN Brussels Airlines and Virgin Express. Started own ope ...)
Canadian Regional Airlines/Canadian Partner in CANADA (Formed by PWA Corp as a holding company for Time Air (100%), Ontario Express (10 ...)
Time Air in CANADA (Formed by PWA Corp as a holding company for Time Air (100%), Ontario Express (10 ...)
Caribbean Clipper Airways in ANTIGUA & BARBUDA ( ...)
Antigua & Barbuda Airways International in ANTIGUA & BARBUDA ( ...)
CATC in CHINA (Formed by Chinese government (80%) and several private Chinese interests (20%), ...)
Central Air Transport Corp in CHINA (Formed by Chinese government (80%) and several private Chinese interests (20%), ...)
Centre in UKRAINE ( ...)
CeoJetSet in INDONESIA ( ...)
Charter One Airlines in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Ground Air Transfer in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Checker Airlines in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
China Glory in KYRGYZSTAN ( ...)
Gloria in KYRGYZSTAN ( ...)
CIPA in ROMANIA ( ...)
Centrul de Instruire a Personalului Aeronautic in ROMANIA ( ...)
Civil in CHINA.HONG KONG ( ...)
Civil in ANGOLA ( ...)
COAPA Air in MEXICO ( ...)
Comandor Avia in UKRAINE ( ...)
Compagnie Aérienne du Mali in MALI (Formed 3/4/05 by Aga Khan Fund for the Economic Development (AKFED, 51%), Mali g ...)
CAM in MALI (Formed 3/4/05 by Aga Khan Fund for the Economic Development (AKFED, 51%), Mali g ...)
Continental Air Transport in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Contour Aviation in USA.TENNESSEE ( ...)
Corporate Flight Management in USA.TENNESSEE ( ...)
Dana Air in NIGERIA (Formed in 4/07 by Dana Group (pharmaceuticals, chemicals and automobiles industr ...)
Dana Airlines in NIGERIA (Formed in 4/07 by Dana Group (pharmaceuticals, chemicals and automobiles industr ...)
Datang Qili Airlines in CHINA (Formed 3/11/2005. AOC received 5/06. Never started ops. ...)
Destiny Air Services in SIERRA LEONE (Apparently intended to provide pax service UK-Banjul using a freighter 727. List ...)
Digex Aero Cargo in BRAZIL ( ...)
Di Gregorio Expresso in BRAZIL ( ...)
Drug Enforcement Administration in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Formed 1/7/73 by the US Department of Justice. Also uses aircraft leased or borr ...)
DEA in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Formed 1/7/73 by the US Department of Justice. Also uses aircraft leased or borr ...)
Dutch Antilles Express in NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (Purchased in 12/10 by Arnold Leonara, Curacao. Shrinked operations in 5/11. Purc ...)
DAE in NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (Purchased in 12/10 by Arnold Leonara, Curacao. Shrinked operations in 5/11. Purc ...)
EADS in FRANCE (Formed by the merger of Aerospatiale (France) and MBB (Germany), being legally h ...)
EAS in FRANCE (Formed by Aéro-Sahara/George Masurel (itself formed in 1956 by Société Tunisienn ...)
Europe Aéro Service in FRANCE (Formed by Aéro-Sahara/George Masurel (itself formed in 1956 by Société Tunisienn ...)
El Venado in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Emir Airlines in SAUDI ARABIA (Formed in mid-2011. Expected to start operations in mid-2012 for pilgrim service ...)
Al Amir Airlines in SAUDI ARABIA (Formed in mid-2011. Expected to start operations in mid-2012 for pilgrim service ...)
Express Air in INDONESIA (Added on EU ban list 11/4/08 and subsequent dates until 14/6/18. ...)
ExpressAir in INDONESIA (Added on EU ban list 11/4/08 and subsequent dates until 14/6/18. ...)
Fiesta Holidays in CANADA ( ...)
Fokker in NETHERLANDS (Formed by Anthony Fokker in Berlin. Reorganized 1919 in Amsterdam, originally as ...)
Fuerza Aérea Española in SPAIN ( ...)
Ejército del Aire in SPAIN ( ...)
GAAM in AUSTRALIA (Purchased 3/8/11 by BBAM/Fly Leasing (portfolio at time of merger: 10 A319, 13 A ...)
Global Aviation Asset Management in AUSTRALIA (Purchased 3/8/11 by BBAM/Fly Leasing (portfolio at time of merger: 10 A319, 13 A ...)
GambCrest Enterprises in GAMBIA (Formed by Afghan businessmen in Kabul. ...)
General Air Cargo in USA.OREGON ( ...)
Gill Air in UNITED KINGDOM (Renamed Gill Airways on 24/6/95. ...)
Gill Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM (Renamed Gill Airways on 24/6/95. ...)
Government Flight Agency in TANZANIA ( ...)
Serikal in TANZANIA ( ...)
Government of Maharashtra in INDIA ( ...)
Grand China Express Airlines in CHINA (Formed in 5/06 by Hainan Airlines (20%) and parent HNA Group (80%). AOC received ...)
Great Arctic Airways in USA.ALASKA (Formed by Frank Moss and Lee Mason. ...)
Hillcrest Aviation in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Hillcrest Aircraft in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Holiday Hunters in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Trans-Florida AL. ...)
Iberline in SPAIN ( ...)
Imperial Iranian Army in IRAN ( ...)
Intercontinental Air Transport in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Iranian Police Aviation in IRAN ( ...)
Jet Midwest Group in USA.KANSAS ( ...)
Jet Midwest Sales and Leasing in USA.KANSAS ( ...)
Kasenda Airlines in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Kutaisi in GEORGIA ( ...)
LATISA in CHILE ( ...)
Linea Aérea de Transporte Interior Sud Americana in CHILE ( ...)
Linea Aérea Transatlantica Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Linéas Aéreas Especiales SA in MEXICO (Formed by Juan Tilghman after reorganization of Líneas Aéreas Unidas Mexicanas, ...)
Linjelot in POLAND (Formed by Linjeflyg & LOT. ...)
Lloyd Aviation Jet Charter in AUSTRALIA (Renamed when purchased by Norfolk AL. Acquired by TNT and taken-over by Skywest. ...)
Maitland Drewery Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Maro Airlines in UKRAINE (Unconfirmed in Ukraine. ...)
MBK-S in RUSSIA (Formed by Kolavia. ...)
Mega Air in PAKISTAN ( ...)
Midwest Express in USA.WISCONSIN (Expected to start in late 2019, postponed to 4/20. ...)
Ministry of Civil Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
NexGen Aviation Capital in USA.NEW YORK (Associated with Airlift International, Ghana. ...)
NOLI in BOLIVIA ( ...)
North American Aircraft Leasing in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Harvard Industries in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Novosibirsk Airlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
Novosibirskie avialinii in RUSSIA ( ...)
Ocean Air Tradeways in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
Odyssey Leasing in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Odyssey Leasing in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
OM Aviation Services in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Pamodzi Investment Holdings in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Panair do Brasil in BRAZIL (Formed when became separated from Pan American's NYRBA subsidiary (formed in 192 ...)
Phoenix Airlines in BRAZIL ( ...)
Phoenix Brasil in BRAZIL ( ...)
Planes for Africa in KENYA ( ...)
Polynesian Airlines in SAMOA (Formed with assistance from TEAL (20%) & Fiji AW (20%). Later helped by Ansett u ...)
Primera Air Scandinavia in DENMARK (Formed by Primera Air, Iceland as Denmark subsidiary. Started operations in 5/09 ...)
Priority Air Charter in USA.OHIO (Associated with Preferred Airparts. ...)
Qatar Aviation Lease in QATAR (Formed by Qatar Airways at its operating lease subsidiary with loans obtained mo ...)
QALC in QATAR (Formed by Qatar Airways at its operating lease subsidiary with loans obtained mo ...)
Quickjet Aviation in NAMIBIA ( ...)
Readbank Air Taxi in USA.PENNSYLVANIA ( ...)
Reed Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Reeve Airways in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Regional Linhas Aereas in BRAZIL (Formed by Air Nostrum, Spain. ...)
Royal Taxi Aéreo in BRAZIL ( ...)
Sabre Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Goldcrest Avn with help from Air Foyle. Acquisition by Richard Branson ...)
SEA Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Servicios Especiales Aéreos in COLOMBIA ( ...)
SilkAir in SINGAPORE (To be merged into Singapore Airlines (announced 18/5/18, effective 2022 Q1). Sus ...)
Silverjet in UNITED KINGDOM (Started ops 25/1/07 using AOC from Flyjet. $19.4m loaned in 11/07 by David and S ...)
Purchased Flyjet on 2/10/06. Launch services on 25/1/07. in UNITED KINGDOM (Started ops 25/1/07 using AOC from Flyjet. $19.4m loaned in 11/07 by David and S ...)
Sky Aviation in ESWATINI (Formed 24/4/01 by Air Gulf Falcon, taking over all operations. Moved legal HQ to ...)
SkyWest Airlines in USA.UTAH (Started services on 19/6/72. 20% stake taken by Delta, later reduced to 13% then ...)
Solar Wind in RUSSIA ( ...)
Solnechny Veter in RUSSIA ( ...)
Southeast Air Express in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Southern Frontier Air Transport in CANADA (Formed by Time Air. ...)
Star Air Aviation in PAKISTAN ( ...)
Suidair in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed by President Motors. ...)
Sunair in BELGIUM (Formed by Sun Int'l tour operator (75%) & Abelag Avn (25%). Never started ops. ...)
Suncoast Airlines in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Sunjet Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Sunshine Aviation in SWITZERLAND (Merged with Air Engiadina. ...)
Swe Aviation Europe in SWEDEN ( ...)
SAE Aviation Europe in SWEDEN ( ...)
Swiss World Airways in SWITZERLAND (Renamed before starting ops. ...)
Taban Air in IRAN (AOC suspended in 2/10, expecting to restart in 2011. ...)
TAISA in PERU ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos Internacionales in PERU ( ...)
TEA Italy in ITALY (Formed by Belgium's TEA. ...)
Texasamerican Airways in USA.TEXAS (Formed by ONA. ...)
Trade Air in CROATIA (Originally formed as a DHL feeder. Formed internal division SunAdria in 2/05. ...)
SunAdria in CROATIA (Originally formed as a DHL feeder. Formed internal division SunAdria in 2/05. ...)
Trans Air in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Trans Atlantic Airlines in USA.NEW YORK (Formed to operate services to West Africa. ...)
TAA in USA.NEW YORK (Formed to operate services to West Africa. ...)
Trans Texas Airways in USA.TEXAS (Renamed 1/10/68 to Texas International. ...)
Transportes Aéreos Interamericanos in ARGENTINA ( ...)
Travel-a-Go-Go in USA.OHIO (Renamed 10/76 as Jetaway. ...)
TrueAero Asset Management in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Turkmenistan Airlines/Akhal Aircompany in TURKMENISTAN (Formed from Aeroflot's Turkmenistan directorate. Integrated into Turkmenistan AL ...)
Akhal/Turkmen Avia/Turkmenistan National State Aviacompany in TURKMENISTAN (Formed from Aeroflot's Turkmenistan directorate. Integrated into Turkmenistan AL ...)
Ust-Ilimsk Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Ust-Ilimsk division. ...)
Aviapredpriatie Ust'Ilimsk in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Ust-Ilimsk division. ...)
Van Air Europe in CZECH REPUBLIC (Initially operated small commuter equipment (L-410). ...)
VivaCam in COSTA RICA (Formed by Viva Group, Panama (owned by Irelandia, Ryanair's major owner; and IAM ...)
VivaLatinoamérica in COSTA RICA (Formed by Viva Group, Panama (owned by Irelandia, Ryanair's major owner; and IAM ...)
Waltair Europe in SWEDEN ( ...)
Wing in ITALY (Formed by ex-Volare staff. ...)
Yuzhny Ekspress in RUSSIA ( ...)
South Express in RUSSIA ( ...)
Z-Airways in BANGLADESH (Started operations in 2003. ...)

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

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