AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 17 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 17 - 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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4You Airlines in POLAND (Formed 14/1/14 by Alpha Star (tour operator). Started services in 6/14 with flig ...)
80C2 Partners in USA.FLORIDA (Formed on 15/12/16 ...)
Aero O/Y in FINLAND (Formed on 1/11/1923, starting operations on 20/3/1924. 70% stake acquired in 194 ...)
Aero Specialists in USA.ARIZONA (Paratroops transport only. ...)
Aerojet General in USA.CALIFORNIA (Missile, rocket and general defense contractor. Transport aircraft were used for ...)
Aerolineas Aeroposta in ARGENTINA (Merged into AL Argentinas. ...)
Aerolineas Flecha Austral in CHILE ( ...)
Aerolineas Internacionales in MEXICO (AOC revoked on 13/6/03 over safety violations. ...)
African Air in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Air America in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by William D McCoy. AOC revoked (1/50 or 1/54 ?) by the CAB for excessive ...)
Air Bangladesh in BANGLADESH (Renamed before starting ops. ...)
Air Cairo in EGYPT (Formed by EgyptAir (100%, later reduced to 60%). Expected to be fully purchased ...)
Air Charter Express in GHANA (Reportedly renamed 2/09 to Iris Air, reorganized to Meridian Airways. ...)
Air Hong Kong in CHINA.HONG KONG (Formed by Dr Stanley Ho/Shun Tak Holdings. 75% stake taken in 1994 by Cathay Pac ...)
AHK in CHINA.HONG KONG (Formed by Dr Stanley Ho/Shun Tak Holdings. 75% stake taken in 1994 by Cathay Pac ...)
Air Japan Company in JAPAN (Formed by All Nippon. Took-over ANA & JP Express effective 1/7/10. ...)
Air Lease Egypt in EGYPT (Renamed 1/84 to Misr Overseas. ...)
Air Namibia in NAMIBIA (Reorganized in 2002 with 40% acquired by SA Airlink and 25% kept by Namibian gov ...)
Namaqualand Airways/Namib Air in NAMIBIA (Reorganized in 2002 with 40% acquired by SA Airlink and 25% kept by Namibian gov ...)
Air One CityLiner in ITALY (Formed by Air One. Purchased by CAI (Alitalia) on 11/12/08 along its parent comp ...)
Air Pass in ESWATINI (Formed by Victor Bout's Air Cess (90%) and Air Foyle SA agent Norse Air (10%). D ...)
Pietersburg Aviation Services & Systems/Air Cess Swaziland in ESWATINI (Formed by Victor Bout's Air Cess (90%) and Air Foyle SA agent Norse Air (10%). D ...)
Air Queensland in AUSTRALIA (Acquired by Australian AL. ...)
Air Ranger in CANADA ( ...)
Air Service Cameroun in CAMEROON (Formed by Air Service Gabon as wholly owned subsidiary. ...)
Air United States in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Air US in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Air-Dale in CANADA (Acquired by NorOntair. ...)
Airitaly in ITALY (Ceased operations and entered immediate liquidation on 11/2/20; however limited ...)
Air Italy in ITALY (Ceased operations and entered immediate liquidation on 11/2/20; however limited ...)
AIST-M Airclub in RUSSIA ( ...)
ALK Airlines in BULGARIA (Started with small (Piper) equipment. AOC granted on 24/1/13. Services started o ...)
Air Lubo in BULGARIA (Started with small (Piper) equipment. AOC granted on 24/1/13. Services started o ...)
Amsterdam Airlines in NETHERLANDS (Formed by ex-Denim staff along investors from Saudi Arabia. Halted its own opera ...)
Arcadia in SPAIN ( ...)
Arizona Airmotive in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
Asia Pacific Airlines in THAILAND (Formed 12/12 by H.I.S., a large Japan travel agency (49%), its Thai unit (39%) a ...)
B.C. Airlines in CANADA (Merged into Pacific Western on 13/9/70. ...)
Balakovo Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Balakovo division. ...)
Balakovskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Balakovo division. ...)
Bellview Airlines Sierra Leone in SIERRA LEONE (Formed by Nigeria's Bellview AL. Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06, 5/3/07, 4/7/07, ...)
Bergen Air Transport in NORWAY ( ...)
BAT in NORWAY ( ...)
Berry Aviation in USA.TEXAS (Operates mostly for the US DoD. ...)
California Internationale in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Cape Air in USA.MASSACHUSETTS (Ceased operating for United Express effective 31/5/18. ...)
Hyannis Air Service in USA.MASSACHUSETTS (Ceased operating for United Express effective 31/5/18. ...)
Capel Air in IRELAND ( ...)
Reindeer Travel in IRELAND ( ...)
Cargo Moravia in CZECHOSLOVAKIA (Formed by Agrokombinal Slusovice. Splitted into Central European AL & Air Moravi ...)
Air Moravia in CZECHOSLOVAKIA (Formed by Agrokombinal Slusovice. Splitted into Central European AL & Air Moravi ...)
Central Asian Airways in $ FICTION ( ...)
Century 2000 in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Civil in SWITZERLAND ( ...)
Civil in GERMANY ( ...)
Civil in PANAMA ( ...)
Civil in ROMANIA ( ...)
Civil in IRELAND ( ...)
ContactAir Flugdienst in GERMANY (Formed as an offspring of Stuttgarter Flugdienst. DLT took 26% stake, incrased t ...)
Contact Air Interregional in GERMANY (Formed as an offspring of Stuttgarter Flugdienst. DLT took 26% stake, incrased t ...)
Continental Air Transport in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
DGCA in PAKISTAN ( ...)
Emerald European Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by European Avn (50% stake until 1995). Briefly renamed Emerald Air befor ...)
ERA Aviation in USA.ALASKA (Entered Chapter 11 on 28/12/05. Purchased in early 2009 by HoTH Inc (also owner ...)
ERA Classic Airlines in USA.ALASKA (Entered Chapter 11 on 28/12/05. Purchased in early 2009 by HoTH Inc (also owner ...)
Euravia Air Charter in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
Europe Airpost in FRANCE (Originally formed in 1992 by La Poste (French postal administration) to hold ass ...)
ExecuJet Middle East in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by ExecuJet Aviation Group, Zurich. ...)
Falcon Airlines in NORTH MACEDONIA ( ...)
Macedonian Airlines in NORTH MACEDONIA ( ...)
Falko Regional Aircraft in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed 15/7/11 by Fortress Investment Group, taking over the leasing and asset m ...)
Far East Avia in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Khabarovsk division. ...)
Dal'nevostochny avialinii in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Khabarovsk division. ...)
First United Air in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
FLC in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Government body set up in 9/45 by US Dept of State to dispose of military US equ ...)
Foreign Liquidation Commission in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Government body set up in 9/45 by US Dept of State to dispose of military US equ ...)
Fleet Financial Group in USA.MASSACHUSETTS (Taken over on 1/4/04 by Bank of America. ...)
Fly Excellent in SWEDEN (AOC received 7/6/07. ...)
Go Air in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
Go Group Unlimited in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
Gowair in SPAIN (Formed by Gowai (holding company of Muchoviaje, a tour operator). Started ACMI s ...)
Gowair Vacation Airlines in SPAIN (Formed by Gowai (holding company of Muchoviaje, a tour operator). Started ACMI s ...)
GPA Group in IRELAND (Formed by Tony Ryan (then an executive at Aer Lingus) and Guiness Peat Group (fi ...)
Guinness Peat Aviation/Air Tara in IRELAND (Formed by Tony Ryan (then an executive at Aer Lingus) and Guiness Peat Group (fi ...)
Hamburg Chile Airline in CHILE (Formed by Hamburg Int'l. ...)
Helicol Colombia in COLOMBIA (Formed by Avianca. Later reorganized as a subsidiary of Grupo Bavaria who also o ...)
Helicopteros Nacionales de Colombia in COLOMBIA (Formed by Avianca. Later reorganized as a subsidiary of Grupo Bavaria who also o ...)
ICPI Airlines in UKRAINE (Unconfirmed in Ukraine. ...)
Imperial Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (AOC revoked after fatal crash. ...)
Inter Air Services in ALGERIA ( ...)
IAS in ALGERIA ( ...)
Inter-Island Airways in USA.HAWAII (Formed in 1/1929. Started operations on 11/11/1929. Renamed in 8/41. ...)
Intersomal Airlines in SOMALIA ( ...)
Interstate Airlines in USA.MICHIGAN (Formed by Dave Clark. ...)
Air Traffic Service in USA.MICHIGAN (Formed by Dave Clark. ...)
Jetlease Finance in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Kamaria Air in COMOROS ISLANDS ( ...)
Kampuchea Air Cargo in CAMBODIA ( ...)
Kingdom Entertainment in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by singer Michael Jackson. ...)
Knight Aviation in KENYA ( ...)
Lambair in CANADA (Formed by Jack Armstrong Lamb. ...)
LANSA in COLOMBIA (Acquired 9/1951 by Avianca, later merged. ...)
Lineas Aéreas Nacionales SA in COLOMBIA (Acquired 9/1951 by Avianca, later merged. ...)
Lao Skyway in LAOS ( ...)
Legendary Airliners in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
LIAT in ANTIGUA & BARBUDA (Formed 20/9/56, being purchased (75%) by BWIA shortly thereafter in 1957. Re-org ...)
Leeward Islands Air Transport Services in ANTIGUA & BARBUDA (Formed 20/9/56, being purchased (75%) by BWIA shortly thereafter in 1957. Re-org ...)
Liberian Overseas Airways in LIBERIA ( ...)
Link Airs in JAPAN (Formed 5/4/12. Expected to start operations in late 2013 but failed to raise ade ...)
Air Link in JAPAN (Formed 5/4/12. Expected to start operations in late 2013 but failed to raise ade ...)
Livingston Energy Flight in ITALY (Formed in 1/03 by tour operator Viaggi del Ventaglio under Livingston Aviation G ...)
Lome Airways in CANADA (Started revenue operations on 8/12/52. ...)
Lome Star Airways in CANADA (Started revenue operations on 8/12/52. ...)
Lynbird International Airways in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Mesaba Airlines/Northwest Orient Airlink in USA.MINNESOTA ( ...)
Michigan Central Airlines in USA.MICHIGAN ( ...)
Mid East Jet in SAUDI ARABIA (All aircraft operated in VIP/executive services. ...)
Minskavia in BELARUS (Originally formed as Belavia's Minsk division, all aircraft in Belavia c/s. Re-i ...)
Mutual Aviation in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
New World Air Charter in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Northern Air Services in CANADA (Taken-over by Labrador AW. ...)
North West Leasing in CANADA (Taken-over by Labrador AW. ...)
Omega in MEXICO ( ...)
Omega in UKRAINE ( ...)
Panjnad Aviation in PAKISTAN ( ...)
Papua Air in INDONESIA (Formed by Bali Air. ...)
Petersburg Aviation in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Principal Airlines in CHILE (Stopped scheduled services in 8/13, focusing on charter operations. AOC suspende ...)
PAL in CHILE (Stopped scheduled services in 8/13, focusing on charter operations. AOC suspende ...)
Romavia in ROMANIA (Formed by Romanian govt. Ceased commercial operations in 10/10. ...)
Santa Barbara Airlines in VENEZUELA (Planned to be acquired by Aeropostal during 1998, cancelled. Renamed 10/08 to SB ...)
SBA Airlines in VENEZUELA (Shut down operations on 21/11/17. AOC suspended on 26/1/18. Started liquidation ...)
Sky Bosnia in BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (AOC suspended on 2/8/12, revoked on 5/12/12. ...)
Sky Star Airways in THAILAND (Formed 26/5/05 by Thai investors and Korea's ATA Tour (49%). AOC granted on 7/7/ ...)
SkyStar Airways in THAILAND (Formed 26/5/05 by Thai investors and Korea's ATA Tour (49%). AOC granted on 7/7/ ...)
Sol Air in HONDURAS (45% acquired in 2004 by Aeropostal president. Renamed Aero Honduras 6/7/04. ...)
Aero Honduras in HONDURAS (45% acquired in 2004 by Aeropostal president. Renamed Aero Honduras 6/7/04. ...)
Swan Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Swazi Express Airways in ESWATINI (Shut down operations on 11/4/08. Added on EU ban list 24/7/08, 14/11/08, 8/4/09, ...)
Steffen Air Charter Services in ESWATINI (Shut down operations on 11/4/08. Added on EU ban list 24/7/08, 14/11/08, 8/4/09, ...)
Swiss Global Air Lines in SWITZERLAND (Integrated on 19/4/18 into Swiss International following an agreement on 1/4/18 ...)
TAAG Angola Airlines in ANGOLA (Added on EU ban list on 4/7/07 until 8/4/09; removed from ban list effective 14/ ...)
Angola Airlines/Linhas Aéreas de Angola in ANGOLA (Added on EU ban list on 4/7/07 until 8/4/09; removed from ban list effective 14/ ...)
Tabso in BULGARIA (Formed 29/6/47 with joint ownership from Bulgaria (using assets of pre-war DVS w ...)
Transport-Aviation Bulgarian-Soviet in BULGARIA (Formed 29/6/47 with joint ownership from Bulgaria (using assets of pre-war DVS w ...)
Tchadia Airlines in TCHAD (Formed on 7/8/18 by the Chad government (51%) and Ethiopian Airlines (49%), orig ...)
Chadian Airlines in TCHAD (Formed on 7/8/18 by the Chad government (51%) and Ethiopian Airlines (49%), orig ...)
Thai Summer Airways in THAILAND (Formed in 6/18 by Chinese interests. Expected to start in late 2019, postponed. ...)
TNI-AL in INDONESIA ( ...)
Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Laut/Indonesian Navy in INDONESIA ( ...)
Tomsk Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Tomsk division. ...)
Tomskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Tomsk division. ...)
Transair in CANADA (72% stake taken 1977 by Pacific Western. Merged into PWA. ...)
Transwestern in USA.UTAH (Purchased in 9/83 by Horizon Airlines. ...)
Tropical Airways in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
True Aviation BD in BANGLADESH (Ceased operations in 2017 ? ...)
Uni-Top Airlines in CHINA (Originally formed in 4/06 by Shenzhen-based Uni-Top Industries (90%) and Tong In ...)
Union Flights in USA.CALIFORNIA (Later moved to Dayton, Nevada. ...)
Unitair Cameroun in CAMEROON ( ...)
Urumqi Airlines in CHINA (Formed in 3/13 by Hainan Airlines (70%) and Urumqi Urban Construction Investment ...)
VASO-Leasing in RUSSIA (Formed by VASO. ...)
Voronezhskoe aktsionernoe samoletostroitel'noe obchestvo in RUSSIA (Formed by VASO. ...)
Venture Airways in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Virgin Galactic in USA.NEW MEXICO (Formed by Virgin Group. Formed division Virgin Orbit on 2/3/17 for its launcher ...)
Vision Air in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
WFDT in USA.DELAWARE ( ...)
Wells Fargo Delaware Trust in USA.DELAWARE ( ...)
White River Air Services in CANADA (Merged into Austin AW. ...)
Xiangyang Airlines in CHINA (Formed in 8/17. Expected to start in mid-2018. ...)
Zagros Airlines in IRAN (Started operations on 10/12/05 to Erbil using wet-leased aircraft from Fly Air. ...)
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