AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 21 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 21 - 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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ACI Airlines in KYRGYZSTAN ( ...)
Aero León in MEXICO (Formed by Captain Eucario León as part of Grupo León (included Taxi Aereo deMéxi ...)
Aéro Service Africo in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) ( ...)
Aerocentro in MEXICO ( ...)
Lineas Aéreas del Centro - LACSA in MEXICO ( ...)
Aeromarket in SPAIN ( ...)
Transporte Aéreo de Mercania in SPAIN ( ...)
Aeroservicios de California in MEXICO (Formed by Aerocarga to operate scheduled passenger services. ...)
Aerostroy in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aerotron in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed in 8/73 by Aerotron Airpower. Became privatley owned in 1980. ...)
African Intercontinental Airways in GAMBIA ( ...)
African Lines in CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (Banned by French authorities on 29/8/05. ...)
Africa Lines in CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (Banned by French authorities on 29/8/05. ...)
Afrique Regional Airways in IVORY COAST ( ...)
ARA in IVORY COAST ( ...)
Air Adventurers Travel Club in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Air Antares in ROMANIA ( ...)
Air Cargo Australia in AUSTRALIA (Merged into Transaustralian Air Express. ...)
Aero Marine Consulting in AUSTRALIA (Merged into Transaustralian Air Express. ...)
Air Europe in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by International Leisure Group. Formed Airlines of Europe group to cover ...)
Air Horizons in FRANCE (Entered bankrupcy on 14/11/05 and liquidated 7/12/05. ...)
Air India in INDIA (Formed 30/3/07 as NACIL/National Aviation Company of India merging Air-India (wi ...)
National Aviation Company of India in INDIA (Formed 30/3/07 as NACIL/National Aviation Company of India merging Air-India (wi ...)
Air Star in CANADA ( ...)
Air Sud Kasai in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Air UK in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed through the merger of Air Anglia, BIA, Air Wales & Air West. 14.9% stake ...)
Aircraft Leasing & Management in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed initially as an aviation consulting company. Purchased in 7/14 by Fuyo Ge ...)
ALM Aircraft Leasing in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed initially as an aviation consulting company. Purchased in 7/14 by Fuyo Ge ...)
Airstars in RUSSIA (Reduced operations significantly in 1/10. AOC revoked 21/10/11 over safety issue ...)
Aerostarz in RUSSIA (Reduced operations significantly in 1/10. AOC revoked 21/10/11 over safety issue ...)
Alas Airlines in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ( ...)
Alas de Transporte Internacional in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ( ...)
Altavair AirFinance in USA.WASHINGTON (50% purchased by KKR & Co Inc (announced 4/1/19). ...)
Angkor Wat Airlines in CAMBODIA ( ...)
Anikay Airlines in KYRGYZSTAN ( ...)
Anikay Air Company in KYRGYZSTAN ( ...)
APEX Airlines in MYANMAR (Formed 27/11/12 by APEX Group. AOC granted in 3/15 and started operations on 7/4 ...)
ASA International Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (Ceased operations in 5/65. ...)
ASECNA in SENEGAL (Intergovernmental organization doing calibration duties within 15 associated mem ...)
Agence pour la Sécurité Aérienne en Afrique et à Madagascar in SENEGAL (Intergovernmental organization doing calibration duties within 15 associated mem ...)
Atlantic Island Air in ICELAND ( ...)
Atlantsflug in ICELAND ( ...)
Atlas Air in SOUTH SUDAN ( ...)
Avia Patria in INDONESIA ( ...)
Indonesian Airlines Aviapatria in INDONESIA ( ...)
AVIC Cargo Airlines in CHINA (Formed by Joy Air Holding Co (45%), Guangzhou Donlinks Group Ltd (35%) and Beiji ...)
Avioandes in ECUADOR (Originally formed as a helicopter operator. ...)
Avline Trading in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Avline Leasing in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Bar Harbor Airlines/Eastern Express in USA.MAINE (Merged, following EAL's failure, into Britt AW on 1/9/90 forming Continental Exp ...)
Baron Air in INDIA ( ...)
Beilers Crop Service in USA.DELAWARE ( ...)
Big Star in $ FICTION ( ...)
Billion Air in ITALY (Formed by Flavio Briatore (businessman formerly involved in Benetton franchises ...)
Bodaibo Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Bodaibo division. Ceased ops by 2007 ? ...)
Bodaibinskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Bodaibo division. Ceased ops by 2007 ? ...)
Bravo Air in GEORGIA (AOC granted on 17/7/13. ...)
Business Aviation of Congo in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06 and subsequent dates. ...)
Butler Aviation in USA.ILLINOIS ( ...)
California Overseas Airways in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
CAVU Aerospace in USA.ARKANSAS ( ...)
Celestial Airways in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
Celtic Air in IRELAND ( ...)
CemAir in SOUTH AFRICA (Originally formed in 2002 as a local dealer for Cessna Caravan aircraft. AOC gra ...)
Chathams Pacific Airways in TONGA (Formed by Air Chathams, New Zealand. Ceased scheduled operations on 2/3/13, cont ...)
Chrome Air Services in NIGERIA (Ceased ops in 2003 ? AOC revoked 30/4/07 as airline did not raise its capital ab ...)
Cirus Aero in MOLDOVA ( ...)
Civil in PAKISTAN ( ...)
Civil in MAURITIUS ( ...)
Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand in NEW ZEALAND ( ...)
Coco Travel in SOUTH SUDAN ( ...)
Conair Aviation in CANADA ( ...)
Continental International Airways in SOUTH AFRICA.CISKEI (Formed as a 50-50 joint venture between the Ciskei government who wanted jet ser ...)
Cyprus Airways in CYPRUS (Formed by BEA (44.9% stake later split to 22.35% each by BEA & BOAC), Cyprus gov ...)
Direccion de Aeronaútica in CHILE ( ...)
Discovery Travel in CZECH REPUBLIC (Started operations in 2004 under AOC of Flightline. Ceased ops 4/1/05, expecting ...)
East West Chile in CHILE ( ...)
Elite Air in TUNISIA ( ...)
European Airways International in BELGIUM ( ...)
Express Air Freight in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Art Carpenter with help from Intra AW using contracted-in equipment. S ...)
Fair in JAPAN ( ...)
The Fair in JAPAN ( ...)
Falcon Aviation Services in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Associated with Falcon Express Cargo. ...)
Flamingo Air Services in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
FlyLAL in LITHUANIA (33% stake purchased in 2/06 by Flyme Sweden (full ownership planned by 2008) but ...)
Lithuanian Airlines in LITHUANIA (33% stake purchased in 2/06 by Flyme Sweden (full ownership planned by 2008) but ...)
FreeBird Airlines in TURKEY (Suspended operations on 25/3/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
Free Bird Airlines in TURKEY (Suspended operations on 25/3/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
GA Telesis Turbine Technologies in USA.FLORIDA (Formed division Aircraft Systems Group in 2004 to part-out commercial aircraft. ...)
Gabon Airlines Cargo in GABON (Formed 12/06 by Gabon Airlines. Started services 1/3/07. ...)
General Aviation Services in USA.ILLINOIS ( ...)
GAS Capital in USA.ILLINOIS ( ...)
Global Taxi Aéreo in BRAZIL ( ...)
Government of Gambia in GAMBIA ( ...)
Government of Venezuela in VENEZUELA ( ...)
Government of West Bengal in INDIA ( ...)
Helvetic Airways in SWITZERLAND (Started ops with Odette AW's AOC. Ceased scheduled services in 2008Q4. Suspended ...)
Holiday Magic in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Icaro Express in ECUADOR (Originally associated with France's Héli-Union. Ceased operations on 20/6/11 and ...)
Instituto Civil Aeronaútico in ECUADOR (Originally associated with France's Héli-Union. Ceased operations on 20/6/11 and ...)
IFG in GERMANY (Formed by LTU. ...)
Interregional Fluggesellschaft in GERMANY (Formed by LTU. ...)
Inter Island Airways Fiji in FIJI (Formed by Aviana Airways Corporation (owner of Samoa-based Inter Island Airways) ...)
Interestatal de Aviación in MEXICO ( ...)
Ionian Airlines in GREECE ( ...)
Jet Express in USA.SOUTH CAROLINA (Formed by World Technology Systems (WTS) dba SunJet International Sales. ...)
Myrtle Beach Jet Express in USA.SOUTH CAROLINA (Formed by World Technology Systems (WTS) dba SunJet International Sales. ...)
Jet8 Airlines Cargo in JAPAN (Formed 18/8/2004 as a Nagoya-based freight forwarder named Jet8. ...)
Jiangsu Jet in CHINA (AOC granted on 16/11/15. ...)
Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter in CANADA (Reorganized in 9/00 as Kelowna Flightcraft Group. Associated with Winnport Logis ...)
Flightcraft in CANADA (Reorganized in 9/00 as Kelowna Flightcraft Group. Associated with Winnport Logis ...)
KLM Cityhopper in NETHERLANDS (Intended to use marketing name KLM Express in 1998, plan cancelled. ...)
Kodiak Western Alaska Airlines in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
LANSA in PERU (AOC revoked 24/12/71 over safety issues, including fasification of maintenance r ...)
Lineas Aéreas Nacionales SA in PERU (AOC revoked 24/12/71 over safety issues, including fasification of maintenance r ...)
Laos Air Transport in LAOS (Formed by Autrex. Became Laos Air Service in 1955 and ceased ops in 1959. ...)
LATAM Colombia in COLOMBIA (Suspended operations on 28/3/20 due to COVID-19. Filed for Chapter 11 on 26/5/20 ...)
Aerovias de Integracion Regional in COLOMBIA (Suspended operations on 28/3/20 due to COVID-19. Filed for Chapter 11 on 26/5/20 ...)
LAVCO in LIBYA (Formed by Brian Pocock, later Int'l Development Corp, later Diamond Leasing Co. ...)
Libyan Aviation Corp in LIBYA (Formed by Brian Pocock, later Int'l Development Corp, later Diamond Leasing Co. ...)
Liberia World Airlines in LIBERIA (Acquired in 1988 by Duane Andrew Egli with legal HQ in Gibraltar and operating b ...)
LWA in LIBERIA (Acquired in 1988 by Duane Andrew Egli with legal HQ in Gibraltar and operating b ...)
Lukoil Avia in RUSSIA (Formed by Lukoil Company. Ceased ops between 1999 and 2002 when organized under ...)
Magma Airlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
Malaysia Airlines in MALAYSIA (32% stake taken in 1994 by Malaysian Helicopter Service. 29.1% purchased by Mala ...)
MAS in MALAYSIA (32% stake taken in 1994 by Malaysian Helicopter Service. 29.1% purchased by Mala ...)
Manx Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM.ISLE OF MAN (Acquired 1956 by British Aviation Services. Integrated into Silver City AW. ...)
Meridian Air Cargo in USA.TENNESSEE ( ...)
MAC in USA.TENNESSEE ( ...)
National Express Airlines in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Navigator Airlines in ARMENIA ( ...)
Norseman Air Transport in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Oelag in AUSTRIA (Merged into Luft Hansa. ...)
Oesterreichische Luftverkehrs/Austrian Air Traffic in AUSTRIA (Merged into Luft Hansa. ...)
Pacific Overseas Air Cargo in USA.HAWAII ( ...)
Paramount Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Peninsular Air Transport in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Peruvian Aviation & Travel System in PERU (Formed by Expresso Aéreo. ...)
Premier Airlines in NIGERIA ( ...)
SA Express in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed by SAA (20%), operating as SAA Connector. SAA's stake increased to 49% by ...)
South African Express/SAA Connector in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed by SAA (20%), operating as SAA Connector. SAA's stake increased to 49% by ...)
SATA International in PORTUGAL (Formed by SATA Air Açores for charter operations. Renamed to Azores Airlines in ...)
SATA Internacional in PORTUGAL (Formed by SATA Air Açores for charter operations. Renamed to Azores Airlines in ...)
Seaboard World Airlines in USA.NEW YORK (Acquired by Flying Tigers and merged 9/80. ...)
Sécurité Civile in FRANCE (Formed by Ministère de l'Intérieur. ...)
SELVA Colombia in COLOMBIA (AOC revoked in 10/07 over safety reasons. Re-started in 6/10. ...)
Servicios Aéreos del Vaupés in COLOMBIA (AOC revoked in 10/07 over safety reasons. Re-started in 6/10. ...)
Services Air in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed 5/1/93 under the patronage of General Kpama Baramoto. Started operations ...)
Serve Air Cargo in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed 5/1/93 under the patronage of General Kpama Baramoto. Started operations ...)
Silver City Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Acquired by Air Holdings and merged with Channel Air Bridge into BUAF on 23/1/62 ...)
Sky Jet Aviation in UGANDA (Ceased ops during Q3 of 2006 when its single aircraft was stolen or repossessed ...)
SkyGreece in GREECE (Formed on 27/9/12. Started operations on 19/6/14. Halted services on 25/8/15 and ...)
Sky Greece in GREECE (Formed on 27/9/12. Started operations on 19/6/14. Halted services on 25/8/15 and ...)
Skyline NEPC in INDIA ( ...)
Damania Airways in INDIA ( ...)
Skysaver in USA.VIRGINIA ( ...)
SN Brussels Airlines in BELGIUM (Became associated with Virgin Express, under SN Airholding, keeping a 70.1% shar ...)
Sociedad Aeronaútica Medellin in COLOMBIA ( ...)
South Seas Airways in NEW ZEALAND ( ...)
Sovereign Airlines in CANADA ( ...)
Sovereign Aviation in CANADA ( ...)
Star1 Airlines in LITHUANIA (Formed as new national carrier of Lithuania, originally code-named Star Team Gro ...)
Stateline Air in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Tanzanian People's Defence Force Air Wing in TANZANIA (Formed in 2/1965. ...)
Jeshi La Wananchi La Tanzania/JWTZ in TANZANIA (Formed in 2/1965. ...)
TEA Cyprus in CYPRUS (Formed by TEA Basel. ...)
TEA UK in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Belgium's TEA. Staff later formed Excalibur. ...)
Trans-Charter Airlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
Transadriatica in ITALY (Started operations in 4/47. Merged into ALI-Flotte Riunite in 1949. ...)
Societa Transadriatica di Navigazione Aerea in ITALY (Started operations in 4/47. Merged into ALI-Flotte Riunite in 1949. ...)
Travel Service Slovakia in SLOVAKIA (Formed by Czech Republic's Travel Service AL. ...)
TRIP in BRAZIL (Initially formed using acronym for 'Transportes Regionais do Interior Paulista' ...)
Transporte Aéreo Regional do Interior Paulista in BRAZIL (Initially formed using acronym for 'Transportes Regionais do Interior Paulista' ...)
TUM AeroCarga in MEXICO ( ...)
Ulyanovsk Avia Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Ulyanovsk division. ...)
Ulyanovskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Ulyanovsk division. ...)
US Aircoach in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Valsan in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Value Alliance in $ GLOBAL (Formed on 16/5/16 as an alliance for Asian LCC carriers. ...)
Vanpac Carriers in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Veda in UKRAINE ( ...)
Vladimir Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Vladimir division. ...)
Vladimirskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Vladimir division. ...)
West Africa Air Cargo in GHANA ( ...)
Westpoint Airlines in CANADA (Originally formed as WestPoint Air Services. Expected to form operating base in ...)
WestPoint Aviation in CANADA (Originally formed as WestPoint Air Services. Expected to form operating base in ...)
Yuzhnoe State Air in UKRAINE ( ...)
Zagros Air in IRAQ.KURDISTAN (Initially formed in 10/05 by Zagros Group (construction company) using chartered ...)
Zimbabwe Express Airlines in ZIMBABWE (Formed by Air Zimbabwe. ...)
Tirez Aviation Services in ZIMBABWE (Formed by Air Zimbabwe. ...)

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