AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 34 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 34 - 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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Aéreo Calafia in MEXICO (Formed in 1993, originally operating with small commuter equipment. Renamed 13/1 ...)
AerFin in UNITED KINGDOM (Started operations in 2010. Majority shareholding purchased in 12/14 by CarVal I ...)
Aero Charter International in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
Euravia SAFE in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
Aero-Transport in AUSTRIA ( ...)
Aerocare Inc in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Aerolineas Medellin in COLOMBIA ( ...)
AeroMéxico in MEXICO (Entered bankrupcy and liquidated in 1988, ceasing all operations. Major domestic ...)
Aeronaves de México in MEXICO (Entered bankrupcy and liquidated in 1988, ceasing all operations. Major domestic ...)
Aerovias Brasil in BRAZIL (Formed 26/8/42 by TACA as part of its envisaged network of Latin American airlin ...)
Empresa de Transportes Aerovias Brasil in BRAZIL (Formed 26/8/42 by TACA as part of its envisaged network of Latin American airlin ...)
Africa Airways in BENIN (Originally formed 15/11/06. AOC granted 20/11/08. Expected to start operations i ...)
Air Alizé Afrique in IVORY COAST (Formed by Luxembourg-based interests. ...)
Air Atlantic Dominicana in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ( ...)
Air Baltic in LATVIA (Formed by SAS (28.6%) and Baltic Int'l (8%) as Latsavia. SAS stake increased to ...)
airBaltic in LATVIA (Formed by SAS (28.6%) and Baltic Int'l (8%) as Latsavia. SAS stake increased to ...)
Air Charter in FRANCE (Ceased operations when Air France sold Jet Tours. ...)
SAFA/Société Aérienne Française d'Affrêtement in FRANCE (Ceased operations when Air France sold Jet Tours. ...)
Air Chile in CHILE ( ...)
Air Cruise in USA.NEVADA (Unconfirmed in Nevada. ...)
Air Efata in INDONESIA (Started operations on 9/1/06. All aircraft repossessed mid-12/06. ...)
Air Interamericana in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Air Mali International in MALI (Restarted limited charter-only flights in 2002 after re-financing from Egypt's A ...)
Air Mercury International in BELGIUM ( ...)
AMI Cargo in BELGIUM ( ...)
Air Pyrénée in FRANCE ( ...)
Air Stork in MOLDOVA (Believed associated with Aerotranscargo (same address). AOC granted on 24/12/15. ...)
Air Supply Corp in LUXEMBOURG (Believed associated with IAI. ...)
Air Supplies Corp in LUXEMBOURG (Believed associated with IAI. ...)
AIS Airlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
Akdeniz Airlines in TURKEY (Ceased ops in 12/95. ...)
Air Mediterranean in TURKEY (Ceased ops in 12/95. ...)
Albatros Avia in UKRAINE ( ...)
All-America-Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
American Falcon Aerolineas in ARGENTINA (Formed by Lebanese interests (Fayez Chehab). AOC granted on 26/8/98. 34% acquisi ...)
ArkeFly in NETHERLANDS (Formed by TUI as a successor of Exel Netherlands. Started operations in 9/05. Re ...)
TUI Airlines Nederland in NETHERLANDS (Formed by TUI as a successor of Exel Netherlands. Started operations in 9/05. Re ...)
ASETECA in VENEZUELA ( ...)
Asia Alpha Airways in KYRGYZSTAN (Added on EU ban list 12/10/06 until 24/7/08. Started own operations in 2010. ...)
Asian Air in THAILAND (Started operations on 15/3/14. ...)
ASL Airlines Hungary in HUNGARY ( ...)
ATI in ITALY (Formed by Alitalia (100%). Merged 30/10/94 into Alitalia. ...)
Aero Transporti Italiani/Linee Aeree Nazionali in ITALY (Formed by Alitalia (100%). Merged 30/10/94 into Alitalia. ...)
AtlanticJet in USA.CONNECTICUT (Revised business plan reportedly to be re-launched at a later date. ...)
ATMA in QAZAKSTAN (Formed in 7/97; started operations in 2004. Added on EU black list 8/4/09 and su ...)
Atyrau Airport & Transport in QAZAKSTAN (Formed in 7/97; started operations in 2004. Added on EU black list 8/4/09 and su ...)
Aviaekspress Airlines in UKRAINE ( ...)
Aviaexpress Aircompany in UKRAINE ( ...)
Aviaenergo in RUSSIA (Formed on 31/12/92 by RAO EES Rossii/United Energetic System of Russia. AOC revo ...)
Axon Airlines in GREECE (Organized as a subsidiary of Axon Group (Thomas Liakounakos). Ceased operations ...)
Batumi Adjarian Airlines in GEORGIA ( ...)
Adjarian Airlines in GEORGIA ( ...)
Berkut West in QAZAKSTAN (AOC revoked on 18/10/10. ...)
BlackRock Investment Management in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
BQB Líneas Aéreas in URUGUAY (Formed 1/09 by Buquebús ground transportation group (ferry & bus). Started servi ...)
Buquebus in URUGUAY (Formed 1/09 by Buquebús ground transportation group (ferry & bus). Started servi ...)
British European in UNITED KINGDOM (81% acquired in 2001 by Walker Aviation (through Rosedale JW Investments, a fami ...)
Jersey European Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (81% acquired in 2001 by Walker Aviation (through Rosedale JW Investments, a fami ...)
British Regional Airlines/British Airways Express in UNITED KINGDOM (Fully acquired by British AW in 2001, integrated in 2002 into British Airways Ci ...)
Carnival Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Bahamas-based Carnival Cruise Lines and former El Al VP, using assets ...)
Chabahar Air in IRAN (Formed by Chabahar Free-Trade Zone government organization. Ceased own ops in 20 ...)
CHC Air in SOUTH AFRICA (Reorganized as a division of CHC Helicopters Africa. Taken over by Titan Helicop ...)
Cirrus Aviation in GERMANY (Formed by Cirrus Airlines (Cirrus Group). Acquired by ATON and merged into DC Av ...)
Citelynx Travel in UNITED KINGDOM (Ceased operations on 19/9/07. ...)
Continental Air Services in LAOS (Formed by William H.Bird and Continental AL (100%), mostly operating as subcontr ...)
CASI in LAOS (Formed by William H.Bird and Continental AL (100%), mostly operating as subcontr ...)
Cosmic Air in NEPAL (Formed by Nepal's SOI Group. ...)
Crecom Burj Resources in MALAYSIA ( ...)
Dalmatian in CROATIA (Expected to start on 30/6/14, wet leasing ACMI equipment. Plan abandonned on 25/ ...)
Dutch Caribbean Airlines in NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (Filed for bankrupcy 7/10/04 and ceased operations on 12/10/04. Expected to be re ...)
DCA Dutch Caribbean Airlines in NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (Filed for bankrupcy 7/10/04 and ceased operations on 12/10/04. Expected to be re ...)
East Line Airlines in RUSSIA (Formed 27/11/95 by East Line Group (owner of Domodedovo Airport). AOC granted on ...)
Eastern Provincial Airways in CANADA (Took-over Maritime Central in 1963. Acquired in 1969 by Nordair. Acquired in 198 ...)
EPA in CANADA (Took-over Maritime Central in 1963. Acquired in 1969 by Nordair. Acquired in 198 ...)
European Transair in USA.ARIZONA (Formed by European Management Group. ...)
ETA in USA.ARIZONA (Formed by European Management Group. ...)
Excelsior Airlines in GHANA ( ...)
Fairflight Charters in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by ex-British Eagle staff. ...)
Farnair Europe Hungary in HUNGARY (Purchased 3/07 by Falcon Aviation Group, UAE. Purchased in mid-2014 by ASL Aviat ...)
Florita Finance in UNITED KINGDOM.BERMUDA (Formed by Bank of America. ...)
Fly540 Uganda in UGANDA (Formed 4/08 by Lonrho Africa (parent company of Fly540.com). Expected to start s ...)
FlyMe Maldives in MALDIVES (Formed by Villa Group, Malé. Suspended operations on 19/3/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
Villa Air in MALDIVES (Formed by Villa Group, Malé. Suspended operations on 19/3/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
Force Aérienne Tunisienne in TUNISIA ( ...)
Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Jamahiriyah At'Tunisia in TUNISIA ( ...)
France DC-3 Aviation in FRANCE ( ...)
Frigorifico Santa Ana in BOLIVIA ( ...)
GAZ Airways in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Restarted ops in 1997 ? ...)
Global Equipment Leasing in USA.NEVADA ( ...)
GM Airlines/GM Aviation Services in GHANA (Formed by London's GMH/General Mediterranean Holding. Possibly associated with G ...)
General Mediterranean Airlines/General Mediterranean Holdings in GHANA (Formed by London's GMH/General Mediterranean Holding. Possibly associated with G ...)
Government of Djibouti in DJIBOUTI ( ...)
Hawaiian Pacific in USA.HAWAII ( ...)
Heli-Pet in UKRAINE ( ...)
Hello in SWITZERLAND (Formed by Moritz Suters (former founder of Crossair). Ceased operations on 21/10 ...)
Hill Air Company in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Holiday Air in COSTA RICA (Formed as a successor company to Holiday Airways, Miami (with links with Northea ...)
Huabao Leasing in CHINA.HONG KONG ( ...)
Huabao International Holdings in CHINA.HONG KONG ( ...)
Intercoastal Airways in USA.MICHIGAN ( ...)
Iran Aseman Airlines in IRAN (Added on EU black list from 8/12/16 and subsequent dates. ...)
IAA in IRAN (Added on EU black list from 8/12/16 and subsequent dates. ...)
Itapemirim in BRAZIL (Formed in 5/20, expecting to start in mid-2021. ...)
Jet Air Cargo in SWITZERLAND (Formed by Jet Aviation & Tyumen AL as a successor to Metro Cargo (qv). ...)
Jet Express in RUSSIA ( ...)
Kinshasa Airways in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed using assets from Sky Avn, Swaziland. AOC revoked by Congolese CAA 9/05. ...)
KLM Cityhopper UK in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
LAMSA in MEXICO (Initially formed 27/8/34 as Lineas Aéreas Mineras SA by mine owner Gordon Barry. ...)
Lineas Aéreas Mexicanas SA in MEXICO (Initially formed 27/8/34 as Lineas Aéreas Mineras SA by mine owner Gordon Barry. ...)
Macair Air Charter Service in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Macquarie AirFinance in AUSTRALIA (Formed late 2006 by Macquarie Aircraft Leasing by taking over 49 aircraft former ...)
Macquarie Group in AUSTRALIA (Formed late 2006 by Macquarie Aircraft Leasing by taking over 49 aircraft former ...)
MAE Aircraft Management in BAHRAIN ( ...)
Mena Aerospace in BAHRAIN ( ...)
Miami Airlines in USA.NORTH CAROLINA ( ...)
Morris Air Service in USA.UTAH (Formed by Morris Travel Agency. Began own operations in 1992. Merged into Southw ...)
Natexis Banques Populaires in FRANCE ( ...)
National Airways Corporation in SOUTH AFRICA (Acquired in 1971 by Protea AW and ceased operations, becoming an aircraft sale a ...)
NAC in SOUTH AFRICA (Acquired in 1971 by Protea AW and ceased operations, becoming an aircraft sale a ...)
National Remote Sensing Agency in INDIA ( ...)
Nesher International in ISRAEL ( ...)
Nile Delta Air Service in EGYPT ( ...)
Nileair in EGYPT ( ...)
North-East Airlines in NIGERIA ( ...)
OASIS in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Orient Air Systems and Integrated Service in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Pacific Orient Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Panafrican Airways in IVORY COAST ( ...)
Papuan Airlines in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Paradise Air in SRI LANKA ( ...)
Phoenix Airlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
Piedmont Airlines/USAir Express in USA.MARYLAND ( ...)
Pluma Norte Taxi Aéreo in BRAZIL ( ...)
Poste Air Cargo in ITALY ( ...)
Richmor Aviation in USA.NEW YORK (Acquired by Kamyr Inc in 2001. ...)
Rigas Aeronavioacijas Instituts in LATVIA ( ...)
RAI/Riga Aeronautical Institute in LATVIA ( ...)
Safe Air Cargo in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Savage Air Services in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Seair in PHILIPPINES (Entered partnership with Tiger Airways (Singapore) in 10/06 to operate a Clark-b ...)
South East Asian Airlines in PHILIPPINES (Entered partnership with Tiger Airways (Singapore) in 10/06 to operate a Clark-b ...)
SERCA Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Servicio Especializado de Carga Aérea in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Servisair in BELGIUM (Renamed after merger with Frevag AL. ...)
SGI Aviation Services in NETHERLANDS (51% interest purchased in 11/17 by SGI Invesmtent, a joint venture between Seabu ...)
SGI Technical Services in NETHERLANDS (51% interest purchased in 11/17 by SGI Invesmtent, a joint venture between Seabu ...)
Shem Air in ANGOLA (Possibly associated with CPP Travel. ...)
Shemair in ANGOLA (Possibly associated with CPP Travel. ...)
Shuttle America in USA.INDIANA (Initially formed at Bradley, CT. AOC granted 6/11/98. Entered partnership with U ...)
Skyway Enterprises in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Skyways in ARGENTINA (Formed 11/2004 using assets from defunct Cardinal Airlines, providing ad hoc ope ...)
Skyworld Airlines in USA (GENERAL) (Reverted name to Ports of Call on 1/8/88. ...)
SMFL Aircraft Corporation in NETHERLANDS (Formed by Sumitomo Mitsui, Japan. Merged into SMBC Aviation Capital (announced 1 ...)
Sodemac in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Société d'Entretien et de Maintenance d'Avions au Congo in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Suvarnabhumi Airlines in THAILAND (Initially formed as an airline. Did not start operations and leased out fleet to ...)
Taxi Aéreo Fortaleza in BRAZIL (Renamed TAF Linhas Aéreas in 1995. ...)
TAF in BRAZIL (Renamed TAF Linhas Aéreas in 1995. ...)
Taxis Aéreos Nacionales in VENEZUELA ( ...)
TANCA in VENEZUELA ( ...)
Taxpa Chile in CHILE ( ...)
Tempelhof Airways USA in GERMANY ( ...)
Thai Flying Services in THAILAND ( ...)
Toumaï Air Tchad in TCHAD (Initially formed as Toumai Air Service. Reorganized as the national carrier in 2 ...)
TAT in TCHAD (Initially formed as Toumai Air Service. Reorganized as the national carrier in 2 ...)
Trans Northern Aviation in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Transnorthern Aviation in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Trans-Peruana de Aviación in PERU (Declared bankrupt on 25/9/70. ...)
Triangle Airlines in UGANDA ( ...)
U.S. Army Air Corps in USA (GENERAL) (Originally formed as the Aeronautical Division of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in ...)
USAAC in USA (GENERAL) (Originally formed as the Aeronautical Division of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in ...)
USAir Leasing & Services in USA.VIRGINIA (Formed by USAir. ...)
VLM Airlines in BELGIUM (Formed by VLM Airlines Slovenia which purchased the AOC of Thomas Cook Airlines ...)
VoyageAir in BULGARIA (Originally formed in 2006 as a maintenance company. Intended to start operations ...)
Waterman Airlines in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Westair Commuter Airlines/United Express Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed 1972 as STOL Air. Merged 1978 with Golden Eagle AL, forming Western AL. R ...)
Westinghouse Credit Corporation in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Westinghouse Aircraft Leasing in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Westwind Aviation in KENYA ( ...)
WestWind in KENYA ( ...)

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

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