AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 43 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 43 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 14/07/2020 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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Active Air in TURKEY ( ...)
Active Aero in TURKEY ( ...)
Aero Chile in CHILE ( ...)
Línea Aérea Ariqueña Aerochile in CHILE ( ...)
Aero Portuguesa in PORTUGAL (Taken-over by TAP. ...)
Aeronica in NICARAGUA (49% stake taken by TACA Int'l in 1992. ...)
Aerolineas Nicaraguenses in NICARAGUA (49% stake taken by TACA Int'l in 1992. ...)
Aerovias del Sur in MEXICO (Taken-over by Aeronaves de México. ...)
African Alliance in GAMBIA ( ...)
Air Annobón in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Formed 4/12. AOC granted and started services on 25/1/13. Suspended operations i ...)
Air Architects in LAOS (Formed by Air America. ...)
Air Australia in AUSTRALIA (Placed into voluntary administration on 17/2/12 and ceased operations. Placed in ...)
Air Budapest in HUNGARY (Formed by Malév. ...)
Air Burundi in BURUNDI (Suspended operations in 9/09 (when its last Beech 1900D reached its maximum flyi ...)
Air Cargo Swaziland in ESWATINI (Associated with Air Swaziland ? ...)
Air Gabon Cargo in GABON ( ...)
Air Haiti in HAITI ( ...)
Air Inuit in CANADA (Reorganized in 1985 and 2001 when acquired by Makivik Corp. ...)
Air Mashriq in PAKISTAN ( ...)
Air Vallée in ITALY (Stake acquired in 2001 by Aeroporto di Bologna. Purchased in 5/08 by FIAT and re ...)
Services Aériens du Val d'Aoste in ITALY (Stake acquired in 2001 by Aeroporto di Bologna. Purchased in 5/08 by FIAT and re ...)
Aircraft Engine Lease Finance in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
AELF in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Alitalia CityLiner in ITALY ( ...)
Arab Wings Nigeria in NIGERIA ( ...)
Nigeria in NIGERIA ( ...)
Argonaut Airways in USA.FLORIDA (Acquired in 1965 by Southern Pipeliners. ...)
Southern Pipeliners in USA.FLORIDA (Acquired in 1965 by Southern Pipeliners. ...)
Armada de la República Colombiana in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Aviación Naval Colombiana in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Armenian International Airways in ARMENIA (Formed by Léon Bagdassarian. Licence expired 31/12/04 and expected to be taken-o ...)
AIA in ARMENIA (Formed by Léon Bagdassarian. Licence expired 31/12/04 and expected to be taken-o ...)
Asesorias in CHILE (Originally formed as SAAMA Aviación, operating small aircraft for fire-fighting ...)
Austasia Airlines in TIMOR (EAST) (Originally formed in 1980 in Perth, Australia as a chartering agency, originally ...)
Aviakompania Kokshetau in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
Avion Express in LITHUANIA (Originally formed as Nordic Solutions Air Services, using small commuter equipme ...)
Avon Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Ayit Aviation in ISRAEL (Formed by 1985-formed Ayit Tourism. ...)
Bangkok Airways in THAILAND (Formed by Bangkok United Mechanical Co. IPO expected in 7/13, postponed to 2014Q ...)
Belarus Air Force in BELARUS (Formed 15/6/92. Most assets integrated into Russian Air Force on 1/4/1996. ...)
Blatz Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Brain & Brown Airfreighters in AUSTRALIA (Acquired in 1976 by Air Express (Signet Insurance Holdings Ltd) and renamed. ...)
Bural in RUSSIA (AOC suspended 7/2/17. Declared bankrupt in 3/19. ...)
Buryatskie avialinii in RUSSIA (AOC suspended 7/2/17. Declared bankrupt in 3/19. ...)
Canada 3000 Airlines in CANADA (Designated as a scheduled carrier in 2000. Ceased operations on 9/11/01. ...)
Capricorn Flights in ANGOLA (Formed and Strategic Resource Corp aka Executive Outcomes (part of Sandline grou ...)
Capricorn Air Systems in ANGOLA (Formed and Strategic Resource Corp aka Executive Outcomes (part of Sandline grou ...)
Cargo Express Congo in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) (Formed by Zaire's ATO/Air Transport Office. ...)
Argo Express in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) (Formed by Zaire's ATO/Air Transport Office. ...)
Cargo Three in PANAMA ( ...)
CargoBis in BRAZIL (Formed 5/10 by investment fund through c/o Arbeit Gestao de Negocios Ltda using ...)
CargoJet Airways in CANADA (Originally formed as Canada 3000 Cargo. ISO-9001 certified in 2000. Expected to ...)
Cargojet Canada in CANADA (Originally formed as Canada 3000 Cargo. ISO-9001 certified in 2000. Expected to ...)
Civil in MALTA ( ...)
Civil in CUBA ( ...)
Clean Air in BRAZIL (Company's existence only mentioned during LoI at MAKS 2009; no further evidence ...)
Construtora Andrade Gutierrez SA in BRAZIL ( ...)
Cosmos Airways in INDIA ( ...)
D&D Parts in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
Desert Air Parts in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
Desert Aircraft Supplies in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
Development Khmer Airlines in CAMBODIA ( ...)
Eastern Aircraft Sales Corp in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Eastern Airlines in USA.NORTH CAROLINA ( ...)
Empire Air Lines in USA.IDAHO ( ...)
Empire Airlines in USA.IDAHO (Operates aircraft for FedEx (qv). ...)
EUjet in IRELAND (Formed by former CEO of Ryanair with assistance from debis Airfinance. 30% acqui ...)
Fab Air in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (AOC revoked 1/07. ...)
Far North Air in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
FastJet Zimbabwe in ZIMBABWE (Formed by FastJet, Tanzania. AOC granted on 7/10/15 and started services on 28/1 ...)
Federal Aviation Services in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Federal Express in USA.TENNESSEE (Formed by Frederick W.Smith in Little Rock, AR. Moved to Memphis due to lack of ...)
Flotilla Aérea Salvadoreña in EL SALVADOR (Formed as a distinct arm within the army. ...)
Fly 6ix in SIERRA LEONE ( ...)
Fly Bosnia in BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (Formed by UK's Globace Ltd. Project re-launched in 2018 expecting to start servi ...)
Flymojo in MALAYSIA (Project unveiled on 17/3/15 by Bombardier. No AOC granted at deadline 1/6/16. ...)
Fly Mojo in MALAYSIA (Project unveiled on 17/3/15 by Bombardier. No AOC granted at deadline 1/6/16. ...)
Force Aérienne Islamique de Mauritanie in MAURITANIA ( ...)
Ford Motor Company - Air Transportation in USA.MICHIGAN (Formed by Ford Motor Co. ...)
Global Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
GOAL in GERMANY (Formed as a joint venture between KG Allgemeine Leasing GmbH (KGAL, 60%) and Luf ...)
German Operating Aircraft Leasing in GERMANY (Formed as a joint venture between KG Allgemeine Leasing GmbH (KGAL, 60%) and Luf ...)
Gomair in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Listed on EU ban list 5/3/07 and subsequent dates. Re-launched in 2009 (qv). ...)
GMR in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Listed on EU ban list 5/3/07 and subsequent dates. Re-launched in 2009 (qv). ...)
Halla Airlines in SOMALIA (Originally formed in 2015 by Darasa Investment Ltd. Started operations on 20/6/ ...)
Hawaii One in USA.HAWAII ( ...)
Helitrans in NORWAY (Fixed-wing division started in 1997 (temporarily sold to Kato Airline in 1998). ...)
Hibernian Airlines in IRELAND (Acquired Emerald AW,UK in 1966. ...)
Air Charters of Ireland in IRELAND (Acquired Emerald AW,UK in 1966. ...)
IAPO in RUSSIA (Formed as Irkutsk Aircraft Production Factory. Member of MAP Group. Owned by Suk ...)
Irkutskoe aviatsionnoe PO Irkut-Avia in RUSSIA (Formed as Irkutsk Aircraft Production Factory. Member of MAP Group. Owned by Suk ...)
ICAR Airlines in UKRAINE (Associated with Kharkov Aviation Plant/KhGAPP. ...)
Ikar/Independent Carrier in UKRAINE (Associated with Kharkov Aviation Plant/KhGAPP. ...)
ICC International Cargo Charter Canada in CANADA (Acquired by Coreolis Group in 2001. Expected to resume operations early 2004 wit ...)
ICC Air Cargo Canada in CANADA (Acquired by Coreolis Group in 2001. Expected to resume operations early 2004 wit ...)
India Airways in $ FICTION ( ...)
International Air Cargo in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
International Air Services in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
IASCO Inc in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Interstate Airways in SOUTH SUDAN ( ...)
Iraqi Air Force in IRAQ (Formed 22/4/31. ...)
Al Quwwat Al Jawwiya Al Iraqiya in IRAQ (Formed 22/4/31. ...)
Jetmagic in MALTA ( ...)
Jonian Airways in GREECE ( ...)
Key-Avia in RUSSIA ( ...)
Kljutsch Avia in RUSSIA ( ...)
LAC Canarias Lineas Aéreas in SPAIN ( ...)
LAM Mozambique in MOZAMBIQUE (Reportedly suspended operations in 3/18 due to lack of jet fuel; re-started shor ...)
Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique in MOZAMBIQUE (Reportedly suspended operations in 3/18 due to lack of jet fuel; re-started shor ...)
LAPE in SPAIN (Merged 1929 with CETA (Compania Espanola de Trafico Aéreo. ...)
Linéas Aéreas Postales Espanolas in SPAIN (Merged 1929 with CETA (Compania Espanola de Trafico Aéreo. ...)
Leste Aviation in TIMOR (EAST) (Formed with help from Chinese investment firm ZRS-FUND. Started services on 20/5 ...)
LGW Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter in GERMANY (Started operations on behalf of Air-Berlin on 12/10/07. Expected to be taken ove ...)
Libyan General Security Agency in LIBYA ( ...)
Libyan General People's Commitee for General Security in LIBYA ( ...)
Londonair in CANADA ( ...)
LSV in ARMENIA ( ...)
LUKAS in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by Duane Egli (who later took-over Liberia World). ...)
Lukim Air Services in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by Duane Egli (who later took-over Liberia World). ...)
MAS Airlines in NIGERIA ( ...)
Morgan Air Services in NIGERIA ( ...)
MCA Airlines in SWEDEN (Formed by MCA Travel Group. AOC received 22/11/08. Ceased operations on 6/11/09, ...)
Megaride Air in ITALY (Expect to start operations in summer 2012 using equipment from Danube Wings. ...)
Meridian in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Metro Air System in USA.KENTUCKY ( ...)
Moskovia Airlines in RUSSIA (Reorganized as 51% owned by Rosoboronexport and 49% by Russian Satellite LII (fo ...)
Aviakompania Moskovia in RUSSIA (Reorganized as 51% owned by Rosoboronexport and 49% by Russian Satellite LII (fo ...)
Oceanair in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Owner Services Ltd in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Pacific Royale Airways in INDONESIA (Formed 1/11/11. AOC granted on 29/5/12. Started operations on 11/6/12 but halted ...)
Pakistan Airways in PAKISTAN (Originally formed in 2005 as freight broker based in UAE. ...)
AST Pakistan in PAKISTAN (Originally formed in 2005 as freight broker based in UAE. ...)
Pan American Airways in USA.NEW YORK (Formed 14/3/27 by John K Montgomery and Richard B Bevier, initially based in Key ...)
Partnairs US Leasing in USA.DELAWARE ( ...)
Partner Airlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
Partner Aviakompanija in RUSSIA ( ...)
Philippine Air Force in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Armed Forces of the Philippines in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Precision Air in TANZANIA (49% acquired in 2003 by Kenya AW. IPO launched 7/10/11, reducing Kenya's shares ...)
Precisionair Services in TANZANIA (49% acquired in 2003 by Kenya AW. IPO launched 7/10/11, reducing Kenya's shares ...)
Ramaer in RUSSIA ( ...)
Ram-Air in RUSSIA ( ...)
Royal Air Charter Services in PHILIPPINES (Suspended operations on 28/3/20 due to COVID-19; resumed on 28/4/20. ...)
Royal Air Philippines in PHILIPPINES (Suspended operations on 28/3/20 due to COVID-19; resumed on 28/4/20. ...)
Royal Aviation in CANADA (Acquired in 2001 by Canada 3000 and merged on 5/4/01. ...)
Royal Airlines in CANADA (Acquired in 2001 by Canada 3000 and merged on 5/4/01. ...)
Seco Aviation in USA.GEORGIA ( ...)
Sepahan Airlines in IRAN (Ceased operations in 8/14 following the crash of EP-GPA. ...)
Sepid Air in AUSTRIA (Formed to import MD-80 aircraft into Iran. ...)
Slovak Airlines in SLOVAKIA (Started scheduled operations on 1/5/98. 89% acquired in 2003 by Slovak governmen ...)
Slovenské Aerolinie in SLOVAKIA (Started scheduled operations on 1/5/98. 89% acquired in 2003 by Slovak governmen ...)
Source One Aircraft Repair in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Source One Spares in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Southern Pacific Regional Airlines in AUSTRALIA (Ceased operations 4/4/93. ...)
Space Cargo in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. ...)
SpiceJet in INDIA (Formed by former Modiluft/Royal Airways. Expected investment from Singapore's Te ...)
Royal Airways in INDIA (Formed by former Modiluft/Royal Airways. Expected investment from Singapore's Te ...)
Swedeways Air Lines in SWEDEN (Originally formed in 1969 under different names. Filed for bankruptcy in 2001. ...)
The People's Airline in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Freddie Laker & Lonrho Group. ...)
Tiramavia in MOLDOVA (Formed with partial ownership from Galaxy Aviation, Pakistan. AOC revoked 21/6/0 ...)
Top Air in INDONESIA (Presumably formed by the Indonesian Police air arm. Ceased ops in 2007, attempte ...)
Top Sky International in INDONESIA (Presumably formed by the Indonesian Police air arm. Ceased ops in 2007, attempte ...)
Transatlantic International Airlines in USA.OHIO ( ...)
Transcarga in VENEZUELA (Formed by Viasa (100%) to take-over LEBCA. Merged into Viasa. ...)
Transportes Aéreos de Carga in VENEZUELA (Formed by Viasa (100%) to take-over LEBCA. Merged into Viasa. ...)
Triton Airlines in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Tuninter in TUNISIA (Formed by Tunis Air (40%, later 96%). Announced plan in 12/06 to be rebranded an ...)
Tunis Air in TUNISIA (Formed 21/10/48 by Air France (49% later reduced to 5.6%). Started operations on ...)
Société Tunisienne de l'Air in TUNISIA (Formed 21/10/48 by Air France (49% later reduced to 5.6%). Started operations on ...)
U.S. Department of Justice in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
UniCapital Corp in USA.FLORIDA (Took over Cauff Lippman Aviation on 18/5/98. IPO in 1998. Created various subsid ...)
UniCapital Air Group in USA.FLORIDA (Took over Cauff Lippman Aviation on 18/5/98. IPO in 1998. Created various subsid ...)
Universal Trading Corp in PANAMA (Formed by F B Ayer as Panama subsidiary. ...)
Universal Leasing Corp in PANAMA (Formed by F B Ayer as Panama subsidiary. ...)
V Australia in AUSTRALIA (Formed in 2007 by Virgin Blue to operate trans-pacific flights, name unveiled on ...)
VIPair in NETHERLANDS (Relaunched in 11/2004 for operations by 3/05 with A300-600 ? ...)
West Bay Leasing in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Westates Airlines in USA.NEW YORK (Formed in San Francisco. Ceased ops between 1985 and 1989 when reorganized by Ri ...)
Wings International in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Wizz Air Ukraine in UKRAINE (Formed by Wizz Air. Moved base in 2011 to Zhulyany. Shut down operations and bec ...)
World Atlantic Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (Started operations on 31/8/10. Suspended operations on 4/4/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
Caribbean Sun Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (Started operations on 31/8/10. Suspended operations on 4/4/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
Yeniseisky Meridian in RUSSIA (Formed by the merger of Boguchany, Cheremshanka, Dikson, Igarka, Kezhma, Norilsk ...)

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