AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 50 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 50 - 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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Acvila Air Romanian Carrier in ROMANIA (Formed in association with Comtran/Jetline Int'l. Renamed 4/06 to JetranAir foll ...)
Aéro Services Exécutive in FRANCE (Acquired in 2004 by Portugal's Omni Aviation Group. ...)
Aero Services France in FRANCE (Acquired in 2004 by Portugal's Omni Aviation Group. ...)
Aerobecasa in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Aero Benficiadora de Carne SA in BOLIVIA ( ...)
AeroMorelos in MEXICO (Purchased in 1989 by Carlos de Ruiz Venegas. Moved base from Cuernavaca to Oaxac ...)
Aerolineas Morelos in MEXICO (Purchased in 1989 by Carlos de Ruiz Venegas. Moved base from Cuernavaca to Oaxac ...)
Aerospace Consortium International in KENYA (Originally formed as a freight forwarder, starting ops in 9/98 with ACMI equipme ...)
Affretair in ZIMBABWE ( ...)
AFO Aircraft NZ in NEW ZEALAND (Formed 13/12/10. ...)
Air Adeah in HAITI (Formed using assets from Air Haiti and cargo space on Fine Air DC-8F aircraft. ...)
Air Alps Aviation in AUSTRIA (Formed by Air Engiadina (49%) and its owner (Dietmar Leitgeb, 51%). Started oper ...)
Alpenländische Luftfahrt/AAA Austria in AUSTRIA (Formed by Air Engiadina (49%) and its owner (Dietmar Leitgeb, 51%). Started oper ...)
Air Cargo Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Air Exel Commuter in NETHERLANDS (Formed by Schreiner AW and LIOf investment bank. Renamed 28/1/98 to KLM Exel. ...)
Air Exel Netherlands in NETHERLANDS (Formed by Schreiner AW and LIOf investment bank. Renamed 28/1/98 to KLM Exel. ...)
Air Freight International in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Air Hollandia in NETHERLANDS (Formed on 28/2/17 as a successor to Denim Air. Entered bankrupcy on 14/11/18. ...)
Air Montenegro in MONTENEGRO ( ...)
Air Oasis in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Air Saipan in USA.NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS (Business plan collapsed when founder exiled overseas to avoid prosecution. Repor ...)
Air Salzburg in AUSTRIA ( ...)
Air Timor in TIMOR (EAST) (Formed in 9/11 using assets from Austasia Airlines (qv). Reorganized in 2019 as ...)
Aircontactgruppen Management in NORWAY (Founded by the Johan H. Stenersen and others, later taking full control. Acquir ...)
K/S Airinvest in NORWAY (Founded by the Johan H. Stenersen and others, later taking full control. Acquir ...)
Aircraft Financing & Trading in NETHERLANDS (Originally formed by Fokker and Rolls Royce & Partners Finance (50% each). Merge ...)
Pembroke Group in NETHERLANDS (Originally formed by Fokker and Rolls Royce & Partners Finance (50% each). Merge ...)
Ak-Kanat Aviakompania in QAZAKSTAN (Reportedly ceased operations in 2000 but aircraft still in use. ...)
Aklak air in CANADA (Formed partnership with Kenn Borek Air in 1994. Acquired by Inuvialuit Developme ...)
Allegheny Commuter Airlines/US Airways Express in USA.PENNSYLVANIA (Was to be sold by UAL to Atlantic Coast when United completes merger with US Air ...)
ALRI in INDONESIA ( ...)
Angkatan Laut Republik Indonesia/Indonesian Navy in INDONESIA ( ...)
Amann Aviation of Australia in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Amerer Air in AUSTRIA (Formed by Heinz Amerer. Ceased operations in 2009. ...)
Ankair in TURKEY (Named after the Turkish word for 'Phoenix'. AOC suspended 7/08 due to breach of ...)
Anka Air in TURKEY (Named after the Turkish word for 'Phoenix'. AOC suspended 7/08 due to breach of ...)
APEL Express in COLOMBIA (Formed by SAEP. Merged into SAEP. ...)
Aerolineas Petroleras del Llano in COLOMBIA (Formed by SAEP. Merged into SAEP. ...)
ARAMCO in SAUDI ARABIA (Originally formed as Arabian American Oil Co. ...)
Saudi Aramco Aviation in SAUDI ARABIA (Originally formed as Arabian American Oil Co. ...)
Armenia Airways in ARMENIA (Formed by Main Aviation Technics and Armen Sargsyan (50% each) to succeed Armavi ...)
ATC Colombia in COLOMBIA (Later operated with chartered Fine Air aircraft. ...)
Aero Transcolombiana de Carga in COLOMBIA (Later operated with chartered Fine Air aircraft. ...)
Atlanta Express in USA.GEORGIA ( ...)
Avia Traffic Company Kyrgyzstan in KYRGYZSTAN (AOC granted on 14/8/03. Started operations in 2006. Added on EU ban list 12/10/0 ...)
ATC in KYRGYZSTAN (AOC granted on 14/8/03. Started operations in 2006. Added on EU ban list 12/10/0 ...)
Aviation Partners in USA.WASHINGTON ( ...)
Awood Aviation in CANADA ( ...)
Awood Air in CANADA ( ...)
Bavaria Germanair in GERMANY (Formed by the merger of Bavaria & Germanair. Acquired in 1977 by Hapag-Lloyd, me ...)
Bira Air in THAILAND (Formed by Prince Bira of Thailand (Prince Birabongse Bhanudej Bhanubandh), using ...)
Bira Air Transport in THAILAND (Formed by Prince Bira of Thailand (Prince Birabongse Bhanudej Bhanubandh), using ...)
Bolivian International Airways in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Botir-Avia in KYRGYZSTAN (Added on EU ban list 4/7/07, 11/4/08. ...)
British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines in AUSTRALIA (Formed 6/46 by the governments of Australia (50%), New Zealand (30%) and UK (20% ...)
BCPA in AUSTRALIA (Formed 6/46 by the governments of Australia (50%), New Zealand (30%) and UK (20% ...)
Business Express Airlines in USA.CONNECTICUT (Renamed 5/3/86. ...)
California National Air Services in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Cantoun Airlines in GHANA (Formed by Mark Shuttleworth (20%), British investors (40%) and West African Petr ...)
Cavok Air in UKRAINE ( ...)
Kavok Airlines in UKRAINE ( ...)
Central Wisconsin Aviation in USA.WISCONSIN ( ...)
Cetraca Aviation Service in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Believed to operate exclusively for the Congolese military forces. Listed on EU ...)
CAS in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Believed to operate exclusively for the Congolese military forces. Listed on EU ...)
Civil in ICELAND ( ...)
Civil in PARAGUAY ( ...)
Civil in SURINAME ( ...)
Columbia Airlines in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ( ...)
Condor Club International in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Conquest Air in USA.FLORIDA (Formed 18/11/02 by Carlos Gomez and kept dormant. FAR-135 certificate granted on ...)
Corporacion Aéreo Nacional in CUBA ( ...)
Dallas Airmotive in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Deva Airlines in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Edde Airlines in USA.UTAH (Formed by William and Joseph Edde. ...)
Edde Aircraft in USA.UTAH (Formed by William and Joseph Edde. ...)
EIRjet in IRELAND (Formed by ex-Skynet staff. Started ops on 23/12/04. Ceased ops 17/10/06 and liqu ...)
El Sam Airlift in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Listed on EU ban list 5/3/07 until 14/7/09. ...)
Elk Estonian Aviation Company in ESTONIA ( ...)
Elk Eesti Lennukompanii in ESTONIA ( ...)
Enzo Air in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Express One International in USA.FLORIDA (Voluntarily suspended operations in 1995 to avoid FAA grounding. Restarted opera ...)
Field Aviation Company in CANADA (Formed in Oshawa, Ont. Main maintenance base at Calgary established in 1952. ...)
FlyJet in MALAYSIA (Formed by Country Heights Holdings. Intended to start operations in late 2013. A ...)
Forces Aériennes Royales Royales in MOROCCO (Initially formed 2/3/1956 as Aviation Royale Sherifienne within the Moroccan arm ...)
Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Malakiya Marakishiya in MOROCCO (Initially formed 2/3/1956 as Aviation Royale Sherifienne within the Moroccan arm ...)
Global Aircraft Industries in CANADA ( ...)
GMG Airlines in BANGLADESH (Formed by GMG Industrial Group. Started services on 6/4/98. IPO of 35% of capita ...)
Government of Kyrgyzstan in KYRGYZSTAN ( ...)
Hello Airlines in BANGLADESH (Formed by IPSSL Group. Started operations in 2016. ...)
HESA/Hevapeimasazi in IRAN ( ...)
Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industries in IRAN ( ...)
Hub Airways in CHINA.HONG KONG (Formed on 11/4/18 by Janco Holdings Ltd, Hong Kong. ...)
Indamer in INDIA ( ...)
Indigo Aviation in SWEDEN (Acquired by AerFi Group in 12/99, itself purchased 11/00 by debis Airfinance, wi ...)
Indigo Aircraft in SWEDEN (Acquired by AerFi Group in 12/99, itself purchased 11/00 by debis Airfinance, wi ...)
IntAlair in SIERRA LEONE (Unconfirmed in Sierra Leone. ...)
Intercontinental Colombia in COLOMBIA (Using trademark Inter from 2001. ...)
Intercontinental de Aviación in COLOMBIA (Using trademark Inter from 2001. ...)
Intra Airways in UNITED KINGDOM.JERSEY (Formed in 1/69 by two BUA pilots, starting charter operations. Began scheduled o ...)
Italian National Airlines in ITALY ( ...)
Italy First in ITALY (Reorganized in 2001 after founder Stefano Patacconi commited suicide. Purchased ...)
JPATS in USA.OKLAHOMA (Formed by US Dept of Justice by merging air fleets of 1980-formed US Marshals NP ...)
Justice Prisoner & Alien Transportation System in USA.OKLAHOMA (Formed by US Dept of Justice by merging air fleets of 1980-formed US Marshals NP ...)
Katco Inc in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Hank Goodman (killed in 1979 crash). ...)
Kazair in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
Kazakhstan Aue Zholy in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
Kharkov Aviation Production Association in UKRAINE (Formed by KSAMC/Kharkov State Aircraft Manufacturing Company aka KGAPP/Kharkovsk ...)
KAPO/Kharkovskoe aviatsionnoe proizvodstvennoe ob'yedinenie in UKRAINE (Formed by KSAMC/Kharkov State Aircraft Manufacturing Company aka KGAPP/Kharkovsk ...)
KLM Asia in NETHERLANDS (Formed by KLM to operate into Taiwan. ...)
KMPO in RUSSIA (Formed by Kazan Motors Production Association. Member of MAP Group. ...)
Kazanskoe motorostroitel'noe proizvodstvennoe ob'yedinenie in RUSSIA (Formed by Kazan Motors Production Association. Member of MAP Group. ...)
Kurskavia in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Kursk division and part of Central Districts AL. ...)
Kursk Air Enteprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Kursk division and part of Central Districts AL. ...)
Lowfare Jet in GERMANY ( ...)
LTU-Süd International Airways in GERMANY (Integrated into LTU on 1/11/97. ...)
Merrill Lynch in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Miapet Avia in ARMENIA (Originally formed as a travel agency. ...)
Mid South Airways in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
MidEx Airlines in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Originally formed in 1980 as a freight forwarder based in France and Lebanon. AO ...)
Midex Airlines in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Originally formed in 1980 as a freight forwarder based in France and Lebanon. AO ...)
NAB in BRAZIL (Ceased ops between 1948 and 1951. Taken-over by Loide. ...)
Navegacao Aérea Brasileira in BRAZIL (Ceased ops between 1948 and 1951. Taken-over by Loide. ...)
Nadymspecavia in RUSSIA ( ...)
NEPC Airlines in INDIA (Formed by Natural Energy Processing Company. ...)
Norwegian.se in SWEDEN ( ...)
Norwegian Air Shuttle in SWEDEN ( ...)
Orex Aviation in ARUBA ( ...)
Otis Spunkmeyer Air in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Otis Spunkmeyer retail cookie stores. ...)
Pampas Air in ARGENTINA ( ...)
Panagra in USA.NEW YORK (Formed 25/1/1929 by the merger of Chilean AW and Peruvian AW with ownership spli ...)
Pan American Grace Airways in USA.NEW YORK (Formed 25/1/1929 by the merger of Chilean AW and Peruvian AW with ownership spli ...)
Paradise Island Airlines/USAir Express in USA.FLORIDA (Acquired by AGES Group in 1995. Severed links with USAir in 1996 and enter code- ...)
Philair in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Philippine Aviation Corp in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Play in ICELAND (Formed by the former COO of Wow Air. Initially code-named WAB Air (WAB = We Are ...)
ProAir Services in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Promo Aviation in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Pullman Express in CHILE ( ...)
Ram Aviation in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Republic of China Navy in TAIWAN ( ...)
Resort Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Rotterdam Airlines in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
Royal Khmer Airlines in CAMBODIA (Formed by Indonesian interests, plan to start scheduled services abandoned in 20 ...)
Royal Malaysian Air Force in MALAYSIA (Formed 2/6/58 as Royal Federation of Malaya Air Force (Tentera Udara Diraja Pers ...)
Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia in MALAYSIA (Formed 2/6/58 as Royal Federation of Malaya Air Force (Tentera Udara Diraja Pers ...)
Royale Bahamas International Airlines in BAHAMAS ( ...)
Samair in SLOVAKIA (Formed 2/7/11 by Al Sayegh Aviation using assets from Central Charter Airlines S ...)
Sayegh Aviation Europe in SLOVAKIA (Formed 2/7/11 by Al Sayegh Aviation using assets from Central Charter Airlines S ...)
SANA in ARGENTINA ( ...)
Sociedad Argentina de Navigación Aérea in ARGENTINA ( ...)
Servicios Aéreos Estrella in MEXICO (Formed as an air taxi operator. ...)
Silk Way Airlines in AZERBAIJAN (Formed 6/10/2001. Asociated with Ukraine's Shovkoviy Shlyah AL. ...)
Skycoach Express in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Spirit of Balkan in BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (Later organized as Atlas Airways, a freight forwarding company. ...)
Star Airlines in CHILE (Ceased operations early 2006. ...)
Styrian Airways in AUSTRIA (Formed by Grupo Magna. 26% sold in 2004 to owner of Maribor airport (Prevent, al ...)
Styrian Spirit in AUSTRIA (Formed by Grupo Magna. 26% sold in 2004 to owner of Maribor airport (Prevent, al ...)
Sudanese States Aviation in SUDAN (Originally formed as Forner Airlines ? Added on EU ban list 31/3/10 and subseque ...)
SSA in SUDAN (Originally formed as Forner Airlines ? Added on EU ban list 31/3/10 and subseque ...)
Summit Aviation in USA.DELAWARE (Formed by Dupont family. Operates mostly for US government agencies. ...)
TAERCO Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Taxi Aéreo Colombiano in COLOMBIA ( ...)
TAMPA in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos Tampa in BOLIVIA ( ...)
TAN Honduras in HONDURAS (Merged into SAHSA on 1/11/91. ...)
Transportes Aéreos Nacionales in HONDURAS (Merged into SAHSA on 1/11/91. ...)
TAP Air Portugal in PORTUGAL (Was to be privatized in 1993, plan cancelled. Became member of Qualiflyer Group ...)
TAT in FRANCE (Formed by Michel Marchais. Took-over Rousseau Aviation, TAF, Air Paris, Air Alpe ...)
Touraine Air Transport in FRANCE (Formed by Michel Marchais. Took-over Rousseau Aviation, TAF, Air Paris, Air Alpe ...)
Tbilisi AGO in GEORGIA (Formed by Tbilisi Aviation Production Association. ...)
Tbilisskoe aviatsionnoe gosudarsvennoe ob'yedinenie in GEORGIA (Formed by Tbilisi Aviation Production Association. ...)
Thai VietJet Air in THAILAND (Formed in 5/13 by VietJet Air (49%) and Kan Air/Kannithi Aviation (51%). Expecte ...)
Titan Aviation in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
Tower Air in USA.NEW YORK (Formed by Metro Int'l founder. Take-over attempted in 1996 by USAir. Entered Cha ...)
U.S. Department of Agriculture in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Ukraine International Airlines in UKRAINE (Stake acquired by Swissair and Austrian AL (22.5%) in 1996. Was to be merged wit ...)
UIA/Mizhnarodni aviolinii Ukrainy in UKRAINE (Stake acquired by Swissair and Austrian AL (22.5%) in 1996. Was to be merged wit ...)
Vaynakhavia in RUSSIA (Formed by Russian Federal Air Transport Agency to handle air traffic at Grozny b ...)
Vilocity in RUSSIA (Associated with Moldova's Velocity ? ...)
Vilosity in RUSSIA (Associated with Moldova's Velocity ? ...)
Westminster Airways in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Xiamen Aircraft Leasing in CHINA ( ...)
Xiamen Airlease in CHINA ( ...)
ZagrosJet in IRAQ.KURDISTAN (Restarted scheduled operations on 2/10/13. Suspended operations in 7/16. Severed ...)

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