AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 51 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 51 - 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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ACASA in VENEZUELA ( ...)
Aerovias CA Servicios Apure in VENEZUELA ( ...)
Aero Amigo in MEXICO (Renamed 8/90 to Aero Feliz. ...)
Aero Freight in USA.TEXAS (Associated with Mexico's Aero Juarez. ...)
Aero Executives in USA.TEXAS (Associated with Mexico's Aero Juarez. ...)
Aero Majestic Charter Services in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Aero Trades Western in CANADA ( ...)
Aerocesar in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Aerovias del Cesar in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Aerolineas Bonanza in MEXICO ( ...)
AeroMoskovia in RUSSIA (Formed by Tsentr-Yug. ...)
AeroPacifico in MEXICO ( ...)
Transporte de Carga Aero Pacifico in MEXICO ( ...)
Aeropesca in COLOMBIA (Renamed 3/6/83. ...)
Aerovias de la Pesca y Colonizacion del Suroeste Colomb. in COLOMBIA (Renamed 3/6/83. ...)
Aeroproveedora in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Air Connection Express in ANGOLA (Formed in 4/18 by TAAG as its regional feeder carrier regrouping TAAG Angola Air ...)
Air Dominicana in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Formed 9/5/07 by Futura Int'l (47%), Dominicanan government (30%) and local inve ...)
Air Emilia in ITALY (Formed by Ernesto Salsi (60%) and Consorzio Cooperativo Finanziario di Sviluppo ...)
Air Hébrides in VANUATU (Formed by UTA (100%). ...)
Air Jordan in JORDAN (Merged into Jordan AW. ...)
Air Singhara in THAILAND (Formed 18/6/13. Expects to start operations at a later date with equipment TBD. ...)
Air South in USA.GEORGIA (Formed when Nationwide AL Southeast reorganized. Merged into Florida AL. ...)
Air Trans Africa in ZIMBABWE (Formed by Jack Mallock. Reorganized as a successful sanctions-busting business a ...)
Aircraft Statutory Trust in USA.CONNECTICUT (Formed by US Bank NA Trustee for US Airways aircraft. ...)
Airlift International in USA.FLORIDA (Entered Chapter 11 in 1981 until acquired 1992 by George Batchelor. ...)
Alania Leasing Airline in RUSSIA ( ...)
Alaniya Airlines/Lizingovaya aviakompania Alania in RUSSIA ( ...)
AMCK Aviation in IRELAND (Formed on 30/10/19 by the merger of MCAP (Japan) and Accipiter (Ireland) with ow ...)
American International Airways in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
APA International Air in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Ceased own ops in 1999, wet-leasing 737-400 from other carriers when needed. ...)
Apair in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Ceased own ops in 1999, wet-leasing 737-400 from other carriers when needed. ...)
APASA in PANAMA ( ...)
Aerovias Panama S.A. in PANAMA ( ...)
Avianca Ecuador in ECUADOR (Suspended operations on 28/3/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
Avianca Holdings in PANAMA (Entered bankrupcy on 10/5/20. ...)
Aviasta KZ in QAZAKSTAN (Associated with InvestAvia ? Suspended operations in 8/16. ...)
Aviatrack in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
Bamboo Airways in VIETNAM (Formed in 2/17 by FLC Group, Vietnam (a construction company). AOC granted in 11 ...)
Việt Bamboo Airlines in VIETNAM (Formed in 2/17 by FLC Group, Vietnam (a construction company). AOC granted in 11 ...)
BenAvia in SWITZERLAND (Formed by Benum Group, Norway. ...)
Blue Bird Aviation in SUDAN (Not to be confused with airline with same name in Kenya. Originally formed as a ...)
California Sierra Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
CBJ Cargo in ANTIGUA & BARBUDA (Formed by LANTA, Antigua, out of Caribjet. ...)
Caribjet in ANTIGUA & BARBUDA (Formed by LANTA, Antigua, out of Caribjet. ...)
CCAir/US Airways Express in USA.NORTH CAROLINA (Acquired by Mesa Air Group in 1999. Ceased operations after cancellation of US A ...)
Centre Air Afrique in BURUNDI ( ...)
Civil in SYRIA ( ...)
Civil in ARMENIA ( ...)
Classic Airways in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Comlux KZ in QAZAKSTAN (Formed 5/08 by Comlux Aviation. Added on EU blacklist 14/7/09 and subsequent dat ...)
Congolais in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Cool Air in USA.INDIANA (Reorganized as Air Tahoma (qv). ...)
Department of Aviation in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Civil Aviation Authority in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Dutch Air Service in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
East Pacific Airlines in CHINA (Formed 6/04 by East Pacific Group and Hong Kong investors, originally in 11/02 a ...)
EPA Airways in CHINA (Formed 6/04 by East Pacific Group and Hong Kong investors, originally in 11/02 a ...)
Elliniki Polemiki Aeroporia in GREECE ( ...)
Hellenic Air Force in GREECE ( ...)
Filair in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by Belgian interests. Ceased ops briefly in 1996, and between 2000 and 20 ...)
Fly Wex in ITALY (Started operations in 2002, using leased assets from Six Cargo. ...)
Fly540.com in KENYA (Formed with capital investment from Lonrho Africa (49% purchased 10/06). Expecte ...)
Five Forty Aviation in KENYA (Formed with capital investment from Lonrho Africa (49% purchased 10/06). Expecte ...)
FlyBE Nordic in FINLAND (FlyBE's 60% stake disposed in 12/14 to Finnair for €1; Was to be re-sold in 1/15 ...)
FlyBE Finland in FINLAND (FlyBE's 60% stake disposed in 12/14 to Finnair for €1; Was to be re-sold in 1/15 ...)
Frameair Curaçao in NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (Formed to support mining & oil operations in Angola & Mozambique. ...)
Fred Olsen Airtransport in NORWAY (Formed by Fred Olsen Ships. ...)
Fred Olsen Flyselskap in NORWAY (Formed by Fred Olsen Ships. ...)
Frigorificos Co-operative Los Andes in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Gothia Airlines in SWEDEN (Formed by FastAir Invest AB. ...)
Government of Russia (Tatarstan) in RUSSIA ( ...)
Haiti International Airline in HAITI ( ...)
Héli-Union in FRANCE ( ...)
Informtrans Avia in UKRAINE ( ...)
Interconair in IRELAND (Formed by the Intercontinental Meat Company. ...)
Intercontinental Air in IRELAND (Formed by the Intercontinental Meat Company. ...)
Interisland Airlines in PHILIPPINES (Added on EU ban list 30/3/10, 5/7/10, then from 21/11/11. ...)
Intermediacion Aérea in SPAIN (Started trading as InterAérea from 23/6/03. Ceased operations in 1/04. ...)
InterMed in SPAIN (Started trading as InterAérea from 23/6/03. Ceased operations in 1/04. ...)
International Pacific Trading in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Aero Contiente. ...)
Island Air in USA.HAWAII (Purchased in 2/13 by Larry Ellison (main owner of Oracle Corp) to serve his rece ...)
Hawaii Island Air in USA.HAWAII (Purchased in 2/13 by Larry Ellison (main owner of Oracle Corp) to serve his rece ...)
JC International Airlines in CAMBODIA (Formed by Yunnan Jincheng Group (100%; also owner of Ruili Airlines). Started op ...)
JES Air in BULGARIA (Formed with help from Singapore investors. ...)
Jet Air Group in RUSSIA (AOC revoked 18/11/09 and reorganized as Premier Avia. ...)
Jet East International Airlines in USA.TEXAS (Started operating for DHL in 1983. Taken-over by Express One. ...)
Jetair in BELGIUM (Reorganized in W.Germany. ...)
K-Mile Air in THAILAND (Originally formed as a freight forwarder. 49% stake purchased 1/06 by Transmile ...)
Khozu-Avia in QAZAKSTAN (Split in 5/08 with Yak-42 operations trading as AO "Fly Jet.kz". ...)
Hazu Avia in QAZAKSTAN (Split in 5/08 with Yak-42 operations trading as AO "Fly Jet.kz". ...)
KnAAPO in RUSSIA (Formed by Gagarin Aviation Production Association. Member of MAP Group. AOC susp ...)
Komsomolsk-na-Amure aviatsionnoe PO im.Gagarina in RUSSIA (Formed by Gagarin Aviation Production Association. Member of MAP Group. AOC susp ...)
LANSA in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ( ...)
Libyan Arab Airlines in LIBYA (Intended to be privatized in 2005. Tentatively renamed to Libyan Airways in 2006 ...)
Jamahiriya Libyan Arab Airlines in LIBYA (Intended to be privatized in 2005. Tentatively renamed to Libyan Airways in 2006 ...)
Lineas Interamericana Aérea in COLOMBIA (Merged into LIDCA. ...)
Lionair in SRI LANKA (Ceased operations between 2000 and 2002. ...)
Lion Air in SRI LANKA (Ceased operations between 2000 and 2002. ...)
LTS in GERMANY (Formed by LTU. ...)
Lufttransport Sud in GERMANY (Formed by LTU. ...)
Lynch Air Tankers in USA.MONTANA (Reorganized in 1964. Renamed 28/3/86 to Lynch Air Cargo. ...)
McCulloch International Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Metropolitan Life Insurance in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
MetLife Capital Credit in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Modern Logistics in BRAZIL (Formed as a freight forwarding company. Expected to start its own airine operati ...)
Murmansk Air Transport in RUSSIA (Acquired after ceasing ops by mining company Norilsk Nickel and hopes to restart ...)
National Aircraft in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
NOAA Aircraft Operations in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by US Dept of Commerce. Moved operating base to Lakeland in 2017. ...)
National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by US Dept of Commerce. Moved operating base to Lakeland in 2017. ...)
Nolinor Aviation in CANADA (Originally formed as Nolinor Québec. Started operations in 1996. Launched divisi ...)
North African Airways in EGYPT ( ...)
NAA in EGYPT ( ...)
Northern Lights Airlines in CANADA (Formed in 2/07 by ICBS Ltd (50%) and other local interests. Expected to start se ...)
Novair in SWEDEN (Formed by Apollo Resor tour operator. Suspended operations on 14/4/20 due to COV ...)
Nova Airlines in SWEDEN (Formed by Apollo Resor tour operator. Suspended operations on 14/4/20 due to COV ...)
Olympic Northern Airlines in USA.WASHINGTON ( ...)
Onyx Aviation in USA.OKLAHOMA ( ...)
Orange Air in SIERRA LEONE (Formed by Jordanian interests (previously with Star Air). Listed on EU ban list ...)
Pacific Air Cargo in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Panafriqiyah in MALTA (Formed on 13/5/15 by Afriqiyah Airways, Libya to take advantage of a EU-based AO ...)
Paragon Air Express in USA.TENNESSEE ( ...)
Peach Air in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Goldcrest, using some assets from International AW and help from Caled ...)
Gold Crest Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Goldcrest, using some assets from International AW and help from Caled ...)
Pelican Air Transport in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Pilgrim Airlines in USA.CONNECTICUT ( ...)
Principal Air Chile in CHILE (Formed 9/9/03 by Carlos Musiet, former CEO of Chile's National Airlines. ...)
Pro Airlines in USA.NORTH DAKOTA (Formed by Int'l Transfer Corp. ...)
QuikJet Cargo Airlines in INDIA (Formed by AFL Logistics (AFL Group, logistics and supply chain), Singapore-based ...)
Rapid Air in USA.MICHIGAN ( ...)
Sparta Aviation Service in USA.MICHIGAN ( ...)
Regional Wings in SPAIN (Formed by Grupo Meditair. ...)
RIPSA in PERU (Entered bankrupcy in 5/68. ...)
Rutas Internacionales Peruanas SA in PERU (Entered bankrupcy in 5/68. ...)
Royalair in CANADA ( ...)
Saffatt Airlines in IRAN (Ceased operations between 2000 and 12/08. Expected to be reorganized in 2018 by ...)
Samal Air in QAZAKSTAN (Formed as a successor to BGB Air. Added on EU ban list 14/7/09 and subsequent da ...)
Saturn Aviakompania in RUSSIA (Part of United Engine Corporation. ...)
Scandjet in SWEDEN ( ...)
Sea-Bear Air Tranpsort in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
SFACT in FRANCE ( ...)
Service de la Formation Aéronautique et du Contrôle Technique in FRANCE ( ...)
Siem Reap Airways International in CAMBODIA (Originally formed on 7/5/98 as Cambodian Air Company Ltd. Re-launched by Bangkok ...)
SimbAir in KENYA (Formed by East African AW. ...)
Skoda Engineering Air Transport in CZECH REPUBLIC ( ...)
Sky Aviation in TANZANIA (Initially operated small general aviation equipment. ...)
SkyBus Jet Cargo in USA.NEVADA (Formed 13/2/13. ...)
Skybus Air Cargo in USA.NEVADA (Formed 13/2/13. ...)
Skynet.aero in RUSSIA (Formed in 4/10, started operations in 4/11. ...)
Skyways International in USA.TEXAS (Renamed 10/95. ...)
Skyways Aircraft Leasing/Skyways Leasing Corporation in USA.TEXAS (Renamed 10/95. ...)
Skyworld Airlines in ITALY (Formed 10/07 by Afrijet Airlines, Nigeria and former staff from Eurojet Internat ...)
Soviet Space Training Centre in SOVIET UNION (Originally formed as a separate regiment (70th OITAP) within the Soviet Air Forc ...)
Span Air in INDIA ( ...)
Span East Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (Ceased ops 6/76. ...)
Star of Asia in KYRGYZSTAN ( ...)
Zviezda Azii in KYRGYZSTAN ( ...)
Suckling Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (AOC merged into Loganair in 5/2013. ...)
Sunquest Travel in CANADA ( ...)
Sunset Aircraft Sales & Leasing in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Sunworld International Airways in USA.NEVADA (Formed by ex-InterAm staff. ...)
Surinam Airways in SURINAME ( ...)
Swan Airlines in CHINA ( ...)
Tajikistan Air Force in TAJIKISTAN ( ...)
TAP in PORTUGAL (Formed on 14/3/45 by the Department of Civil Aviation, starting operations on 19 ...)
Transportes Aéreos Portugueses in PORTUGAL (Formed on 14/3/45 by the Department of Civil Aviation, starting operations on 19 ...)
Trans State Airlines in USA.NEW YORK (Formed by Intercontinental US. Dissolved before starting ops when the CAB refuse ...)
Trans World Express in USA.PENNSYLVANIA ( ...)
TW Express in USA.PENNSYLVANIA ( ...)
Transafrik Uganda in UGANDA (Formed by Transafrik when it moved out of Angola. ...)
TransAGO Borispol in UKRAINE ( ...)
AGO in UKRAINE ( ...)
Transglobal in CHILE ( ...)
Transoceanica Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Transoceanica de Aviación in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Transtel in TOGO (Relaunched in 2004 as Air Horizon Togo (qv). ...)
Transport-Transit-Lomé-Tokoin in TOGO (Relaunched in 2004 as Air Horizon Togo (qv). ...)
Tranzair in NEW ZEALAND ( ...)
United Star Express Airlines in CHINA (Formed by Okay Airways and Air Transport Services Group/ATSG. Expected to start ...)
Universal Airways in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Universal Oil Co. of Arizona. ...)
Veteran Airways in USA.RHODE ISLAND (Declared bankrupt on 9/12/46. ...)
Veterans Air Express in USA.RHODE ISLAND (Declared bankrupt on 9/12/46. ...)
Vulkan Air in SOUTH AFRICA (Originally formed as a freight/logistics forwarder. ...)
Will Airlift in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Started services on 29/5/10. ...)
Yunnan Provincial Airlines in CHINA (Formed by CAAC Yunnan Region. ...)
Yunnan Airlines in CHINA (Formed by CAAC Yunnan Region. ...)
Zenith Air in NIGERIA ( ...)

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

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