AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 73 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 73 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 14/07/2020 05:00:03


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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1Time in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed by Aero Nexus maintenance company. 15% purchased 11/06 by The Avstar Grou ...)
One Time Aviation in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed by Aero Nexus maintenance company. 15% purchased 11/06 by The Avstar Grou ...)
Aeronaves de Oaxaca in MEXICO (Formed by Tomás Calderón . Merged with TA de Tampico and SANSA, forming Líneas A ...)
AOSA in MEXICO (Formed by Tomás Calderón . Merged with TA de Tampico and SANSA, forming Líneas A ...)
Aeroperlas in PANAMA (Started operations in 6/70. Purchased in 1976 by the Panama government, released ...)
Aerolineas Islas de las Perlas in PANAMA (Started operations in 6/70. Purchased in 1976 by the Panama government, released ...)
Afro-Cargo in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Reportedly also traded as Charter Kinshasa. ...)
Affro Cargo in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Reportedly also traded as Charter Kinshasa. ...)
Air Belgium in BELGIUM (Formed with 35% stake from Sobelair. 65% stake acquired by Airtours in 1998. Sob ...)
Air Belgium International in BELGIUM (Formed with 35% stake from Sobelair. 65% stake acquired by Airtours in 1998. Sob ...)
Air Caribbean in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Old South Air Service in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Air Florida Sunshine in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Air Georgia in GEORGIA (Suspended operations in mid-2017. ...)
Air Kasai in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by TAZ as its Tshikapa-based subsidiary. Took over all TAC operations in ...)
Air Rwanda in RWANDA ( ...)
Société Nationale des Transports Aériens du Rwanda in RWANDA ( ...)
Air Service Company in IRAN (Formed by Air Taxi Company. Merged into Iran Asseman AL. ...)
Air Settanta in ITALY ( ...)
Air Trade Capital in UNITED KINGDOM.CAYMAN ISLANDS ( ...)
Air Varna in BULGARIA (Never started ops. ...)
Bulgarian Charter & Cargo Flights in BULGARIA (Never started ops. ...)
Airplane Charter by Mercer in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Allstates Air Cargo in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
Alyemda in YEMEN ( ...)
Democratic Yemen Airlines in YEMEN ( ...)
Aries Air Cargo in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Asia Airways in TAJIKISTAN (Formed with partial ownership from Galaxy Aviation, Pakistan. AOC granted on 18/ ...)
Aviation Systems International in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Avstar Aviation in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Avistar Aviation in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Avtrade Leasing in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Blue Airlines in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Reportedly ceased operations (momentarily?) in 2001. AOC revoked by Congolese CA ...)
BAL in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Reportedly ceased operations (momentarily?) in 2001. AOC revoked by Congolese CA ...)
Bravo Airways in UKRAINE (Formed in 4/12. Suspended operations on 24/3/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
British United Channel Islands Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Merged 1/11/68 into BUIA. ...)
British United (CI) Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Merged 1/11/68 into BUIA. ...)
Buta Airways in AZERBAIJAN (Formed by Azerbaijan Airlines Avia as its LCC subsidiary (announced 14/12/16). S ...)
Cargo Airways International in CAMEROON (Formed by Cargoleasing (Luxembourg) and Agur Invest (Geneva). ...)
CargoLogicAir in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Volga Dnepr's management through Cargo Logic Holding Ltd. Expected to ...)
Ceskoslovenské Letectvo in CZECHOSLOVAKIA (Originally formed in 1918 as the Czechoslovak Army Air Force. ...)
China Postal Airlines in CHINA (Formed 11/11/96 by the Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications, starting operatio ...)
Civil in BELARUS ( ...)
Civil in BAHRAIN ( ...)
Civil Aeronautics Administration in TAIWAN ( ...)
Comair/Delta Connection in USA.OHIO (Started operations in 4/77. Became a Delta Connection carrier in 1984. 20% stake ...)
Community Airlines in TANZANIA (Continued operations in 2009 with small Cessna equipment. Later ceased services. ...)
CommutAir in USA.NEW YORK (Formed using small equipment by Champlain Enterprises Inc using staff experience ...)
Crownair in CANADA ( ...)
Canadian Aviation Express Airlines in CANADA ( ...)
Cunard Eagle Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Acquired in 1960 by Cunard Line until 1962 when Cunard entered alliance with BOA ...)
Daimler-Chrysler Capital Services in USA.MICHIGAN (Sold to GE Capital in 1/02. ...)
Dan-Air London in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
East Kazakhstan Region Air Enterprise in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
State Firefighting Service of the Eastern Kazakhstan Region in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
Executive Jet Aviation in SAUDI ARABIA (Operates exclusively for Al-Kholi Group (Hmzar Al-Kholi, founder and chairman). ...)
Executive Jet Aircraft in SAUDI ARABIA (Operates exclusively for Al-Kholi Group (Hmzar Al-Kholi, founder and chairman). ...)
Express Air Services in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
EAS in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Fairlines in FRANCE (Formed by François Arpels (from Van Cleef & Arpels). Started ops in 1997. ...)
Fast Wings Air Freight Company in USA.DELAWARE ( ...)
Flight Australia in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Flightways Air Services in SINGAPORE ( ...)
Florida Air Taxi in USA.FLORIDA (Took-over Air South & Shawnee in 1975, trading as The Connection or Air South.Be ...)
General Administration of Civil Aviation in CHINA ( ...)
GKN-EMZ Minières Zaire in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by Guest Keene & Nettle Fold. ...)
GKN-EMU Mining Zaire in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by Guest Keene & Nettle Fold. ...)
Government of Nicaragua in NICARAGUA ( ...)
Gulf & Western Airlines in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Horizon Midlands Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM (Absorbed into Britannia when Thomson Travel took-over Horizon Travel. ...)
Ikar in RUSSIA (Originally formed on 28/6/92 as a helicopter operator. Re-launched in 2013 by to ...)
Inair Panama in PANAMA ( ...)
Internacional de Aviación in PANAMA ( ...)
Inter Airlines in TURKEY (Formed by Birce Tour, starting operations in 4/02. Ceased operations 12/11/08. ...)
Inter Express Airlines in TURKEY (Formed by Birce Tour, starting operations in 4/02. Ceased operations 12/11/08. ...)
Inter Cargo Service in FRANCE (Formed by Air Inter (75%), EAS (Groupe Mazurel, 25%) and BNP. Started operations ...)
ICS in FRANCE (Formed by Air Inter (75%), EAS (Groupe Mazurel, 25%) and BNP. Started operations ...)
Interline in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Jamair in INDIA (Formed by James B. Muff (formerly with CNAC) and partner Eddie Quinn, both ex-CN ...)
Jet Green Airways in IRELAND (Operated for only 8 days. ...)
Jet USA in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Jet Way in USA.MICHIGAN (Taken-over by Connie Kalitta. ...)
Kamaka Air in USA.HAWAII ( ...)
KeyCorp Leasing in USA.COLORADO (Formed by KeyCorp. Renamed in 2001. ...)
Khors Aircompany in UKRAINE (Associated with Hungarian-Ukrainian Heavy Lift. ...)
Kurdistan Airlines in IRAQ.KURDISTAN (Started ops 21/7/05 with 737-200 wet-leased from Dolphin Air. ...)
La Cumbre in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos La Cumbre in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Lake Los Angeles in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by R R Watt Co & Caroldale Inc to carry prospective customers to land sit ...)
Lambda Airlines in GREECE ( ...)
LASTP in SAO TOME E PRINCIPE (Originally formed as STA/Serviço de Transportes Aéreos. Ceased operation in 12/1 ...)
Linhas Aéreas de Sao Tome e Principe in SAO TOME E PRINCIPE (Originally formed as STA/Serviço de Transportes Aéreos. Ceased operation in 12/1 ...)
LATAM Cargo Colombia in COLOMBIA (Filed for Chapter 11 on 26/5/20, continuing operations. ...)
Let's Fly in SPAIN (Formed by former staff of Top Fly. ...)
Limburg Airlines in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
Lion Airlines in INDONESIA (Formed in 10/99 by the Kirana family. Started services on 30/6/00. Added operati ...)
Lion Mentari Airlines in INDONESIA (Formed in 10/99 by the Kirana family. Started services on 30/6/00. Added operati ...)
Malawi Air Wing in MALAWI ( ...)
MAAW in MALAWI ( ...)
MEA in LEBANON (Formed 5/45 by Saeb Bey Salaam (later Prime Minister of Lebanon). Started operat ...)
Middle East Airlines in LEBANON (Formed 5/45 by Saeb Bey Salaam (later Prime Minister of Lebanon). Started operat ...)
MidAtlantic Airways/US Airways Express in USA.PENNSYLVANIA (Formed by USAir to operate ERJ-170 aircraft, using USAir AOC. Aircraft fleets tr ...)
MS Aviation in AUSTRIA ( ...)
Nayzak Air in LIBYA (Formed 7/7/05. Started operations 6/6/06 using ACMI equipment for Umrah/Hajj ope ...)
NewGen Airways in THAILAND (Formed in 7/12. AOC granted on 4/10/12. Expected to start operations in 11/13, p ...)
Sabaidee Airways in THAILAND (Formed in 7/12. AOC granted on 4/10/12. Expected to start operations in 11/13, p ...)
Nikolaev Avia in RUSSIA ( ...)
Northern Express Airway in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
NEA in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Novosibirsk Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's 2nd Novosibirsk division. Filed for bankrupcy in ...)
Novosibirskie aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's 2nd Novosibirsk division. Filed for bankrupcy in ...)
Oriental Air in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Unconfirmed in UAE. ...)
Orsha Air in BELARUS (Formed in 10/13 by Orsha Aircraft Repair Plant (itself founded in 1941 and priva ...)
Overnight Cargo Nigeria in NIGERIA ( ...)
Pacific Sky Trail in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Pan Alaska Airlines in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Pioneer Airlines/Continental Express in USA.COLORADO ( ...)
Power Aircraft Services in IRELAND ( ...)
Princess Airlines in GREECE (Ceased ops 9/99 ? ...)
Riau Air in INDONESIA (Resumed services on 4/1/11 after capital injection. Ceased operations again on 6 ...)
Richard Air of Florida in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Rockdale International Flying Service in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Royal Australian Navy Historic Flight in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Fleet Air Arm Historic Flight in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Royal Rhodesian Air Force in ZIMBABWE (Renamed Rhodesian Air Force then soon afterwards Royal Rhodesian Air Force for t ...)
RRAF in ZIMBABWE (Renamed Rhodesian Air Force then soon afterwards Royal Rhodesian Air Force for t ...)
Salénia AB in SWEDEN ( ...)
SATA in SPAIN ( ...)
Sociedad Anónima de Transportes Aéreos in SPAIN ( ...)
Scorpio Aviation in EGYPT (Formed by Scorpio Group. ...)
Silver City Airways in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Sino Jet Management in CHINA.HONG KONG (Purchased in 11/14 by Tsing Hua Capital and became a subsidiary of Beijing Hualo ...)
Sky One Air in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Sky Safari in USA.OHIO ( ...)
SkyCharter in CANADA ( ...)
Star Airways in SINGAPORE ( ...)
Star Equatorial Airlines in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Formed 6/06, using ACMI equipment. Listed on EU ban list 14/11/08 and subsequent ...)
Summit Philippines Airways in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Sun Belt Airways in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Sweden Airways in SWEDEN (Formed by ex-Falcon Avn & Malmö Avn staff. ...)
T doble A in PERU ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos Andahuaylas in PERU ( ...)
TAES in EL SALVADOR ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos de El Salvador in EL SALVADOR ( ...)
TAMPA Colombia in COLOMBIA (40% stake taken in 1997 by Martinair, to be increased in late 1997 to 79%. Agree ...)
Transportes Aéreos Mercantiles Panamericanos in COLOMBIA (40% stake taken in 1997 by Martinair, to be increased in late 1997 to 79%. Agree ...)
Team 125 in USA.ILLINOIS (Formed by Kraft Group to operate for NFL New England Patriots. ...)
Tianju Airlines in CHINA (Formed as a joint venture between Shaanxi Tianju General Aviation Co Ltd and Sha ...)
TOPAC in $ FICTION ( ...)
Trans Orient Pacific Airlines in $ FICTION ( ...)
Trans Aviation Global Group in QAZAKSTAN (Formed 24/4/02. Listed in 2005 by the US government as a Bout company, asking fr ...)
TAGG in QAZAKSTAN (Formed 24/4/02. Listed in 2005 by the US government as a Bout company, asking fr ...)
Transportes Aéreos Salvador in BRAZIL (Ceased ops in 1954. Restarted in 1959 with help from REAL. Acquired in 1962 by S ...)
TAS in BRAZIL (Ceased ops in 1954. Restarted in 1959 with help from REAL. Acquired in 1962 by S ...)
Transvalair in FRANCE ( ...)
TRATCO in LUXEMBOURG (Believed associated with Israeli MoD. ...)
TTE International in USA (GENERAL) (Believed formed by Beriev to arrange sales in USA. ...)
TUIfly in GERMANY (Expected to merge in 2008 with Germanwings (announced 11/07, merged carrier to b ...)
Ukraine National Airlines in UKRAINE (Ceased operations in 2001 and entered liquidation proceedings on 2/9/10. ...)
UltrAir in USA.TEXAS (Formed by Airline of the Americas's owner, as a premium service carrier. Started ...)
URS Corporation in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
US Airlines in USA.NEW YORK (Formed by Harry R Playford. ...)
Vanilla Air in JAPAN (Formed by All Nippon (though ANA Holdings Inc) as a successor to AirAsia Japan w ...)
Volaris El Salvador in EL SALVADOR (Formed by Volaris. AOC granted on 3/6/19. Expected to start in 9/19, postponed. ...)
VTB Leasing in RUSSIA (Formed by 2002-formed VTB Bank (VneshTorgBank), Russia as 100% offshore subsidia ...)
Verulamium Finance in RUSSIA (Formed by 2002-formed VTB Bank (VneshTorgBank), Russia as 100% offshore subsidia ...)
WDL Aviation in GERMANY (Purchased on 1/10/17 by Zeitfracht Gruppe (a logistics company). Expected to tra ...)
WDL Luftschiff in GERMANY (Purchased on 1/10/17 by Zeitfracht Gruppe (a logistics company). Expected to tra ...)
West African Airways in NIGERIA (Formed by the governments of Gambia, Gold Coast (later Ghana), Nigeria & Sierra ...)
WAAC Nigerian Airways in NIGERIA (Formed by the governments of Gambia, Gold Coast (later Ghana), Nigeria & Sierra ...)
Zamrud Aviation in INDONESIA (Formed by the merger of Zamrud Airlines and Aircraft Owners' Association. ...)
Zoom Airways in NEW ZEALAND (Formed by Robin McCarthy, formerly with Qantas New Zealand. ...)

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