AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 81 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 81 - 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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AdaGold Aviation in AUSTRALIA (Reorganized by 4/08, continuing as a transportation/logistics broker. ...)
Aero Libia in LIBYA (Formed by Alitalia. ...)
Aero Patagonia in CHILE (Associated with Arjet. Possibly a brokerage-only company. ...)
Aéromaritime in FRANCE (Formed by UTA (51%). Acquired 1990, along UTA, by Air France and integrated in 1 ...)
Aéromaritime International in FRANCE (Formed by UTA (51%). Acquired 1990, along UTA, by Air France and integrated in 1 ...)
Aerovias Las Minas in BOLIVIA ( ...)
ALM in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Aerovias SA in BRAZIL ( ...)
Air Almaty in QAZAKSTAN (Added on EU ban list 14/7/09 and subsequent dates until 8/12/16. ...)
Air Americas in USA.VIRGINIA ( ...)
Air de Cologne in GERMANY (Formed by SAS. Acquired by TNT. ...)
Air Luso in CANADA ( ...)
Air Madeira in PORTUGAL ( ...)
Air Nostalgia in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Windjammer Promotions. ...)
Air Panama in PANAMA (Reported setting up a local division Air Costa Rica based San José in early 2006 ...)
Air Spain in SPAIN (Ceased ops when merger with Aviaco failed. ...)
Air Tungaru in KIRIBATI ( ...)
Air Venezuela Linea Aérea de Transporte in VENEZUELA (Possibly formed by USA's Los Pequeños AL. Ceased operations in 1/01. ...)
Air West in SUDAN (Originally formed as Air West Cargo. Organised in 10/03 as a member of the JAMA ...)
Airwest in SUDAN (Originally formed as Air West Cargo. Organised in 10/03 as a member of the JAMA ...)
Airworks in KENYA (Originally formed as a maintenance company and air taxi operator. ...)
Airworks Kenya in KENYA (Originally formed as a maintenance company and air taxi operator. ...)
Albatros Airways in ALBANIA (Started operations 3/11/04. AOC suspended 1/9/06 by Albanian CAA over political ...)
Alexcina Group in USA.CALIFORNIA (Originally formed as a construction company. ...)
Amentum Aircraft Leasing in IRELAND (Formed by HSH Nordbank as aviation assets subsidiary (60% owned directly, 40% th ...)
Amentum Capital in IRELAND (Formed by HSH Nordbank as aviation assets subsidiary (60% owned directly, 40% th ...)
AMSI Ltd in CAMBODIA ( ...)
AREA Ecuador in ECUADOR ( ...)
Aerovias Ecuatorianas in ECUADOR ( ...)
ARPA in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Empresa Aerovias del Pacifico in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Astralis Club in UNITED KINGDOM (Originally formed on 2/9/08. Business model should be cross-checked. ...)
Atlantic Aviation in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
AVIC in CHINA (Formed in 6/93 by the Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace Industry. Separated in ...)
Avro in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Alliot Verdon Roe. ...)
Azores Airlines in PORTUGAL (49% to be privatized in 2018, with Loftleidir Icelandic expected to be the winni ...)
Baja Air in MEXICO ( ...)
Balaton Airlines in HUNGARY ( ...)
Bata Leasing in USA.WASHINGTON (Formed as a joint venture between Boeing (BCC) and American Trans Air (50% each) ...)
Bayu Air in MALAYSIA ( ...)
Burke Air Transport in USA.WASHINGTON ( ...)
Byrrh Aviation in FRANCE (Formed by Byrrh, an alcohol producer. Parent company taken over in 1959 by Dubon ...)
Etablissements Violet Frères in FRANCE (Formed by Byrrh, an alcohol producer. Parent company taken over in 1959 by Dubon ...)
CAF in CANADA (Restored to its previous name of RCAF on 16/8/11. ...)
Canadian Armed Forces/Forces Armées Canadiennes in CANADA (Restored to its previous name of RCAF on 16/8/11. ...)
Capital Air Surveys in CANADA ( ...)
Central Air Transport in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Central American Airways Flying Services in USA.KENTUCKY (Formed by Willy L Paris for general charter work (mostly sports teams and rock b ...)
City Airline in SWEDEN (Acquired by Skyways/Investment AB Janus during 1998, acquired by Skyways Sweden ...)
Civil in TAJIKISTAN ( ...)
Civil in BIAFRA ( ...)
Civil in MONACO ( ...)
Civil in RUSSIA ( ...)
Colombe Airline in BURKINA FASO (Formed in 6/12 by Groupe Tigahiré. Started operations on 5/10/13. Suspended oper ...)
Colombe Airlines in BURKINA FASO (Formed in 6/12 by Groupe Tigahiré. Started operations on 5/10/13. Suspended oper ...)
Conair of Scandinavia in DENMARK (Formed by Simon Spies. Merged with Scanair, forming Premiair. ...)
Consolidated Aircraft in DENMARK (Formed by Simon Spies. Merged with Scanair, forming Premiair. ...)
Corsair in USA.WASHINGTON (Formed by AWAS. Became a dormant associate during late 1990's. Associated Avenga ...)
Avengair in USA.WASHINGTON (Formed by AWAS. Became a dormant associate during late 1990's. Associated Avenga ...)
Cosmic Air in ITALY ( ...)
Dehong South Asia General Airlines in CHINA (Originally formed as Ruili Jingcheng Helicopter Co Ltd (which started operations ...)
East West Airlines in BANGLADESH ( ...)
EC Plus Airline in ECUADOR (AOC granted in 7/19. ...)
EG&G in USA.NEVADA (Formed by Harold E Edgerton, Kenneth J Germeshausen and Herbert E Grier (EG&G) i ...)
Emirates Air Services in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed as Abu Dhabi Air Services. Taken-over by Abu Dhabi Avn. ...)
EAS in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed as Abu Dhabi Air Services. Taken-over by Abu Dhabi Avn. ...)
Eurociel in FRANCE (Formed as a joint-venture between Veolia Transport (company managing Nîmes airpo ...)
EuroLine in GEORGIA (AOC from Georgia granted 22/10/04. Believed associated with Reigate Internationa ...)
Avia24 in GEORGIA (AOC from Georgia granted 22/10/04. Believed associated with Reigate Internationa ...)
Ewa Air in FRANCE.MAYOTTE (Formed 5/13 by Air Austral (51%) and local investors (Ylang Invest). Expected to ...)
Excellent Air in GERMANY (Ceased operations in 9/07. ...)
ExecuJet Scandinavia in DENMARK (Formed by Switzerland-based ExecuJet Aviation Group. Parent company purchased (5 ...)
ExecuJet UK in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by ExecuJet Aviation Group, Switzerland. ...)
Executive Air Transport in USA.MISSOURI ( ...)
Executive Airlines in AUSTRALIA (Reorganized by Executive AL. ...)
Expro Airlines in KYRGYZSTAN ( ...)
F&B Livestock & Company in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Vince Faix & Ed Beyers, the latter leaving the company shortly after f ...)
Fairchild Aerospace in USA.VIRGINIA (25% acquired in 1999 by Germany's Allianz insurance group and 72% by a New York ...)
Fanair in UKRAINE (Formed as a successor of Alanna. AOC granted on 21/6/18. ...)
FAR Airlines in ITALY ( ...)
Farnas Aviation Services in SUDAN ( ...)
Fiji Airways in FIJI (Became a OneWorld Connect member in 3/19. Suspended operations (except cargo-onl ...)
Florida West International Airways in USA.FLORIDA (Ceased its own operations during 1996. 25% acquired in 2000 by LAN Chile. Was to ...)
Forrestair in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
GetJet in POLAND (Was to use AOC from Silesian AL. ...)
Global Air in MEXICO (Formed by Aerolineas Damojh group. AOC briefly suspended by Mexican DGAC in 2004 ...)
Aerolineas Damojh/Meigas Aviation Services in MEXICO (Formed by Aerolineas Damojh group. AOC briefly suspended by Mexican DGAC in 2004 ...)
GolfAir Québec in CANADA ( ...)
Government of Afghanistan in AFGHANISTAN ( ...)
Government of Yemen in YEMEN ( ...)
Great Lakes Airways in UGANDA (Ceased own services in 10/2004. Expected to resume operations in 8/2005 with a D ...)
Haiti Air Freight International in HAITI ( ...)
Heritage Aviation in KENYA ( ...)
Intair Airlines in CANADA (Turboprops operations & Quebec routes acquired 1991 by Canadian. Tentatively to ...)
Inter-Canadian in CANADA (Turboprops operations & Quebec routes acquired 1991 by Canadian. Tentatively to ...)
Intair Tchad in TCHAD ( ...)
InterTchad in TCHAD ( ...)
Intercontinental Airways in GAMBIA (Formed 11/07. Announced business plan on 13/5/08, in association with Jethro Tou ...)
International Jet Management in AUSTRIA ( ...)
IJM in AUSTRIA ( ...)
Irwin Air in ANGOLA (Formed by Keith Irwin and Cargo Air Transport Systems, South Africa. ...)
Italfly in ITALY ( ...)
Korongo Airlines in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed 12/09 in Belgium and 4/10 in Congo by Airbel holding company, Belgium (70 ...)
L'Avion in FRANCE (Formed as an all-business class airline. Preliminary AOC obtained 22/2/06. Start ...)
Elysair in FRANCE (Formed as an all-business class airline. Preliminary AOC obtained 22/2/06. Start ...)
La Urraca in COLOMBIA ( ...)
LAU in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Lane Xang Airlines in LAOS ( ...)
Cambodia International in LAOS ( ...)
LCAL in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by Saudi Arabia's Al-Jomaih Group as compliant with Islamic sharia law on ...)
Low-Cost Aircraft Leasing in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by Saudi Arabia's Al-Jomaih Group as compliant with Islamic sharia law on ...)
Mama Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Maui Air Services in $ FICTION ( ...)
Med-Air in UKRAINE ( ...)
Mexicana Inter in MEXICO (Formed by Mexicana as regional feeder, with AOC granted on 4/2/09. Expects to st ...)
Midway Airlines in USA.ILLINOIS (Entered Chapter 11 and ceased ops 14/11/91, attempted take-over by Northwest in ...)
MidWestern in $ FICTION ( ...)
Mountainwest Aviation in USA.ARIZONA (Merged into Sierra Pacific. ...)
National Airlines in CHILE (Formed by Abraham Uauy Ayub. Acquired in 1998 by Avant Airlines and later integr ...)
Buluca Aviation in CHILE (Formed by Abraham Uauy Ayub. Acquired in 1998 by Avant Airlines and later integr ...)
Nippon Air Cargo in JAPAN (Formed by Nippon Yusen K.K. and All Nippon (27.6%). Renamed before starting ops. ...)
Nobil Air in MOLDOVA (Renamed 16/4/15 to Classica Air. ...)
North Star Aviation in INDIA ( ...)
Northeast Airlines in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Overseas Colonial Airways in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Pacific Air Freighters in AUSTRALIA (Ceased own ops between 1995 and 1997. ...)
Pan Air International in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Penta Airlines in BRAZIL ( ...)
Pena Transportes Aéreos in BRAZIL ( ...)
Philippine Express in PHILIPPINES (Formed by Philippine AL as a low-cost subsidiary. ...)
Pioneer Air in PAKISTAN ( ...)
Pitcairn Air Transport in USA (GENERAL) (Formed on 15/9/27 by North American Avn. Renamed 17/1/30 to Eastern Air Transpor ...)
Polar International Airlines in USA.ALASKA (Acquired 1987 by Trans-Artic Ltd. ...)
Polar Alaska in USA.ALASKA (Acquired 1987 by Trans-Artic Ltd. ...)
Private Jet Expeditions in USA.GEORGIA (Used trademark National AL during 1994 (sold the trademark to Carnival AL then P ...)
PJE in USA.GEORGIA (Used trademark National AL during 1994 (sold the trademark to Carnival AL then P ...)
Purolator Courier Canada in CANADA (Formed by USA's Purolator Corp. Contract awarded on 19/2/14 from Kelowna to Carg ...)
Queensland And Northern Territory Aerial Services in AUSTRALIA (Formed on 16/11/1920. ...)
R Airlines in THAILAND (Formed as a re-branding of Sunny Airways (qv), purchasing the dormant AOC of Sky ...)
Skyview Airways in THAILAND (Formed as a re-branding of Sunny Airways (qv), purchasing the dormant AOC of Sky ...)
Rainbow Air in USA.WISCONSIN (Formed by a real estate company to transport its clients to Florida. ...)
Ransome Airlines in USA.PENNSYLVANIA ( ...)
RDS-Avia in RUSSIA ( ...)
Republic Airlines in USA.MINNESOTA (Formed by the merger of North Central & Southern AL. Hughes Airwest added in 198 ...)
Rhein-Neckar Air in GERMANY (Formed in 12/13. Expected to start in 3/14. Suspended operations on 13/3/20 due ...)
Russair in RUSSIA (Formed as a helicopter company. ...)
RUTACA in VENEZUELA (AOC suspended on 9/6/17 due to lack of spare parts (caused by the local currency ...)
Rutas Aéreas Compañia Anonima in VENEZUELA (AOC suspended on 9/6/17 due to lack of spare parts (caused by the local currency ...)
Safari Air in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Safe Air Company in KENYA (AOC suspended on 12/11/19 over safety concerns. ...)
SAC in KENYA (AOC suspended on 12/11/19 over safety concerns. ...)
SAGETA in FRANCE (Formed by TAI (along with Air France, UAT, Les Messageries Maritimes, Air Algéri ...)
Société Auxiliaire de Gérance et d'Exploitation de Transports Aériens in FRANCE (Formed by TAI (along with Air France, UAT, Les Messageries Maritimes, Air Algéri ...)
Salaam Express Air Services in KENYA ( ...)
SAM in ITALY (Formed by Alitalia (80%). Domestic services transferred to ATI in 1964. ...)
Societa Aerea Mediterranea in ITALY (Formed by Alitalia (80%). Domestic services transferred to ATI in 1964. ...)
Sardairline in ITALY ( ...)
SBS Aircraft in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
Serbian Air Force in SERBIA ( ...)
Sky of Siam in THAILAND ( ...)
Skyway Airlines/Midwest Connect in USA.WISCONSIN (Formed hub at Cincinnati in 2004. Purchased by Midwest Airlines' parent company ...)
Solar Cargo in VENEZUELA (AOC granted on 12/9/06. ...)
South Vietnam Air Force in VIETNAM ( ...)
SVAF in VIETNAM ( ...)
Spets Trans Servis in RUSSIA ( ...)
Strato Freight in USA.CONNECTICUT ( ...)
Sun Airways in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Sunrise Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Tabarak Aviation in JORDAN (Formed in 11/10 by Dabbas Group. Started services using ACMI equipment in 3/11. ...)
Tabarak Wings in JORDAN (Formed in 11/10 by Dabbas Group. Started services using ACMI equipment in 3/11. ...)
Taftan Air in IRAN (Ceased operations in 12/06 and filed for bankrupcy. Expected to restart late 200 ...)
TAG Aviation UK in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Switzerland-based TAG Aviation. ...)
TAM Madagascar in MADAGASCAR (34% stake taken by Air Madagascar. ...)
Travaux Aériens de Madagascar in MADAGASCAR (34% stake taken by Air Madagascar. ...)
Tara Airlines in IRAN ( ...)
Tarco Aviation in SUDAN ( ...)
TASS in BOLIVIA (Formed as a 'carniceros' (meat hauler), doing feeder operations for Fri Reyes. ...)
Transportes Aéreos Samuel Selum in BOLIVIA (Formed as a 'carniceros' (meat hauler), doing feeder operations for Fri Reyes. ...)
Top Air in TURKEY ( ...)
Top Air Havacilik Sanayi ve Ticaret in TURKEY ( ...)
Trans Air Cambodia in CAMBODIA ( ...)
Transair Cambodia in CAMBODIA ( ...)
Trans Panama in PANAMA ( ...)
Transit Equipment Co in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Türkol in TURKEY ( ...)
Universal in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos Universal in BOLIVIA ( ...)
uSky Air in KOREA (SOUTH) (Formed in 3/15 by former staff of Hansung Airlines. Renamed 10/16 to Prime Air. ...)
Vacationair in CANADA ( ...)
Gray Coach Airlines in CANADA ( ...)
Victorian Air Coach Services in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Volga Airlines in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Volgograd division. ...)
Aviakompanija Volga in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Volgograd division. ...)
Volga Atlantic Aviation in BURUNDI ( ...)
VTA in RUSSIA (Formed by Russian Ministry of Defence. All a/c operated in Aeroflot c/s. Became ...)
Voyennaya Transportnaya Aviatsia in RUSSIA (Formed by Russian Ministry of Defence. All a/c operated in Aeroflot c/s. Became ...)
Zambia Skyways in ZAMBIA (Initially formed as Eastern Air in 1993, operating small equipment. Renamed in 1 ...)

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