AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 93 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 93 - 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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Abbey National Bank in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Aero Controls in USA.WASHINGTON ( ...)
Aero Lanka in SRI LANKA (Formed as a joint venture between Sri Lanka's Serendib Express and Florida's Air ...)
AeroChaco in ARGENTINA (Formed in 8/08 by Grupo Macri (through Macair), using name of former airline bas ...)
Aeroland Airways in GREECE (Formed by Karayannis Group of Companies (originally founded in 1930's). Started ...)
Aerolinee Siciliane in ITALY (Formed in 12/19 as a cooperative non-profit company.. Expects to start in mid-20 ...)
Aeroneftyekhim in RUSSIA ( ...)
AeroRegional in ECUADOR (Orginally formed as a taxi operator with small aircraft equipment. AOC granted o ...)
Aerospace Trading Holding Limited in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by Aerospace International Group, Slovakia ? ...)
Africair in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
African Aircraft Corp in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by IAL. ...)
Air Corail in COMOROS ISLANDS (Formed by former management members of Air Bourbon and Air Comores International ...)
Air Holland in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
Air Holland Regional in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
Air Normandie in FRANCE ( ...)
Air Polynesia in USA.HAWAII (Owned by DHL Corporation. ...)
Air Tours in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Air Ukraine in UKRAINE (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Kiev directorate. Was to be merged with Aero Svi ...)
Avialinii Ukrainy in UKRAINE (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Kiev directorate. Was to be merged with Aero Svi ...)
Air Wales in UNITED KINGDOM (Ceased all pax services 23/4/06 and all operations shortly thereafter. ...)
Awyr Cymru in UNITED KINGDOM (Ceased all pax services 23/4/06 and all operations shortly thereafter. ...)
Airkosova in KOSOVO ( ...)
ALCOM Colombia in COLOMBIA (Ceased most flight operations in 1996/1997 becoming a small taxi operator. ...)
Aerolineas Comerciales del Meta in COLOMBIA (Ceased most flight operations in 1996/1997 becoming a small taxi operator. ...)
ALIS Air Service in RUSSIA (Joint venture with MHCS/Ministerstvo cherezvychainykh situatsij/Ministry of Emer ...)
Aviakompania letno-ispitatel'nogo sostava/Airline of the test-flight formations in RUSSIA (Joint venture with MHCS/Ministerstvo cherezvychainykh situatsij/Ministry of Emer ...)
Almajara Aviation in SUDAN (Added on EU ban list 31/3/10 and subsequent dates until 5/12/13. ...)
Angara Airlines in RUSSIA (Formed by Irkutsk ARZ-403 aircraft repair plant. Expected to be merged with Bayk ...)
Antrak Air Ghana in GHANA (Formed 12/01 by Antrak Ghana Ltd, starting operations in 9/03. Suspended service ...)
Ark Airways in ARMENIA (Formed 22/1/10 by Armenian (51%) and Russian (49%) investors. ...)
Asia Fortis Aerospace in SINGAPORE (Ceased activities in 2005 ? ...)
AF Aerospace in SINGAPORE (Ceased activities in 2005 ? ...)
Atlantic Gulf & Midland in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
Aussie Airways in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Australian Air Express in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Australian AL (later Qantas) & Australian Post (50% each). Acquired by ...)
Avia Airlines in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Avia Air Charter in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Avia Prad in RUSSIA (Formed by Ural Engines Repair Plant. Shut down on 11/2/08 with operations taken ...)
Aviaprad in RUSSIA (Formed by Ural Engines Repair Plant. Shut down on 11/2/08 with operations taken ...)
Aviation Horizons in SAUDI ARABIA (Initially formed in 2007 as an aviation services company. Obtained its AOC in ea ...)
Avilond TAC in UKRAINE ( ...)
BA CityFlyer in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed 3/07 by British AW (100%) out of unsold portion of BA Connect, starting s ...)
Cityflyer Express in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed 3/07 by British AW (100%) out of unsold portion of BA Connect, starting s ...)
BGB Air in QAZAKSTAN (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. Reorganized as Eastern Express ? ...)
Braniff in USA.TEXAS (Acquired in 1984 by Dalfort Corp/Pritzker family. Started services on 1/3/84. To ...)
Buenos Aires International Airlines in ARGENTINA (Formed in 5/17 by Seabury Capital, USA. Received initial route approval in 12/18 ...)
BAIA in ARGENTINA (Formed in 5/17 by Seabury Capital, USA. Received initial route approval in 12/18 ...)
Buffalo Airways in USA.MISSOURI (Formed by Farhad Azima (Global International) and became associated with ALG/Avi ...)
California Eastern Aviation in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Renamed Dynalectron Corp in 1961, becoming a leasing company later known as DynC ...)
CanJet Airlines in CANADA (Reorganized 15/5/01 as CanJet Airlines (2001) Ltd and merged into Canada 3000 in ...)
Canjet.com in CANADA (Reorganized 15/5/01 as CanJet Airlines (2001) Ltd and merged into Canada 3000 in ...)
Caprivi Airways in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed by U L Drew. Became affiliated with the CIA for early stages of the Angol ...)
CASGC in CHINA ( ...)
China Aviation Supplies Holding Company in CHINA ( ...)
Center-South Airlines in RUSSIA (AOC suspended on 22/9/15 effective 1/10/15 after multiple safety violations. ...)
Tsentr-Yug Aviakompania in RUSSIA (AOC suspended on 22/9/15 effective 1/10/15 after multiple safety violations. ...)
Chaparal Charters in CANADA ( ...)
CityBird in BELGIUM (Formed by Georges Gutelman (former EBA General Manager, also owner of CityHotel ...)
City Bird in BELGIUM (Formed by Georges Gutelman (former EBA General Manager, also owner of CityHotel ...)
CityLink Airlines in USA.INDIANA ( ...)
Civil in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
Civil in BULGARIA ( ...)
Commercial Air Lines in PHILIPPINES (Taken-over by PAL. ...)
Cosmos Air Cargo in COLOMBIA (Formed in 2003. AOC expected for 2006, postponed to 2007. ...)
Transportes Aéreos de Carga Cosmos in COLOMBIA (Formed in 2003. AOC expected for 2006, postponed to 2007. ...)
Custom Air Ltd in USA.FLORIDA (Unconfirmed in Florida. ...)
Danish Aero Lease in DENMARK ( ...)
Deutsche Marine in GERMANY ( ...)
Eaglexpress Air Charter in MALAYSIA (Formed 8/8/11 as a joint venture between Malaysian (60%) and South Korean (40%) ...)
Elite Airways in USA.MAINE (Launched brand 'Cal Jet' for Las Vegas operations in 8/17. Suspended operations ...)
Ethiopian Air Force in ETHIOPIA ( ...)
Ye Ithopya Ayer Hayl in ETHIOPIA ( ...)
Etram Air Wing in ANGOLA ( ...)
European Air Transport in BELGIUM (Acquired by DHL in 1986. ...)
EAT/Belgian Commuter Airlines in BELGIUM (Acquired by DHL in 1986. ...)
Executive Aviation in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Flamenco Airways in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Fly RAK in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
Focus Air in USA.FLORIDA (Ceased operations 2/08 and started liquidation process in 3/08. ...)
Freelandia Travel Club in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by hippy group. ...)
Fuerza Aérea Panameña in PANAMA (Originally formed in 1933 as a small air service, disbanded in 1945 because of l ...)
Fuji Air in $ FICTION ( ...)
Fujian Airlines in CHINA (Formed by China United AL with help from Chinese AF. Became independent in 1992 ...)
Fujita Airlines in JAPAN (Taken-over by ANA in 10/63. ...)
Gaylan Air Cargo in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by ex-Air Faisal staff. ...)
Germania in GERMANY (Formed low-cost Germania Express operations in 2003, division sold to DBA in 2/ ...)
SAT Flug in GERMANY (Formed low-cost Germania Express operations in 2003, division sold to DBA in 2/ ...)
Global Aviation Leasing in SOUTH AFRICA (Obtained its AOC on 4/1/06. Ceased operations in early 2012. 100% to be purchase ...)
Global Aviation Investments in SOUTH AFRICA (Obtained its AOC on 4/1/06. Ceased operations in early 2012. 100% to be purchase ...)
GR Avia in GUINEA (AOC granted on 18/8/06. Possibly associated with Groupe Rubuye. AOC suspended in ...)
Hellenic Air in GREECE ( ...)
Hun Air in HUNGARY (Formed by Hungarian-Ukrainian Airlines. ...)
Hunting-Clan Air Services in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by British Commonwealth and Shipping. Taken-over 1/7/60 by BUA. ...)
IAC Airlines in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Inter African Cargo Airlines in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Independent Air Freighters in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Interflight in ESWATINI (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. ...)
Invicta International Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM (Ceased ops temporarily in 1975 and 1981. ...)
Islandsflug in ICELAND (Started trading as Icebird Airways for international operations in 1999. Sold do ...)
Icebird Airlines in ICELAND (Started trading as Icebird Airways for international operations in 1999. Sold do ...)
K Air Airlines in KOREA (SOUTH) (Formed in 3/16. Expected to start in 2018. 20% purchased in 4/17 by Hanwha Group ...)
Kestrel Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM (Entered voluntary liquidation on 1/11/72. ...)
KMW Leasing in USA.NEVADA ( ...)
Lao Air Lines in LAOS (Acquired in 1973 by Royal Air Lao and absorbed on 7/12/73. ...)
Libo Air Cargo in LIBYA (Formed by Libyan African Aviation Holding Corp, Libya. Aircraft grounded 17/3/11 ...)
Linha Aérea Regional Brasil Central in BRAZIL (Formed by TAM/Taxi Aéreo Marilia. ...)
Brasil Central in BRAZIL (Formed by TAM/Taxi Aéreo Marilia. ...)
Lockheed Martin in USA.CALIFORNIA (Merger proposal with Northrop-Grumman failed during 1998. ...)
Majestic Air Cargo in USA.ALASKA (Possibly ceased ops since 2001 crash when founder was killed. ...)
Galaxy Air Cargo in USA.ALASKA (Possibly ceased ops since 2001 crash when founder was killed. ...)
Mani Air Frêt in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) ( ...)
Marine Algérienne in ALGERIA ( ...)
Married Couples Travel Club in USA.ILLINOIS ( ...)
Massachussets Air in USA.MASSACHUSETTS ( ...)
Maximus Air in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Obtained a 2nd AOC in Ukraine in 2011. ...)
McDonnell Douglas in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed MDFC/McDonnell Douglas Finance Corporation for leasing role, including Ku ...)
MDC in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed MDFC/McDonnell Douglas Finance Corporation for leasing role, including Ku ...)
Merchant Express Aviation in NIGERIA ( ...)
MidAmerican Aerospace in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
Millon Air in USA.FLORIDA (Grounded by FAA following 707 crash in Ecuador. ...)
Moldaeroservice in MOLDOVA ( ...)
National Airways Cameroon in CAMEROON (Started operations 6/10/05 (using the name of a previous carrier set up in 11/99 ...)
NACAM in CAMEROON (Started operations 6/10/05 (using the name of a previous carrier set up in 11/99 ...)
Nenana Fuel Company in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
NFC in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
NMB Aircraft Lease in NETHERLANDS (Formed by Dutch bank NMB. Renamed ING Aviation Lease after NMB and Postbank merg ...)
NorOntair in CANADA (Formed by Ontario government. ...)
Nusantara Air Service in INDONESIA (Formed by Bouraq. ...)
Orange Aircraft Leasing in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
Pacific Pearl Airways in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Pan African Airways in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Pharaoh Airlines in EGYPT ( ...)
Al Farana Airline in EGYPT ( ...)
Polafern in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Continental Bank Group, London. ...)
Continental Bank Group in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Continental Bank Group, London. ...)
Presidential Flight Authority in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise in RUSSIA (Ordered by Russian government in 9/04 to merge with Rossiya; merger expected to ...)
Pulkovoskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Ordered by Russian government in 9/04 to merge with Rossiya; merger expected to ...)
RAF-Avia in LATVIA (Formed 31/10/90 by Jelgava minibus factory RAF to supply minibus assembly parts ...)
RAK Airways in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed in 2/2006 by Hamra Air, own AOC received 2/07. Expected to start 5/07 as ...)
Al Hamra Airways in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed in 2/2006 by Hamra Air, own AOC received 2/07. Expected to start 5/07 as ...)
Royalcoach Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
RusAir in RUSSIA (Originally formed in 1991 as CGI-Aero, a consulting service. Launched 30/11/94 w ...)
Sahara African Aviation in SOUTH AFRICA (Started operations with small commuter equipment. ...)
Saratov Aviation in RUSSIA (Formed by Saratov Aircraft Factory. Member of MAP Group. Ceased operations in 20 ...)
SAZ/Saratovsky aviatsionny zavod/Saratov Aviation Plant in RUSSIA (Formed by Saratov Aircraft Factory. Member of MAP Group. Ceased operations in 20 ...)
Sénégal Airways in SENEGAL (Formed by Crédit Union Holding (Belgium). ...)
SKN Air Express in SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS (Set-up in 12/07 to operate regional jet flights from SKN using ACMI equipment. ...)
Sky Aviation in INDONESIA (Formed with small general aviation aircraft. Started scheduled services in 3/11. ...)
Sky Way Airlines in SENEGAL ( ...)
Skyfreight Airlines in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Skylark Travel Club in USA.GEORGIA ( ...)
Slick Airways in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Earl F.Slick. Became largest all-cargo airline in 1951. Merger talks w ...)
Smartwings Slovakia in SLOVAKIA ( ...)
Soundair in CANADA ( ...)
South East Airlines in RUSSIA (AOC revoked on 16/12/11. Entered bankrupcy on 11/9/13. ...)
Daghestan Airlines in RUSSIA (AOC revoked on 16/12/11. Entered bankrupcy on 11/9/13. ...)
South Eastern Airways in URUGUAY (Possibly fake company for ferry flights permits from India to Miami. ...)
Southern Air Super in NEW ZEALAND ( ...)
SPAir Air Transport Corporation in RUSSIA (Associated with Czechia's East Space Ltd. ...)
Spair/Aviatransportnaya korporatsie Spaer in RUSSIA (Associated with Czechia's East Space Ltd. ...)
Spanjet in SPAIN (Formed by Sweish interests. Expected to wet-lease a 737 during summer 2013; plan ...)
Sportsman Air Travel Club in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Sri Lanka International Airlines in SRI LANKA (Formed with technical assistance from Singapore AL. Renamed before starting ops. ...)
Stellar Aircraft Leasing in IRELAND (Formed on 14/5/15 as a joint venture between Deucalion Aviation Funds (DVB) and ...)
Sun Express in TURKEY (Formed in 10/89 by THY & Lufthansa/Condor (40% each). Started operations on 2/4/ ...)
SunExpress in TURKEY (Formed in 10/89 by THY & Lufthansa/Condor (40% each). Started operations on 2/4/ ...)
TALSA in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ( ...)
Transporte Aéreo Latinoamericanos SA in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ( ...)
TEA Holland in NETHERLANDS (Formed by Belgium's TEA. ...)
Thai Regional Airlines in THAILAND (Formed 8/11 with small commuter equipment (PA-31). Expected to introduce A320 in ...)
Tokyo Century Corporation in JAPAN (Formed 1/4/09 by the merger of Century Leasing System (Itochu) and Tokyo Leasing ...)
Century Tokyo Leasing in JAPAN (Formed 1/4/09 by the merger of Century Leasing System (Itochu) and Tokyo Leasing ...)
Trans Azur Aviation in FRANCE (Formed in 5/81 by British Air Ferries and the manager of St-Tropez airfield. AOC ...)
Transportes Aéreos SA in GUATEMALA ( ...)
TASA in GUATEMALA ( ...)
Transwest Air Express in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Tronos in CANADA ( ...)
Tronosjet Maintenance in CANADA ( ...)
Tyco Capital Aerospace in USA.NEW YORK (Name reverted 11/2/02 to CIT. ...)
Unlimited Leasing in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Linwood C.McKendry. ...)
Vic Air Cargo in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Started trading as Virunga Air Cargo in 1/84. ...)
Virunga Air Cargo in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Started trading as Virunga Air Cargo in 1/84. ...)
Westair Transport in USA.WASHINGTON ( ...)
Aviation Corp of Seattle in USA.WASHINGTON ( ...)
Willis Air Services in USA.NEW JERSEY (Formed by Charles F.Willis. Also operated as 'The Commander Airline' to reflect ...)
Commander Airlines in USA.NEW JERSEY (Formed by Charles F.Willis. Also operated as 'The Commander Airline' to reflect ...)
Wisconsin Central Airlines in USA.WISCONSIN (Formed in 1944, starting operations in 1948. Became North Central Airlines on 16 ...)
XL Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Filed for administration on 12/9/08 and ceased operations. Reportedly intended t ...)
Excel Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Filed for administration on 12/9/08 and ceased operations. Reportedly intended t ...)
Zapolyarye Airlines in RUSSIA (Ceased all operations on 3/9/10. ...)
Zapolyarye Aviakompania in RUSSIA (Ceased all operations on 3/9/10. ...)

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