AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 0 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 0 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 17/09/2020 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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Aeolus Air in GAMBIA (Formed by Aerospace Consortium, FZE. ...)
Aero Geral in BRAZIL (Acquired 1951 by Varig & merged. ...)
Aerolineas Vega in MEXICO (Taken-over by Aeronaves de México. ...)
Aerosanta in CHILE ( ...)
Aerospace Finance in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by George Batchelor following the resale of IAL. ...)
Aghalieaku Airways in ESWATINI (Formed in 5/15 by a Nigerian investor. Started in late 2016. Financial accounts ...)
Air 2000 in UNITED KINGDOM (Acquired by First Choice Holidays (100%). Attempts by Airtours then Kuoni to tak ...)
Air Atlantic in CANADA ( ...)
Air Busan in KOREA (SOUTH) (Formed 8/07 by Asiana (100%) as low-cost subsidiary, taking the Air Busan name i ...)
Air Italy in ITALY (Formed by Marchin Investments BV (40%, owned by G.Gentile, former CEO of Air Eur ...)
Air Liberté in FRANCE (Formed by Lotfi Belhassine tour-operator Club Aquarius which merged 1990 with Cl ...)
Air Response in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
Air Tanganyika in BURUNDI ( ...)
Air-Charter Norway in NORWAY ( ...)
Aircraft Africa Contracts in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Akash Ganga Airlines in INDIA (Formed 11/5/09. AOC granted in 2010. Expected to start services in mid-2011. ...)
Alaska Horizon in USA.WASHINGTON ( ...)
Horizon Air in USA.WASHINGTON ( ...)
Alaska Island Air in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
APSA in PERU (Formed 16/9/56 by local civil and military investors, with assistance from TAN, ...)
Aerolineas Peruanas in PERU (Formed 16/9/56 by local civil and military investors, with assistance from TAN, ...)
Argonaut in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Atacamair in CHILE (Expected to start operations in 1/16. ...)
ATESA in ECUADOR (Taken-over by AREA. ...)
Aero Transportes Ecuatorianas SA in ECUADOR (Taken-over by AREA. ...)
Athens Spirit Airlines in GREECE (Formed on 8/6/17 by former management of SkyGreece Airlines. Expects to start in ...)
Atruvera Air Transportation Company in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aviatransportnaya kompania Atruvera in RUSSIA ( ...)
Avies in ESTONIA (Formed in 1991 with small commuter equipment. Entered bankrupcy in 7/15; AOC sus ...)
Ayr Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM (Specialized in humanitarian relief and peacekeeping support using ACMI and dry l ...)
AYR Group in UNITED KINGDOM (Specialized in humanitarian relief and peacekeeping support using ACMI and dry l ...)
Bata International Airways in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Formed by Hank Wharton. ...)
Bechuanaland National Airways in BOTSWANA (Reorganized 1968 & 1972. ...)
Belle Air in ALBANIA (Formed in 5/2005. Started scheduled services on 1/3/06. Created associated compa ...)
Bonanza Airlines in USA.NEVADA (Merged with West Coast & Pacific, forming Air West on 18/4/68. ...)
British Jet in MALTA (Formed as operator for Malta Bargain Holidays, starting services on 1/5/05. Expe ...)
British Nederland Air Services in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Bugulma Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Renamed 3/10 to Ak Bars Aero. ...)
Bugulminskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Renamed 3/10 to Ak Bars Aero. ...)
Canadian Metro Airlines in CANADA ( ...)
Caribbean Airways in BARBADOS ( ...)
Century Air in SPAIN ( ...)
Chaillotine Air Service in FRANCE (AOC granted on 28/5/93. ...)
Chalair in FRANCE (Ceased operating large aircraft in 11/01, continuing with smaller commuter equip ...)
Chang An Airlines in CHINA (73.5% acquired by HNA Group in 2001 (81.16% by 2007). Was expected to be taken o ...)
Air Changan in CHINA (73.5% acquired by HNA Group in 2001 (81.16% by 2007). Was expected to be taken o ...)
Civil in LUXEMBOURG ( ...)
Civil in BURKINA FASO ( ...)
Classic Airlines in USA.WASHINGTON ( ...)
Club328 in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Corporate Jet Services (qv). Started initial operation with lease airc ...)
bookajet in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Corporate Jet Services (qv). Started initial operation with lease airc ...)
Colgan Air in USA.VIRGINIA (Initially formed in 1965 by Charles J Colgan as a FBO. Started scheduled operati ...)
Coral Sea Express in SOLOMON ISLANDS (Formed 11/07 by SkyAirWorld, Australia with local interests. Plans announced 13/ ...)
Crédit Agricole Indosuez in FRANCE ( ...)
Damal Airlines in SOMALIA ( ...)
Danbee Aerospace in USA.NORTH CAROLINA ( ...)
DC Aviation Malta in MALTA (Formed by DC Aviation, Germany. Formal AOC granted in 2/18. ...)
Delmun Aviation Services in BAHRAIN ( ...)
Devlet Havadan Meydanlari in TURKEY ( ...)
Turkish State Airports in TURKEY ( ...)
DHL Aero Expreso in PANAMA (Formed by DHL. ...)
Dimonim Air in INDONESIA (Originally formed on 4/8/08. Started operations in 10/13. ...)
Dinar Lineas Aéreas in ARGENTINA (Ceased ops 28/10/2002 when assets were acquired by American Falcon. Declared ext ...)
Dominican Wings in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Formed in 3/14 by Avion Express, Lithuania (65%) and Avico, France. AOC granted ...)
Eagle Airlines in USA.GEORGIA (Renamed when reorganized by Eagle Grand Canyon AL. ...)
East Star Air in CHINA (Formed 10/7/05 by East Star Group (computer, real estate, tourism) with a capita ...)
Eastern Australia Airlines in AUSTRALIA (Formed as Eastern AL/East Coast Commuter AL. Acquired in 1991 by Australian Regi ...)
Express Airways Slovenia in SLOVENIA (Formed by Express Airways, Germany, initially as a flight school with certificat ...)
FlyAfrica.com in ZIMBABWE (Formed by Mauritius-based investment firm FlyAfrica Ltd (49%) and Zimbabwe-based ...)
Fly Africa in ZIMBABWE (Formed by Mauritius-based investment firm FlyAfrica Ltd (49%) and Zimbabwe-based ...)
Flynas in SAUDI ARABIA (Suspended operations on 20/3/20 due to COVID-19. Re-started services on 31/5/20. ...)
Fortele Aerienne Romane in ROMANIA ( ...)
Foundation for Airborne Relief in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Russell P O'Quinn for worldwide relief operations following his earlie ...)
Gambia New Millenium Air in GAMBIA (Formed as cover company for Victor Bout operations. Ceased ops temprarily in 200 ...)
Global Airways in $ FICTION ( ...)
Government of Mongolia in MONGOLIA ( ...)
Great Southern Airways in USA.GEORGIA ( ...)
Hamarein Air in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
Hokkaido Air System in JAPAN (Formed on 30/9/97. Originally started operations on 28/3/98 with small commuter ...)
HAC in JAPAN (Formed on 30/9/97. Originally started operations on 28/3/98 with small commuter ...)
Imatong Airlines in SOUTH SUDAN (Formed in 2005, starting operations on 2/9/05 with a chartered F.27-300. ...)
Impala Air Cargo in SOUTH AFRICA (Associated with UK's Orchid Aviation. ...)
Air Charter Services in SOUTH AFRICA (Associated with UK's Orchid Aviation. ...)
Impulse Aero Charter in RUSSIA ( ...)
Impuls Aviakompania in RUSSIA ( ...)
InterAm in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Inter America Airways in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Interstate Airways in ESWATINI (Formed by Johannes Parreira. ...)
Invicta Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Hugh Kennard. Unsuccesful merger attempt with British Midland in 1970. ...)
Jenis Air in QAZAKSTAN (AOC suspended on 2/7/20 but apparently reinstated by early 8/20. ...)
Jet Aviation in SWITZERLAND (Originally formed in 1967 as Private Jet Services by Carl W Hirschmann. 91% stak ...)
JMV Aviation in LUXEMBOURG (Formed in 2006 by Vallière Aviation Group (formed in 2003). 20% purchased by 10/ ...)
Vallière Aviation/VallAir in LUXEMBOURG (Formed in 2006 by Vallière Aviation Group (formed in 2003). 20% purchased by 10/ ...)
Jupiter Jet in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
Kalinga Air Lines in INDIA (Formed by Biju Patnaik. Nationalized in 1953 and ceased ops until 1958. Ceased o ...)
Key Air in USA.NEVADA (Acquired 1986 by Presidential (then probably forming offspring Keyway Air Transp ...)
Kit Space & Transport Air in RUSSIA ( ...)
KIT Air/Kosmos i Transport Aviakompania/Space & Transport Kit in RUSSIA ( ...)
LACE in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Laguna Linhas Aéreas in BRAZIL (Reportedly formed by Grupo Synergy as a spin-off (or joint-venture) to operate r ...)
LAN Chile in CHILE (Formed 5/3/1929 as Linea Aeropostale Santiago-Arica. Renamed in 1932. Privatized ...)
Linea Aérea Nacional de Chile in CHILE (Formed 5/3/1929 as Linea Aeropostale Santiago-Arica. Renamed in 1932. Privatized ...)
Libyan Airlines in LIBYA (Reorganized 31/10/07 as a subsidiary of state-owned Libyiah Afriqiyah Aviation H ...)
MABOL Bolivia in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Mackey Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (Taken-over by Eastern on 1/1/67. ...)
Mauritanienne de Transport Aérien in MAURITANIA (Operations taken-over by Compagnie Mauritanienne de Transport. ...)
MTA in MAURITANIA (Operations taken-over by Compagnie Mauritanienne de Transport. ...)
Merx Aviation Finance in USA.NEW YORK (Formed on 14/8/12 by Apollo Investment Corporation. ...)
Mexjet in MEXICO (Trade name "MexJet" purchased in 2005 by Aerolíneas Ejecutivas and renamed to Vi ...)
Mex-Jet in MEXICO (Trade name "MexJet" purchased in 2005 by Aerolíneas Ejecutivas and renamed to Vi ...)
Mill Aviation in CANADA ( ...)
Multi Air Services in BURKINA FASO ( ...)
Namib Air Express in NAMIBIA (Expected to start operations on 15/10/11, postponed. Project abandonned in 3/12. ...)
Namib Air Xpress in NAMIBIA (Expected to start operations on 15/10/11, postponed. Project abandonned in 3/12. ...)
Newair Airservice in DENMARK (Ceased ops in 1997/1998 pending reorganization. ...)
Nomad Aviation in SWITZERLAND (Formed 2/6/08, started operations on 1/7/08. AOC granted on 16/1/09. ...)
North Central Airlines in USA.WISCONSIN (Started operations on 29/5/46. Closed down shortly thereafter (or extended until ...)
Novorossisk Airlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
Orient Air in SYRIA (Formed 8/06, apparently as a succesor company to Air Rum. ...)
Orion Airlines in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Orion Engine Services in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Pakistan Air Force in PAKISTAN ( ...)
Palau National Airlines in PALAU (Ceased services in 2004. Restarting late 2006. ...)
Polissyaaviatrans in UKRAINE ( ...)
Polesyeaviatrans in UKRAINE ( ...)
Qatar Emiri Air Force in QATAR ( ...)
Re-Routine Air in NIGERIA ( ...)
Republic Airways Holdings in USA.INDIANA (Entered Chapter 11 on 25/2/16, subsidiaries Republic Airlines and Shuttle Americ ...)
RollinsAir in HONDURAS (Ceased ops between 2002 and 2007. Added on EU black list 21/11/11. AOC suspended ...)
Rollins Air in HONDURAS (Ceased ops between 2002 and 2007. Added on EU black list 21/11/11. AOC suspended ...)
S-Air in RUSSIA (Formed using assets from Antex-Polus. AOC revoked on 18/11/09. ...)
SAAK in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Stavropol division. ...)
Stavopolskaya aktsionernaya aviakompania in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Stavropol division. ...)
SAFRAN in FRANCE ( ...)
Samarkand Airways in UZBEKISTAN (Formed on 3/8/05. ...)
Servivensa in VENEZUELA (Formed by Avensa. ...)
Servicios Avensa in VENEZUELA (Formed by Avensa. ...)
Shackleton Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Short in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Short Brothers in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Sierra Pacific Airlines in USA.ARIZONA (Ceased ops between 2001 and 2002. ...)
Sky Gabon in GABON (Started wet-leased (general brokerage) services on 18/10/07. Added on EU black l ...)
Skybus in USA.COLORADO ( ...)
SkyHaul in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Skyjet Brasil Servicios Aéreos in BRAZIL (Formed by Belgium's Skyjet. ...)
Rio Air Express in BRAZIL (Formed by Belgium's Skyjet. ...)
Southern Air Group in ANGOLA ( ...)
Southwest International Airways in $ FICTION ( ...)
Sterlitamak Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Sterlitamak division. ...)
Aviapredpriatie Sterlitamak in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Sterlitamak division. ...)
Stream Aviation in USA.LOUISIANA ( ...)
Sukhoi Design Bureau in RUSSIA (Formed by Sukhoi. Division Sukhoi Civil Aircraft created in 2000. Disbanded betw ...)
Sukhoi OKB in RUSSIA (Formed by Sukhoi. Division Sukhoi Civil Aircraft created in 2000. Disbanded betw ...)
Swift Air in USA.NORTH CAROLINA (Formed by Swift Aviation Group (Interstate Equipment Leasing), mostly doing FBO ...)
Swift Aviation Services in USA.NORTH CAROLINA (Formed by Swift Aviation Group (Interstate Equipment Leasing), mostly doing FBO ...)
TAF in FRANCE ( ...)
Taxi Avia France in FRANCE ( ...)
TAGP in GUINEA BISSAU ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos da Guine Portuguesesa in GUINEA BISSAU ( ...)
Talia Hava Yollari in TURKEY ( ...)
Talia Airways in TURKEY ( ...)
Tarom in ROMANIA (Formed 18/9/54 as a successor of TARS. Was to be privatized in 1998, plan cancel ...)
Transporturile Aeriene Romane in ROMANIA (Formed 18/9/54 as a successor of TARS. Was to be privatized in 1998, plan cancel ...)
Tarquin Ltd in IRELAND ( ...)
Tayfunair in TURKEY ( ...)
Tayfun Havayollari in TURKEY ( ...)
Texas Aviation Group in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Titan Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Started operations on 1/2/88. Acquired by 3i Group. 37% purchased by UK investme ...)
Trans America Aeronautical Corp in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Trans-American Aeronautical Corp in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Trans Atlantic Airlines in SIERRA LEONE (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. ...)
Trans Continental Airlines in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Transavia Limburg in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
Transport Aérien du Mali in MALI ( ...)
TAM in MALI ( ...)
Tyne Tees Airways in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
U Fly Air Freighters in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Virgin Islands Air Cargo in USA.VIRGIN ISLANDS ( ...)
Voyager Detroit in USA.MICHIGAN ( ...)
Wallace Holdings in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
West Highland Air Transport in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Western Express Air Lines in CANADA (Ceased operations in 12/04. ...)
West-Ex Airlines in CANADA (Ceased operations in 12/04. ...)
Western Pacific in MICRONESIA ( ...)
Wolf Air Transport in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Wolf Aviation in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Zambian Air Cargoes in ZAMBIA ( ...)

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Generated: 17/09/2020 05:00:02

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