AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 13 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 13 - 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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Ababeel Aviation in SUDAN ( ...)
Aba Beel Aviation Company in SUDAN ( ...)
Abavia in GEORGIA ( ...)
Ace Freighters in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
ACME Aircraft Company in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
Aero Eko Kazakstan in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
Aero Mongolia in MONGOLIA (Formed by MIAT. Purchased by Monnis International, a Mongolian investment compan ...)
Aeromongolia in MONGOLIA (Formed by MIAT. Purchased by Monnis International, a Mongolian investment compan ...)
Aero Stock in FRANCE ( ...)
AeroTurbine in USA.FLORIDA (Purchased 20/3/06 by AerCap. Purchased on 2/8/11 by ILFC for $228m (acquisition ...)
Aerovias Cubanas Internacionales in CUBA ( ...)
African Commuter Services in KENYA ( ...)
African Express Airways in KENYA (Formed by African Airlines International. Created division Southeast Airlines in ...)
Air Atlas in MOROCCO (Formed in 10/46 by Air France, private Moroccan interests and French and Cherifi ...)
Société Chérifienne de l'Air in MOROCCO (Formed in 10/46 by Air France, private Moroccan interests and French and Cherifi ...)
Air Europe in LUXEMBOURG (Never started ops. ...)
Air Greenland in DENMARK.GREENLAND (Fully purchased by the government of Greenland in 5/19. ...)
Air Jamaica in JAMAICA (Formed as a joint venture between the Jamaican government, BOAC and BWIA, starti ...)
Air Nova in CANADA ( ...)
Air Pescara in ANGOLA ( ...)
Air Provence International in FRANCE (Originally formed as Compagnie Air Provence International. Attempted take-over b ...)
Air Services Ibis in NORWAY ( ...)
Air Tahiti in FRANCE.POLYNESIA (Suspended services on 23/3/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
Air Transport Charter in UNITED KINGDOM.JERSEY ( ...)
Aircraft Holdings in USA.TEXAS (Associated with FB Ayer ? Ceased activities 9/70. ...)
Aircraft International Renting in FRANCE (Formed by Groupe TAT (parent company of former TAT Airlines) to own and manage a ...)
AIR Ltd in FRANCE (Formed by Groupe TAT (parent company of former TAT Airlines) to own and manage a ...)
Alia in JORDAN (Started operations on 15/12/63. Renamed 15/12/86 to Royal Jordanian. ...)
The Royal Jordanian Airlines in JORDAN (Started operations on 15/12/63. Renamed 15/12/86 to Royal Jordanian. ...)
Aloha Airlines in USA.HAWAII (Formed by brothers Hung Wai Ching and Hung Wo Ching. Intended to merge with Hawa ...)
AMAC Corporate Jet in SWITZERLAND (Formed by AMAC Aerospace, Basel. ...)
Anstalt Wigmo in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed as a CIA front company registered on 21/9/64 in Liechtenstein which manag ...)
Arctic Sunwest Charters in CANADA (Formed by Robinson Enterprises Ltd, a trucking and construction company. Purchas ...)
ASC in CANADA (Formed by Robinson Enterprises Ltd, a trucking and construction company. Purchas ...)
ASDA in RUSSIA (Formed by Aeroflot. ...)
Association of Extra Long-Haul Routes in RUSSIA (Formed by Aeroflot. ...)
Atlantic Aircraft Leasing Company in USA.MISSOURI ( ...)
Averitt Air in USA.TENNESSEE (Formed by Averitt Express, a 1958-founded trucking company. ...)
Aviaexpresscruise in RUSSIA (Linked with Georgia's Aviaexpresscruise ? AOC revoked early 2004 over safety iss ...)
Aviaekspresskruiz in RUSSIA (Linked with Georgia's Aviaexpresscruise ? AOC revoked early 2004 over safety iss ...)
Aviaton in UKRAINE ( ...)
Avions Bleus in FRANCE (Formed by François Moreau. ...)
Les Avions Bleus in FRANCE (Formed by François Moreau. ...)
Axiom Air in NIGERIA (Formed by Conau Limited (real-estate and civil engineering conglomerate). ...)
Barney's Ontario Central in CANADA ( ...)
Ontario Central Airlines in CANADA ( ...)
BOAC-Cunard in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed 28/9/62 by BOAC & Cunard Line when Cunard Eagle AW could not obtain trans ...)
BOAC Cunard in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed 28/9/62 by BOAC & Cunard Line when Cunard Eagle AW could not obtain trans ...)
Borneo Airways in MALAYSIA (Taken-over 1964 by Malaysia AW. ...)
Bosnian Wand Airlines in BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (Formed in 2010 by Al Wand Group, Iraq and kept dormant. Expected to start operat ...)
BWA in BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (Formed in 2010 by Al Wand Group, Iraq and kept dormant. Expected to start operat ...)
Caribbean Air Service in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Formed by Tradewinds Int'l AL. ...)
Caribair in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Formed by Tradewinds Int'l AL. ...)
Carolina Vagabonds in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Central Aérea in BRAZIL (Acquired 1950 by Consortio Nacional & merged. ...)
Chris Air in ROMANIA (AOC to be confirmed. ...)
Civil in ZIMBABWE ( ...)
Coastal Cargo Canada in CANADA (Formed by US Coastal Cargo. Merged into Zantop. ...)
Compañia Sudamericana C&S in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Continental Airlines in USA.TEXAS (Formed in 1926 as Varney Speed Lines. Renamed 1937. Acquired 1982 by Texas Air C ...)
Continental Air Lines in USA.TEXAS (Formed in 1926 as Varney Speed Lines. Renamed 1937. Acquired 1982 by Texas Air C ...)
ConViasa in VENEZUELA (Formed 30/3/04 by Venezuelan government as new national carrier. Started service ...)
Cretan Airlines in GREECE ( ...)
Deccan Airways in INDIA (Formed by State of Hyderabad (71%) and Tata Sons (29%). Started ops in 1946. Nat ...)
DFVLR in GERMANY ( ...)
Discovery Airways in USA.HAWAII (Operations ceased when founder/owner died. ...)
DnieproAvia in UKRAINE (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Dnepropetrovsk division. Now administrated by Ai ...)
Dnepr-Air in UKRAINE (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Dnepropetrovsk division. Now administrated by Ai ...)
DOT LT in LITHUANIA (Suspended operations on 19/3/20 due to COVID-19. Resumed services on 18/5/20. Re ...)
Danu Oro Transportas in LITHUANIA (Suspended operations on 19/3/20 due to COVID-19. Resumed services on 18/5/20. Re ...)
Eagle Air in ICELAND (Formed 10/4/76 by taking-over Air Viking's assets. Downgraded to commuter operat ...)
Arnaflug in ICELAND (Formed 10/4/76 by taking-over Air Viking's assets. Downgraded to commuter operat ...)
East-West European in BULGARIA (Formed with help from Austrian investors. ...)
Eastar Jet in KOREA (SOUTH) (Formed 26/10/07 by the Eastar group; South Korea (KIC Group). AOC granted on 6/8 ...)
Ejercito Ecuatoriana in ECUADOR ( ...)
Eritrean Airlines in ERITREA (Formed by Eritrean govt (100%) using assets from original Eritrean AL. Added on ...)
Evergreen Trade Inc in USA.OREGON (Formed by Evergreen Aviation, associated with Evergreen International Airlines. ...)
Everts Air Cargo in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Tatonduk Outfitters in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Fairways in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
FastJet in TANZANIA (Formed by Stelios Haji-Ioannou through Rubicon Diversified Investments and Lonrh ...)
Fastjet in TANZANIA (Formed by Stelios Haji-Ioannou through Rubicon Diversified Investments and Lonrh ...)
FCB Leasing in TAIWAN ( ...)
Five Airways in SPAIN ( ...)
Fly540 Ghana in GHANA (Formed mid-2011 by Lonrho Africa. Reduced operations in 1/13. Shut down in 5/14 ...)
Flyways Linhas Aéreas in BRAZIL (Project approved 11/6/14 by ANAC. AOC granted on 5/11/15. Started operations on ...)
Gako Kavkasia in GEORGIA (Reinstated in 2003 as 2 companies: Air Bisec and Transaviaservice with same owne ...)
GACO Caucasia Airlines in GEORGIA (Reinstated in 2003 as 2 companies: Air Bisec and Transaviaservice with same owne ...)
Golden Horn Aviation in TURKEY (Ceased own ops between 1991 and 1993. ...)
Government of Brunei in BRUNEI (All aircraft operated by Amadeo Aviation Corp. ...)
Sultan's Flight in BRUNEI (All aircraft operated by Amadeo Aviation Corp. ...)
Government of East Germany in GERMANY (EAST) ( ...)
Great Circle Airways in USA.LOUISIANA ( ...)
IDG Technology Airlines in CZECH REPUBLIC (Unconfirmed in Czech Republic. ...)
ImperialJet Europe in GERMANY ( ...)
Indian Ocean Airlines in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
International Express in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Jet 24 International Airways in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Jet Charter Service in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Jet Cargo Liberia in LIBERIA (Formed by Liberian government. Possibly ceased operating between 1988 and 11/93. ...)
Jetline in SPAIN ( ...)
Jettair in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
JS Aviation in MEXICO (Formed by Joan Sebastian (Mexican singer?). ...)
Kljutsch Avia in RUSSIA ( ...)
Key Avia in RUSSIA ( ...)
Kupol Avia in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aviakompania Kupol in RUSSIA ( ...)
Las Americas Cargo in PANAMA (Formed by officials from the Panamian civil aviation authority. Ceased ops when ...)
Aerovias Las Americas in PANAMA (Formed by officials from the Panamian civil aviation authority. Ceased ops when ...)
Latavio in LATVIA ( ...)
Latvijas Aviolinijas in LATVIA ( ...)
Linea Aérea Carguera de Colombia in COLOMBIA (Formed by LAN Airlines, receiving preliminary approval in 7/08. Renamed early 20 ...)
LACC in COLOMBIA (Formed by LAN Airlines, receiving preliminary approval in 7/08. Renamed early 20 ...)
Lineas EcuatoGuineanas de Aviación in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. ...)
LEA in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. ...)
Linus Airways in INDONESIA (Purchased in 2006 by PT Transpacific Securindo. Added on EU black list on 24/7/0 ...)
Lintasan Nusantara Airways in INDONESIA (Purchased in 2006 by PT Transpacific Securindo. Added on EU black list on 24/7/0 ...)
Lufthansa CityLine in GERMANY (100% stake taken 1993 by Lufthansa. Formed alliance Lufthansa Regional in 2003 w ...)
Magas in RUSSIA ( ...)
MasBe Airlines in MALAYSIA (Originally formed as a tour-operator. Expected to obtain its own AOC during late ...)
MatlinPatterson in USA.NEW YORK (Financial company doing private equity investments and hedge fund operations. Ha ...)
Mid-Continent Airlines in USA.MISSOURI (Originally formed using Hanford AL assets. Merged into Braniff. ...)
Montauk Caribbean Airways in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Muscate and Oman Air Force in OMAN ( ...)
Naganagani Compagnie Nationale in BURKINA FASO (Formed by the local government (under Société Hirondelle) to export fresh agricu ...)
NAMC in JAPAN (Formed 4/57 as a joint venture between Misubishi Heavy Industries, Fiji Heavy In ...)
Nihon Aeroplane Manufacturing Corporation/Nihon Köküki Seizö in JAPAN (Formed 4/57 as a joint venture between Misubishi Heavy Industries, Fiji Heavy In ...)
Nationwide Airlines in USA.MICHIGAN (Merged into Lake Central AL. ...)
Norwegian Air Argentina in ARGENTINA (Formed 25/1/17 by Norwegian. Expected to start in late 2017, postponed. AOC gran ...)
Orion Air in USA.NORTH CAROLINA ( ...)
The Aviation Group in USA.NORTH CAROLINA ( ...)
Paradise Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA (Grounded by FAA in 3/64 after Lake Tahoe crash. ...)
Paramount Airways in INDIA (Formed by the Paramount Group (major textile producer). Moved planned base from ...)
Passport Air in USA.UTAH ( ...)
PB Air in THAILAND (Formed by Piya Bhirombhakdi (owner of Boon Rawd Brewery). Started ops in 1995. G ...)
PBair in THAILAND (Formed by Piya Bhirombhakdi (owner of Boon Rawd Brewery). Started ops in 1995. G ...)
Pegasus Airlines Asia in KYRGYZSTAN (Formed by Pegasus Airlines, Turkey as a joint venture with Air Manas. Expects to ...)
Pegasus Asia in KYRGYZSTAN (Formed by Pegasus Airlines, Turkey as a joint venture with Air Manas. Expects to ...)
Perla Airlines in VENEZUELA (Started services 4/10. ...)
Petronord-Avia in RUSSIA ( ...)
Post Rossii in RUSSIA (Formed by Russian postal administration. ...)
Pochta Rossii in RUSSIA (Formed by Russian postal administration. ...)
Pratt-&-Whitney Canada in CANADA (Formed by 26/1/1929 by Pratt and Whitney Co. Became a subsidiary of UT Corporati ...)
Québec Aviation in CANADA ( ...)
Ransome Airlines/Allegheny Commuter in USA.PENNSYLVANIA ( ...)
Roshydromet in RUSSIA (Formed by the Russian Academy of Sciences. ...)
Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring in RUSSIA (Formed by the Russian Academy of Sciences. ...)
SAAB Aircraft in SWEDEN (Formed subsidiary SAAB Aircraft Leasing in 1985. ...)
Salaam Air Express in SOMALIA ( ...)
Samoa Airways in SAMOA (Formed by the Samoan government using assets and staff from Polynesian Airlines ...)
SASCO Air Charter in SUDAN ( ...)
Sudanese Aeronautical Services Company in SUDAN ( ...)
Silver Arrows in LUXEMBOURG ( ...)
Sincereways Kenya in KENYA (Associated with Skyways Kenya. ...)
Sky Perú in PERU (Formed in 8/18 by Sky Airline, Chile. Expected to start on 8/4/19, postponed to ...)
Sky Airline Perú in PERU (Formed in 8/18 by Sky Airline, Chile. Expected to start on 8/4/19, postponed to ...)
Sky Srpska in BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA.SRPSKA (Formed in 2007, AOC requested in 10/11. Expected to start in 2012. ...)
Sky Train Air in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Skyways Express in SWEDEN (Split in 2009 as 2 companies: Skyways Express (airline operations), Skyways (mar ...)
Small Planet Airlines Polska in POLAND (Formed by Small Planet Airlines as wholly-owned subsidiary. Entered restructurat ...)
Southern California Aviation in USA.CALIFORNIA (Purchased in 2002 by Pratt-&-Whitney. ...)
SprintAir in POLAND (Formed as a successor of Air Polonia (qv) and Sky Express. AOC granted 15/4/08 a ...)
Suburban Airlines/Allegheny Commuter in USA.PENNSYLVANIA ( ...)
Sudan Air Force in SUDAN ( ...)
Silakh al Jawwiya as Sudaniya in SUDAN ( ...)
Sutong Airlines in CHINA (Formed 7/13 by Jiangsu provincial government. Expected to start in early 2015. ...)
TACA de Costa Rica in COSTA RICA (Formed pre-war by Waterman Airlines. Dissolved into LACSA. ...)
Transportes Aéreos Centro-Americanos in COSTA RICA (Formed pre-war by Waterman Airlines. Dissolved into LACSA. ...)
TACA de Honduras in HONDURAS (Formed by Grupo TACA. ...)
Thai Eastar Jet in THAILAND (Formed on 20/2/17 by Eastar Jet, Korea. Expects to start services on 20/12/19, p ...)
Trans Marine Airways in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Transoceanic Airways in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Travel Air in PAPUA NEW GUINEA (Formed 12/10 by SWT Group (Sarakolok West Transport). Started operations in 11/1 ...)
TWC Aviation Capital in JAPAN (Formed by Tottori World Cup Co Ltd. ...)
Twin City Travel Club in USA.MINNESOTA (Formed by Robert Wade. ...)
U.S. Coast Guard in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
USCG in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant in RUSSIA (Member of MAP Group. ...)
Ulan-Udenskoe aviatsionnoe PO in RUSSIA (Member of MAP Group. ...)
Vzlet in RUSSIA (Originally formed by the Ministry for Radio-Industry. Became a joint-stock compa ...)
Washington Lease in UNITED KINGDOM.CAYMAN ISLANDS ( ...)
Washington Aircraft Hire in UNITED KINGDOM.CAYMAN ISLANDS ( ...)
WeGo Air in RUSSIA (Formed in 12/18 by Ramport Aero (operator of ZIA airport) and Avia Solutions Gro ...)
Western Air Stages in USA.COLORADO ( ...)
Wetrafa Airlift in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by local Kasai interests. Possibly ceased own ops early 2002. AOC revoked ...)
Yeti Airlines in NEPAL (Formed on 1/5/98. AOC granted on 17/8/98 and started operations with commuter eq ...)
Zairean Airlines in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by Captain Alfred Sommerauer. ...)
Zhuhai Airlines in CHINA (Formed as a subsidiary of China Southern (60%). Shut down services in 1996. Re-s ...)

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