AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 27 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 27 - 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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Aero Jak in RUSSIA ( ...)
AeroCozumel in MEXICO (Acquired in 1990 by Mexicana & integrated into Inter feeder network. Became a su ...)
Aerofreight Airlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aviakompania Aerofrakht in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aeroregional in CHILE ( ...)
ASA in CHILE ( ...)
Aeroservice Kazakhstan Aviakompaniasy in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
Aeroservicios del Suroeste in MEXICO ( ...)
Aerotransporte de España in SPAIN ( ...)
Aerotur KZ Airlines in QAZAKSTAN (Associated with Aerotrans. ...)
Aerotur Air in QAZAKSTAN (Associated with Aerotrans. ...)
Aguilas Venezolanas in VENEZUELA (Taken-over by TACA. ...)
Air Adriatic Charter in CROATIA ( ...)
Air Carriers of Zambia in ZAMBIA ( ...)
Air Djibouti in DJIBOUTI ( ...)
Red Sea Airlines in DJIBOUTI ( ...)
Air Lease Corporation in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed 7/10 by Steven Udvar-Hazy and John Plueger (former ILFC executives). IPO ...)
ALC in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed 7/10 by Steven Udvar-Hazy and John Plueger (former ILFC executives). IPO ...)
Air Macedonia in NORTH MACEDONIA ( ...)
Air Mark International in SAO TOME E PRINCIPE ( ...)
Air Nelson in NEW ZEALAND (50% purchased by Air New Zealand in 1988, increased to 100% in 1995. All aircraf ...)
Air Nicaragua in NICARAGUA (Formed with technical assistance from Blue Panorama. Expected to start operation ...)
Air Pabson in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Unconfirmed in Congo-Kinshasa. ...)
Air Transport Europe in SLOVAKIA (Shrinked operations to helicopter and small fixed-wing equipment in 2004. ...)
Al Jaber Aviation in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed 8/07 by Al Jaber Group (industrial, trading and logistics activities). AO ...)
Alas del Caribe in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Ceased ops when hurricane David destroyed most of fleet. Later reorganized as Tr ...)
Alisea Airlines in ITALY ( ...)
Armenian Air Lines in ARMENIA (Formed from Aeroflot's Armenia directorate. Formed Gyumri Airlines subsidiary in ...)
Air Armenia in ARMENIA (Formed from Aeroflot's Armenia directorate. Formed Gyumri Airlines subsidiary in ...)
ArubaExel in ARUBA (Formed by KLM Exel. ...)
Aruba Exel in ARUBA (Formed by KLM Exel. ...)
Atlas Blue in MOROCCO (Formed 28/5/04 by Royal Air Maroc as low-cost subsidiary. Started operations on ...)
Australian Airlines in AUSTRALIA (Acquired 1992 by Qantas, then merged 31/10/93. ...)
Australian National Airlines in AUSTRALIA (Acquired 1992 by Qantas, then merged 31/10/93. ...)
Aviro Air in ROMANIA (Started operations in 2/16. ...)
Bakoji Airlines Services in NIGERIA ( ...)
Bank of Utah in USA.UTAH ( ...)
Bank of Utah Trustee in USA.UTAH ( ...)
Baylee Air Charter in UNITED KINGDOM (Started operations with air taxi equipment. ...)
Blackstar Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Braathens SAFE in NORWAY (Formed by Ludvig G.Braathen initially as a subsidiary of the Braathens shipping ...)
South American & Far East Airtransport in NORWAY (Formed by Ludvig G.Braathen initially as a subsidiary of the Braathens shipping ...)
Bylina in RUSSIA (AOC suspended 16/11/09, later resumed; again suspended on 28/8/14, effective 1/9 ...)
Civil in TANZANIA ( ...)
Civil in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ( ...)
Classic Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Initially operated with British World's AOC. ...)
Clintondale Aviation in RUSSIA (Formed by USA's Clintondale Group. Ceased own ops in 1999 becoming a brokerage/c ...)
Club Alaska in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Colibri Airlines in PERU (Ceased ops between 1995 and 2000. ...)
Servicios Aéreos Colibri in PERU (Ceased ops between 1995 and 2000. ...)
Connie Kalitta in USA.MICHIGAN (60% stake acquired by Kitty Hawk during 1998 and became a separate division, inc ...)
American International Airways in USA.MICHIGAN (60% stake acquired by Kitty Hawk during 1998 and became a separate division, inc ...)
Corporate Express in USA.MICHIGAN (Formed by IFL Group and associated with Contract Air Cargo. Ceased large aircraf ...)
IFL Group in USA.MICHIGAN (Formed by IFL Group and associated with Contract Air Cargo. Ceased large aircraf ...)
Corporate Flight Management in USA.TENNESSEE (Renamed 22/3/16 to Contour Aviation. ...)
Crossair in SWITZERLAND (34.8% stake taken 1988 by Swissair, increased to 51.9% in 1991. Became member of ...)
Denham Aviation Services in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Don Avia in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
European Aircharter in UNITED KINGDOM (Acquired in 2002 by Bath Travel. Entered voluntary administration on 17/3/04 fol ...)
European Aviation Air Charter in UNITED KINGDOM (Acquired in 2002 by Bath Travel. Entered voluntary administration on 17/3/04 fol ...)
Fairflight in UNITED KINGDOM (Took-over Airflight on 28/4/50. ...)
FedEx in USA.TENNESSEE ( ...)
FedEx Express in USA.TENNESSEE ( ...)
Field Survey Flight in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Field Aircraft Services. ...)
Flair Aviation in GERMANY (Did not start own operations, becoming an aircraft lessor instead. Re-started in ...)
Fleet Air International in HUNGARY (AOC granted 21/6/07. ...)
FlightOne Airline USA in USA.NEVADA (Formed by Laser Archives Inc. ...)
Flitestar/Air Cape in SOUTH AFRICA (Renamed when acquired by Flitestar. Taken-over by Flitestar ...)
Fly Jet KZ in QAZAKSTAN (Added on EU ban list 14/7/09 and subsequent dates until 8/12/16. ...)
Flying Colours Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed 24/1/96 by Sunset Holidays and former Air Europe CEO with assistance from ...)
Force Aérienne de Haute-Volta in BURKINA FASO ( ...)
Force Aérienne Togolaise in TOGO ( ...)
Ganglong Air in CHINA.HONG KONG (Renamed before starting ops. ...)
General Air Commerce in USA.OHIO ( ...)
Golden Wings Airlines in SYRIA (Formed by Syrian investors Ayham Mahmoud Saleem, Salameh Dawud al-Hajj Ali and S ...)
HK Bellawings Jet in CHINA.HONG KONG (Formed on 3/7/14. ...)
Hong Kong Express Airways in CHINA.HONG KONG (Originally formed as Helicopters Hong Kong Ltd dba Heli Hong Kong and associated ...)
HK Express in CHINA.HONG KONG (Originally formed as Helicopters Hong Kong Ltd dba Heli Hong Kong and associated ...)
IBK-Petra Aviation in SUDAN ( ...)
Inter Condor in GERMANY (Formed by Interflug & Lufthansa. ...)
Interexpress Transportes Aéreos Regionais in BRAZIL ( ...)
Kitty Hawk International in USA.MICHIGAN (Renamed Kitty Hawk Int'l when Connie Kalitta left the company. Ceased ops in 4/0 ...)
Kiwi International Air Lines in USA.NEW JERSEY (Formed by ex-Eastern staff. Reorganized 1994. Operations temporarily restricted ...)
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in NETHERLANDS (Formed on 7/10/1919 by Albert Plesman, starting operations on 17/5/1920. Propose ...)
Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij in NETHERLANDS (Formed on 7/10/1919 by Albert Plesman, starting operations on 17/5/1920. Propose ...)
Krissalan de Aviación in MEXICO ( ...)
LAE in SPAIN ( ...)
LANC Colombia in COLOMBIA (Change of name unconfirmed. ...)
Lineas Aéreas Nacionales in COLOMBIA (Change of name unconfirmed. ...)
Lancashire Aircraft Corporation in UNITED KINGDOM (Taken-over by Dan-Air. ...)
LTE International Airways in SPAIN (Formed by LTU (25%, then 100% in 1992). Plans for integration into LTU cancelled ...)
LTU de Espana in SPAIN (Formed by LTU (25%, then 100% in 1992). Plans for integration into LTU cancelled ...)
Lübeck Airways in GERMANY (Formed 10/11/12 by InAvia consulting company. ...)
Mahalo Air in USA.HAWAII (Originally formed as Island Express Air by Robert Iwamoto Jr. Entered receiversh ...)
Manta Aviation in MALDIVES (Formed by Reollo Investment Pvt Ltd. Started operations on 21/2/19. Suspended op ...)
MarkAir in USA.ALASKA (Chapter 11 in 1992-1994, again in 1995. Operating certificate revoked by FAA and ...)
Maximus Air Cargo in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (AOC formally received 25/6/07. Purchased (95%) on 24/11/08 by Abu Dhabi Aviation ...)
MCS Aero Carga in MEXICO (Formed by MCS Holding Group. AOC granted in early 7/15. Parent company purchased ...)
Monarch Air Lines in USA.COLORADO (Merged with Challenger AL & Arizona AW, forming Frontier. ...)
Mukuba Airlines in ZAMBIA (Formed in 3/13, expecting to start operations in 7/13. ...)
Nahanni Air Services in CANADA ( ...)
NAS Air in SAUDI ARABIA (Formed by National Air Services (same AOC) as low-cost carrier subsidiary. AOC g ...)
National Air Charters in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Smilin' Jack Air Services in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
NokScoot in THAILAND (Formed 16/12/13 as a joint venture between Nok Air (51%) and Scoot (49%). Purcha ...)
Nok Scoot in THAILAND (Formed 16/12/13 as a joint venture between Nok Air (51%) and Scoot (49%). Purcha ...)
Northland Airlines in CANADA ( ...)
Northwest Airlines in USA.MINNESOTA (Merger with Pan Am failed in 1989. Leveraged buy-out by Alfred A.Checchi and Gar ...)
NWA in USA.MINNESOTA (Merger with Pan Am failed in 1989. Leveraged buy-out by Alfred A.Checchi and Gar ...)
O-Bay Aircraft in CHINA (Formed at an undisclosed date and with unknown financial backing. Announced on 2 ...)
One Airlines in CHILE (Started operations on 25/10/13.. Shut down on 24/6/20. ...)
Pacific Air Express in SOLOMON ISLANDS (Moved operating base to Brisbane in 1999. ...)
Page Airways in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Pak-Air in PAKISTAN (Formed with assistance from Transocean, mainly operating migrants flights to the ...)
Pakistan Airways in PAKISTAN (Formed with assistance from Transocean, mainly operating migrants flights to the ...)
Panair in GERMANY ( ...)
PanAm Air Cargo in MEXICO (Expected to obtain its AOC during Q1 2008. ...)
Pennsylvania Central Airlines in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Formed 1/11/1936 by the merger of Pennsylvania AL (formed 1927 as Skyline Transp ...)
PCA in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Formed 1/11/1936 by the merger of Pennsylvania AL (formed 1927 as Skyline Transp ...)
Presidential Airways in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Acquired Key AL & Colgan AW in 1986. ...)
Washington Air Corp in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Acquired Key AL & Colgan AW in 1986. ...)
PRIMA in BRAZIL ( ...)
Publi-Air France in FRANCE (Formed by Belgium's Publi-Air using assets from France Dakota. ...)
Quadrotour-Aero in KYRGYZSTAN ( ...)
Kvadro Aero in KYRGYZSTAN ( ...)
Rajawali Air in INDONESIA ( ...)
RCAF in CANADA ( ...)
Rebel Air in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Riair in LATVIA ( ...)
Riga Airlines/Rigas Gaisas Linjas in LATVIA ( ...)
Robin Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
North Continent in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Ross Aviation in USA.NEW MEXICO (Formed as a contractor to the Department of Energy to provide services to Los Al ...)
Route Aviation FZE in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
Route Aviation FZC in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
RusJet Air Company in RUSSIA (Possibly associated with RusJet Aircraft Production Consortium (joint venture of ...)
Scaled Composites in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Burt Rutan as a multi-purpose aircraft design and manufacturing compan ...)
Scan-Bee in SWEDEN (Ceased operations on 30/10/85. ...)
Scandinavian Beeline Charter in SWEDEN (Ceased operations on 30/10/85. ...)
Scanderbeg Air in ALBANIA (Formed mid-2008, starting services on 12/6/09 to New York from Tirana and Pristi ...)
ScotAirways in UNITED KINGDOM (Re-purchased on 18/9/06 by original founders (Roy and Merlin Suckling). Became a ...)
Scot Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Re-purchased on 18/9/06 by original founders (Roy and Merlin Suckling). Became a ...)
Scottish Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Simurg Uzbekistan in UZBEKISTAN (Formed by Tashkent Radioelectronic Plant. ...)
Skytrain Airways in USA.LOUISIANA ( ...)
Southern Commercial Air Transport in USA.LOUISIANA ( ...)
Skyways International Trading and Transport in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Somon Air in TAJIKISTAN (Initially formed on 18/5/05 expecting to use ACMI equpiment from Iran. AOC recei ...)
South-West-Avia in MOLDOVA ( ...)
Southwest Airlines in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
Scottsdale Aviation in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
SPDB Financial Leasing in CHINA ( ...)
Shanghai Pudong Development Bank in CHINA ( ...)
TAC Air Service in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
TAR in PORTUGAL ( ...)
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium in BELGIUM (Formed by Thomas Cook AG with technical assistance from JMC Airlines. Was expect ...)
TUI Airlines Belgium in BELGIUM (Formed by TUI using assets from Sobelair, initially code-named Sunrise. Started ...)
Jetairfly in BELGIUM (Formed by TUI using assets from Sobelair, initially code-named Sunrise. Started ...)
U-Land Airlines in TAIWAN (Formed by U-Land Enterprise Group. Started ops in 1995. Reportedly temporarily g ...)
UTair Express in RUSSIA (Ceased operations voluntarily due to financial situation and AOC was suspended o ...)
UTair-Express in RUSSIA (Ceased operations voluntarily due to financial situation and AOC was suspended o ...)
Uzbekistan Air Force in UZBEKISTAN ( ...)
Viscount Air Service in USA.ARIZONA (Chapter 11 in 1996. ...)
Visionair International in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by John Hawke, taking-over Euroworld. ...)
Viva Nepal Airways in NEPAL (Initially formed as Dynamic Airways in 2010 but the AOC application was rejected ...)
Volito Aviation Services in SWEDEN (Merged portfolio with Goldman Sachs in 12/06, forming Ireland-based VGS Aircraft ...)
West Caribbean Airways in COLOMBIA (Formed by Heliandes helicopter company. Shortened trade name to "West" in 12/04. ...)
WCA in COLOMBIA (Formed by Heliandes helicopter company. Shortened trade name to "West" in 12/04. ...)
West Coast Airlines in GHANA (Assumed by the CIA to be linked with the Libyan government. ...)
Wizz Air Bulgaria in BULGARIA (Formed by Wizz Air. Suspended operations and AOC released on 1/4/11. ...)
World Cargo International in CANADA ( ...)
World Pacific in USA.CALIFORNIA (Unconfirmed in California. ...)
Zhongfei General Aviation in CHINA (Formed on 18/4/93. Became the MRO for Cessna aircraft in China along geophysical ...)

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Generated: 09/07/2020 05:00:02

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