AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 29 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 29 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 04/07/2020 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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Aces High in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
ACT Airlines in TURKEY (Purchased 5/06 by HBK Investments, Texas with local Turkish investors (co-owners ...)
Action Air Cargo in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Aero Services in ZAMBIA ( ...)
Aeronaves del Ecuador SA in ECUADOR ( ...)
Aerodesa in ECUADOR ( ...)
Aeropa in SWITZERLAND (Formed on 3/6/57 by Harry M Koch and Jacques Bachmann. Entered bankrupcy on 11/5 ...)
Air Amder in MAURITANIA ( ...)
Air Caucasus in GEORGIA (Formed by local interests and A-Sonic Aerospace Ltd, Singapore. Started operatio ...)
Air Force of the South Yemen People Republic in YEMEN ( ...)
Air Indies Cargo in USA.PUERTO RICO (Acquired 1968 by Airways Enterprises Inc. ...)
Air International in USA.TEXAS (Formed by Lance W.Dreyer, using several trademarks: Unum, Transnational Cargo,Pa ...)
Air Ivoire in IVORY COAST (Formed 14/12/60 by Air Afrique (20%), TAI (later UTA) & Sodetraf (20%). Started ...)
Société Ivoirienne de Transport Aérien in IVORY COAST (Formed 14/12/60 by Air Afrique (20%), TAI (later UTA) & Sodetraf (20%). Started ...)
Air Kyrgyzstan in KYRGYZSTAN (49% offered for privatization in 6/16; plan abandonned in 11/16 after no investo ...)
Air Paris in FRANCE (Taken-over by TAT. ...)
Air Zaïre in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Managed directly by UTA from 1986. Attempted reorganization by Sabena (under New ...)
Airbus Canada in CANADA ( ...)
Amberair in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
American International Airways in USA.PENNSYLVANIA (Formed as Commercial Airlines. ...)
Atlantis Airlines in SENEGAL ( ...)
BackpackersXpress in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Baden Aircraft Operations in GERMANY ( ...)
BCF Aviation in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Renamed 27/11/91 to Blue Airlines. ...)
Business Cash Flow Aviation in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Renamed 27/11/91 to Blue Airlines. ...)
Beijing Airlines in CHINA (Formed 12/06 as a joint-venture between Mesa Air Group (25%), Shenzhen AL (51%) ...)
Bénin Golf Air in BENIN (Added on EU black list 8/4/09 and subsequent dates until 16/5/17. ...)
Blackbird Air Charter in DENMARK ( ...)
British Caribbean Airways in UNITED KINGDOM.BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS ( ...)
Canada Jetlines in CANADA (Formed on 28/8/12. Merged in 9/14 with Inovent Capital. Became associated with J ...)
Jetlines in CANADA (Formed on 28/8/12. Merged in 9/14 with Inovent Capital. Became associated with J ...)
Capital L Airlines in CYPRUS (Formed by Louis Tourist Agency. ...)
Central Districts Airlines in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Central Districts directorate. ...)
ACR/Avialinii Centralnych Rayonov in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Central Districts directorate. ...)
China Eastern Wuhan Airlines in CHINA (Formed in 2016 using the dormant assets of Wuhan Airlines. Suspended operations ...)
Civil in ZAMBIA ( ...)
Civil in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
COBETA in BELGIUM (Formed with assistance from Scottish Aviation. Operated mostly on Jewish emigrat ...)
Compagnie Belge de Transports Aériens in BELGIUM (Formed with assistance from Scottish Aviation. Operated mostly on Jewish emigrat ...)
Compagnie Mauritanienne de Transports in MAURITANIA (Ceased ops between 1998 and 2001. ...)
CMTA in MAURITANIA (Ceased ops between 1998 and 2001. ...)
Cyprus Airways in CYPRUS (Started operations on 1/6/17. Suspended operations on 16/3/20 due to COVID-19; r ...)
Dallex Trade in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Unconfirmed in Congo. ...)
Danish Air Charter in DENMARK ( ...)
Delaware Air Freight in USA.PENNSYLVANIA (Acquired by Corporate Air. ...)
Direccion General de Aduanas in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Eagles Airlines in ITALY (Formed with fresh capital from defunct Alpi Eagles. Started services on 24/8/10. ...)
PRiMA Aero Transporti Italiani in ITALY (Formed with fresh capital from defunct Alpi Eagles. Started services on 24/8/10. ...)
Eastern Skyjets in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed as a biz-jet operator. Launched airline operations in 2005 to Kurdistan a ...)
Elite Airlines in GREECE (Formed by Middle East interests (possibly Mahan Air) to operate Iran-Greece-US/C ...)
Estar Avia in RUSSIA (Formed 17/1/06. AOC granted 19/6/06, revoked in 2011. ...)
Eurolatin Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM (Initially formed as Euro-Latin Commercial Company Ltd. Renamed 4/9/78. Eventuall ...)
Europe Aérolease in FRANCE ( ...)
Eurus Aviation in MEXICO (Suspended operations on 2/4/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
Executive Jet Charter in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Express Aviation in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Probably ceased ops in 1992 and attempted restart in 12/98 failed when aircraft ...)
FAA in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Reorganized 1967 as part of Department of Transportation. ...)
Federal Aviation Administration in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Reorganized 1967 as part of Department of Transportation. ...)
Fénix Colombia in COLOMBIA (Formed by Recursos Corporativos (45%) and pool of airline pilots. ...)
Aerolineas Fenix in COLOMBIA (Formed by Recursos Corporativos (45%) and pool of airline pilots. ...)
General Work Aviación in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Listed on EU ban list 5/3/07 and subsequent dates. AOC reportedly revoked in 200 ...)
Georgian Airlines in GEORGIA (Merged several assets into Airzena Georgian Airlines in 1999. Intended to be pri ...)
Gladiator Leasing in MALTA (Formed 1/10/07 by Erste Bank Malta. ...)
Gorkha Airlines in NEPAL (Intends to restart in 2017 with ERJ equipment. ...)
Government of South Africa in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Gulf Wings in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by International Wings Group (owner of Arab Wings). Started with small b ...)
Heli Air Services in BULGARIA (Restricted to non-EU operations by Bulgarian government in 1/07. AOC restricted ...)
IGN in FRANCE ( ...)
Institut Géographique National in FRANCE ( ...)
Inner Mongolian Airlines in CHINA (Formed as the Inner Mongolia division of Air China. ...)
Hohhot in CHINA (Formed as the Inner Mongolia division of Air China. ...)
Interior Airways in USA.ALASKA (Assets sold to Alaska AL in 7/72 but became Alaska Int'l Air. ...)
Interlease Aviation in USA.ILLINOIS (Originally formed as Cadmus Corp. Formed subsidiary Mimi Lsg in Dubuque,IA. ...)
Mimi Leasing in USA.ILLINOIS (Originally formed as Cadmus Corp. Formed subsidiary Mimi Lsg in Dubuque,IA. ...)
Italair in ITALY (Started services 25/8/97. Ceased operations on 5/10/00. ...)
Jet 2000 in SWEDEN ( ...)
Lance-Aviation in FRANCE ( ...)
Laos Corp Air Vientiane in LAOS ( ...)
Las Vegas Hacienda in USA.NEVADA (Formed by Dunes Hotel. ...)
M & R Investment Co in USA.NEVADA (Formed by Dunes Hotel. ...)
Liberian International Airlines in NIGERIA (Cover company set up for private use of Sheikh Muhammad Alhamrani. ...)
Libyan Arab Air Cargo in LIBYA (Reorganized in 1987 as a subsidiary of Libyan Arab AL. Became a commercial cargo ...)
Libyan Air Cargo in LIBYA (Reorganized in 1987 as a subsidiary of Libyan Arab AL. Became a commercial cargo ...)
Lina Congo in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) (Ceased ops between 1994 and 1999, and between 2002 and 2005. ...)
Lignes Nationales Aériennes Congolaises in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) (Ceased ops between 1994 and 1999, and between 2002 and 2005. ...)
Lion Air Australia in AUSTRALIA (Formed as a joint-venture between SkyAirWorld (51%) and Indonesia's Lion Air (49 ...)
Marian Air Service in USA.GEORGIA ( ...)
Menon Airways in COMOROS ISLANDS (Designated national carrier of Comoros in 1995. ...)
MIBA Aviation in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by Société Minière de Bakwanga (diamonds mining company). ...)
Miniliner in ITALY (Formed by Miro Radici Group. Associated with Farnair Europe from 1997. Entered b ...)
MiniLiner in ITALY (Formed by Miro Radici Group. Associated with Farnair Europe from 1997. Entered b ...)
Ministry of Supply in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Miras Air in QAZAKSTAN (Added on EU ban list 14/7/09 and subsequent dates until 8/12/16. Associated with ...)
Mostarez Air in CZECH REPUBLIC ( ...)
Air Brno in CZECH REPUBLIC ( ...)
Myanmar Airways International in MYANMAR (Formed 8/93 by Myanma AW with Singapore interests. 49% acquired by RegionAir in ...)
MAI in MYANMAR (Formed 8/93 by Myanma AW with Singapore interests. 49% acquired by RegionAir in ...)
Nile Air in EGYPT (AOC granted on 1/11/09. Started operations in 8/10. Expects to launch an IPO for ...)
Northwest Airlines in USA.MINNESOTA ( ...)
Norwegian Air International in IRELAND (Formed on 28/5/13 by Norwegian to operate from UK bases with cheaper costs than ...)
Occidental Airlines in LIBERIA (Formed by British pilot Brian Martin (UK) and Belgian arms dealer Ronald Rossign ...)
Omega Air in USA.VIRGINIA (Created subsidiaries Air Crew Leasing, Omega Air Honduras during 1993-1994, Omeg ...)
Pan Malaysia Air Transport in MALAYSIA (Taken-over by Robert M.Ferguson as cover for CIA (sister company to South East A ...)
Pan-Malaysian Air Transport in MALAYSIA (Taken-over by Robert M.Ferguson as cover for CIA (sister company to South East A ...)
Panac Cargo in GUINEA EQUATORIAL ( ...)
Piedmont Airlines in USA.NORTH CAROLINA (Formed by 1940-born Piedmont Aviation (using assets from 1927-formed Reynolds Av ...)
Pilgrims International Travel Club in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
RAK Aviation Services in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Associated with Sky Eyes Airways, Thailand. ...)
Real Tonga Airline in TONGA (Formed by the government. Started services on 4/3/12 using small commuter equipm ...)
Regent Air in CANADA ( ...)
Riga Aeroclub in LATVIA (Formed by Latvian Professional Air Sport Center. ...)
Rigas Aeroklubs in LATVIA (Formed by Latvian Professional Air Sport Center. ...)
RMR Aircraft Sales in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Royal Airlines in CANADA (Formed by Conifair. ...)
Transport Aérien Royal in CANADA (Formed by Conifair. ...)
Rudufu Air in KENYA (Formed under the Swahili name for "double". AOC granted on 26/6/14. Formed allia ...)
SAE Cargo in PERU (Formed as LVV/Aero Servicio Ejecutivo. ...)
Servicio Aéreo Ejecutivo in PERU (Formed as LVV/Aero Servicio Ejecutivo. ...)
SAM in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
SAS in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Servicios Aéreos Santiago in BOLIVIA ( ...)
SAS Commuter in DENMARK (Formed 1/12/88 by SAS (100%). Merged into parent company on 20/9/04. ...)
SAS Eurolink in DENMARK (Formed 1/12/88 by SAS (100%). Merged into parent company on 20/9/04. ...)
Savannah Airlines in NIGERIA (Believed formed by Libyan Arab AL. ...)
Shaheen Air Cargo in PAKISTAN (Formed by Shaheen Air Int'l. ...)
Skyline in $ FICTION ( ...)
Skypartner Airlines in SLOVENIA (Formed by Canada's SkyLink Aviation. ...)
SNAS Worldwide in SAUDI ARABIA (Formed by Bahrain's SNAS Aviation. ...)
SNAS Aviation in SAUDI ARABIA (Formed by Bahrain's SNAS Aviation. ...)
Sominki in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Sonic Air in ARUBA (Formed in 3/19 by Hong Kong Jet. AOC granted in 4/19. ...)
Southwest Airways in USA.CALIFORNIA (Started scheduled ops in 1946. ...)
SS Airways in USA.KANSAS ( ...)
Strategic Air Finance in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Summit Air in CANADA ( ...)
Sun Island Airlines in USA.HAWAII ( ...)
Sun Jet International in USA.FLORIDA (Suspended operations (including leasings) in 1999, partially reorganized as Sout ...)
Tatarstan/Bugulma Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Reorganized in 2000 as Bugulma AE. ...)
Bugulminskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Reorganized in 2000 as Bugulma AE. ...)
TechAviaService in BELARUS (Formed by GAZ-407 Overhaul Factory. Acquired by Russia's Lukoil. ...)
BAS/Belarusski Aviatsonny Servis in BELARUS (Formed by GAZ-407 Overhaul Factory. Acquired by Russia's Lukoil. ...)
Thai Airways in THAILAND (Formed through the merger of Siamese AW & Pacific Overseas. Taken-over by Thai I ...)
Tol-Air Services in USA.PUERTO RICO (Formed by Jorge Toledo and started operations on 6/5/83. Acquired in 1999 by MBD ...)
Tolair Services in USA.PUERTO RICO (Formed by Jorge Toledo and started operations on 6/5/83. Acquired in 1999 by MBD ...)
Trans Intercontinental Air in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Trans-Gaspesian Airlines in CANADA ( ...)
Transcontinental Air Express in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Travel Service Hungary in HUNGARY (Formed by Czech Republic's Travel Service AL. ...)
Turkmen Border Guards in TURKMENISTAN ( ...)
Türkmenistanyn Harby Huwa Güycleri in TURKMENISTAN ( ...)
Union Air in SOUTH SUDAN ( ...)
United Arab Emirates Air Force in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
UAE Air Force in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
United Iraqi Airlines in IRAQ.KURDISTAN (Formed by Kurdistan Development Corporation. ...)
Vector M in QAZAKSTAN (Unconfirmed in Kazakhstan. ...)
WestJet in CANADA (Entered code-share agreement with Southwest (announced 7/08, effective 5/09, ter ...)
Yas Air in IRAN (Formed as a civilian arm of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. Blacklisted by a 6 ...)
Zting Air in $ FICTION ( ...)

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Generated: 04/07/2020 05:00:02

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