AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 4 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 4 - 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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AECA in ECUADOR ( ...)
Aeroservicios Ecuatorianos CA in ECUADOR ( ...)
Aero-Filipinas in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
AeroCedros in MEXICO (Formed by I.Cedros. All flights operated for Federación Regional de Soc. Coop. d ...)
Aeropol Przedsiebiorstow Uslug Lotnicze in POLAND ( ...)
PUL/Polish Aerial Services in POLAND ( ...)
Aerosur in CHILE ( ...)
Aerotrans KZ in QAZAKSTAN (Added on EU ban list 14/7/09. ...)
Aerotur SA in MEXICO ( ...)
Afghan Jet International Airlines in AFGHANISTAN (Expects to start operations in 2/13, postponed to 12/13. ...)
Afghan National Army Air Corps in AFGHANISTAN (Renamed 6/10. ...)
African Express Airways in KENYA ( ...)
African Star Airways in SOUTH AFRICA (Reported being re-launched in Tanzania with plans for 2 767-300ER, 1 757, 3 737N ...)
Air Alsace in FRANCE (Formed on 15/8/61. Started operations in 1974. Took-over Air Vosges in 1975. Reo ...)
Air Arctic Iceland in ICELAND ( ...)
Arctic Air in ICELAND ( ...)
Air Force of the Mongolia People Republic in MONGOLIA ( ...)
Air France Régie Indo-Chinoise in VIETNAM (Formed by Air France and High-Commissioner in Indo-China to operate domestic fli ...)
AFRIC in VIETNAM (Formed by Air France and High-Commissioner in Indo-China to operate domestic fli ...)
Air India Regional in INDIA (Renamed again to Alliance Air in 3/17. ...)
Alliance Air/Airline Allied Services in INDIA (Renamed again to Alliance Air in 3/17. ...)
Air Kangaroo in AUSTRALIA (Formed to oppose Laker AW intended UK-Australia route. ...)
PACE/Passenger Air Charter Enterprises in AUSTRALIA (Formed to oppose Laker AW intended UK-Australia route. ...)
Air Mid-America in USA.ILLINOIS ( ...)
Air Molokai in USA.HAWAII (Attempted merger with Air Hawaii failed in 1977. ...)
Tropic Airlines in USA.HAWAII (Attempted merger with Air Hawaii failed in 1977. ...)
Air North International in AUSTRALIA (Took-over Rossair and Tillair in 1988. ...)
Air North Yukon's Airline in CANADA ( ...)
Air North Charter & Trading in CANADA ( ...)
Air Operations of Europe in SWEDEN (Formed by ING Aviation Lease. ...)
Air Ops in SWEDEN (Formed by ING Aviation Lease. ...)
Air Tours in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Air West Georgia in GEORGIA (AOC granted on 6/6/09. ...)
Aircraft Ferry LLC in USA.FLORIDA (Unconfirmed in Florida. ...)
Argosy Air Travel Club in USA.WASHINGTON ( ...)
Armée de l'Air Sénégalaise in SENEGAL ( ...)
Aruba Airlines in ARUBA (Formed 26/1/06. Started operations with small commuter equipment (PA-31). AOC gr ...)
Astra Airlines in GREECE ( ...)
Interaviator in GREECE ( ...)
Aviata in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Tambov division. ...)
Aviatsia Tambova in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Tambov division. ...)
Aviateca Guatemala in GUATEMALA (Stake taken by TACA. Became member of Grupo TACA and integrated during 2004, bec ...)
Aerolineas de Guatemala in GUATEMALA (Stake taken by TACA. Became member of Grupo TACA and integrated during 2004, bec ...)
AVIC Leasing in CHINA (Formed by AVIC. ...)
AVIC International Leasing in CHINA (Formed by AVIC. ...)
Azur Aviation in FRANCE (Company specialized in worldwide ferry flight on behalf of aircraft owners. Form ...)
Balboa Air in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by José A.Balboa. Later restarted as B Airways. ...)
Balair in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by José A.Balboa. Later restarted as B Airways. ...)
Barnax Air in NIGERIA ( ...)
BH Air in BULGARIA (Formed by Hemus Air and Balkan Holidays Bulgaria. Suspended operations on 27/3/2 ...)
Balkan Holidays Air in BULGARIA (Formed by Hemus Air and Balkan Holidays Bulgaria. Suspended operations on 27/3/2 ...)
bmi British Midland in UNITED KINGDOM (Lufthansa shares increased to 30% in late 2002. SAS expecting to resell its 20% ...)
British Midland in UNITED KINGDOM (Lufthansa shares increased to 30% in late 2002. SAS expecting to resell its 20% ...)
British Airways Regional in UNITED KINGDOM (Division of British AW. ...)
Business Air in THAILAND (Formed as a re-birth of SkyStar Airways. Started services on 24/12/09. AOC suspe ...)
Capitol Air Express in USA.TENNESSEE (Formed with help from C&S Acquisition Corp. ...)
Capital Air Service/Red Apple Aviation Group in USA.TENNESSEE (Formed with help from C&S Acquisition Corp. ...)
Channel Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Ceased all operations on 29/2/72 due to financial issues. Assets sold to BEA. ...)
Civil in YEMEN ( ...)
Civil in FINLAND ( ...)
Civil in LITHUANIA ( ...)
Commodore Aviation in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Crédit Lyonnais in FRANCE ( ...)
CTA in ANGOLA (Nationalized in 1977. Absorbed by TAAG in 1/79. ...)
Consortio Técnico de Aeronáutica in ANGOLA (Nationalized in 1977. Absorbed by TAAG in 1/79. ...)
DATA in BRAZIL ( ...)
Dakota Taxi Aéreo in BRAZIL ( ...)
Dreamjet in FRANCE (Formed 18/10/13 by former founder of Open Skies. Renamed in 6/14 to La Compagnie ...)
EAS Airlines in NIGERIA (Restarted in 11/93 as a domestic jet charter operator. Scheduled pax services in ...)
Executive Airline Services in NIGERIA (Restarted in 11/93 as a domestic jet charter operator. Scheduled pax services in ...)
Eco Air in NIGERIA (Formed following the Banjul agreement between African states for cross-national ...)
Enterprise World Airways in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by DR Congo's Presidency authority. Possibly associated with Florida-base ...)
EWA in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by DR Congo's Presidency authority. Possibly associated with Florida-base ...)
Espace Aviation Services in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06 until 14/7/09. Restarted 9/06 through Simba Aviati ...)
Express Airways in GERMANY (Formed by Farnair Europe, operating for Federal Express. ...)
Farner Air Transport in GERMANY (Formed by Farnair Europe, operating for Federal Express. ...)
Flying Tiger Air Services in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Fuerza Aérea Ejercito de Cuba in CUBA ( ...)
FAEC in CUBA ( ...)
Gambia Air Shuttle in GAMBIA (Ceased ops between 1989 and 1993. ...)
Gambia International Airlines in GAMBIA (Formed 23/1/96, starting services on 1/3/96. Ceased ops 2005-early 2007 and agai ...)
GIA in GAMBIA (Formed 23/1/96, starting services on 1/3/96. Ceased ops 2005-early 2007 and agai ...)
Geo Air in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
RPG Airlift in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Government of Guatemala in GUATEMALA ( ...)
Greyhound Air in CANADA (Formed by Greyhound Lines of Canada. Ceased ops when parent company was acquired ...)
Haiti Trans Air in HAITI ( ...)
Hamra Air in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed 18/12/05 as a low-cost carrier, AOC received 12/05. Reorganized as a busi ...)
Hawkeye Airlines in USA.IOWA ( ...)
Hellenic Imperial Airways in GREECE (Formed 30/5/06 as a new offspring of Air Universal, Jordan. AOC suspended 23/2/0 ...)
Hidaya Airlines in UZBEKISTAN (Formed by the Uzbek government and Hidaya Global Groups, Jeddah to operate pilgr ...)
Horizon Airlines in USA.WASHINGTON (Formed 5/81, starting operations on 1/9/81. Purchased commuter operators Air Or ...)
Hungarian Defence Association in HUNGARY ( ...)
MHSz/Magyar Hondvedelmi Szovetseg in HUNGARY ( ...)
Infinity Aviation Capital in USA.NEW YORK (Formed by Perella Weinburg Partners. Associated with ITS Infinity Trading. ...)
Infinity Trading & Solutions in USA.NEW YORK (Formed by Perella Weinburg Partners. Associated with ITS Infinity Trading. ...)
InterContinental Airways in USA.OHIO ( ...)
Ohio Air Center in USA.OHIO ( ...)
Island Air in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
IslandAir Jersey in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
JAL in JAPAN (Started services in 1954. Privatized 1987. ...)
Japan Air Lines/Nihon Koku in JAPAN (Started services in 1954. Privatized 1987. ...)
Jet Fret in FRANCE (Acquired 1991 by Minerve's founder (René Fernand Meyer). ...)
Johnson International Airlines in USA.MONTANA (Taken-over by Evergreen Helicopters & merged into Evergreen Int'l AL on 31/10/75 ...)
Kam Air in AFGHANISTAN (Added on EU ban list on 23/11/10. Suspected of drug trafficking and suspended fr ...)
Kush Air in SOUTH SUDAN ( ...)
Kush Aviation in SOUTH SUDAN ( ...)
Langdon Asset Management in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed on 24/8/94. ...)
Los Angeles Air Service in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Kirk Kerkorian. Renamed 18/7/60 to TIA. ...)
LAAS in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Kirk Kerkorian. Renamed 18/7/60 to TIA. ...)
Magadanaerogruz in RUSSIA ( ...)
Magadanaerocargo/MAC in RUSSIA ( ...)
Malmö Aero in SWEDEN (Renamed 20/8/71 to Skyline. ...)
MBA Aircraft Solutions in USA.VIRGINIA ( ...)
Morten Beyer & Agnew Aircraft Sales in USA.VIRGINIA ( ...)
MIA Airlines in ROMANIA (Formed in association by Jetline Int'l. ...)
JetEx Flight Support in ROMANIA (Formed in association by Jetline Int'l. ...)
Mido Aviation Group in GREECE (Intends to start ops after purchasing a European-based certificated carrier. ...)
Minerve Canada in CANADA (Formed by France's Minerve. Dissolved when found to be non-Canadian owned. ...)
NATS Air Transportation Service in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
NEBA in BOLIVIA (Formed 14/9/70. ...)
North East Bolivian Airways in BOLIVIA (Formed 14/9/70. ...)
Nepal Airways in NEPAL (Formed with help from CATIC. ...)
Nordic Aviation Group in ESTONIA (Formed in 11/15 by the Estonian government after the collapse of Estonian Air. S ...)
Nordic Regional Airlines in FINLAND (45% share purchased by StaffPoint Holding, 15% by Kilco in 11/15 (Finnair keepin ...)
Nostalgia Air Tour Hawaii in USA.HAWAII ( ...)
NAT in USA.HAWAII ( ...)
One Charter in USA.TEXAS (Formed in 1993 as Aero Sky as a FAA-approved repair station. Started brokerage/c ...)
AeroSky in USA.TEXAS (Formed in 1993 as Aero Sky as a FAA-approved repair station. Started brokerage/c ...)
PAB Airwing in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by UAE Police. ...)
PACE Cargo Enterprises in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Formed by Bristol Associates. Taken-over by Aerolease. ...)
Pinnacle Air Cargo Enterprises in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Formed by Bristol Associates. Taken-over by Aerolease. ...)
Pacific Airlines in VIETNAM (Formed in 12/90 by Vietnam Airlines (40%) and other Vietnamese interests. Starte ...)
Pacific Blue Airlines (NZ) in NEW ZEALAND (Formed by Australia's Virgin Blue whose agreement with Singapore Airlines prohib ...)
Pathet Lao Airlines in LAOS ( ...)
Phongsavanh Airlines in LAOS (Formed by Phongsavanh Bank, reusing old assets of Lao Capricorn Air,; initially ...)
Polise-Air in RUSSIA ( ...)
Zall Trans in RUSSIA ( ...)
Prestigio Aéreo Fletes in ARGENTINA ( ...)
PurpleJet in KOREA (SOUTH) (Announced 2/1/08. ...)
Rainbow Airlines in ZIMBABWE (Formed in 4/13 when it applied for a AOC. Expects to start operations in late 20 ...)
RAK Link Airways in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
Regourd Aviation in FRANCE (Company owned Occitania Jet and Equaflight. ...)
Russian Sky Airlines in RUSSIA (Formed 21/10/04 by the merger of East Line and Tesis. Fully purchased by Centre ...)
Russkoye Nebo Aviakompaniya in RUSSIA (Formed 21/10/04 by the merger of East Line and Tesis. Fully purchased by Centre ...)
Sabah Airlines in INDONESIA ( ...)
Saif Air in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed on 16/3/17 ...)
Salam Air in OMAN (Formed by Muscat National Development & Investment Company (ASAAS) as first Oman ...)
Sapphire Airways in USA.NEW YORK (Formed in 2006, no progress made as of mid-2007. ...)
Sarit Airlines in SUDAN (Formed by Ahame Abu Shaira (50%) and Hashim Al Digair (50%). Startd operations i ...)
SGA in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Société Générale d'Alimentation in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Skyfreight Airlines in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Tropics International in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
SkyVen Cielos de Venezuela in VENEZUELA (Formed using assets from Viasa and a 49% stake tentatively financed by Pan Am. ...)
Sports Aloft in USA.CALIFORNIA (Possibly never started operations. ...)
Summerell Flying Service in USA.LOUISIANA ( ...)
T2 Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed on 27/4/11 as a subsidiary of 2Excel Aviation (formed in 2005). Started o ...)
2 Excel Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed on 27/4/11 as a subsidiary of 2Excel Aviation (formed in 2005). Started o ...)
TACA de Venezuela in VENEZUELA (Acquired by LAV in 1952 & later merged. ...)
Transportes Aéreos CA in VENEZUELA (Acquired by LAV in 1952 & later merged. ...)
TAE Greek National Airlines in GREECE (Assets sold to Nat'l Greek AL in 1951. Nationalized 1954. Taken-over in 4/56 by ...)
Technical & Aeronautical Exploitation in GREECE (Assets sold to Nat'l Greek AL in 1951. Nationalized 1954. Taken-over in 4/56 by ...)
TAI in FRANCE (Includes Casablanca-based subsidiary TAI du Maroc set up to workaround French cu ...)
Transports Aériens Intercontinentaux in FRANCE (Includes Casablanca-based subsidiary TAI du Maroc set up to workaround French cu ...)
Taifun in GEORGIA ( ...)
Tesis Aviation Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed in 1992 as a freight forwarder. Acquired East Line and merged ...)
TezJet in KYRGYZSTAN (AOC granted in 7/13. Started operations on 1/8/13. Expected to be shut down in 1 ...)
Tez Jet Airlines in KYRGYZSTAN (AOC granted in 7/13. Started operations on 1/8/13. Expected to be shut down in 1 ...)
Thai Lion Air in THAILAND (Formed 5/13 by Lion Airlines, Indonesia with unidentified local interests (possi ...)
Tianjiao Airlines in CHINA (Formed on 11/1/16. Renamed in 2018Q2 to Genghis Khan Airlines. ...)
Tor Air in SWEDEN (AOC revoked on 19/12/11. ...)
Trans Aéreos Beni in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Transapel Express Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Transasian Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed in 6/77 by Tempair as a Manchester-based operator. Renamed in 11/79 to Ai ...)
Transcarga International Airways in VENEZUELA (Formed on 21/10/98. Started services in 11/01. Set up a subsidiary in Dominican ...)
UTair Cargo in RUSSIA ( ...)
V Bird Avia in ARMENIA ( ...)
Vit-Air in UKRAINE ( ...)
Vitair in UKRAINE ( ...)
Vuelamex in MEXICO ( ...)
Wien Air Alaska in USA.ALASKA (Attempted merger with Western failed 1982. Acquired 1983 by JJF Investments. ...)
Yacuma in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos Yacuma in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Yakima Sky Chief in USA.WASHINGTON ( ...)
Yana Air Cargo in KENYA ( ...)
Zaire Air Cargo in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Associated with Zaire Cargo ? ...)

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