AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 57 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 57 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 01/12/2020 05:00:03


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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A&AEE in UNITED KINGDOM (Became DTEO/Defence Test & Evaluation Organisation. ...)
Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment in UNITED KINGDOM (Became DTEO/Defence Test & Evaluation Organisation. ...)
Accipiter Holdings in CHINA.HONG KONG (Formed 14/7/14 by Cheung Kong Holdings (owned by billionaire Li Ka-Shing). Annou ...)
Cheung Kong Holdings in CHINA.HONG KONG (Formed 14/7/14 by Cheung Kong Holdings (owned by billionaire Li Ka-Shing). Annou ...)
AerCaribe in COLOMBIA (Started operations in 2006. ...)
Aerial Transit in USA.FLORIDA (Associated with Bellomy-Lawson. Sold in 1994, becoming temporarily Southeast Car ...)
Aero Costa Sol in COSTA RICA ( ...)
Aerosol Colombia in COLOMBIA (Being renamed Orion Cargo during 2000. ...)
Aerovias Sol de Colombia in COLOMBIA (Being renamed Orion Cargo during 2000. ...)
Aerosur in PERU ( ...)
Aerolineas del Sur in PERU ( ...)
African West Air in SENEGAL ( ...)
AWA in SENEGAL ( ...)
Air Ambar in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Formed by AeroCancun. ...)
Air Belize Freight International in BELIZE ( ...)
Air Caraïbes Atlantique in FRANCE.GUADELOUPE (Formed by Air Caraïbes for long-haul operations. Suspended operations on 28/3/20 ...)
Air Deccan in INDIA (Formed as a helicopter-only operator. Set-up Air Deccan division in 2002 for lar ...)
Deccan Aviation in INDIA (Formed as a helicopter-only operator. Set-up Air Deccan division in 2002 for lar ...)
Air Europe in $ FICTION ( ...)
Air Industria in ITALY (Formed by Malév. Ceased operations on 15/3/03. ...)
Air South Africa in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Air Tahoma in USA.OHIO (Formed in Indianapolis. Moved to San Diego, California in 1998, to Ohio in 2001. ...)
Air Zena Georgian Airlines in GEORGIA (Formed by the merger of Air Zena and Air Georgia. Expected to be purchased by Ae ...)
AirCruising Australia in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Charter Cruise Air in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Airworld Travel Club in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Alicalabria in ITALY ( ...)
Alitalia Express in ITALY (Short range Alitalia subidiary operated by Alitalia Team. Entered bankrupcy prot ...)
ALM Antillean Airlines in NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (Formed with help from KLM, taking over KLM's Caribbean division. Nationalized 19 ...)
Antilliaanse Luchtvaart Maatschappij in NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (Formed with help from KLM, taking over KLM's Caribbean division. Nationalized 19 ...)
Ambica Air Lines in INDIA ( ...)
Ansett-ANA in AUSTRALIA (Formed 4/10/57 by merging Ansett and ANA. ...)
Apollo Aviation Capital Management in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by GA Telesis. Includes SASOF (Sciens Aviation Special Opportunities Fund ...)
Apollo Aviation Group in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by GA Telesis. Includes SASOF (Sciens Aviation Special Opportunities Fund ...)
Arizona West Airlines in $ FICTION ( ...)
AWA in $ FICTION ( ...)
ARZ-325 in RUSSIA ( ...)
325 Aviacionnyj remontnyj zavod MO RF in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aspen Mountain Air in USA.COLORADO ( ...)
Astroair Services in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
AVA Airways in NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (Formed with some financial assistance from Capital Partners. Expected to start i ...)
Avianca Costa Rica in COSTA RICA (Suspended operations on 22/3/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
Avistar Airlines Cyprus in CYPRUS (Probably formed as successor of Clipper Int'l AW, Switzerland ...)
Clipper International in CYPRUS (Probably formed as successor of Clipper Int'l AW, Switzerland ...)
Balair in SWITZERLAND (Started ops in 1953. Partially purchased by Swissair (40% in 1959; later 57% in ...)
bmiBaby in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by BMI British Midland, using AOC from its parent company. Obtained its o ...)
British Air Ferries in UNITED KINGDOM (Acquired in 10/71 by T D Keegan (owner and chairman of Transmeridian Air Cargo). ...)
BAF in UNITED KINGDOM (Acquired in 10/71 by T D Keegan (owner and chairman of Transmeridian Air Cargo). ...)
Cabo Verde Airlines in CAPE VERDE ISLANDS (51% purchased on 1/3/19 by Loftleidir Cape Verde, a joint venture between Loftle ...)
Cabovimo in CAPE VERDE ISLANDS (Unconfirmed in Cape Verde Islands. ...)
Caicos International Airways in UNITED KINGDOM.TURKS & CAICOS ( ...)
Cambrian Air Services in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
CAS in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Capitol Airways in USA.TENNESSEE (Formed by Jessie Stallings. Acquired 1980 by George Batchelor, 1983 by Global In ...)
Cargo2Fly in KENYA ( ...)
China United Airlines in CHINA (Formed 25/12/86 by China AF as commercial branch linking 22 provinces. Ceased co ...)
CUA in CHINA (Formed 25/12/86 by China AF as commercial branch linking 22 provinces. Ceased co ...)
Civil in TOGO ( ...)
Civil Aviation Administration in GREECE ( ...)
DASA in GERMANY (Originally formed as MBB/Messerschmitt-Boelkow-Blohm. Took-over CASA in 1999. Me ...)
Deutsche Aerospace in GERMANY (Originally formed as MBB/Messerschmitt-Boelkow-Blohm. Took-over CASA in 1999. Me ...)
Donetsk Aviation Enterprise in UKRAINE (Formed by Air Ukraine, originally Aeroflot's Donetsk division of Ukraine directo ...)
Donetskoe aviapredpriatie in UKRAINE (Formed by Air Ukraine, originally Aeroflot's Donetsk division of Ukraine directo ...)
Elbrus-Avia in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Nalchik division later known as Nalchik Air Ente ...)
Empire Airlines in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Enhance Aero in FRANCE (Formed on 23/10/07. Launched brand FlyKiss for scheduled domestic flights, initi ...)
FlyKiss in FRANCE (Formed on 23/10/07. Launched brand FlyKiss for scheduled domestic flights, initi ...)
Express City in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by Express Cargo. Renamed 12/95 to Zaïre Express. ...)
Falcon Express Cargo Airlines in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by Federal Express. Renamed Falcon Airlines in 1999 when purchased by Fal ...)
Fields Aircraft Services in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Fly540 Tanzania in TANZANIA (Formed by Fly540, Angola. Ceased operations on 13/10/12, pending the reorganizat ...)
FlyViking in NORWAY (Formed by a former co-owner of Wideroe and Viking Air Norway. AOC granted in 2/1 ...)
Frimo Transaeros in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Frigorifico Movima in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Fuerza Aérea de Nicaragua in NICARAGUA ( ...)
GATS Airlines in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Formed by Russian interests with operating base in Abu Dhabi. Moved register to ...)
Gulf Aviation Technology & Services in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Formed by Russian interests with operating base in Abu Dhabi. Moved register to ...)
General Electric in USA.CONNECTICUT (Formed by the merger of Edison General Electric Company and Thomson-Houston Elec ...)
GE in USA.CONNECTICUT (Formed by the merger of Edison General Electric Company and Thomson-Houston Elec ...)
Genius Air in CZECHOSLOVAKIA ( ...)
Germania Flug in SWITZERLAND (Formed as a joint venture between Germania and Hotelplan. Started services on 19 ...)
Global International Airways in USA.MISSOURI (Formed by Farhad Azima with financial assistance from Indian Springs Bank, Kansa ...)
GIA in USA.MISSOURI (Formed by Farhad Azima with financial assistance from Indian Springs Bank, Kansa ...)
Golden Star Air Cargo in SUDAN ( ...)
Government of Liberia in LIBERIA ( ...)
Government of US Trusted Territories in USA.TRUSTED TERRITORIES ( ...)
Gulf Aviation in CANADA (Merged with Rimouski AL, forming Quebecair. ...)
Gulf Coast Air Transport in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
HA Airlines in JORDAN (Formed by founder of Star Air. Associated with Quikmay AL, Lebanon. ...)
High Altitud Airlines in JORDAN (Formed by founder of Star Air. Associated with Quikmay AL, Lebanon. ...)
Hybrid Aviation in PAKISTAN ( ...)
Insel Air International in NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (Started operations on 28/8/2006. Conditional purchase by Synergy Aerospace aband ...)
International Aerodyne in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Iona National Airways in IRELAND ( ...)
Krial-Aero in RUSSIA ( ...)
LANSA Colombia in COLOMBIA (Taken-over by Islena. ...)
Lineas Aéreas Nacionales SA in COLOMBIA (Taken-over by Islena. ...)
Lanzair in UNITED KINGDOM.JERSEY ( ...)
Lanzarote Air in UNITED KINGDOM.JERSEY ( ...)
LAPSA in PARAGUAY (Formed by private interests. Entered bankrupcy following the formation of LAP. ...)
Lloyd Aéreo Paraguayo SA in PARAGUAY (Formed by private interests. Entered bankrupcy following the formation of LAP. ...)
Libyavia Air Transport in LIBYA (Possibly never received its AOC. Company dissolved 28/9/07 by GRC (Libyan govern ...)
Locafit SpA in ITALY (Formed by BNL/Banca Nazionale del Lavoro. ...)
Magic City Airways in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Hazel I. Brown. ...)
Maikop-Avia in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Maikop division. Merged into Adygheya Avia. ...)
Maikopskie avialinii in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Maikop division. Merged into Adygheya Avia. ...)
Majestic Air in USA.FLORIDA (Merged with Pacific Inter Air, forming Carnival Airlines. ...)
Malaysian Airways in MALAYSIA (Took-over Borneo AW in 1965. Reorganised 1966 as joint Malaysia/Singapore nation ...)
Master Airways in SERBIA (Formed by Montenegro AL for operations from Belgrade. Started services 6/4/06, o ...)
Miami Leasing in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Midair in FRANCE (Reorganized later as Poitou-Charentes. ...)
Mid Airways in FRANCE (Reorganized later as Poitou-Charentes. ...)
Nortek Repair Center in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Northern Air Fuel in USA.ALASKA (Formed by Northern Air Cargo (100%). Ceased operations 6/05. ...)
Orient Pearl Airways in CHINA.HONG KONG ( ...)
Pan Air Lineas Aéreas in SPAIN (Formed by TNT (25%). Conditional sale to ASL Aviation Group announced on 16/11/1 ...)
Pan Egypt International of Cairo in EGYPT ( ...)
Park Express in TURKEY (Formed by ex-THY president. ...)
RANSA Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Rutas Aéreas Nacionales SA in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Rossiskaya Aviakompanija in RUSSIA ( ...)
Royal Khmer Air Force in CAMBODIA ( ...)
Saber Cargo Airlines in USA.NORTH CAROLINA (Filed for Chapter 7 in 2003 and acquired by Corporate Fleet Services. Reorganize ...)
Saber Aviation Cargo in USA.NORTH CAROLINA (Filed for Chapter 7 in 2003 and acquired by Corporate Fleet Services. Reorganize ...)
Safari Airlines in GUINEA BISSAU ( ...)
Safari Linhas Aéreas in GUINEA BISSAU ( ...)
SATA/Société Antillaise de Transports Aériens in FRANCE.MARTINIQUE (Formed by the Abruzzese family. Started trading as Air Martinique in 1973. Tempo ...)
SATAIR/Société Antillaise de Traitements Aériens in FRANCE.MARTINIQUE (Formed by the Abruzzese family. Started trading as Air Martinique in 1973. Tempo ...)
Saudia in SAUDI ARABIA (Formed division Saudia Private Aviation (SPA) in 2009, using the same AOC (30% p ...)
SaudiAir in SAUDI ARABIA (Formed division Saudia Private Aviation (SPA) in 2009, using the same AOC (30% p ...)
Seair Alaska Airlines in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Silk Road Leasing in CHINA.HONG KONG (Formed 10/11/16. ...)
SK Air Cambodia in CAMBODIA (Formed by Thai interests with help from Kampuchea AL. Integrated into Kampuchea ...)
Siam Kampuchea Air in CAMBODIA (Formed by Thai interests with help from Kampuchea AL. Integrated into Kampuchea ...)
Sukhoi Aviakompania in RUSSIA ( ...)
Sundt Air in NORWAY (Formed as a bizjets operator. Started joint-venture SundtAtlantaSkybridge with A ...)
Sunwest Aviation in CANADA ( ...)
Swazi Airways in ESWATINI (Formed by the government. Expected to start services in 2/16, postponed to 11/16 ...)
Swedair in SWEDEN (Formed by the merger of 1935-born Svensk Flygtjanst & 1968-born Crownair. 25% st ...)
Svensk Flygtjänst in SWEDEN (Formed by the merger of 1935-born Svensk Flygtjanst & 1968-born Crownair. 25% st ...)
Taino Air Services in BAHAMAS ( ...)
Tajik Air in TAJIKISTAN (Integrated in 7/14 with the management of Dushanbe airport authority under Aviat ...)
Tarco Air in SUDAN (Added on EU ban list 10/5/10 and subsequent dates. Renamed in 10/18 to Tarco Avi ...)
Tata SIA Airlines in INDIA (Formed as a joint venture between Tata Holdings and Singapore Airlines. Renamed ...)
Tatra Air in SLOVAKIA (Formed by Slov-Air (66.6%) & Crossair (33.3%) with help from UK's Air Exel. Ceas ...)
Tibet Financial Leasing in CHINA (Formed 6/16 by Tunghsu Group and local investors (Tibet Investment Co Ltd, Tibet ...)
TMF Interlease Aviation in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
Trans-Luxury Airlines in USA.ILLINOIS ( ...)
International Airlines in USA.ILLINOIS ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos Catarinense in BRAZIL (Formed by merger of Compañia Catarinense de Transporte Aéreo & Transportes Aéreo ...)
TAC in BRAZIL (Formed by merger of Compañia Catarinense de Transporte Aéreo & Transportes Aéreo ...)
Transportes Generales Aéreos in PERU (AOC granted on 12/7/12 ...)
Tulpar Air Service in QAZAKSTAN (Added on EU ban list 14/7/09. ...)
Tulpar Avia Service in QAZAKSTAN (Added on EU ban list 14/7/09. ...)
VIP Air in SPAIN ( ...)
VIPjet Ltd in UNITED KINGDOM.ISLE OF MAN ( ...)
Viva Air Dominicana in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Dormant company merged 2/07 with Eastern Caribbean Airlines into Transportation ...)
Walya Airways in ETHIOPIA (Started commercial services on 21/9/18. ...)
Wataniya Airways in KUWAIT (Formed by Kuwait Projects Company, Global Investment House and other Kuwaiti int ...)
Kuwait National Airways in KUWAIT (Formed by Kuwait Projects Company, Global Investment House and other Kuwaiti int ...)
Weasua Airtransport in LIBERIA (Temporarily moved base to Freetown during civil war. Listed on EU ban list 22/3/ ...)
WATC in LIBERIA (Temporarily moved base to Freetown during civil war. Listed on EU ban list 22/3/ ...)
William Dempster in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Wrangler Aviation in USA.NORTH CAROLINA (Originally formed as Blue Bell Inc, a private carrier for itself. Renamed in 197 ...)
Yemen Air Force in YEMEN ( ...)
YAF in YEMEN ( ...)
YuvaJet in INDIA (Formed in 2017. Startup date repeatedly postponed to 2020 Q2. ...)
Yuva JetLines Airways in INDIA (Formed in 2017. Startup date repeatedly postponed to 2020 Q2. ...)

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