AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 1 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 1 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 04/06/2020 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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Abric Leasing in IRELAND (Formed 26/8/10. Merged into ACIA Aero Capital. ...)
Adriatic Skyways in CROATIA (Started during summer 2014 using ACMI equipment from Denim Air. ...)
Adriatic Sky in CROATIA (Started during summer 2014 using ACMI equipment from Denim Air. ...)
Advance Leasing Company in USA.TENNESSEE ( ...)
ALC in USA.TENNESSEE ( ...)
Aer Arann in IRELAND (Acquired in 1981 by Air Kilroe (Tim Kilroe). Reorganized as a division of Galway ...)
Aero Nicaragua in NICARAGUA ( ...)
Aero Virgin Islands in USA.VIRGIN ISLANDS ( ...)
AVI in USA.VIRGIN ISLANDS ( ...)
Aerocargo Regional in CHILE (Formed by Compania de Servicios Forestales. Reorganized 1993. Ceased ops when ow ...)
Aerolat in RUSSIA (Formed with Latvian interests. ...)
Africa Charter Airlines in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Afrique Airlines in BENIN ( ...)
AHS Air International in PAKISTAN (Formed as a successor to Rayyan Air (qv) with name reportedly from the initials ...)
Air High Sky in PAKISTAN (Formed as a successor to Rayyan Air (qv) with name reportedly from the initials ...)
Air Affaires Gabon in GABON (Formed by Raymond Bellanger. Purchased by Gabon Air Transport in 1996, forming N ...)
Nouvelle Air Affaires Gabon in GABON (Formed by Raymond Bellanger. Purchased by Gabon Air Transport in 1996, forming N ...)
Air Freighters International in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Air Greece in GREECE (51% acquired by Minoan Lines ferry operator in 1999, transferred to Aegean Avn a ...)
Air KG Airline in KYRGYZSTAN (Formed in 9/13 by the Kyrgyz government. ...)
Air Nostrum in SPAIN (Formed by the Serratosa family. Started operations on 15/12/94. Reorganized as a ...)
Air Peace in NIGERIA (Formed by SpringChilds Investments. AOC granted on 8/9/14. Chairman indicted for ...)
Air Sylhet in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed 5/1/07 to operate flights into Amritsar and Bangladesh from summer 2007. ...)
Air Vida in CANADA ( ...)
Air Washington in USA.WASHINGTON ( ...)
Airfreight Express in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by ex-BA staff. AOC suspended by CAA 3/03 (later revoked in 2004). ...)
Airmark Aviation Singapore in SINGAPORE ( ...)
AirMark in SINGAPORE ( ...)
Alaska Airlines in USA.ALASKA (Acquired Cordova AL & Alaska Coastal in 1968, Jet America in 1987. Became main s ...)
Alpha Airlines in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
American Friendship World Air Cargo in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Ansett Newmans in NEW ZEALAND ( ...)
ASA Aviation in KYRGYZSTAN ( ...)
Asian Wings Airways in MYANMAR (Formed in mid-2010. Started services on 27/1/11. 49% purchased by ANA (announced ...)
Atlantic Airlines in GAMBIA ( ...)
The Atlantic Airlines in GAMBIA ( ...)
Aviana in TURKEY.NORTHERN CYPRUS (Formed by Noble Air founder, Asil Nadir. ...)
Aviation Royale Laotienne in LAOS (Formed with French assistance. ...)
Avolon in IRELAND (Formed in 1/10 by former executives of RBS Aerospace, with investment received f ...)
BAA Jet Management in CHINA.HONG KONG (Formed 6/05 by Mongolia Enrgy Corporation, starting chartered services in 10/05 ...)
Business Aviation Asia in CHINA.HONG KONG (Formed 6/05 by Mongolia Enrgy Corporation, starting chartered services in 10/05 ...)
Banla International Airlines in BANGLADESH (Unconfirmed in Bangladesh. ...)
Bayu Indonesia Air in INDONESIA ( ...)
Berytos Airlines in LEBANON (Formed by UM Air, Ukraine. AOC revoked in 2011. ...)
Biafra Airways in BIAFRA (Formed by Hank Wharton. Biafra AW is an unofficial name. Note: all 5T- marks are ...)
North American Aircraft Trading Corp in BIAFRA (Formed by Hank Wharton. Biafra AW is an unofficial name. Note: all 5T- marks are ...)
Brownfield Aerial in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Caribbean Air in HONDURAS ( ...)
Caribbean Air Tours & Services Charters in HONDURAS ( ...)
Caribbean Sun Airlines in USA.PUERTO RICO (Formed 14/1/00 by Caribbean Star AL as a sister company of Caribbean Star Airlin ...)
CIT Airways in DOMINICA (Formed 8/11/13, expecting to start in 1/14 presumably with ACMI equipment. Busin ...)
Caribbean Island Transport Airways in DOMINICA (Formed 8/11/13, expecting to start in 1/14 presumably with ACMI equipment. Busin ...)
Civil in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Coastal Airlines in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Cofiri Leasing in ITALY (Acquired in 2003 by Capitalia. ...)
Corporacion Boliviano de Fomento in BOLIVIA (Formed by Bolivian government. Merged into LAB. ...)
CBF in BOLIVIA (Formed by Bolivian government. Merged into LAB. ...)
Court Helicopters in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed by Court Line. ...)
Court Air in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed by Court Line. ...)
Crown Airways in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Diversified Aero Services in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
DASI in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Emerald Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Acquired 1966 by Hibernian AW,Ireland. ...)
Eureka Aviation in BELGIUM (Formed by Tony De Bruyn and Renaat Ceulemans. ...)
Exaco in COSTA RICA ( ...)
Expreso Aéreo Costaricense in COSTA RICA ( ...)
Executive Jet Aviation in USA.OHIO (Originally formed as Executive Jet Airways with the concept of being a civilian ...)
EJA in USA.OHIO (Originally formed as Executive Jet Airways with the concept of being a civilian ...)
Executive Turbine Air Charter in SOUTH AFRICA (Reportedly under liquidation in 2011. ...)
Federico II Airways in ITALY (80% acquired by Avicom in 2002. ...)
Firnas Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed 12/5/14. Expects to start during 2016, postponed to late 2017. ...)
Fleming Airways System Transport in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
FAST in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Fly Angola in ANGOLA ( ...)
FlyingGroup in BELGIUM ( ...)
Flying Service in BELGIUM ( ...)
Frontier Horizon Airlines in USA.COLORADO (Renamed 4/85 to Skybus. ...)
Gacela Air Cargo in MEXICO ( ...)
Galaxy Airways in GREECE (Acquired in 1999 by Xifias SA aquaculture group (75%). ...)
Gestair in SPAIN ( ...)
Global Georgian Airways in GEORGIA ( ...)
Go Hawaii in USA.HAWAII (Formed by Mesa Air Group. Started services on 9/6/06. Planned to be re-branded A ...)
Go! Mokulele in USA.HAWAII (Formed by Mesa Air Group. Started services on 9/6/06. Planned to be re-branded A ...)
Golden Myanmar Airlines in MYANMAR (Formed in 6/12 by Co-operative Bank (CB Bank) and Kaung Myanmar Aung Business De ...)
Government of Guinea Bissau in GUINEA BISSAU ( ...)
GST Aero Aircompany in QAZAKSTAN (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. Ceased operations on 30/11/06 with most assets tr ...)
Gulf Sand Tours Cargo in QAZAKSTAN (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. Ceased operations on 30/11/06 with most assets tr ...)
Gulf Air in BAHRAIN (Abu Dhabi took-over UAE shares in 1997 (as Dubai strengthened its commitment for ...)
Hawker-Siddeley Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by merger of A.V.Roe, Armstrong-Whitworth, Blackburn, de Havilland, Folla ...)
HSA in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by merger of A.V.Roe, Armstrong-Whitworth, Blackburn, de Havilland, Folla ...)
Imperial Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed 31/3/1924 by the UK government. Taken-over by BOAC on 1/4/1940. ...)
International Airlines in USA.PENNSYLVANIA (Formed by Hugh W Davis. ...)
International Caribbean Airways in BARBADOS ( ...)
Inversija Cargo Airline in LATVIA (AOC revoked on 19/1/12. ...)
Latvian Aviation Company in LATVIA (AOC revoked on 19/1/12. ...)
IRS Aero in RUSSIA (Ceased ops around 10/02. AOC revoked in early 2003 over safety violations and fo ...)
Ivoire Airways in IVORY COAST (Formed by by Eagle Aviation using ex-Air Afrique staff. Re-launched in mid-2011, ...)
Jet One Express in USA.VIRGIN ISLANDS ( ...)
Fresh Air in USA.VIRGIN ISLANDS ( ...)
Kellstrom Industries in USA.FLORIDA (Renamed in 4/17. ...)
Key Airlines in USA.NEVADA (Acquired 1980 by Tiger Air. ...)
Kolpashevo State Avia Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Kolpashevo division. ...)
Kolpashevskoe gosudarstvennoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Kolpashevo division. ...)
LAB in BOLIVIA (Formally founded in 9/1925 following earlier operations starting 5/8/1925. Natio ...)
Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano in BOLIVIA (Formally founded in 9/1925 following earlier operations starting 5/8/1925. Natio ...)
LAGOSA in MEXICO (Started ops in 1952. ...)
Lineas Aéreas Guerreo-Oaxaca SA in MEXICO (Started ops in 1952. ...)
LAN Argentina in ARGENTINA (Formed in 3/2005 by LAN Chile (49%) and two Argentine lawyers (51%). Started ope ...)
Lease Corporation International in IRELAND (Formed by The Libra Group. ...)
LCI in IRELAND (Formed by The Libra Group. ...)
Linjeflyg in SWEDEN (Formed by SAS (50%, released 1990). 51% stake taken 1992 by SAS then taken-over ...)
LIN in SWEDEN (Formed by SAS (50%, released 1990). 51% stake taken 1992 by SAS then taken-over ...)
Lithuanian Airlines in LITHUANIA (Formed 20/9/91 out of Aeroflot Lithuanian division (set up 20/9/38 as Lietuyvos ...)
Lietuvos Avialinja in LITHUANIA (Formed 20/9/91 out of Aeroflot Lithuanian division (set up 20/9/38 as Lietuyvos ...)
Madina Air in LIBYA (Started operations 11/09. AOC revoked in 2012. ...)
MaxAir in NIGERIA (Formed by the regional government of Katsina for Hajj operations, reportedly a r ...)
Max Air in NIGERIA (Formed by the regional government of Katsina for Hajj operations, reportedly a r ...)
MDLR Airlines in INDIA (Formed by the MDLR Group (real estate company, originally trading as Murli Dhar ...)
Mexicana in MEXICO (Formed as Compañia Mexicana de Transportes Aéreos. Renamed 1924 when acquired by ...)
Compañia Mexicana de Aviación in MEXICO (Formed as Compañia Mexicana de Transportes Aéreos. Renamed 1924 when acquired by ...)
Midwest Airlines in CANADA (Taken-over by Transair in 1969. ...)
Ministry of Finance of Saudi Arabia in SAUDI ARABIA ( ...)
Misty Air in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
National Aeronautical Establishment in CANADA (Formed by National Research Council Canada/Conseil National de Recherches Canada ...)
NRC Flight Research Laboratory in CANADA (Formed by National Research Council Canada/Conseil National de Recherches Canada ...)
NEOS in ITALY (Originally designed as Marco Polo project. Formed by Alpitour tour operator with ...)
Network Aviation Australia in AUSTRALIA (Initially formed with small (EMB-120) equipment. Purchased in 12/10 by Qantas. R ...)
Nigeria Air in NIGERIA (Formed on 18/7/18 as the new national carrier for Nigeria (5% owned by the gover ...)
Nomads in USA.MICHIGAN (Started operations in 1966. Entered bankrupcy on 25/2/11 and liquidation on 5/4/ ...)
Nordic Aviation Capital in DENMARK (Formed joint-venture NK Aviation Ltd, based in Ireland, with KIRK Kapital A/S to ...)
NAC in DENMARK (Formed joint-venture NK Aviation Ltd, based in Ireland, with KIRK Kapital A/S to ...)
Nordic European Airlines in SWEDEN (Acquired in 1997 by Solidair (Air Ops parent company). ...)
NEA in SWEDEN (Acquired in 1997 by Solidair (Air Ops parent company). ...)
Nyurba Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Nyurba division. Merged as a division of SakhaAv ...)
Nyurbinskoe aviapredpriatie NAK Sakhaavia in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Nyurba division. Merged as a division of SakhaAv ...)
Orca Air in EGYPT ( ...)
OrcaAir in EGYPT ( ...)
Origin Pacific Airways in NEW ZEALAND (Formed by private investors with code-share agreement with Qantas; all flights o ...)
Origin Pacific Airways/QantasLink in NEW ZEALAND (Formed by private investors with code-share agreement with Qantas; all flights o ...)
ORIX Aircraft Corporation in IRELAND (Formed by Tokyo's Orix Corp. Originally acted only as a Japanese Operating Lease ...)
Orix Aviation Systems in IRELAND (Formed by Tokyo's Orix Corp. Originally acted only as a Japanese Operating Lease ...)
Oscar Jet in MOLDOVA (AOC granted on 17/10/15. Added on EU ban list on 16/4/19. ...)
Oskar Jet in MOLDOVA (AOC granted on 17/10/15. Added on EU ban list on 16/4/19. ...)
Palau Airways in PALAU (Started operations on 6/5/12. Suspended operations in early 4/13. ...)
Palau Rock Island Air in PALAU ( ...)
Points of Call Canada in CANADA ( ...)
Policia Federal Preventiva in MEXICO (Formed by Secretaria de Segurida by combining three existing agencies. ...)
PFP in MEXICO (Formed by Secretaria de Segurida by combining three existing agencies. ...)
Primera Air in ICELAND ( ...)
Professional Aviation Charter in SOUTH AFRICA (Associated with Space Joint Venture. ...)
Professional Aviation Services in SOUTH AFRICA (Associated with Space Joint Venture. ...)
Proflight Zambia in ZAMBIA (Started operations with small commuter equipment. Suspended operations on 26/3/2 ...)
Regional Paraguaya Líneas Aéreas in PARAGUAY (Formed 31/7/07, receiving AOC (through decree) on 19/10/07. Re-launched from fai ...)
Aero Regional Paraguaya in PARAGUAY (Formed 31/7/07, receiving AOC (through decree) on 19/10/07. Re-launched from fai ...)
Rouge in CANADA (Formed 18/12/12 by Air Canada as its wholly-owned leisure subsidiary. AOC grante ...)
Air Canada rouge in CANADA (Formed 18/12/12 by Air Canada as its wholly-owned leisure subsidiary. AOC grante ...)
Royal Air Charters in ZAMBIA (Started operations with small commuter equipment (EMB-120). ...)
Royal Pakistan Air Force in PAKISTAN (Formed 15/8/47. ...)
Safari Express Cargo in KENYA ( ...)
Santos Dumont Aircraft Management in IRELAND ( ...)
SATT in FRANCE.GUADELOUPE (Formed by Le Point Mulhouse tour operator. AOC revoked 1/6/80 over safety concer ...)
Société Antillaise de Transport Touristique in FRANCE.GUADELOUPE (Formed by Le Point Mulhouse tour operator. AOC revoked 1/6/80 over safety concer ...)
Saturn Airways in USA.CALIFORNIA (Took-over Aaxico in 1965. Merged 12/76 into TIA. ...)
Saunders-Roe in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Sea Star Pacific in MICRONESIA ( ...)
Silver Air in DJIBOUTI (Originally formed with an AOC granted by Djibouti. Received additional AOC from ...)
Sirius Aero in RUSSIA ( ...)
Sky Mali in MALI (Formed in 5/19 by UAE-based private investors believed linked with the Mali pres ...)
SkyAir in BANGLADESH ( ...)
Sky Capital Airlines in BANGLADESH ( ...)
SOTAG in GUINEA ( ...)
Société des Transports Aériens de Guinée in GUINEA ( ...)
Southern Express in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Sultan Aviation in SOUTH AFRICA (Probably one of Viktor Bout's associate companies. ...)
Sunair in ZAMBIA ( ...)
Sverdlovsk 2nd Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Sverdlovsk 2nd division. AOC revoked 2/3/11. ...)
Vtoroe Sverdlovskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Sverdlovsk 2nd division. AOC revoked 2/3/11. ...)
T Air in BURKINA FASO (Renamed before starting operations. ...)
TARS in ROMANIA (Formed with Russian help. Renamed Tarom when Soviet shares purchased by Romanian ...)
Transporturi Aeriene Romana Sovietica in ROMANIA (Formed with Russian help. Renamed Tarom when Soviet shares purchased by Romanian ...)
Trans Sierra Airlines in USA.ARIZONA (Formed in California & renamed before starting ops. Acquired 1978 by Mountainwes ...)
Transasian Airlines in SUDAN (Became an aircraft leasing company, reorganized 10/79 as Air Transcontinental. ...)
Transeast Airways in LATVIA ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos El Condor in MEXICO ( ...)
Transportflug in GERMANY (Taken-over by Germanair. ...)
Triton Aviation Services in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Triton Holdings, Ltd (containers and transportation equipment supplier ...)
Triton Aviation Finance in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Triton Holdings, Ltd (containers and transportation equipment supplier ...)
TRTO Agency in MALTA (Originally formed as a flight school. AOC granted in 6/17. ...)
Tubelair in TUNISIA ( ...)
Tunisian Belgian Air in TUNISIA ( ...)
TUIfly Nordic in SWEDEN (Suspended operations on 22/3/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
Tyne Tees Air Charter in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
U.S. Air Force in USA (GENERAL) (MC/USM code used by MAC (Military Airlift Command), RCH callsigns for flights op ...)
USAF in USA (GENERAL) (MC/USM code used by MAC (Military Airlift Command), RCH callsigns for flights op ...)
Ukraine Navy in UKRAINE ( ...)
Uraiavia in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Urai division. Later became a helicopter-only op ...)
Voliamo in ITALY (Formed by Swiss interests in canton Ticino. Intended to use AOC from Solinair. P ...)
Wright Airlines in USA.OHIO (Originally formed as Wrights Air Taxis. Entered Chapter 11 in 1984. ...)
Yunnan Airlines in CHINA (Formed 6/08 by HNA Group (Hainan Airlines) through Grand China Air and Yunnan lo ...)
Yuri A Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in RUSSIA (Associated with KNAAPO and/or Rosaviakosmos ? Operates Open Skies missions. ...)
Gagarin in RUSSIA (Associated with KNAAPO and/or Rosaviakosmos ? Operates Open Skies missions. ...)
ZetAvia in UKRAINE (Formed 10/4/09. AOC granted 1/7/11 and started operations in 8/11. ...)
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