AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 11 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 11 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 08/08/2020 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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10 Tanker Air Carrier in USA.WYOMING (Formed to operate DC-10 wide-body aircraft converted to firefighting use. STC ap ...)
Ten Tanker Air Carriers in USA.WYOMING (Formed to operate DC-10 wide-body aircraft converted to firefighting use. STC ap ...)
Adria Aviopromet in YUGOSLAVIA ( ...)
Aer Lucht in IRELAND (Formed by DVB bank and French companies Calyon and Avequis. ...)
Lift Ireland Leasing in IRELAND (Formed by DVB bank and French companies Calyon and Avequis. ...)
Aerocontractors Company of Nigeria in NIGERIA (Formed by Schreiner AW (40%) and the Ibru family (60%). ...)
ACN in NIGERIA (Formed by Schreiner AW (40%) and the Ibru family (60%). ...)
Aerolinea Federal Argentina in ARGENTINA (Merged with AeroChaco. ...)
ALFA in ARGENTINA (Merged with AeroChaco. ...)
Aeronautica Militare Italiana in ITALY (Formed 13/10/1943 with earlier origins in Regia Aeronautica (formed 23/3/1923), ...)
AMI in ITALY (Formed 13/10/1943 with earlier origins in Regia Aeronautica (formed 23/3/1923), ...)
Aeronauts International Travel Club in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Aeronaves del Perú in PERU (Started ops in 1971. Ceased ops 1/11/1994. ...)
Aerospace International Group in SLOVAKIA (All Airbus slots transferred in 12/15 to Aerospace Trading Holding (qv). ...)
AIG in SLOVAKIA (All Airbus slots transferred in 12/15 to Aerospace Trading Holding (qv). ...)
Aigle-Azur Extrême-Orient in VIETNAM (Taken-over by UAT. ...)
Air Affaires Afrique in CAMEROON (Ceased ops between 1999 and 2002. ...)
Air Entreprise International in FRANCE ( ...)
Air Faisal in UNITED KINGDOM (Started ops in 1977. ...)
Air Mali in MALI ( ...)
Air Traders International in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Air Union in LAOS (Cover organization. ...)
Cambodia Air Commercial in LAOS (Cover organization. ...)
AirAsia Japan in JAPAN (Formed 21/7/11 by ANA (51% of equity, 67% of voting rights) and AirAsia (33%), r ...)
Aircraft Sales & Services in PAKISTAN (Originally formed in 1972 as Agricultural Aviation, operating small equipment. R ...)
ASSL in PAKISTAN (Originally formed in 1972 as Agricultural Aviation, operating small equipment. R ...)
Airmark Indonesia Aviation in INDONESIA (Formed by Airmark Aviation Singapore. ...)
Aliadriatica in ITALY (Purchased by Carlo Toto in 1988 and reorganized to become AirOne. ...)
Allegheny Commuter Airlines/USAir Express in USA.PENNSYLVANIA (Reorganized 1992. ...)
Andrea Airlines in PERU ( ...)
Antanik Avia in UKRAINE ( ...)
Antilles Air Boats in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Caribbean Flying Boats in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Arkhangelsk Aviakompania in RUSSIA ( ...)
Arkhangelsk Aircompany in RUSSIA ( ...)
Asean Air Freight in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Asia Sky Lines in TAJIKISTAN (Probably linked with Asian Express Airline (qv). ...)
Atlantique Air Assistance in FRANCE ( ...)
AAA in FRANCE ( ...)
Australian Airlink in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Australian AL. ...)
Avia Nova in RUSSIA (Started operations on 27/8/09. TPG Group's 35% shares sold to Indigo Partners in ...)
Avianova in RUSSIA (Started operations on 27/8/09. TPG Group's 35% shares sold to Indigo Partners in ...)
Aviaco in SPAIN (Started ops in 1948. Acquired by Instituto Nacional de Industria, then Iberia (7 ...)
Aviación y Comercio in SPAIN (Started ops in 1948. Acquired by Instituto Nacional de Industria, then Iberia (7 ...)
Aviaction in GERMANY ( ...)
Aviation Company Pilot in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aviacompania Pilot in RUSSIA ( ...)
Baku Express in AZERBAIJAN ( ...)
BASCO in YEMEN (Formed by Sayed Zein A Baharoon. Taken-over by Alyemda. ...)
Brothers Air Services Co in YEMEN (Formed by Sayed Zein A Baharoon. Taken-over by Alyemda. ...)
Beijing Phoenix Flight Investment & Management in CHINA ( ...)
Berniq Airways in LIBYA (Formed in 2/19 by local investors, including the Benghazi-based Bank of Commerce ...)
Blue Air in ROMANIA (Acquired the Azzurra Air trademark in 1/04. Started operations in 12/04. Italian ...)
Blue Air-Transport Aerian in ROMANIA (Acquired the Azzurra Air trademark in 1/04. Started operations in 12/04. Italian ...)
British Westpoint Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM (Ceased ops in 5/66. ...)
BulAir in BULGARIA (Formed by Bulgaria Air. ...)
Burkina Airlines in BURKINA FASO ( ...)
Canarias Regional Air/Air Europa Express in SPAIN (Formed by Air Europa (50%). ...)
Cape Atlantic Air in SOUTH AFRICA (Renamed Atlantic Air in 1996. ...)
Carlyle Aviation Partners in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
CiTylinK in GHANA (Formed by Tei Azu and other local investorsd. Suspended operations on 12/8/12 wh ...)
Civil in DENMARK ( ...)
Civil in SRI LANKA ( ...)
Clyde Surveys in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed as a successor to Fairey Surveys. Ceased operations in mid-1990's. Howeve ...)
Cobrex Trans in ROMANIA (Formed by Cobrex Brasov. Initially operated helicopters only dba Cobrex Elicopte ...)
Commander Aircraft Sales in IRELAND (Formed by Desmond McCarthy. ...)
Comores Airlines in COMOROS ISLANDS (Formed by Gambia's Continental Wings. ...)
Continental Wings in COMOROS ISLANDS (Formed by Gambia's Continental Wings. ...)
Crescent Air Cargo Services in INDIA (Ceased operations 8/06. ...)
CSI Aviation Services in USA.NEW MEXICO ( ...)
CSI Holdings in USA.NEW MEXICO ( ...)
Davis Airways in USA.MASSACHUSETTS ( ...)
EATC in $ GLOBAL (Formed 25/2/10 at EU Defence Ministry level (out of the European Airlift Co-ordi ...)
European Air Transport Command in $ GLOBAL (Formed 25/2/10 at EU Defence Ministry level (out of the European Airlift Co-ordi ...)
Empost in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed in 5/97 by the UAE postal administration (100%) as the UAE courier compan ...)
Eos Airlines in USA.NEW YORK (Named for the Greek goddess of the dawn. Started operations 27/9/05. Additional ...)
European Aero Leases in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Atlantic Group. ...)
Everjets in PORTUGAL ( ...)
Express Air Services in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Fast Airways in KENYA ( ...)
Freight Air Service Transport in KENYA ( ...)
Finlantic in FINLAND ( ...)
Fuerza Aérea Boliviana in BOLIVIA (Originally formed in 1915. Ceased to exist between 1952 and 1957. Formed interna ...)
Fuerza Aérea Dominicana in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Formed 29/9/1950. Reorganized in 5/1952 as Aviacion Militar Dominicana. ...)
Aviación Militar Dominicana in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Formed 29/9/1950. Reorganized in 5/1952 as Aviacion Militar Dominicana. ...)
GainJet Aviation in GREECE (Suspended operations on 20/3/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
Galata Aviacharter in MOLDOVA ( ...)
Gambia Airways in GAMBIA ( ...)
Garuda Indonesia in INDONESIA (Planned to be privatized in 1996, cancelled. Expected to be privatized (45%) in ...)
Georgian Air Force in GEORGIA (Formed in 4/1990. ...)
Golden Dragon Airlines in CHINA.MACAO (Formed as an helicopter company. Transport aircraft project initially formed and ...)
East Asia Airlines in CHINA.MACAO (Formed as an helicopter company. Transport aircraft project initially formed and ...)
Gulf Pearl Airlines in LIBYA (AOC revoked in 2012. ...)
Hak Air in NIGERIA (Formed on 26/1/90, initially chartering aircraft for Hajj services. Expects to s ...)
Hillwood Airways in USA.TEXAS (Originally formed by Ross Perot (through Hillwood Development and GBBJ Enterpris ...)
Holiday Air of America in USA.NORTH DAKOTA ( ...)
Huaxia Financial Leasing in CHINA (Formed by Hua Xia Bank. ...)
Hua Xia Financial Leasing in CHINA (Formed by Hua Xia Bank. ...)
Irtysh-Air in QAZAKSTAN (Formed by Pavlodar region. Added on EU ban list 14/7/09 and subsequent dates. Ce ...)
Ital Air in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
Itau in BRAZIL (Taken-over by Nacional & the REAL Consortio. ...)
Companhia Itau de Transportes Aéreos in BRAZIL (Taken-over by Nacional & the REAL Consortio. ...)
Jet Congo Airlines in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by NLPI Group, Mauritius. Expected to start operations on 20/2/12. Plan a ...)
Kartika Airlines in INDONESIA (Ceased operations between 2002 and 2004, again between late 2004 and mid-2005. A ...)
Kavatsi Airlines in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06 and subsequent dates. ...)
Galaxy/Galaxie Incorporation in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06 and subsequent dates. ...)
Khyber Afghan Airlines in AFGHANISTAN ( ...)
LAICA Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Lineas Aéreas Interiores de Catalina in COLOMBIA ( ...)
LAM Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Lineas Aéreas del Mar in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Lao Airlines in LAOS (Suspended operations on 6/4/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
Lee Mansdorf & Company in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Lotus in EGYPT (Formed to operate to Israel. Never started. ...)
LPI in SPAIN ( ...)
Lenz Power International in SPAIN ( ...)
Macavia International in USA.CALIFORNIA (Moved operations to France in 1991. ...)
MAP Jet in AUSTRIA (Plans to launch a schedule airline subsidiary of MAP Holding (tentative name Aus ...)
MAP Executive Flight Service in AUSTRIA (Plans to launch a schedule airline subsidiary of MAP Holding (tentative name Aus ...)
Marinha de Guerra Angolana in ANGOLA ( ...)
MGA in ANGOLA ( ...)
McAlpine Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Mober Aviation in CANADA (Taken-over by Aero Taxi. ...)
NAPO-Aviatrans in RUSSIA (Formed by Novosibirsk Aircraft Production Association. Member of MAP Group. Late ...)
Novosibirskoe aviatsionnoe proizvodstvennoe ob'yedinenie in RUSSIA (Formed by Novosibirsk Aircraft Production Association. Member of MAP Group. Late ...)
National Commuter Airlines in ANGOLA ( ...)
NGA Aviation in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Nicaragua Airways in NICARAGUA (Formed in association with Blue Panorama, Italy. Started ACMI services on 11/7/1 ...)
North Coast Air Services in CANADA ( ...)
NCAS in CANADA ( ...)
Northern Pacific Transport in USA.ALASKA (Ceased ops 8/92 when assets were repossessed. ...)
NPT in USA.ALASKA (Ceased ops 8/92 when assets were repossessed. ...)
Pan Am Express/Ransome Airlines in USA.PENNSYLVANIA ( ...)
Partnair in NORWAY ( ...)
Province of Ontario in CANADA ( ...)
Province of Quebec in CANADA (Flying division established in 1960. ...)
Gouvernement du Québec in CANADA (Flying division established in 1960. ...)
Pyrenair in SPAIN (Formed on 6/10/06 by Eolus Aviación (50%), FUNDESA (45%) and local interests to ...)
Richard Trudell Inc in USA.MONTANA ( ...)
RosAvia in RUSSIA (Initially code-named Russian Airlines. Formally launched in 11/08 by the City of ...)
Royal Air Cambodge in CAMBODIA (Formed by Singapore AL (40%). Started ops in 1995. Stake later taken by Malaysia ...)
RAC in CAMBODIA (Formed by Singapore AL (40%). Started ops in 1995. Stake later taken by Malaysia ...)
Sahara Aero Services in TCHAD (Reorganized as AirInter1 (qv). ...)
SIERRA in PERU ( ...)
Sociedad Interregional de Servicios Aerocomerciales in PERU ( ...)
Skippers Aviation in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Sky Leasing in USA.LOUISIANA ( ...)
Skyways Nicaragua in NICARAGUA (Cover airline to supply transport aircraft to Israel. ...)
Nicaraguan International Air Transport Corp in NICARAGUA (Cover airline to supply transport aircraft to Israel. ...)
Small Planet Airlines Estonia in ESTONIA (Formed by Small Planet Airlines. Ceased own operations in 2/11 until closed down ...)
SNECMA in FRANCE (Formed by the nationalization of various aeronautical engines manufacturers.IPO ...)
Société Nationale d'Etude et de Construction de Moteurs d'Aviation in FRANCE (Formed by the nationalization of various aeronautical engines manufacturers.IPO ...)
Société Générale in FRANCE ( ...)
Sterling Airlines in DENMARK (Purchased on 25/10/2005 by Fons Eignarhaldsfelag (Icelandic investment firm FL G ...)
Sterling Blue in DENMARK (Purchased on 25/10/2005 by Fons Eignarhaldsfelag (Icelandic investment firm FL G ...)
Sud Americana Peru SA in PERU ( ...)
Sun's Travel Club in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
Swiss International Air Lines in SWITZERLAND (Formed as a reorganization of Crossair by Swiss government and banks, using sele ...)
Crossair in SWITZERLAND (Formed as a reorganization of Crossair by Swiss government and banks, using sele ...)
TACA International Airlines in EL SALVADOR (Reorganized as major member of TACA Group/Grupo TACA through Kingsland Holding L ...)
Transportes Aéreos Centro Americanos in EL SALVADOR (Reorganized as major member of TACA Group/Grupo TACA through Kingsland Holding L ...)
TANSA in MEXICO (Formed by Alberto Velazco García. ...)
Transportes Aéreos de Nayarit SA in MEXICO (Formed by Alberto Velazco García. ...)
Terminal Fly in ARGENTINA ( ...)
Trans Mexicanas in MEXICO ( ...)
Aerolineas Trans Mexico in MEXICO ( ...)
Transamerica Aircraft Finance Group in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
TranSky in NIGERIA (Announced in 5/06 intention to merge assets and operations with Transaharan, EAS ...)
Tyumen Motors Production Association in RUSSIA (Formed by Tyumen Motors Factory. Member of MAP Group. ...)
Tyumenskie motorstroiteli in RUSSIA (Formed by Tyumen Motors Factory. Member of MAP Group. ...)
United Nations Organisation in $ UNITED NATIONS ( ...)
UNO/ONU in $ UNITED NATIONS ( ...)
Up in ISRAEL (Formed as the low-cost division of El Al (with same AOC) on 26/11/13. Started se ...)
Virgin Samoa in SAMOA (Integrated into Pacific Blue (announced 7/12/11). Brand dissolved on 12/11/17. ...)
Vortex Air International in USA.FLORIDA (Associated with World Air Lsg, Universal Air Equipment Lsg and Cargo Transport L ...)
Westair International in USA.COLORADO ( ...)

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