AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 14 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 14 - 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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Aero Amazonico in ECUADOR ( ...)
Aero-Marine Enterprises in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Aerocosta in COLOMBIA (Formed 12/7/65, starting operations in 6/67. ...)
Aerovías de la Costa in COLOMBIA (Formed 12/7/65, starting operations in 6/67. ...)
Aeronorte Colombia in COLOMBIA (Formed by LA Suramericanas ...)
Aerovias del Norte in COLOMBIA (Formed by LA Suramericanas ...)
Aerotrans Cargo in MOLDOVA ( ...)
Aerotranscargo in MOLDOVA ( ...)
Afric'Air Charter in BENIN ( ...)
Afrijet in GABON (Formed 12/04 using biz-jet equipment. AOC granted in 2/05. Added on EU ban list ...)
Afrijet Business Service in GABON (Formed 12/04 using biz-jet equipment. AOC granted in 2/05. Added on EU ban list ...)
Afro Air in SOUTH AFRICA.BOPHUTHATSWANA ( ...)
Air Ads Inc in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
AAI Island Hopper in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Air Brazeau in CANADA (Merged with Nordair Metro into Inter Quebec. ...)
Air Bright in BULGARIA (Formed 28/3/06 as a successor to Bright Aviation Services (qv) doing cargo broke ...)
Air BVI in UNITED KINGDOM.BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS ( ...)
Air Express in USA.FLORIDA (Unconfirmed in Florida. ...)
Air Guinea in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Presumed formed by Auxer Group. ...)
Air Hibiscus in BAHAMAS (Unconfirmed in Bahamas. ...)
Air Polynésie in FRANCE.POLYNESIA (Formed on 1/1/70 with help from UTA (62.24%, reduced to 7.5% by 1985 when transf ...)
Airmark Aviation in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
AirNorth Regional in AUSTRALIA (Re-organized in 1993 as a joint venture between Hardy Aviation and Skyport Group ...)
Alisud in ITALY ( ...)
Compagnia Aerea Meridionale in ITALY ( ...)
All Leisure Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Originally formed as All Leisure Aviation. Merged into TransAer. ...)
Alpine Helicopters in NEW ZEALAND ( ...)
Alrosa Mirny Air Enterprise in RUSSIA ( ...)
Almazy Rossii Sakha in RUSSIA ( ...)
Amadeus Air Bedarfsflugunternehmung in AUSTRIA ( ...)
Amas Uruguay in URUGUAY ( ...)
Arberia Airways in ALBANIA (Formed 5/91 as the first private airline of communist Albania. Started short-liv ...)
Albanian Air Company in ALBANIA (Formed 5/91 as the first private airline of communist Albania. Started short-liv ...)
Ardco Aviation in USA.ARIZONA (Expected to cease operations following USFS termination of firebombers contracts ...)
Aerial Retardant Delivery Company in USA.ARIZONA (Expected to cease operations following USFS termination of firebombers contracts ...)
Atlantic Northern Airlines in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
ATO Air in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed under the protection of Honoré N'Gbanda (Mobutu security advisor). Ground ...)
Air Transport Office in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed under the protection of Honoré N'Gbanda (Mobutu security advisor). Ground ...)
Avia Y.Petrova Aviakompanija in RUSSIA ( ...)
Avia Y.Petrov's Airline in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aviación de la Marina Venezolana in VENEZUELA ( ...)
Servicio de Aviacion Naval Venezolana in VENEZUELA ( ...)
Bellomy-Lawson Aviation in USA.FLORIDA (Formed as a broker/leasing company by Herrol Bellomy and Charles Lawson. Used tr ...)
Bellomy Aviation in USA.FLORIDA (Formed as a broker/leasing company by Herrol Bellomy and Charles Lawson. Used tr ...)
Best Air in TURKEY (Formed 1/12/05 by Tunca Group. ...)
British United Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed 1/7/60 by the merger of Airwork, Hunting-Clan, Air Charter & Transair. Ta ...)
BUA in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed 1/7/60 by the merger of Airwork, Hunting-Clan, Air Charter & Transair. Ta ...)
Camair Co in CAMEROON (Formed in 10/08 by Cameroon government following the liquidation of former Camer ...)
Cameroon Airlines Corporation in CAMEROON (Formed in 10/08 by Cameroon government following the liquidation of former Camer ...)
Capital Airlines in NIGERIA (Reorganized in 2005 by Synergy Group, Brazil (owner of Ocean Air) and started se ...)
Carib-South Airways in USA.NEW YORK (Formed by CPEG (Concord Petroleum and Equipment Group). Expects to start freight ...)
Chaba Air in THAILAND (AOC granted on 5/8/12. ...)
Chaba Airlines in THAILAND (AOC granted on 5/8/12. ...)
Charter CTM in MEXICO (Formed by CTM trade-union (Confederacion de trabajadores de Mexico). Started ope ...)
Chase Manhattan Bank & Trust in USA.NEW YORK (Formed by the merger of Chase National Bank and the Bank of the Manhattan Compan ...)
City Air Services in LITHUANIA (Formed 13/9/91 from the Kaunas division of Aeroflot. ...)
Air Lithuania in LITHUANIA (Formed 13/9/91 from the Kaunas division of Aeroflot. ...)
Classic Air in USA.ARIZONA (Formed by Biegert Avn, later merged. ...)
Classic Air in SWITZERLAND (Formed by Horizon Services. Liquidated 31/10/03. ...)
Commercial Airlines in USA.NEW JERSEY (Formed by former McCulloch staff. ...)
Congo Aviation in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) ( ...)
Consolidated Air Transit in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
Cuban International Airways in CUBA ( ...)
DHL Air in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by DHL's UK subsidiary. ...)
Donghai Airlines in CHINA (Reorganized 7/06 by East Pacific Group as owned by Shenzhen Donggang Trade Co. L ...)
Shenzhen Donghai Airlines in CHINA (Reorganized 7/06 by East Pacific Group as owned by Shenzhen Donggang Trade Co. L ...)
DVB Bank in GERMANY (DVB initially formed on 18/5/1923. Deucalion Capital formed for equity investmen ...)
Deucalion Capital/DVB Aviation Asset Management/TES Aviation in GERMANY (DVB initially formed on 18/5/1923. Deucalion Capital formed for equity investmen ...)
Emirate Touch Aviation Services in NIGERIA (Initially formed in 2008 for pilgrims airlift operations. Remained dormant until ...)
Enerjet in CANADA (AOC received 28/11/08. Started services in 2009Q1. Suspended services in 5/16. P ...)
Etihad Regional in SWITZERLAND (99.1% purchased in 7/17 by Adria Airways from Etihad and UBS; renamed Adria Airw ...)
Darwin Airline in SWITZERLAND (99.1% purchased in 7/17 by Adria Airways from Etihad and UBS; renamed Adria Airw ...)
EuroAir in GREECE (Suspended operations in 1/09. AOC suspended 16/3/09. ...)
EuroBerlin France in FRANCE (Formed by Air France (51%) & Lufthansa (49%). ...)
Executive Transport Corporation in USA.TEXAS (Formed by Dan A Fowlie. ...)
Fleetwood Airlines in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Fly One in MOLDOVA (Formed on 30/9/15 by the family of the Minister of Justice (40%) and Fly Level, ...)
FlyOne in MOLDOVA (Formed on 30/9/15 by the family of the Minister of Justice (40%) and Fly Level, ...)
Futura Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
General Airways in USA.OREGON ( ...)
Guila-Air in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
GVG Airlines in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
Air GVG Company in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
Harlequin Air in JAPAN (Formed by Japan Air System to take over JAS's charter services. Became a ACMI-on ...)
Hellas Jet in GREECE (Formed by Cyprus AW (49%), Omega Bank SA (26%) and AEF European Capital Investme ...)
Holiday Airline in THAILAND (Formed as a successor company to Phuket Air (to work around restrictions imposed ...)
Hoosier Air Freight in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Hunting Surveys in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Iceland Express in ICELAND (Formed by Fons Eignarhaldsfelag investment firm. Started services 27/2/03. Purch ...)
Island Traders in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Jazeera Airways in KUWAIT (Formed as a low-cost carrier with IPO in 6/2004. Started operations on 31/10/05. ...)
al-Jazira Airways in KUWAIT (Formed as a low-cost carrier with IPO in 6/2004. Started operations on 31/10/05. ...)
Jet Air in POLAND (Purchased in 8/11 by Amber Gold, a Polish construction company also owner of Ger ...)
Jet Aviation Business Jets in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
Jet West in USA.NEVADA ( ...)
Jetair Caribbean in NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (Formed by Jetair, Belgium. AOC granted eventually in 11/19; started services on ...)
JetWest Airways in NIGERIA ( ...)
FlyjetWest in NIGERIA ( ...)
Joy Aviation in CANADA (Formed by J M Gallagher. ...)
Juba Air Cargo in SUDAN (Possibly associated with Somalia's Jubba AW (claims to have been formed in 1996/ ...)
Killick Aerospace in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Kostroma Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Kostroma division, later part of Central Distric ...)
LACER in ARGENTINA (AOC granted in 7/89. Reorganized in 1991 as Cordoba Air Cargo. ...)
Lineas Aéreas del Centro de la Republica/Cordoba Air Cargo in ARGENTINA (AOC granted in 7/89. Reorganized in 1991 as Cordoba Air Cargo. ...)
LAGE in GUINEA EQUATORIAL ( ...)
Lineas Aéreas Guinea Ecuatorial in GUINEA EQUATORIAL ( ...)
Laker Airways Bahamas in BAHAMAS (Formed by Sir Freddie Laker. Created a US-based sister company in 1995 to operat ...)
LB Services in BAHAMAS (Formed by Sir Freddie Laker. Created a US-based sister company in 1995 to operat ...)
Le Paysan Air in CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (Formed by Jean-Bedel Bokassa, then president/emperor of the country, as "his" ow ...)
Línea Aérea Regional in ARGENTINA (Formed by Banco Nación with the provincial governments of Chubut, Santa Cruz, Ti ...)
Linea Aérea Rio Platense in URUGUAY ( ...)
LJH Aviation Management Services in USA.ARKANSAS (Formed in Denison, TX by Lacy J. Harber (LJH), taking over 25% of Aviation Sales ...)
Med Avia in MALTA (Formed by Libyan Arab Foreign Investment. 51% stake purchased in 11/17 by ILAI ( ...)
Medavia/Mediterranean Aviation Company in MALTA (Formed by Libyan Arab Foreign Investment. 51% stake purchased in 11/17 by ILAI ( ...)
Mercury Aviation Services in SOUTH AFRICA (Taken-over by Sky Taxis. ...)
Metrojet in CHINA.HONG KONG (Formed by Hong Kong Aviation Group. ...)
Ministry of Interior in CZECHOSLOVAKIA ( ...)
NAT Group in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Piedmont Express Airways in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
National Airlines in AUSTRALIA (Formed by National Jet Systems. ...)
Nelair Charters & Travel in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
New Air in USA.NEW YORK (Formed by David Neeleman (founder of Morris Air), Soros Fund Management (George ...)
Nora Air Services in GERMANY ( ...)
NAS in GERMANY ( ...)
Now Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Nuuk Aircraft in DENMARK ( ...)
Pan Havacilik in TURKEY ( ...)
Panafrican Airways in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Believed associated with Pan African Air Services, Sierra Leone, listed on EU ba ...)
Pantanal Linhas Aéreas Sul-Matogrossenses in BRAZIL (Originally formed as Pantanal Taxi Aéreo, renamed 4/93. Purchased by TAM Airline ...)
Policía Nacional del Perú in PERU ( ...)
Premair in USA.COLORADO ( ...)
PSA in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Pacific Southwest Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Queensland Pacific Airlines in AUSTRALIA (Formed 12/88. Owned by Norfolk AL Group. Assets to Pacific Regional AL. ...)
Red 1 Xpress in NIGERIA (Initially formed in 2003 by Red 1 Investments Ltd. Expects to start operations i ...)
Reeve Aleutian Airways in USA.ALASKA (Formed by Robert C.Reeve. Incorporated in 1947. Ceased operations on 6/12/00. ...)
Romoco Cargo in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed by Loex Int'l Ltd. ...)
RSU Airlines in THAILAND (Restricted to domestic-only operations effective 31/8/17. Suspended operations o ...)
R Airlines in THAILAND (Restricted to domestic-only operations effective 31/8/17. Suspended operations o ...)
Russia State Transport Company in RUSSIA (VIP flights expected to be operated by a new airline (also named Rossia, with Il ...)
Rossia/Gosudarstvennaya transportnaya kompania Rossia in RUSSIA (VIP flights expected to be operated by a new airline (also named Rossia, with Il ...)
SAESA in MEXICO (Traded as SAE from 1969 when fully nationalized by the Mexican government (thus ...)
Servicios Aéreos Especiales SA in MEXICO (Traded as SAE from 1969 when fully nationalized by the Mexican government (thus ...)
Shabair in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Merged with Zaire Express, forming Zaire AL. Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06 under ...)
Shanghai Airlines Cargo International in CHINA (Formed 5/06 as a joint venture between Shanghai Airlines (55%) and Taiwan’s Ever ...)
Shortstop Jet Charter in AUSTRALIA (Also operates small equipment. ...)
SLS in SWITZERLAND (Formed 3/10/58 by the Swiss government for aviation training. Ceased operations ...)
Schweizerische Luftverkehrsschule Swissair in SWITZERLAND (Formed 3/10/58 by the Swiss government for aviation training. Ceased operations ...)
Smartlynx Airlines in LATVIA (Purchased in 4/17 by Tripod Investment Management, Netherlands. Purchased in 8/1 ...)
Smart Lynx Airlines in LATVIA (Purchased in 4/17 by Tripod Investment Management, Netherlands. Purchased in 8/1 ...)
South Atlantic Airways in SPAIN (Ceased ops when aircraft was ordered impounded by Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon ...)
Sociedad Hispano Rusa de Aviación in SPAIN (Ceased ops when aircraft was ordered impounded by Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon ...)
SouthJetAir in $ FICTION ( ...)
Standard Air Lines in USA.CALIFORNIA (Certified as a Large Irregular Carrier. Took over operations from Trans National ...)
Suburban Airlines in USA.PENNSYLVANIA ( ...)
Reading Aviation Services in USA.PENNSYLVANIA ( ...)
TACA Costa Rica in COSTA RICA (Formed by Grupo TACA to succeed Lacsa. ...)
Texas International in USA.TEXAS (Reorganized as a subsidiary of Texas Air Corp. Took-over Continental & merged on ...)
Tobruk Air Cargo in LIBYA (Ceased operations between 2003 and 2004. ...)
Trans-Pacific Airlines in USA.HAWAII ( ...)
Transaero Rotterdam in NETHERLANDS (Taken-over by Martins'Air. ...)
Transafrican Air Cargo in GHANA ( ...)
Transair in USA.HAWAII ( ...)
Rhoades Aviation in USA.HAWAII ( ...)
Transair Congo in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by Transair Sweden. ...)
Transportes Aéreos Benianos in BOLIVIA ( ...)
TAB - Bolivian Airways in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Trump Shuttle in USA.NEW YORK (Formed by Donald Trump by purchasing Eastern's shuttle operations from Texas Air ...)
Ukrainian Wings in UKRAINE (Formed in 1/16 by the former owners of Bravo Airways. AOC application rejected o ...)
Unical Aviation in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Ural Aviakompania in RUSSIA ( ...)
USA Jet Airlines in USA.MICHIGAN (Merged in 1996 with Active Aero Charter, becoming a member of Active Aero Group. ...)
Yip Group in USA.MICHIGAN (Merged in 1996 with Active Aero Charter, becoming a member of Active Aero Group. ...)
Vendex Airways in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Wallonair in BELGIUM ( ...)
Western Air in BAHAMAS (Formed in 9/00 by Tex and Shandrice Rolle. Started operations in 11/01 with smal ...)
Winnport Air Cargo in CANADA (Formed by Kelowna Flightcraft. Acquired in 2002 by Cargojet Canada Ltd and expec ...)
Flagship International in CANADA (Formed by Kelowna Flightcraft. Acquired in 2002 by Cargojet Canada Ltd and expec ...)
Xfly in ESTONIA ( ...)

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