AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 16 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 16 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 17/10/2020 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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3 Points Aviation in CANADA ( ...)
Aero Malaysiana in MALAYSIA ( ...)
Aero Safari in MEXICO (Merged with SA Gomez Mendez, forming Aero Maya. ...)
Aero Taxi in MEXICO (Merged with SA Gomez Mendez, forming Aero Maya. ...)
AeroExo in MEXICO (Temporarily grounded by FAA in 1995. Took-over Aviacsa in 1995 and merged operat ...)
Aeroejecutivo in MEXICO (Temporarily grounded by FAA in 1995. Took-over Aviacsa in 1995 and merged operat ...)
Aeronord-Group in MOLDOVA (AOC revoked suring summer 2007. ...)
Aerospace Traveler in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Herman Salmon. Possibly never started operations. ...)
Aerospace Travel Club in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Herman Salmon. Possibly never started operations. ...)
Aerosur in ARGENTINA ( ...)
Aerovias San Lorenzo in BOLIVIA ( ...)
African Airlines Express in SOUTH AFRICA (Unconfirmed in South Africa. ...)
Air Africa International in TANZANIA (AOC granted on 24/7/11, suspended 25/7/12 since only a few flights were operated ...)
Air Arabia in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by Sharjah government (100%). Started operations on 28/10/03. 55% IPO suc ...)
Air Century in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Formed in 6/90. Started operations on 21/6/91 using small commuter equipment. ...)
Air Contractors in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Air Ecosse in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Fairflight. Taken-over by Peregrine AS. ...)
Air Fast in CYPRUS ( ...)
Air Laughlin in USA.NEVADA ( ...)
Air Mid-East in BIAFRA (Formed by Lucien Pickett. ...)
Inter-City Airways in BIAFRA (Formed by Lucien Pickett. ...)
Air Train in USA.CALIFORNIA (Acquired by Consolidated Freightways and merged into Emery. ...)
AirControl in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
AirXport in ICELAND ( ...)
Jet Aviation Components & Aircraft in ICELAND ( ...)
Alfa Chile in CHILE ( ...)
Aliansa Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Aerolineas Andinas in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Am Pac Air in USA.NEVADA ( ...)
American Pacific Airlines in USA.NEVADA ( ...)
American Airlines in USA.TEXAS (Formed in 1930 as American Airways. Merger attempt with Western AL failed in 197 ...)
Antonov Airlines Cargo & Services in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Armada Argentina - Transportes Aeronavales in ARGENTINA (Originally formed as Naval Aviation school in 1912. Reorganized in 1963. ...)
Argentine Naval Aviation in ARGENTINA (Originally formed as Naval Aviation school in 1912. Reorganized in 1963. ...)
Ascent Aviation Services Corp in USA.ARIZONA (Purchased in 10/13 by LongueVue Capital, New Orleans. ...)
ATAPSA in PERU ( ...)
Compania Aérea Trans-America Peru SA in PERU ( ...)
Australian Aircraft Sales in AUSTRALIA (Formed by John Conley. ...)
AAS in AUSTRALIA (Formed by John Conley. ...)
Aviatek in RUSSIA (Formed by Vyatskoe mashinostroitel'noe predpriatie/Vyatka Machines Production En ...)
Vyatskoe mashinostroitel'noe predpriatie in RUSSIA (Formed by Vyatskoe mashinostroitel'noe predpriatie/Vyatka Machines Production En ...)
Aviation Consultants in USA.TEXAS (Formed by David Paul Tokoph, a long-time associate of US politician Oliver North ...)
Grecoair in USA.TEXAS (Formed by David Paul Tokoph, a long-time associate of US politician Oliver North ...)
Aviopacifico in ECUADOR ( ...)
Balkan in BULGARIA (Privatized in 1993. 75% stake acquired in 1999 by Israel's Zeevi Holdings and Ar ...)
Bulgarian Airlines in BULGARIA (Privatized in 1993. 75% stake acquired in 1999 by Israel's Zeevi Holdings and Ar ...)
Bangladesh Biman Airlines in BANGLADESH (Formed 4/1/72 and started operations on 4/2/72. Transformed into a public limite ...)
Biman Bangladesh Airlines in BANGLADESH (Formed 4/1/72 and started operations on 4/2/72. Transformed into a public limite ...)
Borinquen Air/Air Puerto Rico in USA.PUERTO RICO (Formed by Sixto Diaz/Del Caribbean Corp. ...)
Diaz Aviation in USA.PUERTO RICO (Formed by Sixto Diaz/Del Caribbean Corp. ...)
Bourtuqalieh Air in JORDAN (Reorganized 12/08 into Burq Air. ...)
BVG Viajes in MEXICO (Formed in 12/14. ...)
Cairo Aviation in EGYPT ( ...)
Can-Hellas Cargo in CANADA ( ...)
Carib West Airways in BARBADOS (Ceased ops in 1976. ...)
Caribbean Flights in VENEZUELA ( ...)
Centennial Airlines in SPAIN ( ...)
Chemco International Leasing in UNITED KINGDOM (Reorganized as TIFD CILI Inc. in 1995. ...)
Chemco Equipment Finance in UNITED KINGDOM (Reorganized as TIFD CILI Inc. in 1995. ...)
Chicago Air in USA.ILLINOIS (Formed by Midstate AL. Became a Midway Connection feeder in 1986. ...)
Civil in HONDURAS ( ...)
Civil in GUINEA BISSAU ( ...)
Classica Air in MOLDOVA ( ...)
Commercial Air in USA.COLORADO (Formed by Hunt Petroleum of Texas (10%). Renamed before starting operations. ...)
Continental Air Services in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by (or later associated with) T D Keegan. Renamed 12/59 to Continental Ai ...)
Conway Aviation Sales & Leasing in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Corps d'Aviation de l'Armée d'Haiti in HAITI (Dissolved in 1994 by government, expected to be reformed in 2004 but plan abando ...)
DAC East Africa in KENYA ( ...)
Delaware Trust Co in USA.DELAWARE ( ...)
DHL de Guatemala in GUATEMALA (Formed by DHL Corp. ...)
Eagle Air in THAILAND ( ...)
Eagle Jet Aviation in ARUBA ( ...)
EastAfrican in KENYA ( ...)
Escorpion Trans Aéreos in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Felix Airways in YEMEN (Formed in 1/08 by Yemenia (25%), Islamic Bank for the Development of the Private ...)
Al-Saeeda Airlines in YEMEN (Formed in 1/08 by Yemenia (25%), Islamic Bank for the Development of the Private ...)
Finnair in FINLAND (Joined Qualiflyer alliance in 1990, Oneworld partnership in 1999. Set up subsidi ...)
Gemini Air Cargo in USA.VIRGINIA (Majority interest acquired in 1999 by Carlyle Group. Entered Chapter 11 on 15/3/ ...)
Government of Pakistan in PAKISTAN ( ...)
Grand Atlantic Airways in ANTIGUA & BARBUDA ( ...)
Antigua & Barbuda Airways International in ANTIGUA & BARBUDA ( ...)
GrandaExel in ITALY (Formed by Air Exel. Ceased operations 17/12/04 following suspiscion of money lau ...)
Great Atlantic Airlines in ANTIGUA & BARBUDA ( ...)
Groupe Rubuye Aviation in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by Groupe Rubuye. Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. ...)
GR Aviation in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by Groupe Rubuye. Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. ...)
Gugena in CHINA ( ...)
Gum Air in SURINAME ( ...)
Hawaiian Airlines in USA.HAWAII (Formed mainland division in 1978, sold 1980 to Zantop. 25% stake acquired 1991 b ...)
Hawaiian Air in USA.HAWAII (Formed mainland division in 1978, sold 1980 to Zantop. 25% stake acquired 1991 b ...)
Holstenflug in GERMANY ( ...)
Indonesian Airways in INDONESIA ( ...)
InterSky in AUSTRIA (Formed by Mrs. Renate Moser. Purchased in 2012 by INTRO Group (also owner of Cit ...)
IPEC Aviation in AUSTRALIA (Reorganized as Independent Air Freighters. ...)
Interstate Parcel Express Company in AUSTRALIA (Reorganized as Independent Air Freighters. ...)
IPTN in INDONESIA (Renamed Dirgantara Indonesia (Industri Pesawat Terbang Nusantara) in 2000, later ...)
Iranian Air Transport in IRAN (Renamed 12/10/09 to Iranian Naft AL. ...)
IATC in IRAN (Renamed 12/10/09 to Iranian Naft AL. ...)
Iron Dragonfly in RUSSIA (Formed by Silk Master General Trade Company ? ...)
IDF/Iron Dragon Airways in RUSSIA (Formed by Silk Master General Trade Company ? ...)
Israelair in ISRAEL (Formed with cover from Pan African Air Charter, South Africa. ...)
Jadepoint USA in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
Jetmagic in IRELAND ( ...)
JetMagic in IRELAND ( ...)
Jetways Airlines in KENYA (AOC temporarily suspended during 2 weeks in 3/18 over security issues. ...)
Kardair in LIBYA ( ...)
Kardasey National Air Transport in LIBYA ( ...)
Kin Avia in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Added on EU black list. ...)
Kingdom Holding Company in SAUDI ARABIA ( ...)
Kingdom Establishment in SAUDI ARABIA ( ...)
Kryla in UKRAINE (Formed by Elektron Concern. ...)
Las Vegas Express in $ FICTION ( ...)
Mabuhay Airways Philippines in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
McFerrin Air Express in USA.MISSOURI ( ...)
Med-Airlines in MOROCCO (Formed by EMX Express courier company. Expected to start services in 9/10. ...)
Miami Air Charters in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Mimino in GEORGIA ( ...)
Ministry of Interior of Saudi Arabia in SAUDI ARABIA ( ...)
Ministry of Transport in RUSSIA ( ...)
Misr Overseas Airways in EGYPT ( ...)
Modern Air-Spray in CANADA ( ...)
Mondair in MOROCCO ( ...)
Muk Air Ghana in GHANA (Formed by Denmark's Muk Air. ...)
Nauru Airlines in NAURU ( ...)
Niki in AUSTRIA (24% acquired in 2004 by Air-Berlin, increased on 17/2/10 to 49.9% (was to be inc ...)
NL Luftfahrt in AUSTRIA (24% acquired in 2004 by Air-Berlin, increased on 17/2/10 to 49.9% (was to be inc ...)
North American Aeroflot in USA.OHIO ( ...)
Norwegian Long Haul in IRELAND (Formed 9/12 by Norwegian to operate its fleet of 787s. Granted its own Norwegian ...)
Overseas Charter International in PANAMA ( ...)
PAL Express in PHILIPPINES (Reverted in 2/15 to operate exclusively for Philippines Airlines (using PR desig ...)
AirPhil Express in PHILIPPINES (Reverted in 2/15 to operate exclusively for Philippines Airlines (using PR desig ...)
PC Air in THAILAND (Formed early 2011 (with transsexual cabin crew as marketing incentive). Started ...)
P.C. Air in THAILAND (Formed early 2011 (with transsexual cabin crew as marketing incentive). Started ...)
Pelican Express in SWEDEN ( ...)
PenAir in USA.ALASKA (Originally formed as Peninsula Airways and re-branded in 1991. Entered Chapter 1 ...)
Phoenix Airlines in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Pluto Airlines in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by Al Fahem Group. ...)
Puerto Rican American Airlines in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Puerto Rican American Imports Inc in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Rio Amazonas in PERU (Formed in 10/13 by local interests and ATSA, taking advantage of tax incentives ...)
Royal Bengal Airline in BANGLADESH (Originally formed as a planned Bangladesh-UK carrier using 767 or A330 equipment ...)
Shenzhen Airlines in CHINA (Formed in 11/92 by Li Zeyuan with help from Air China (25%). Started ops on 17/9 ...)
Sky Wind in AZERBAIJAN (Reportedly reorganized in 2005 in Georgia following suspension of licence by Aze ...)
SkyLink Arabia in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed hy 1976-founded SkyLink Group and associated with SkyLink Aviation (qv). ...)
SKA Air & Logistics in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed hy 1976-founded SkyLink Group and associated with SkyLink Aviation (qv). ...)
Skyward International Aviation in KENYA (Associated with Skyward Express (qv). ...)
Solitair Kapital in SWEDEN (Formed by Wexford Management Inc. ...)
Sun International Airways in USA.PUERTO RICO (Reorganized as Air Pennsylvania. ...)
Perkiomen Airways in USA.PUERTO RICO (Reorganized as Air Pennsylvania. ...)
Surrey Flying Services in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Aviation Traders Ltd. ...)
TAN Aviakompania in RUSSIA ( ...)
Taxi Aéreo El Venado in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Togo Airways in TOGO ( ...)
Trans Aéreos San Jorge in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Transporte Aéreo San Jorge in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Trans Africa Airways in LIBERIA (Formed 9/62 by Jacob Basna. ...)
Trans Air Congo in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) (Formed on 24/8/94 by a former prime minister (Isidore Mvouba). Added on EU ban l ...)
TAC in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) (Formed on 24/8/94 by a former prime minister (Isidore Mvouba). Added on EU ban l ...)
Trans European Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Captains Stauber & Ross. Ceased operations in 8/62. ...)
Transavia Denmark in DENMARK (Formed 4/09 by Transavia. Started own operations on 13/8/09. Halted services 26/ ...)
Transeuropa in SPAIN (Acquired by Iberia (60%) and Aviaco (40%) in 2/79; integrated into state-owned I ...)
Compañia de Aviación SA in SPAIN (Acquired by Iberia (60%) and Aviaco (40%) in 2/79; integrated into state-owned I ...)
Tunisavia in TUNISIA (Formed by Tunis Air & Héli-Union (35%). ...)
Société Tunisienne de Transports, Services et Travaux Aériens in TUNISIA (Formed by Tunis Air & Héli-Union (35%). ...)
Türk Deniz Kuvvetleri in TURKEY ( ...)
U Airlines in THAILAND (Formed as a successor to the failed Crystal Thai Airlines project. Started limit ...)
Ukraine Flying School in UKRAINE (Originally formed as training division within Aeroflot's Ukraine directorate. ...)
Ukrainskoe vyssheye letnoe uchilishche in UKRAINE (Originally formed as training division within Aeroflot's Ukraine directorate. ...)
Uni Air in TAIWAN (EVA Air stake increased to 42% in 1996. Took over Taiwan AL and Great China AL i ...)
UNI Airways in TAIWAN (EVA Air stake increased to 42% in 1996. Took over Taiwan AL and Great China AL i ...)
Unifly Express in ITALY ( ...)
United Trade Industries in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
United Trade International in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Ust-Kutavia in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Ust-Kut division. ...)
Venture Africa Airlines in NIGERIA (Unconfirmed in Nigeria. ...)
Vertir Airlines in ARMENIA ( ...)
Viaçao Aérea Bahiana in BRAZIL ( ...)
Viva Macau in CHINA.MACAO (Originally formed as "Wow! Macau". Re-branded following potential litigation wit ...)
Macau Eagle Aviation Services in CHINA.MACAO (Originally formed as "Wow! Macau". Re-branded following potential litigation wit ...)
Volare Airlines in ITALY (Formed by Gino Zoccai (ex-MD of Alpi Eagles, 25%) with technical assistance from ...)
Volareweb in ITALY (Formed by Gino Zoccai (ex-MD of Alpi Eagles, 25%) with technical assistance from ...)
West-Air in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Windjet in ITALY (MoU signed in 1/12 for gradual integration within Alitalia; take-over approved i ...)
Wind Jet in ITALY (MoU signed in 1/12 for gradual integration within Alitalia; take-over approved i ...)
Zimex Austria in AUSTRIA (Formed on 9/4/19 by Zimex Aviation, Switzerland for postal operations. ...)
Zimex Aviation Austria in AUSTRIA (Formed on 9/4/19 by Zimex Aviation, Switzerland for postal operations. ...)

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