AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 18 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 18 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 22/10/2020 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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19th Hole Corp in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Executive Jet Support in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Aero Costa SA in COSTA RICA (Unconfirmed in Costa Rica. ...)
Aeroasia in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aerolineas Condor in ECUADOR ( ...)
AeroMéxico Connect in MEXICO ( ...)
AeroLitoral in MEXICO ( ...)
Aerotecnica in VENEZUELA (Continued operations with smaller equipment (helicopters). ...)
ATSA in VENEZUELA (Continued operations with smaller equipment (helicopters). ...)
Aerovaradero in CUBA (Formed by AeroCancun. ...)
Aerovias Q in CUBA (Formed 13/10/45 by Colonel Manuel Quevedo. Ceased ops in 1/59 when ownership con ...)
Q Airways in CUBA (Formed 13/10/45 by Colonel Manuel Quevedo. Ceased ops in 1/59 when ownership con ...)
Aerovias Reforma in MEXICO (Formed by Rico Pani (owner of several hotels including Hotel Reforma at Mexico C ...)
Aerovías Internacionales de México in MEXICO (Formed by Rico Pani (owner of several hotels including Hotel Reforma at Mexico C ...)
Air Anguilla in ANGUILLA (Reorganized in 1979. ...)
Air Bosna in BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (Acquired by Energoair/Energoinvest Holding. Ceased ops in 2003, expecting restar ...)
Bosna Air in BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (Acquired by Energoair/Energoinvest Holding. Ceased ops in 2003, expecting restar ...)
Air Commuter in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Air Croatia in CROATIA (Originally expected to start service on 28/6/14 using ACMI equipment. Plan postp ...)
Air Ferry in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Air Frêt Service in ALGERIA ( ...)
Air Highnesses in ARMENIA (Formed by previous management of British Gulf. ...)
Air Highness in ARMENIA (Formed by previous management of British Gulf. ...)
Air Independence in GERMANY ( ...)
Air Libya in LIBYA (Added on EU ban list on 11/12/14. Suspended operations on 19/3/20 due to COVID-1 ...)
Air Midi Bigorre in FRANCE ( ...)
Air Pullmantur in SPAIN (Formed by Viajes Marsans. Fully purchased in 12/06 by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lin ...)
Pullmantur Air in SPAIN (Formed by Viajes Marsans. Fully purchased in 12/06 by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lin ...)
Air Scandic International Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by ex-Nordic European staff, using Air Foyle's AOC. Obtained own AOC in 2 ...)
Air Starline in SWITZERLAND (Formed by African Safari AW. ...)
ASA in SWITZERLAND (Formed by African Safari AW. ...)
Air Sultan in SIERRA LEONE (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. ...)
Sultan Aviation in SIERRA LEONE (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. ...)
Air Track in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Air Trust Aircompany in QAZAKSTAN (Added on EU ban list 14/7/09 and subsequent dates until 8/12/16. ...)
Trust Air Company in QAZAKSTAN (Added on EU ban list 14/7/09 and subsequent dates until 8/12/16. ...)
AirSwift in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Airway Transport in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Airways Burma in MYANMAR ( ...)
Alfonso Airways in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Allcair in LIBERIA ( ...)
ALMA de México in MEXICO (AOC received in 9/05, starting operations 12/6/06. Suspended operations on 7/11/ ...)
Aerolineas Mesoamericanas in MEXICO (AOC received in 9/05, starting operations 12/6/06. Suspended operations on 7/11/ ...)
Amas Bolivia in BOLIVIA ( ...)
American Pride in $ FICTION ( ...)
Angel Airlines in THAILAND (Formed by JVK Holding Co. Started ops on 21/9/98. Ceased ops briefly in mid-2000 ...)
Astair in RUSSIA (Launched division Interavia (Intercontinental Airlines) in 2005 using 2 Il-86, 3 ...)
Interavia in RUSSIA (Launched division Interavia (Intercontinental Airlines) in 2005 using 2 Il-86, 3 ...)
Avborne Accessory Group in USA.FLORIDA (Integrated into Sargent Aerospace & Defense, Tucson, AZ. ...)
Azmar Airlines in IRAQ.KURDISTAN (Operations started 10/12/05 with aircraft wet-leased from Fly Air. ...)
Badr Airlines in SUDAN (Added on EU ban list 31/3/10 and subsequent dates. ...)
BDR in SUDAN (Added on EU ban list 31/3/10 and subsequent dates. ...)
Barnaul Air Enterprise in RUSSIA ( ...)
Barnaulskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA ( ...)
Blue Sky Airways in BOTSWANA (Formed as a christian organization doing humanitarian work, using light aircraft ...)
Flying Mission Services in BOTSWANA (Formed as a christian organization doing humanitarian work, using light aircraft ...)
British Airways BA in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed 14/3/12 by British AW for operating A318's, initially named Acoperco unti ...)
Bush Pilots Airways in AUSTRALIA (Acquired 1985 by TAA. Dissolved into Australian AL. ...)
BPA in AUSTRALIA (Acquired 1985 by TAA. Dissolved into Australian AL. ...)
C&G Engines Corp in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
California Air Charter in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Central Northern Airways in CANADA (Renamed when merged with Arctic Wings. Took-over Midwest in 1969. Merged into PW ...)
Challenger Airlines in USA.COLORADO ( ...)
Chicago & Southern Air Lines in USA.TENNESSEE (Renamed in 1934 after moving to Memphis. Merged into Delta (announced 26/2/53, e ...)
C&S Air Lines in USA.TENNESSEE (Renamed in 1934 after moving to Memphis. Merged into Delta (announced 26/2/53, e ...)
China General Aviation in CHINA (Purchased in 1997 by China Eastern and taken-over in 1998. Re-launched in 2020 ? ...)
CGAC in CHINA (Purchased in 1997 by China Eastern and taken-over in 1998. Re-launched in 2020 ? ...)
Cogeair in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Originally formed as Air Brousse and renamed Cogeair following change of ownersh ...)
Compagnie Générale Aérienne Africaine in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Originally formed as Air Brousse and renamed Cogeair following change of ownersh ...)
Colony Airlines in BAHAMAS ( ...)
Air Seco in BAHAMAS ( ...)
Dalstroy Aviation in SOVIET UNION (Formed by the NKVD (later KGB) to manage gold mining and associated activities i ...)
Far North Construction Trust in SOVIET UNION (Formed by the NKVD (later KGB) to manage gold mining and associated activities i ...)
Danu Oro Transportas in LITHUANIA (Formed by Danish Air Transport. Renamed 13/4/06 to DOT. ...)
De Havilland Canada in CANADA (Formed on 5/3/1928. Acquired by Boeing, becoming Boeing of Canada Ltd (until 19/ ...)
DHC in CANADA (Formed on 5/3/1928. Acquired by Boeing, becoming Boeing of Canada Ltd (until 19/ ...)
DGI LLC in USA.GEORGIA ( ...)
Dau Global Leasing in USA.GEORGIA ( ...)
DTA in ANGOLA ( ...)
Direccao de Exploraceo dos Transportes Aéreos in ANGOLA ( ...)
Duo Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Ended franchise with British AW. ...)
Eagle Air in NIGERIA (Originally formed in 2005 as a consultancy company. Planned to start its own air ...)
Eagle Aviation in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Embraer in BRAZIL (Formed on 19/8/69 by Brazilian Air Force. Privatized in 1994. 20% stake acquired ...)
Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica in BRAZIL (Formed on 19/8/69 by Brazilian Air Force. Privatized in 1994. 20% stake acquired ...)
ERA Jet Alaska/Alaska Airlines Commuter in USA.ALASKA (Started scheduled pax services in 5/83. ...)
EuroDirect Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM (Ceased operations in 2/1995. ...)
Eurodirect Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM (Ceased operations in 2/1995. ...)
Evergreen Helicopters in USA.OREGON (Purchased on 19/3/13 by Erickson Air Crane for $276m. ...)
Fantasy Airways in USA.DELAWARE ( ...)
Farnair Netherlands in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
Faroe Airways in DENMARK.FAROE ISLANDS (Suspended operations on 28/9/67 and went into voluntary liquidation. ...)
Fairline in DENMARK.FAROE ISLANDS (Suspended operations on 28/9/67 and went into voluntary liquidation. ...)
Flight Air Company in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aviakompania Flait in RUSSIA ( ...)
Flock in NIGERIA ( ...)
Florida Jet Support in USA.FLORIDA (Freight consolidator. ...)
Frontier Airlines in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Galaxy Airlines in USA.OHIO ( ...)
Gazpromavia in RUSSIA (Initially formed as various subsidiaries of Gazprom Group. Organized in 3/1995 a ...)
Gazpromavia in RUSSIA (Initially formed as various subsidiaries of Gazprom Group. Organized in 3/1995 a ...)
General Airlines in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Go Transportation in USA.ARIZONA (Reorganized 3/11/87 as Jadepoint USA. ...)
Goiania Comercio e Serviços in PORTUGAL (Formed by Manswell Enterprises Limited, Cyprus (reportedly owned by Ukraine bill ...)
Greenair Hava Tasimalcilgi in TURKEY (Formed by Nesu Air & Aeroflot (later Vnukovo AL). ...)
Guandong Aerocity Holding in CHINA ( ...)
SkyCo International Financial Leasing Co in CHINA ( ...)
Handley Page in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Frederick Handley Page. Entered liquidation in 3/70. ...)
HeavyLift International Airlines in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by Australia's HeavyLift Cargo and Aviation Leasing Group. AOC received 1 ...)
Highland Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Originally formed as Air Alba. Acquired by Atlantic Holdings. Entered administra ...)
Holiday Magic Finland in FINLAND (Unconfirmed in Finland. ...)
IAS Cargo Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM (Merged 15/8/79 with TAC, forming British Cargo AL. ...)
International Aviation Services in UNITED KINGDOM (Merged 15/8/79 with TAC, forming British Cargo AL. ...)
Icejet in ICELAND (Ceased operations 25/8/10 after failure to renew leases of its aircraft due to t ...)
Inland Empire Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA (Taken-over by Nevada's Air Chaparral. ...)
International Air Transport in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Jim McGeorge. ...)
IAT/Trinity Aviation in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Jim McGeorge. ...)
Jetflite in FINLAND (Purchased in 1996 by Wihuri Group. Merged in 1998 with 1974-formed air ambulance ...)
Kahala Aviation in IRELAND (Associated with First Greenwich Kahala ? ...)
LAMA Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Lineas Aéreas de la Amazonica in COLOMBIA ( ...)
LANSA in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Limitada Nacional de Servicio Aéreo in COLOMBIA ( ...)
LC Busre in PERU (Formed using small commuter equipment. Renamed to LC Perú in late 2011. ...)
Lionair in LUXEMBOURG (Formed by Luxair (55%) & Cargolux (45%). ...)
LSK in GERMANY (EAST) (Formed 3/1956. Integrated 3/10/1990 into Luftwaffe. ...)
Luftstreitkrafte und Luftverteidigung der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik in GERMANY (EAST) (Formed 3/1956. Integrated 3/10/1990 into Luftwaffe. ...)
Malmö Aviation in SWEDEN (Reorganized 6/07 as member of Braathens Aviation group (along with Transwede and ...)
MEA in LEBANON (Took-over Air Liban in 1963 and fully merged in 1965. Lebanese Int'l routes tak ...)
Middle East Airlines - Air Liban in LEBANON (Took-over Air Liban in 1963 and fully merged in 1965. Lebanese Int'l routes tak ...)
Mesaba Airlines in USA.MINNESOTA (Formed by Gordon Newstrom, based at Coleraine,MN. Moved to Grand Rapids,MN in 19 ...)
Miami Air International in USA.FLORIDA (Reorganized in 2000 when 82% acquired by EGL. Ceased operations on 21/3/20 and e ...)
Midstate Air Services in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Mosphil Aero in PHILIPPINES (Formed 6/06 with first service 28/7/06. ...)
Namibia Commercial Aviation in NAMIBIA (Originally formed as Hire & Fly. Took-over Namib Air's domestic fleet in 1989. R ...)
NCA in NAMIBIA (Originally formed as Hire & Fly. Took-over Namib Air's domestic fleet in 1989. R ...)
Navaero Aviation Corp in USA.ILLINOIS ( ...)
Nordea Finans in SWEDEN ( ...)
Nordbanken Finans AB in SWEDEN ( ...)
One Airways in SPAIN (Formed in 4/20 by Madrid-based One Airways S.A.U. founded in 2009 as a air-taxi ...)
Pegasus International Club in USA.PENNSYLVANIA ( ...)
Peoples Airways in LEBANON ( ...)
PLUNA in URUGUAY (Formed 9/36 by brothers Jorge and Alberto Márquez Vaesa, starting operations on ...)
Primeras Líneas Uruguayas de Navegación Aérea in URUGUAY (Formed 9/36 by brothers Jorge and Alberto Márquez Vaesa, starting operations on ...)
Pouya Air Lines in IRAN (Formed by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a successor to Yas Air ...)
Premiere Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Nautilus Sporting and Medical Industries. ...)
Regina Cargo Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (Foremd by E J Averman. Renamed 9/11/60 to Imperial Airlines. ...)
Riis Flyrederei in NORWAY ( ...)
SAM Colombia in COLOMBIA (Avianca stake temporarily transferred to Aerotaxi. Later reorganized as a subsid ...)
Sociedad Aeronaútica de Medellin Consolidada in COLOMBIA (Avianca stake temporarily transferred to Aerotaxi. Later reorganized as a subsid ...)
Sanair in UKRAINE ( ...)
SATA Air Açores in PORTUGAL (Initially formed as Sociedade Açoreana de Estudos Aéreos. Renamed to Sociedade A ...)
Serviço Açoreano de Transportes Aéreos in PORTUGAL (Initially formed as Sociedade Açoreana de Estudos Aéreos. Renamed to Sociedade A ...)
Shannon Air Charters in IRELAND ( ...)
Shen Niao Airlines in CHINA (Formed in 11/16 by HNA Group with investors Lucky Air (35%), Yunnan Lucky Invest ...)
Skytrail Air Safaris in KENYA (Originally formed as a spin-off of African Safari. ...)
Smokers Express Airlines in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
South Airlines in UKRAINE (AOC revoked on 14/2/13 following a fatal crash. ...)
Pivdenni Avialinii in UKRAINE (AOC revoked on 14/2/13 following a fatal crash. ...)
Sudan Airways in SUDAN (Formed by government-owned Sudan Railway System with assistance from Airwork. La ...)
Sudanair Express in SUDAN (Formed by Sudan AW for charter and air ambulance services. ...)
Synergy Aerospace in PANAMA (Formed by Synergy Group (HQ'ed at Rio de Janeiro) to provide aircraft to owned a ...)
Grupo Synergy in PANAMA (Formed by Synergy Group (HQ'ed at Rio de Janeiro) to provide aircraft to owned a ...)
Tajikistan Airlines in TAJIKISTAN (Reverted name to Tajik in early 2007. ...)
Tarhan Tower Airlines in TURKEY (Initially formed 26/9/05 as TT Airlines. Started operations on 29/4/06. Renamed ...)
Tibetan Airlines in CHINA (Formed by Air China. ...)
Tiga Airlines in ARMENIA ( ...)
Trans Aero-Samara Aviakompania in RUSSIA ( ...)
Trans Aero-Samara Airlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
TUI Group in GERMANY (Formed 1/1/2000 by renaming Preussag's Tourism Group (so far operated under the ...)
US Airways in USA.MICHIGAN ( ...)
US Airways Leasing & Sales in USA.VIRGINIA ( ...)
Vanair in VANUATU (Originally earlier formed as Air Melanesiae. Acquired by Air Vanuatu (100%) in 2 ...)
Vanuatu Internal Air Services in VANUATU (Originally earlier formed as Air Melanesiae. Acquired by Air Vanuatu (100%) in 2 ...)
Vega Airlines in BULGARIA (Started operations in 1998. Restricted to non-EU operations by Bulgarian governm ...)
Veteran Airlines in RUSSIA (Formed by Ukraine's Veteran AL. ...)
Avialinii Veteran in RUSSIA (Formed by Ukraine's Veteran AL. ...)
Viajes Guinea in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Formed as a tour operator, using chartered 757s from 25/9/97. Planned to start i ...)
Virgo Investment Group in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
VistaJet in AUSTRIA (Originally formed in 2002 as Air Executive, Switzerland. ...)
World Air in BELGIUM ( ...)
Zaire Cargo in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Associated with Zaire Air Cargo ? ...)
Zoom Air in INDIA (Initially formed in 4/13 as Zexus Air Services (qv). AOC granted on 3/2/17. Star ...)

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